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Program Associate- Greater Internet Freedom

Internews’ Global Technology Department is seeking a full-time Program Associate to support the Greater Internet Freedom (GIF) project. This is a unique, multi-faceted, entry-level role that offers the opportunity to develop administrative and project management skills and build your understanding of how human rights and technology intersect. Program Associates in Internews’ Global Technology Program participate in the direct implementation of publicly-funded foreign assistance programs for human rights defenders.

This position will support a global, Internet freedom initiative funded by USAID. Internews launched this three-year initiative in August 2020 to enhance digital security for civil society and media organizations, engage citizens in internet governance debates, and advance human rights online. The effort will place regional and local organizations at the forefront of the fight to preserve an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure Internet. By supporting localized Internet freedom initiatives within a global, community-based Internet freedom strategy, the GIF Consortium will construct strong local and regional bulwarks against a rising wave of digital authoritarianism.

Day-to-day tasks:

Administration & Finance:

  • Providing administrative support to ensure that program implementation complies with funder requirements and Internews’ policies and procedures;
  • Ensuring the smooth processing of contracting and payment requests and financial compliance by communicating regularly with headquarters’ Accounting and Administration teams;
  • Preparing invoices, wire transfer requests, expense reimbursements, and completing credit card reconciliation on a monthly basis;
  • Compiling forms and documentation related to subgrants, including payments and reports;
  • Assisting with the implementation of contracts.

Writing & Research:

  • Contributing to the writing and compiling of program reporting, including quarterly reports and other project-related reports;
  • Helping track project metrics that serve to measure the success of the Greater Internet Freedom project;
  • Drafting communication between Internews and partners;
  • Drafting project-specific content for internal and external communications, including blog posts and programmatic highlights.

Events & Presentations:

  • Organizing meetings, webinars, and other events across time zones with international partners and fellow colleagues;
  • Supporting events and partner meetings, including coordinating agendas and travel logistics;
  • Attending relevant local events (panels, presentations, etc.) upon request, and sharing notes with the team.

Values & Flexibility:

  • Completing other duties as assigned;
  • In all duties, an understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.

Qualifications: 

Required:

  • Prior experience in international development or non-profit sector (including field experience) OR relevant skills OR a relevant degree;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Willingness to learn and adopt secure communication tools;
  • Proven ability to balance and effectively prioritize multiple assignments and deadlines, show sensitivity and understanding for diverse perspectives in a multicultural environment, proactively communicate any challenges you’re facing to your supervisor and ask for help;
  • Professional-level fluency in English;
  • Optimism, a sense of humour, and excitement at supporting and elevating voices of people across the globe.

Preferred:

Note: Candidates who do not have these preferred qualifications, but are interested and willing to learn, are still encouraged to apply.

  • Professional ability in Russian or Portuguese;
  • Non-profit experience and/or familiarity with US Government rules and regulations;
  • Experience working with fully remote teams;
  • Interest in Internet freedom, and the intersection of technology and human rights;
  • Experience using secure channels for communication;
  • Experience using project management tools (e.g. – Trello, Airtable, etc.).

Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume through the Taleo application portal. The Cover Letter should be no longer than one page and explain why you’d be a great fit for this position and what drew you to it. The resume should be no longer than two pages. Candidates with the strongest cover letter and resume will advance to the preliminary interview process, at which point Internews will conduct phone screenings of finalists and narrow down the top candidates for panel interviews.

This is a remote-based position and applicants from the following locations will be considered: United States, United Kingdom, France, Tanzania, Kenya, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania, Liberia, Mali, Moldova or South Africa. All remote applicants will be considered. However, the candidate must have work authorization in one of the above-listed locations that don’t require sponsorship from Internews. Additionally, there are locations in which Internews is not able to support fully remote work. To apply please click here.

Organisation: Internews Network

Deadline: 09/04/2022

Location: Remote

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