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Program Officer, Asia

Status: Open

  • Employment

Organisation: Internews

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Philippines or Thailand


Under the supervision of the Programs Manager Asia, the Program Officer provides strategic support for regional projects in Asia on a variety of tasks, including project management, donor reporting, proposal development and communications. This includes responsibilities for liaising with and monitoring partners working in the field of journalism and community mobilization, handling administrative and logistical tasks, supporting other programmatic activities, business development and additional responsibilities as needed by the Internews team. The Program Officer will also serve as a technical advisor across the Asia division on digital rights and disinformation. Regular travel in the Asia region will be required.

This role will be based in the Philippines or Thailand.

DAY-TO-DAY TASKS will include:

  • Plan, lead and conduct regular monitoring of project activities to ensure project objectives are being met.
  • Monitor and oversee workplan implementation.
  • Manage a small project staff.
  • Coordinate with local partners and project beneficiaries.
  • Oversee distribution of small grants.
  • Attend and assist in facilitation of project trainings, in person and/or online.
  • Prepare monthly reports to supervisor on all Internews projects in execution.
  • Oversee monitoring, evaluation and learning and adapt program activities as necessary in coordination with the Senior Program Officer and Internews HQ team in Washington, D.C.
  • Provide financial reports for project activities to HQ.
  • Participate in stakeholder meetings as requested.
  • Develop relationships with prospective donors for future programs.
  • Research and develop new partnerships and funding opportunities.
  • Carry out research as assigned and in support of ongoing projects and new initiatives.
  • In all duties, uphold Internews’ Core Values and demonstrate commitment to fostering a culture of Belonging, Dignity, and Justice.



  • Minimum 5 years relevant prior programmatic experience in a non-profit media development organization a significant plus.
  • Relevant university degree or equivalent lived/professional experience.
  • Excellent English communication skills: speaking, writing, and listening.
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Financial and administrative experience, including project deliverables and timelines, deadlines, budget analysis and preparation.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to set priorities, meet tight deadlines, manage multiple assignments and time effectively.
  • Grant proposal writing experience and proven text-editing proficiency
  • Previous experience living or working in the Asia Pacific region essential.
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the Asia Pacific region.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, and the ability to negotiate.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving ability.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
  • Proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple on-going assignments.


Note: Candidates who do not have this preferred qualification, but who are interested and willing to learn, are encouraged to apply.

Fluency in an additional Asia regional language a significant plus

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