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Project Associate – Central America

Status: Open

  • Employment

Organisation: Internews

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Remote

Internews is seeking to hire a Project Associate who will support the Central America and Mexico (CAMEX) team by providing programmatic and administrative support for a regional media program in Central America.

The Project Associate will be responsible for assisting with programmatic tasks, particularly related to preparing progress reports, making travel arrangements, organizing events and meetings, supporting monitoring and evaluation efforts, and other aspects of project planning and implementation.

The Project Associate will also assist with administrative aspects, including supporting and tracking subgrant agreements, consultants, contracts, and payments. As needed, the Project Associate will support research for new business opportunities.

The Project Associate will report to the Senior Programme Officer – LAC and will work in close collaboration with all members of the Central America and Mexico team within the Americas Program Management Unit (PMU) and relevant Headquarters departments as required.

  • Assist program staff to ensure that documentation complies with funder requirements and Internews’ policies and procedures.
  • Prepare invoices, wire transfer requests, expense reimbursements, and payment requests, and support completion of monthly financial reconciliations.
  • Support maintenance of tracking systems for grant-related administration, such as travel plans, personal service contracts, outside service contracts, and data collection systems.
  • Assist in preparing project presentations, quarterly progress reports, proposals, and other project-related reports for Central America programs: edit, revise, and collate finished materials in collaboration with the program team.
  • Prepare correspondence and reports from meetings, conferences, and discussion panels, and assist on research.
  • Support special events and partner meetings, including coordinating agendas and travel logistics; represent team and Internews at events as needed.
  • Provide administrative support to the LAC team as requested.
  • Participate in regular pause and reflection sessions with colleagues and partners to inform project implementation and learnings.
  • In all duties, uphold Internews’ Core Values and demonstrate commitment to fostering a culture of Belonging, Dignity, and Justice.
Required qualifications
  • University degree or equivalent lived/professional experience.
  • Spanish and English fluency.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills; ability to present in non-technical language to diverse audiences, including colleagues, journalists, consultants, and donors.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills; ability to effectively manage a dynamic workload and shifting priorities while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Strong research and writing skills; editorial and/or copyediting skills preferred.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
Preferred qualifications

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

  • Familiarity with the Central American media landscape and information ecosystem.
  • Prior relevant experience, preferably working with an international NGO, think tank, or within the development, media, or human rights sectors.
  • Monitoring and evaluation experience, familiarity with logic models and program management plans (PMPs).
  • Experience preparing expense reports and budgets.
  • Online editorial or information curation experience.

This position will be based remotely in Central America; our ideal candidate is based in Costa Rica, Guatemala, or Mexico.

How to apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To learn more about this position and apply, please click here.

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