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Regional Programs Manager – the Americas

Status: Open

  • Employment

Organisation: Internews

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Remote

Internews is seeking to hire a Regional Programs Manager to supervise Country/Project Directors and other program staff to ensure effective implementation of programs.

The Regional Programs Manager reports to the Regional Director and, in coordination with the Headquarters-based support staff, the Regional Programs Manager provides managerial support and training to the program teams as required and acts as a strategic lead in the development of new programs, in close coordination with the RD.


Internews has an office in Washington, DC which supports a hybrid workforce with staff working remotely, fully in-office, or partially remote. This is a remote-based role, and preference will be given to candidates based in Colombia; Mexico; or Washington, DC. Candidates based in the Washington, DC area who would prefer a fully in-office or partially remote role should feel free to express this preference during the interview process.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide overall program management over a portfolio of projects, including ensuring that all supervised country portfolios and regional projects are meeting their goals and recommending program adjustments, as necessary.
  • Maintain strategic awareness of major political and media developments in the countries where the supervised projects operate, as well as in the larger region.
  • Design new programming in response to needs and opportunities identified in the countries of oversight, and potentially other countries or projects in the portfolio as assigned.
  • Serve as a liaison with all key funders and key program counterparts.
  • Provide mentorship and coaching to Country Directors/Project Managers and program support/project implementation staff as needed.
  • Establish and maintain effective and regular communications with supervised country and project leads.
  • As a member of the PMU Leadership team, the RPM may be requested to fill in as acting Regional Director, as needed.
  • Actively participate in the PMU Leadership Cohort, engaged in identifying and solving problems for the organisation.
  • 10+ years’ experience in international development, media, and/or non-profit fields, with country program management experience and experience in challenging operating environments strongly preferred.
  • 3+ years’ management experience, including strategic planning, resource management, and recruitment and mentoring of project management staff; experience in country-level implementation strongly preferred.
  • Proven experience managing projects funded by US and/or European agencies or international organizations.
  • English and Spanish fluency in writing and speaking.
  • Previous work experience with USG programs and projects.
  • Experience creating and monitoring project budgets.
  • Experience developing successful proposals for major international donors.
  • Excellent communication skills: speaking, writing, and listening.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, and the ability to negotiate.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to mentor and develop seasoned professionals.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
  • Proven ability to prioritise and handle multiple ongoing assignments.
  • Proficiency with MS Office.
  • Proficiency in additional languages required for the region.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time.
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