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Senior Director, Global Internet & Technology Initiatives

Status: Open

  • Employment

Organisation: Internews

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Washington D.C.

Internews is seeking to hire a Senior Director who will join a group of Directors within the wider Global Programs & Initiatives team, each responsible for leading in the design, development and management of their portfolio, as well as continuing to drive Internews’ learning, thought leadership and expertise within their sectors of responsibility.

The Senior Director supervises the program directors and managers within their department, who in turn are responsible for the overall management of their respective portfolios and/or projects.

The Senior Director is responsible for the outreach, partnerships and fundraising necessary to advance departmental and organisational goals.

Key responsibilities
  • Organizational Leadership and Corporate Responsibilities
  • Program Oversight & Implementation
  • Innovation & Learning
  • People Management
  • Development & Fundraising
  • Outreach & Representation
Required qualifications
  • At least 12 years of progressively senior experience in a relevant industry, including at least 7 years’ experience of management in international non-profit organizations.
  • A background in technology, internet freedom, media programs (management, online/digital, policy) and/or experience with innovative digital communication platforms.
  • Demonstrated expertise and in-depth knowledge of technology broadly, including internet freedom, digital rights, digital security and AI policy, ethics, and legal considerations.
  • Extensive experience with international development grants management, donor and international partner relations. Experience working with the U.S. Agency for International Development, the European Commission, other donor agencies and private development organizations.
  • Experience working with multi-stakeholder groups, working groups and coalitions at the international level devoted to policy and problem solving in relevant sectors.
  • Experience in non-profit business development; researching development and funding opportunities, leading proposal teams on relevant internet freedom and technology policy inputs.
  • Track record of planning, goal setting, and achieving major results to deadlines. Proven capabilities in monitoring and evaluation processes for development programs and technology products, as relevant preferred.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of an international and diverse team in a flexible, dynamic environment across multiple time zones and working divisions at Internews.
  • Fluent English essential for this role; professional proficiency additional languages strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, and the ability to negotiate in international and local contexts.
  • Experience living and working overseas; international work experience on applied internet freedom, technology, media and policy programs strongly preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills: speaking, presenting, writing, and listening.
  • Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
  • Proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple on-going assignments to deadlines.
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively as needed globally in support of programs and initiatives. If based outside the DC area, the SD will also be expected to travel to DC on a regular basis.
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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