ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
Under the supervision of the Project Director for the Caribbean, the Program Officer for the Caribbean provides strategic support and oversight on a variety of tasks, including project management, donor reporting, proposal development, and monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) activities. The Program Officer is responsible for management-level support for a variety of projects within the Caribbean portfolio.
We’re looking for a person with a good understanding of the culturally and socially diverse communities that exist across the Caribbean. We, at Internews, always look at our local partners’ needs first, they are the ones who make us great, so it is important that you have a naturally communicative personality and enjoy tending to a large network of diverse individuals and organizations. While patience is a virtue when dealing with projects in very complex environments, it is also important that you have a preemptive, detail-oriented, and dynamic approach to project implementation. Finally, we are a small team, so a positive, caring, and friendly attitude is always a plus.
Internews has Headquarters offices in the United States, United Kingdom, and France which support a hybrid workforce with staff working remotely, fully in-office, or partially remote. This is a remote-based role, and candidates based anywhere in the US, UK, or France will be considered.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply soon.
This is a limited-duration position with an anticipated end date in September 2024.
OUR COMMITMENT TO FOSTERING A CULTURE OF BELONGING
We are an organization of dynamic, mission-driven individuals who are passionate about our core values and about supporting positive change in the world. We pride ourselves on our commitment to innovation and flexibility. We believe that diverse teams are strong teams and work to support an ethic of belonging, dignity, and justice for all people. Our current team includes a mix of genders, parents and non-parents, and people of multiple races, nationalities, ages, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are an EEO employer and encourage candidates of all races, genders, ages, orientations, ethnicities, and national origins to apply, and welcome those with alternative backgrounds and experiences.
DAY-TO-DAY TASKS will include:
- Directly manage multiple subgrants and/or contracts.
- Responsible for programmatic development and project support for the Americas Program Management Unit (PMU).
- Assist the Project Director for the Caribbean with project oversight, including financial tracking and progress towards program deliverables.
- Serve as the main point of contact for relevant local partner’s programmatic inquiries.
- Lead quarterly and final reports and supervise other team members’ contributions and new programmatic ideas.
- Explore and contribute to new development opportunities.
- Provide the Project Director for the Caribbean and other relevant staff with projections and budget analysis of relevant subgrants and projects.
- Maintain project activity tracking schedules for project development, field reports, and follow-up communications with funders in coordination with the Project Director for the Caribbean.
- Assist with set-up for new projects, including consultant and local staff recruitment as needed.
- Provide project field staff, when applicable, with support on research, correspondence, and procurement.
- Represent Internews at conferences and events, with funders, and with technical experts.
- In all duties, uphold Internews’ Core Values and demonstrate commitment to fostering a culture of Belonging, Dignity, and Justice.
QUALIFICATIONS WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
- Relevant university degree OR equivalent lived/professional experience.
- Minimum five years relevant prior experience.
- Minimum five years of programmatic experience in a relevant non-profit.
- Extensive grant proposal writing experience, and proven text-editing proficiency in English.
- Native-level proficiency in English and Spanish (written and spoken) required.
- Professional proficiency in French is a significant asset; other regional language skills are a benefit.
- Shown experience working with diverse groups of people and communities in the Caribbean.
- Experience working in the Latin America region is an asset.
- Experience in developing or supporting development or international programs.
- Experience with legal/regulatory issues and/or policy advocacy is a significant asset.
- Previous work experience with USG and/or EU-funded programs and projects is preferred.
- Excellent communication skills: speaking, writing, and listening.
- Proven ability to set priorities and manage time effectively.
- Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
- Proven ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
- Proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple ongoing assignments.
- Proficient in MS Office.
How to apply
To apply, please submit CV and optionally a cover letter via our Careers page.
Deadline: 13 Apr 2023