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    Organization: Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 31 Dec 2015

    Employment Aide: Lead a refugee along the road to self-sufficiency by providing orientation to the United States workplace, looking for job opportunities, conducting practice interviews, following up with employers, advocating the refugee's strength to an employer.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Coordinate with staff to determine focus areas for employment initiatives
    • Participate in and conduct information sessions, workshops and select programs addressing client needs
    • Help identify, cultivate and maintain relationships/partnerships with service providers and employers
    • Assist in maintaining client and employer information database
    • Assist with Job Coaching and Refugee/Asylee Mentoring Programs
    • Assist clients in self-sufficiency planning
    • Assist in maintain case management files
    • Assist in interviewing clients for resume and cover letters development
    • Assist in developing resumes and cover letters
    • Coordinate client’s initial transportation needs to interviews, drug testing, and worksites
    • Research potential operational partnerships with like-minded organizations
    • Research grant opportunities
    • Prepare written reports, briefing material, and proposal summaries
    • Update and analyze refugee arrival statistics
    • Provide general administrative support to staff
    • Work on special projects as assigned

    How to apply:

    For applying please email your resume to muhammedh@lssnca.org.


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  • 10/07/15--05:16: Lithuania: Program Manager
  • Organization: Internews Europe
    Country: Lithuania
    Closing date: 01 Dec 2015

    (This contact is not fully confirmed yet - awaiting approval from donor contract)

    Internews Europe is seeking a Program Manager for a European Commission-funded project based in Vilnius, Lithuania. The Program Manager will provide in-person and remote oversight and guidance for a media development project focused on improving the financial sustainability and professional quality of select independent print and online media outlets. S/he will coordinate professional capacity-building assistance to participating media outlets; ensure proper oversight of project personnel, financial management and administration; and coordinate with relevant stakeholders in the region to ensure coordination of efforts.

    The position requires a 100% level of effort commitment for the 24-month project period. Citizens of CIS countries are encouraged to apply.

    Essential duties and responsibilities include:

    • Manage a media assistance program according to an established plan, benchmarks and budget.
    • In collaboration with other Internews experts, devise business and editorial development plans for select media partners (newspapers, websites).
    • Serve as a trainer, consultant, and coach for media outlets as necessary on topics related to improvement of content quality, convergent newsroom development, revenue generation, sales and management, etc., depending on area of expertise
    • Travel to the field approximately once a month to conduct assessments, monitoring, training, coaching, and consultations.
    • Oversee the work of a program assistant; select and hire consultants, trainers, and coaches; set their scopes of work and oversee the quality of their work products.
    • Prepare written reports (in English) on the project’s progress for Internews HQ and donors.
    • Coordinate activities with partner organizations as well as other projects conducted by Internews.
    • Ensure compliance with all Internews and donor procedures and requirements.

    Qualifications:

    Required:

    • At least 5 years of work experience with professional media outlets (editorial, managerial, sales, development) with at least 2 years in a managerial position at an online and/or print outlet.
    • Thorough knowledge of media market and media situation in the western CIS (Belarus, Russia, Ukraine).
    • Fluent Russian (mother tongue or close).
    • Working knowledge of English, ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to travel freely among the countries of western CIS
    • Willing to travel regularly (up to 20% of time).
    • Must currently reside in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, or Lithuania with the possibility to relocate to Vilnius, if not already there.

    Preferred:

    • Experience leading newsrooms and publications (web, print) through organizational transformation (launches, relaunches, convergence, etc.).
    • Experience conducting media assistance programs (either with an NGO or as a consultant or trainer).
    • Experience devising training plans and conducting training as a consultant, coach, mentor, or teacher.
    • Diversity of work experience: across platforms, in different fields and positions.

    How to apply:

    https://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=INTERNEWS&cws=1&rid=472


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    Organization: Internews Europe
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 01 Nov 2015

    Background:

    Internews Europe (IEU) is an international non-profit organisation based in London whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard. Since its establishment in 1995, IEU has developed a large portfolio of projects focused on providing communities the resources to produce local news and information with integrity and independence. With global expertise and reach, Internews trains both media professionals and citizen journalists, introduces innovative media solutions, increases coverage of vital issues and helps establish policies needed for open access to information.

    We believe access to information and resilient local media are key to good governance, access to human rights, conflict resolution, effective response to humanitarian crises and public understanding of critical issues such as climate change.

    Internews’ Earth Journalism Network is seeking a Biodiversity Media Project Coordinator to oversee a new project that will focus on supporting media capacity-building and content production on topics related to biodiversity and conservation. This is a part-time position that would ideally be based in London or elsewhere in Europe. The job will require on average a few days’ work each month– with responsibility to manage one week-long event each year -- but would last for at least three years.

    The project coordinator would work with and be supported by Internews’ London-based staff and EJN’s global staff to do the following activities:

    · Work with Internews staff to oversee the smooth functioning of the Earth Journalism Network’s Biodiversity Media project, including the following activities:

    · Distribute calls for applications and manage the selection process for a small grants fund for media organizations and story grants for individual journalists

    · Mentor selected grantees and provide light assistance to help them meet their goals and produce their stories

    · Organize Journalism Fellowship programs to one major biodiversity-related conference each year of the project, including:

    · Distributing the calls for applications and overseeing the selection of the journalist Fellows

    · Design the Fellowship program and its curriculum at the conference, including liaising with conference organizers

    · With the support of Internews staff, help manage the travel and logistics for the conference

    · Travel to the conference and work with the Fellows, along with other EJN staff, to train and mentor them, and where possible edit their stories

    · Help ensure Fellows’ stories are distributed on EJN’s website and social media

    · Provide annual narrative reports describing the achievements of the project, the challenges it has faced and lessons learned

    · Assist the Grants Manager who will handle the contracts and payments for the grantees, including confirming deliverables and approving payments

    · Assist the Content Coordinator to help distribute the stories and media produced by the project

    · Serve as a Europe-based representative for Internews’ Earth Journalism Network

    · Take part in virtual meetings and conference calls with Internews and EJN staff as needed

    Closing Date: 1 November 2015 Please apply as early as possible, applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.


    How to apply:

    https://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=INTERNEWS&cws=1&rid=476


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    Organization: Internews Europe
    Closing date: 31 Mar 2017

    Objectives

    Internews Europe is working with media outlets and Civil Society in the MENA region to develop their capacity and audience. As part of its activities, Internews provides editorial mentoring to media outlets and civil society to strengthen their editorial skills with particular regard to conflict sensitivity, people-oriented stories and gender.

    Internews is supporting a local Human Rights Organisation in 2 activities:

    · Monitoring violations against journalists in order to raise awareness and advocate for protection

    · Monitoring and analysing media content in order to identify trends and pattern i.e. gender, journalism ethics, conflict sensitivity… to raise awareness on journalism practices in the country

    To fulfil these activities, Internews Europe is looking for a pro-active, professional and enthusiastic Human Rights Campaigner with strong background in journalism and research to mentor a local organisation in their research and campaigning including producing media outputs.

    The consultant must engage with the local partner positively and offer advice in a friendly and constructive manner. Note that it’s a home based position with one Face to Face workshop and Arabic proficiency is a must.

    Scope of Work

    In collaboration with Internews, the consultant will:

    a) Devise a six-month remote mentoring plan for – and in collaboration with – the partners, containing objectives and actions related to their vision and output (content and format)

    b) Contribute to the development of overarching campaigning strategies to deliver impact

    c) Support the partner organisation in developing advocacy materials i.e. media output

    d) Support the partner organisation in the setting of research priority, collection of data, research and analysis, presenting and disseminating finding

    e) Regularly communicate with the partner organisation / through email/ instant chat and organized online consultation sessions (e.g. via Skype) with the purpose of: providing feedback and recommendations as per up-to-date content reviews, respond to their queries, monitoring progress and help them achieve professional standards and impact.

    f) Provide monthly reports to Internews on progress

    g) Manage availability, communication channels, workload and timings according to contracted working days and schedule with Internews.

    Allocated time

    3 days a month remote mentoring during a period of 6 months with possibility of extension. Plus one face to Face workshop (days to be confirmed).

    Qualification and experience required

    · University degree (Bachelors or equivalent), preferably in communications, journalism, public relations or other related field.

    · Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in campaigning/journalism

    · Campaigning experience, with ability to demonstrate experience of developing and implementing advocacy campaigns

    · Demonstrated experience in training/mentoring journalists and Human Rights activists

    · Excellent communication and listening skills

    · Self-motivated, innovative and resourceful


    How to apply:

    Please submit your CV, cover letter explaining how you will fulfil the assignment to sbencheikh@internews.eu


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    Organization: Internews Europe
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 22 Apr 2017

    BACKGROUND:

    Internews is an international media development organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect, and the means to make their voices heard.

    The Global Technology Hub (GTH) in Internews Europe’s London office plays a central role for the organization to deliver, on time and on budget, innovative and effective technology solutions for various programmes. GTH is currently looking to fill the role of Web Applications Engineer.

    GENERAL FUNCTION:

    Under the supervision of the Technology Hub Manager, The Web Application Engineer will work with project management teams in Internews Europe to design and build ICT components of projects.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Designing, developing and on-time delivering of websites and web applications

      • Writing functional and technical specifications, requests for quotes and terms of reference.

      • Coordinating with and tracking the work of external service providers and contractors when development tasks are outsourced.

      • Collecting responses to RFQs and TORs, ranking applicants suitability and recommending preference of suppliers.

      • Developing or procuring and implementing custom features, modules and plugins when development tasks are internalized.

      • Carrying out acceptance testing with external partners on ICT components.

      • Performing QA testing on digital products delivered for various programmes.

      • Conducting or supporting security reviews on digital products for various programmes.

    • Managing website infrastructure

      • Leading in the deployment new websites or the migration of existing website onto a secure hosting infrastructure.

      • Collaborating with system administration and maintenance services providers of this infrastructure to deliver all ICT components for programmes.

      • Collaborating with the GTH systems engineer, who will be more focused on server side issues.

      • Managing and automating web application updates and monitoring.

      • Auditing or managing external auditing of code for each of our hosted websites.

      • Leading on identification and implementation of any best practices for improving performance and security of our hosted sites.

    • Supporting technology related activities

      • Offering Level 2 support for project teams and helpdesk officers.

      • Participating in documentation writing & elaboration of training material and curriculum related to websites supported by Internews.

      • Participating in related training sessions, either on location or via internet communication.

    • Getting technical alerts and monitoring social media, blogs, forums, etc on Web Application topics

      • Following threads on social media on emerging threats, development trends, new opportunities that may effect our supported websites or the related tools used by Internews or its partners;

      • Joining any relevant mailing lists, track RSS news feeds and/or discussion boards on topics related to emerging developments, trends in attack methods, new tools and development trends, etc.

      • Getting Google alerts on relevant topics described here;

      • Receiving email or text alerts with regards to our specific supported websites;

      • Reporting to GTH any significant trends or important updates.

    • Support with in-house digital security practices

      • Supporting Technology Hub Manager in assisting Internews Europe programme teams with the use of secure communications and digital storage tools and practices.

      • Assist in on-site visits and assessments of digital security practices for partner organisations when relevant.

    • Project management and record keeping

      • Keeping clear documentation of all phases of projects.

      • Keeping programme leaders and relevant internal or external stakeholders updated on project progress.

      • Contribute to regular project reporting for monitoring and evaluation.

      • Tracking and keeping careful records on expenditures and budget lines.

      • Communicating regularly on all aspects of work with your line manager.

      • Keeping to delivery schedules and/or updating all relevant stakeholders when changes occur.

      • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.

    QUALIFICATIONS:Required**

    • English fluency (spoken and written).

    • 5+ years experience in the above listed key responsibilities.

    • Ability to work in a team, handle change, priorities tasks and projects, and respond to emergencies quickly and calmly.

    • Ability to explain complex technical subjects in lay language to less technically-experienced persons; excellent oral and written communication skills.

    • Mastery of:

      • Core web technologies and concepts at large.

      • Working in a LAMP hosting environment.

      • Open source CMSs including WordPress, and Drupal (any other technologies are a plus).

      • Basic system administration of Linux based environment (including familiarity with at least one scripting language).

      • Working in container hosting environments, VPS hosting, dedicated hosting.

      • Public (AWS) and private cloud and virtualized infrastructures.

      • Consuming various types of APIs.

      • Digital security issues related to web applications, including SSL, secure hosting environments, DDOS protection methods, defense against various kinds of php, mysql or other exploits against LAMP hosted sites, compartmentalization of online services, etc.

      • Website optimization for best performance in areas with low internet connectivity.

      • Mobile responsive and mobile-first design concepts, implementation and testing.

      • In-site SEO standard practices.

      • Web Standards and Accessibility concepts and implementation.

    • A solid understanding of the current web landscape and of new trends.

    • Experience with technical project management including partially outsourced projects.

    • Ability to spot trends in the development of new technologies and identify opportunities for the integration of existing technologies to address new challenges.

    • Ability to communicate using a secure channel, such as PGP email, for sharing confidential information.

    • Experience with using command line tools for web application items . Highly desirable

    • Conversational and written proficiency of another language.

    • Use of agile methodologies.

    • Experience working in international development and/or experience with developing world environments.

    • Experience as a hands-on technical trainer, including in developing countries.

    • Any links to a portfolio of work is always welcome (Personal homepages, Github repositories, professional online profiles, etc.).

    • Advanced understanding of implementing encryption in projects.

    • Advanced understanding of using digital anonymity tools, such as Tor, VPN, secure file sharing and storage.

    Benefits Information:

    This position is being offered and hired by Internews Europe. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Europe's offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our About Working for Internews page.

    Salary Banding: £35,000-£40,000 based on experience and qualifications.


    How to apply:

    Please send your CV and a cover letter (no more than 2 pages) to jobs@internews.eu with the subject line of Web App Enginee.


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    Organization: Internews Europe
    Country: South Sudan
    Closing date: 16 Apr 2017

    Overview:

    A senior accounting advisor/trainer is needed to develop two keen-to-learn South Sudanese national NGOs: Eye Media operating Eye Radio, a Juba-based FM station combining a commercial approach with a nonprofit public service broadcasting mission; and The Radio Community, a network of community radio stations. The role will support the development and strengthening of each NGO’s Accounting and Business Administration functions.

    General Function:

    Under the supervision of the Organizational Development Advisor, the position will be embedded within each organization to train, mentor and advise the staff, and guide design, development and consistent application of systems and workflows (standard operating policies and procedures) that support the effective, efficient and funder compliant fulfilment of Finance and Accounting functions. The position will also provide operations advisory support.

    Requirements:

    · Expert practitioner with at least 10 years of experience in accounting/finance in a nonprofit setting managing a mix of donor (USAID, etc) and commercial funding.

    · CPA and high level proficiency in QuickBooks a must.

    · Training/mentoring experience a must.

    · Experience in operations a plus.

    · Demonstrated ability to adapt best practices to the needs of each organization, and to build staff and management capacity through hands-on mentorship.

    This position is Juba, South Sudan

    · Starting May/June 2017.

    · Compensation is competitive for this rewarding assignment developing independent media in the world’s newest country.

    · Visit www.internews.org for detailed requirements and to apply.

    · Deadline: 16 April 2017. "


    How to apply:

    Visit www.internews.org for detailed requirements and to apply.


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    Organization: Internews Europe
    Closing date: 22 Apr 2017

    Remote Editorial Mentoring for a Community Radio Station

    Objectives

    Internews Europe is working with media outlets in the MENA region to develop their capacity and audience. As part of its activities, Internews provides editorial mentoring to media outlets to strengthen their editorial skills with particular regard to conflict sensitivity, people-oriented stories and gender.

    Internews Europe is looking for a pro-active, professional and enthusiastic radio broadcasting consultant who is familiar with the media sector in the Middle East to mentor a local community radio station.

    The consultant must engage with the media partner positively and offer advice in a friendly and constructive manner.

    Note that it’s a home based position and Arabic/English proficiency is a must.

    Scope of Work

    In collaboration with Internews, the consultant will:

    a) Devise a six-month remote mentoring plan for – and in collaboration with – the community radio station, containing objectives and actions related to their vision, editorial line, output (content and format).

    b) Continuously review samples of the media outlet programmes, and assess their progress against their editorial plan.

    c) Regularly communicate with the media outlet editorial team/ representatives through email/ instant chat and organized online consultation sessions (e.g. via Skype) with the purpose of: providing feedback and recommendations as per up-to-date content reviews, responding to their editorial queries, and helping them achieve professional standards and their editorial plan objectives.

    d) Determine the most effective tools & strategies to engage listeners

    e) Provide monthly reports to Internews on progress.

    f) Manage availability, communication channels, workload and timings according to contracted working days and schedule with Internews.

    Allocated time

    Equivalent of 2 working days a month.

    Note that a standard working day is 8 hours.

    Qualification and experience required

    · University degree (Bachelors or equivalent), preferably in communications, journalism, public relations or other related field.

    · Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in radio broadcasting

    · Demonstrate experience in broadcast training and mentoring

    · Excellent communication and listening skills

    · Self-motivated, innovative and resourceful


    How to apply:

    How to apply: Please submit your CV to sbencheikh@internews.eu plus cover letter explaining how you will fulfil the assignment


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  • 06/08/17--09:19: France: Programme Officer
  • Organization: Internews Europe
    Country: France
    Closing date: 30 Jun 2017

    BACKGROUND

    Internews is an international media development organisation whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect, and the means to make their voices heard.

    We envision a future where everyone, everywhere, enjoys equal access to trusted, quality information that empowers them to live healthy, secure, rewarding lives.

    Note: This post is location specific, therefore candidates must already have the legal right to live and work in France.

    GENERAL FUNCTION

    The Programme Officer (PO) is the facilitator for a portfolio of projects and keeps a grant management overview of the grant agreements and contracts entering into their projects portfolio.

    The role is based in Paris with regular travel to the London HQ and the projects field locations across the world.

    The PO is responsible for grants administration, donor reports verification and submission, capacity building to partners and sub-grantees in the domain of grant management and facilitation of project audits. This position contributes to overall programme and operations effectiveness.

    The PO is a key person to ensure that projects are implemented in compliance with Internews standard operating procedures as well as donor’s rules and regulations, to ensure quality of IEU projects for the benefit of IEU organisation and stakeholders. This is done through providing support, control, advice and reinforcement of all non programme aspects related to different project cycle phases.

    The PO works in close collaboration with Programme Finance Manager and all HQ departments as required, and reports to the Project Director.

    The PO contributes to Internews knowledge management and improvement of Internews systems and good practices and participates in building Internews’ credibility towards donors.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Grant Management

    • Sets up the grant management schedule (monitoring, tracking, communications, and reporting protocols).

    • Participates in the projects’ set-up phase by ensuring that all relevant processes and procedures are put in place.

    • Responsible for the close-out period coordinating with the Project Director and other relevant colleagues.

    • Identifies and documents best practices from individual grants, adapts Internews SOPs to country-specific procedures, guidelines and tools fit for purpose and easily accessible. Contributes to ensuring they are regularly implemented by the partners and field offices to satisfy the donors requirements.

    • Leads on the preparation of partnership and sub-granting agreements as well as services contracts with external vendors, making sure that donor requirements and IEU internal regulations are duly reflected in all project contractual documents.

    • Leads on financial reporting from partners, and oversees all payments. Liaises directly with Finance department regarding financial issues.

    • Lead on the preparation of the project-level audit, making sure that the required information and documentation is made available; serves as a point of contact for the auditor during the audit and during the post-audit period until the audit report is finalised and ready for submission to the donor.

    Compliance Monitoring

    • In collaboration with the budget holders and the Programme Finance Manager reviews expenditure vs budget and forecast in the donors’ currency, and reviews any highlights any variances to the plan.

    • Monitors the impact of any changes to the grant agreement/services contract that could require a modification, ensure issues or challenges with grants are identified early, are effectively addressed, and communicated internally and to the donor as appropriate (including preparation of contract amendments, derogation requests, etc.).

    • Regularly reviews the database of contracts and grant management schedule to be on top of the implementation process and be able to raise any grant management related issues.

    • Participates in the annual work planning and budgeting process.

    Field Support and capacity building

    • Prepares and conducts induction training on grant management for project field-based staff, consultants and implementing partners and ensures that the donor requirements and Internews internal rules and procedures are applied correctly (ongoing monitoring, guidance and capacity-building).

    • Participates in the recruitment of key project specific financial/grant management positions in the field.

    • Conducts occasional field visits for the projects’ set up, grant management training and projects’ close-out as required.

    • Communicates closely with field office; provides support, training and troubleshooting as needed.

    Knowledge management

    • Provides ongoing feedback to Internews Management and to the Programme Support Manager on required improvement and updates on donor regulations and contractual obligations to ensure organisational knowledge is built and improved continuously.

    • Ensures good knowledge management across grants, including key project documentation, to enable all teams supporting the grant to access information and provide a fully auditable trail.

    • Any other task as assigned.

    • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Qualifications and Experience

    Solid experience of working with international donors in particular Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SIDA, and other European donors.

    Essential

    Professional qualifications, or qualification by experience, in development management, project management, finance or HR

    Essential

    Solid experience of complex programme financial management within an organisation

    Essential

    Solid experience of direct, hands-on delivery of key components of financial and grant management

    Essential

    Experience in building and monitoring complex budgets

    Essential

    Proven ability of staff capacity building in field offices on grant management policies and procedures

    Essential

    Experience in travelling to challenging or remote locations

    Essential

    Proven ability to set priorities, handle multiple on-going assignments and manage time effectively

    Essential

    Advanced expertise in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel

    Essential

    Proven ability to manage a complex, multi-disciplinary programme of work

    Essential

    Experience in managing financial and management accounting processes, including annual accounts, audits and external reporting

    Desirable

    Experience of working in, or dealing with, developing countries and fragile states

    Desirable

    Knowledge

    Good knowledge of donor regulations and systems

    Essential

    Good understanding of the project cycle

    Essential

    Knowledge of good human resources management practice

    Essential

    Personal attributes

    Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member

    Essential

    A willingness and ability to adopt a hands on approach as well as provide strategic direction

    Essential

    Ability and willingness to occasionally travel to international locations, including challenging or remote locations.

    Essential

    Strong communication, liaison and interpersonal skills to work effectively with people at all levels, and represent the organisation at a high level

    Essential

    Strong analytical, problem solving and creative thinking skills

    Essential

    Languages

    Fluent English

    Essential

    French

    Desired

    Arabic

    Appreciated

    RECRUITMENT TIMELINE& INSTRUCTIONS

    • Closing date applications: 30th June 2017

    • Date for interviews: Between 1st to 10th July - skype

    • Job Commencing: End of August

    Candidates must submit a succinct covering letter of no more than 2-pages explaining how they satisfy the requirements of the person speciation in addition to a CV highlighting relevant experience. The successful candidate will also be asked to provide three professional referees, one of whom must be from their most recent employer.

    *Benefits Information:*

    This position is being offered and hired by Internews Europe. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Europe's offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on ourInternews Benefitspage.

    Salary Banding: 30,000-38,000 Euros plus benefits based on experience and qualifications.


    How to apply:

    https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=INTERNEWS&cws=38&rid=711&_ga=2.177066854.291865919.1496921408-128813339.1496921408

    RECRUITMENT TIMELINE& INSTRUCTIONS

    • Closing date applications: 30th June 2017

    • Date for interviews: Between 1st to 10th July - skype

    • Job Commencing: End of August

    Candidates must submit a succinct covering letter of no more than 2-pages explaining how they satisfy the requirements of the person speciation in addition to a CV highlighting relevant experience. The successful candidate will also be asked to provide three professional referees, one of whom must be from their most recent employer


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    Organization: Internews Europe
    Country: Tunisia
    Closing date: 30 Jun 2017

    Internews is recruiting a Lead Researcher to conduct an Information Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) in a high risk MENA country. The IEA is designed to ensure that future strategies to strengthen community knowledge are based on a robust understanding of the information and communication needs the local population, IDPs and returnees living and transiting in the chosen country. While mobile phone use is fairly ubiquitous by those on the move, information exchange always starts at local levels, where trusted brokers facilitate initial communication within communities through word of mouth (technology-enabled or otherwise). In order to best deliver impact, existing communication channels and gaps must be understood in order to ensure that any resulting information services remain relevant to a diverse demographic of target users.

    The in-country assessment will map out existing “information ecosystems” affecting IDPs, using an adapted set of Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC)’s Common Communication Needs Assessment Tools. This methodology has been used in Iraq, Pakistan, and most recently Greece in an effort to bolster relevant information delivery. The assessment will focus the current most common and trusted channels through which IDPs and returnees get information pertaining to their destinations and journeys, the extent to which they are able to access reliable information, what they identify to be their primary information needs, as well as gauging their levels of trust associated with various forms of information exchange and delivery. This mapping of the information ecosystem will also reveal the dynamics of informal information networks and the trusted “information brokers” that drive them. Through this exercise, Internews will identify viable entry points for the design of information services for people on the move in the country.

    Outputs of the proposed process will include the production of an adapted “information ecosystem” assessment methodology, an Information Map detailing information flows, sources, content producers, sharers and target clients, detail of ICT infrastructure in target areas for interventions (mobile network operators and other service providers and information on levels of access and barriers to connectivity.

    The researcher will not only identify the technical throughput of communication channels (and subsequently, the modes of communication IDPs use), but also who maintains or controls ICT networks and the content shared on those networks. Inputs will be sought from CSOs, municipalities, crisis committees, public and private media and others in order to understand how the production, verification and distribution of information is currently managed (or controlled). Key informant interviews will be conducted to help guide, identify and review any potential areas of communications vulnerability (for example, security of information transmission, etc.). This phase of work will not only inform solution designs for information services but will be shared and used independently by NGOs seeking to set up their own programme-specific feedback mechanisms (e.g. hotlines).

    Approach

    Understanding the different elements of an information ecosystem and how they interact and change as information is created, consumed and flows is key to designing appropriate and effective communications, assistance and solutions to meet different stakeholder needs at all levels of communities.

    The Information Ecosystem Assessment will use mixed research methods – both quantitative and qualitative - to explore three themes:

    • How migrants and IDPs communities in target areas of the chosen country access, use and interact with information.

    • What sources of information are influential and trusted in target areas.

    • What are the information needs of migrant and IDPs communities in the country.

    • What informal information networks and trusted “information brokers” can be used to provide information to Migrants and IDPs in the country.

    In addition, the research will identify potential media and communication partners and assess their capacity to reach and engage target communities and stakeholders to maximize the impact of information.

    The assessment will take a design research approach to explore the information ecosystems of the country, looking at broad information-related questions within specific community contexts. Design research uses a mix of quantitative and qualitative data-gathering methodologies that focus on human need, and have a strong emphasis on observation and empathy. Research questions evolve during iterative phases of the process. This kind of research generates important insights into the socio-cultural dynamics, trends and nuances that shape the field of study. This in turn enables a greater degree of human-centered intelligence in the design of strategy and activities that can most effectively meet the information needs of target populations and that also promote community engagement with the information provided.

    The research report will also embed a systematic methodology for re-assessing the Information Ecosystem over time. This approach will be essential in the country chosen where the political and social environment is fluid and can have an impact on how people access and consume information.

    More specifically, the research will examine:

    Theme 1: Information access and use

    • Document experiences of the information landscape (the physical, institutional infrastructure that supports information production and flow) from an on-the-ground perspective. This includes interviews and capacity assessments at local media, if available).

    • Elicit details about how people access and use information especially migrants and IDPs

    • Identify how people process, use and apply the information they receive.

    Theme 2: Understanding trust and influence

    • Identify key community influencers and disseminators of information: religious and civil leaders, social figures, tradespeople etc.

    • Uncover relative levels of trust and reliability by touch point/information type/event type

    • Explore the metrics communities used to determine whether a particular piece of news or information/ source is credible, trustworthy, or worth passing on to their networks

    • Examine the uses and perceptions of secular versus religious information sources

    • Identify and consider the impact of potential “change agents” such as ICT users and students, travelers, youth, etc.

    • Consider the changing and contextual nature of trust

    Theme 3: Information needs and flows

    • Who are the trusted sources of information in the community, where do they source their information from, how do they share it and with whom?

    • Identify needs for health information across different segments of the population

    • Trace and document word of mouth networks

    • Identify places and means by which information is exchanged

    • How have social media and new technologies affected information flows and needs?

    • Identify social norms around gathering, sharing, and assessing different types of information

    • Consider the journeys and movements people make to find and exchange information.

    Activities:

    • Desk Research (3 days)

    The researcher will conduct desk research to collate a wide range of contexts and factors that constitute the “media landscape” that influences and shapes access, media content, inclusion and engagement of audiences. Desk research will include: existing data on reach, audience, language and content orientation of legacy media, internet penetration and mobile phone ownership and use - disaggregated by age and gender - media ownership and regulatory factors governing access to independent news and information, prevalence of SMS use, and prevalence/popularity of social media streams (Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp). The desk research will be heavily informed by partners experience in the country.

    • Design of Questionnaire and Field Research Approach (one week – in parallel with the desk research)

    The desk research will provide preliminary findings that will inform the following:

    • Selection of field research locations and approach.

    • Selection of target communities and information providers.

    • Criteria for the selection of Key Informant Interviews.

    • Criteria for selection of Focus Groups.

    • Design of questionnaires drawn from Internews extensive database of previous work.

    • Identification of areas for additional exploration.

    Field Research (two weeks)

    Enumerators Training (4 days)

    The partner organization will recruit and train 10 enumerators to do the data collection on the ground in the chosen country. The training will go over the desk research and make sure the enumerators have all the practical skills they need to conduct the research in the field. The training will be conducted in Tunis.

    Key Informant Interviews (KIIs)

    Semi-structured interviews will be conducted with the following target groups:

    Type of Key Informant Interview

    Purpose

    A.

    Experts on the political, regulatory, and cultural context in the country, including experts on migrations issues

    Background; context; factors

    B.

    Experts on information/media environment in the country

    Background; context; factors

    C.

    Key influencers within each geographic area in the information flow process, e.g. elders, women’s groups religious leaders, civil society actors, local government officials, etc.

    Background/context at local level; deep dive into the mechanics, motivations and processes of information flow (to be conducted outside the capital) including the role that gender plays in the dynamic

    D.

    Key information consumers – representatives of different typologies of information users with special emphasis on women and caregivers

    Understand how regular information consumers in target communities access, use, trust and engage with information, with a focus on women and families.

    • Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) (3 days)

    At least three FGDs in target communities will help achieve deeper nuanced understandings on participants’ relationship with their information environment, with special focus on how migrants access, validate and share information, and how their information environments influence their understanding and perceptions of the policies and processes surrounding migration. Discussions will focus on participants’ attitudes, needs, preferences and challenges with regard to accessing, sharing, creating, and validating information, and how these have changed over time and in different circumstances. Focus groups will be conducted with men and women – either separately or together to understand the gender dimension.

    • Observation (on-going)

    The team will document the information environment and its social context. Researchers will document field observation and collect materials (e.g. newspapers, photographs, sound, maps, and beyond).

    • Final Workshop with enumerators (2 days)

    Once the data collection on the ground is finished, the enumerators will gather again in Tunis to discus their findings with the lead researcher and to make sure that the findings are all aggregated and analyzed together taking in to consideration the local context.

    Deliverables

    The lead researcher will be responsible for producing a four-page preliminary findings document to share and discuss with key stakeholders at the end of the fieldwork period. The researcher will then synthesize the key findings from all aspects of the research, and presenting a Final Report with recommendations for the design of future interventions, including the selection of partners and strategies. A slide deck summarizing key points and featuring illustrative visuals will be delivered along with the report.

    The final report will be approximately 20-25 pages long and should include:

    • Introduction.

    • Executive summary of key findings and recommendations.

    • Methodology overview.

    • Narrative analysis of key findings (including Information Map detailing information flows, sources, content producers, sharers and target clients and detail of ICT infrastructure).

    Requirements:

    • Master’s Degree in relevant discipline (i.e., research, communication, journalism, public relations).

    • Minimum five years of relevant professional experience in research, communication strengthening, media, or/and humanitarian affairs.

    • Strong research background: qualitative, quantities, data analysis and data visualization, ethnographic studies and human centered design research methodologies.

    • International experience, particularly in MENA countries.

    • Established ability to lead and facilitate strategic communication planning and programming with multi-stakeholder engagement, including senior government officials, international development partners, women’s organizations, NGOs, and CSOs, preferably in MENA countries.

    • Excellent interpersonal communication, organizational, teamwork, facilitation and presentation skills.

    • Proven ability to produce high quality reports and to work under tight deadlines.

    • Strong written and spoken Arabic and English required.

    • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.


    How to apply:

    Please visit Internews' Job Page to Apply
    https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=INTERNEWS&cws=38&rid=712

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    Organization: Internews Europe
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 23 Aug 2017

    About Internews

    Internews is an international non-profit organisation whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard.

    Internews provides communities the resources to produce local news and information with integrity and independence. With global expertise and reach, Internews trains both media professionals and citizen journalists, introduces innovative media solutions, increases coverage of vital issues and helps establish policies needed for open access to information.

    Internews programmes create platforms for dialogue and enable informed debate, which bring about social and economic progress. Internews’ commitment to research and evaluation creates effective and sustainable programs, even in the most challenging environments.

    Internews operates internationally, with administrative centres in California, Washington DC, and London, as well as regional hubs in Bangkok and Nairobi. Formed in 1982, Internews has worked in more than 90 countries, and currently has offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and North America.

    About the role

    Internews’ Asia Programme and its Earth Journalism Network (EJN) seeks an experienced project manager to oversee a new four-year project aimed at building environmental media capacity and content in the Asia-Pacific region. This includes responsibilities for managing all aspects of the project, including programmatic work, providing deliverables, managing staff and budgets, and collaborating with partners.

    The EJN Asia Project Manager will ensure compliance with Internews’s and donors’ rules and regulations, and local laws within the scope of their responsibilities.

    The EJN Asia Project Manager will report to the Asia Regional Director for Internews, and work in consultation and collaboration with Internews/EJN staff and Internews HQ in London.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Other duties may be assigned)

    • Oversee all aspects of a four-year project aimed at boosting the quantity and quality of environmental coverage in the Asia-Pacific region. Responsible for programmatic, managerial, operational and budgeting duties including:

      • Providing all project deliverables, and meeting the results as described in the project logframe and annual work plans.

      • Ensuring the smooth functioning of project activities, in coordination with other Internews/EJN staff. These activities will include distributing and monitoring sub-grants to partner organizations in the region, story stipends to individual journalists, carrying out in-person training and Fellowship programmes, supporting content and management of three-to-five GeoJournalism web-sites.

      • Managing risk, including security, during the project; Developing and implementing contingency plans.

      • Providing leadership and overall management of full-time and part-time project staff and consultants - including a Bangkok-based programme coordinator, five regional content coordinators, researcher and other short-term consultants – and working in coordination with other Internews/EJN support staff and Internews/HQ.

      • Ensuring project spending is on target, managing the budget in coordination with finance colleagues in Bangkok and programme support in London, and planning or adjusting the project workplan and budget in accord with changing conditions and in compliance with donor’s requirements. This role will have budget accountability within delegated authority.

      • Leading on the research and monitoring and evaluation for the project, and liaising with technical experts at Internews and external partners, including grantees.

      • Producing narrative project reports for the donor and quarterly internal reports in a timely fashion and to the required standard. Organising and leading on annual formal evaluation meetings with the donor. Working closely with finance colleagues in Bangkok and programme support in London to ensure smooth completion of annual project audits required by the donor.

      • Leading on the development and implementation of robust communication and visibility plan throughout the project in compliance with Internews’s and donors’ requirements.

      • Maintain close contact with Internews/EJN staff and facilitate regular communication between regional contractors, selected project beneficiaries, and global staff.

    • In consultation with Asia Regional Director and EJN Executive Director, liaise with representatives of sources of funding for Internews’ work.

    • Assist Internews staff to design and follow through on development strategies that will help generate additional government and private donor support for Internews’ environmental media programs.

    • In Years 2-4, additional funding may be secured for this project. The EJN Asia Project Manager may therefore be required to work with and to report to other new donors.

    • Potentially serve as a trainer or resource person for journalism training programs.

    • Lead on the recruitment, hiring and supervision of new staff. Develop terms of reference for international and national staff and consultants carrying out specific components of the projects. Provide necessary training for continuous staff development.

    • Represent Internews’ environmental programs at key conferences and events, including with funders and policy experts.

    • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Strong project management skills: At least 5 years of international project management or development experience, including experience in the field, experience managing project staff, and meeting project deliverables and timelines.

    • Experience managing budgets, spending and administration, including budget analysis and planning.

    • Prior experience working on environmental issues, as a journalist and/or in media development.

    • Fluency in English and strong oral communication and presentation skills; Asian language skills a plus.

    • Proven ability to operate effectively in a multicultural environment and collaborate with a diverse range of organizations and partners.

    • Willingness and ability to work remotely with colleagues around the world, including a willingness to occasionally communicate and work during non-standard business hours.

    • Ability and willingness to travel internationally, sometimes to hostile or challenging environments.

    • Proven experience and superior analytical and writing ability for developing high quality narrative reports and proposal development.

    • Good knowledge and experience with MS Excel and Word; Proficiency in Windows Office Suite.

    • Proven organization skills, with high attention to detail.

    • Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize with a shifting workload.

    • Experience with event organizing and/or making complex travel arrangements.

    • Relevant university degree at the MA level. Strong work experience could be equivalent.

    • Strong interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, and the ability to negotiate.

    • Proven ability to set priorities, meet tight deadlines, manage multiple assignments and time effectively.

    • Ability to adapt to changing project and department needs and priorities.

    • Proven analytical and problem-solving ability.

    • Proven ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.

    • Strong interest in environmental issues and media.

    • Experience with ICT4D and digital media technology is helpful.

    Application Instructions

    Candidates must submit a succinct covering letter of no more than 2-pages explaining how they satisfy the requirements of the person speciation in addition to a CV highlighting relevant experience. The successful candidate will also be asked to provide three professional referees, one of whom must be from their most recent employer.

    Benefits Information:

    This position is being offered and hired by Internews Europe. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Europe's offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our Internews Benefits page.


    How to apply:

    Application Instructions

    Candidates must submit a succinct covering letter of no more than 2-pages explaining how they satisfy the requirements of the person speciation in addition to a CV highlighting relevant experience. The successful candidate will also be asked to provide three professional referees, one of whom must be from their most recent employer.

    https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=INTERNEWS&cws=38&rid=730&_ga=2.118401033.1800989430.1502096310-1617782070.1498669873


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    Organization: Internews Europe
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 23 Aug 2017

    About Internews

    Internews is an international non-profit organisation whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard.

    Internews provides communities the resources to produce local news and information with integrity and independence. With global expertise and reach, Internews trains both media professionals and citizen journalists, introduces innovative media solutions, increases coverage of vital issues and helps establish policies needed for open access to information.

    Internews programmes create platforms for dialogue and enable informed debate, which bring about social and economic progress. Internews’ commitment to research and evaluation creates effective and sustainable programs, even in the most challenging environments.

    Internews operates internationally, with administrative centres in California, Washington DC, and London, as well as regional hubs in Bangkok and Nairobi. Formed in 1982, Internews has worked in more than 90 countries, and currently has offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and North America.

    About the role

    Internews’ Asia Programme and its Earth Journalism Network (EJN) seeks an experienced project manager to oversee a new four-year project aimed at building environmental media capacity and content in the Asia-Pacific region. This includes responsibilities for managing all aspects of the project, including programmatic work, providing deliverables, managing staff and budgets, and collaborating with partners.

    The EJN Asia Project Manager will ensure compliance with Internews’s and donors’ rules and regulations, and local laws within the scope of their responsibilities.

    The EJN Asia Project Manager will report to the Asia Regional Director for Internews, and work in consultation and collaboration with Internews/EJN staff and Internews HQ in London.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Other duties may be assigned)

    • Oversee all aspects of a four-year project aimed at boosting the quantity and quality of environmental coverage in the Asia-Pacific region. Responsible for programmatic, managerial, operational and budgeting duties including:

      • Providing all project deliverables, and meeting the results as described in the project logframe and annual work plans.

      • Ensuring the smooth functioning of project activities, in coordination with other Internews/EJN staff. These activities will include distributing and monitoring sub-grants to partner organizations in the region, story stipends to individual journalists, carrying out in-person training and Fellowship programmes, supporting content and management of three-to-five GeoJournalism web-sites.

      • Managing risk, including security, during the project; Developing and implementing contingency plans.

      • Providing leadership and overall management of full-time and part-time project staff and consultants - including a Bangkok-based programme coordinator, five regional content coordinators, researcher and other short-term consultants – and working in coordination with other Internews/EJN support staff and Internews/HQ.

      • Ensuring project spending is on target, managing the budget in coordination with finance colleagues in Bangkok and programme support in London, and planning or adjusting the project workplan and budget in accord with changing conditions and in compliance with donor’s requirements. This role will have budget accountability within delegated authority.

      • Leading on the research and monitoring and evaluation for the project, and liaising with technical experts at Internews and external partners, including grantees.

      • Producing narrative project reports for the donor and quarterly internal reports in a timely fashion and to the required standard. Organising and leading on annual formal evaluation meetings with the donor. Working closely with finance colleagues in Bangkok and programme support in London to ensure smooth completion of annual project audits required by the donor.

      • Leading on the development and implementation of robust communication and visibility plan throughout the project in compliance with Internews’s and donors’ requirements.

      • Maintain close contact with Internews/EJN staff and facilitate regular communication between regional contractors, selected project beneficiaries, and global staff.

    • In consultation with Asia Regional Director and EJN Executive Director, liaise with representatives of sources of funding for Internews’ work.

    • Assist Internews staff to design and follow through on development strategies that will help generate additional government and private donor support for Internews’ environmental media programs.

    • In Years 2-4, additional funding may be secured for this project. The EJN Asia Project Manager may therefore be required to work with and to report to other new donors.

    • Potentially serve as a trainer or resource person for journalism training programs.

    • Lead on the recruitment, hiring and supervision of new staff. Develop terms of reference for international and national staff and consultants carrying out specific components of the projects. Provide necessary training for continuous staff development.

    • Represent Internews’ environmental programs at key conferences and events, including with funders and policy experts.

    • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Strong project management skills: At least 5 years of international project management or development experience, including experience in the field, experience managing project staff, and meeting project deliverables and timelines.

    • Experience managing budgets, spending and administration, including budget analysis and planning.

    • Prior experience working on environmental issues, as a journalist and/or in media development.

    • Fluency in English and strong oral communication and presentation skills; Asian language skills a plus.

    • Proven ability to operate effectively in a multicultural environment and collaborate with a diverse range of organizations and partners.

    • Willingness and ability to work remotely with colleagues around the world, including a willingness to occasionally communicate and work during non-standard business hours.

    • Ability and willingness to travel internationally, sometimes to hostile or challenging environments.

    • Proven experience and superior analytical and writing ability for developing high quality narrative reports and proposal development.

    • Good knowledge and experience with MS Excel and Word; Proficiency in Windows Office Suite.

    • Proven organization skills, with high attention to detail.

    • Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize with a shifting workload.

    • Experience with event organizing and/or making complex travel arrangements.

    • Relevant university degree at the MA level. Strong work experience could be equivalent.

    • Strong interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, and the ability to negotiate.

    • Proven ability to set priorities, meet tight deadlines, manage multiple assignments and time effectively.

    • Ability to adapt to changing project and department needs and priorities.

    • Proven analytical and problem-solving ability.

    • Proven ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.

    • Strong interest in environmental issues and media.

    • Experience with ICT4D and digital media technology is helpful.

    Application Instructions

    Candidates must submit a succinct covering letter of no more than 2-pages explaining how they satisfy the requirements of the person speciation in addition to a CV highlighting relevant experience. The successful candidate will also be asked to provide three professional referees, one of whom must be from their most recent employer.

    Benefits Information:

    This position is being offered and hired by Internews Europe. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Europe's offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our Internews Benefits page.


    How to apply:

    To apply, please visit our Career Center.


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    Organization: Internews Europe
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

    GENERAL FUNCTION

    The Program Coordinator provides support for the regional projects and activities of the Earth Journalism Network (EJN), Internews’ environmental media program, under the supervision of the Asia Project Manager. This includes responsibilities for liaising with and monitoring partners working in the field of environmental journalism, handling administrative and logistical tasks, support other programmatic activities, business development and additional responsibilities as needed by the Internews team.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    • Carrying out programmatic, administrative, logistical and book-keeping duties including.
    • Work with Grants & Contracts and other staff to administer small grants and stipends.
    • Work with Human Resources and Finance Manager to administer Personal Service Contracts.
    • Coordinate travel logistics and arrangements, assist with visa applications, and arrange accommodations for meetings and events.
    • Maintain project documents and files including financial tracking and progress towards programme deliverables.
    • Provide project field staff with support in areas such as research, correspondence, contract and procurement as requested.
    • Manage, review, submit and monitor payment requests.
    • Support the application process, judging and selection, and implementation of select Fellowship programs.
    • Format and publish content on EJN’s websites as well as social media channels and newsletters.
    • Assist with assessments, surveys, events and other project deliverables as needed.
    • Assist with oversight and implementation of project activities including monitoring work plans and activity schedules, and support communications with partners and funders.
    • Assist in preparation of proposals/reports/budgets; write, edit, proof, revise and assemble finished materials and maintain calendar of due dates.
    • Manage requests for information from other departments within Internews and from external partners.
    • Carry out research in support of ongoing projects and new initiatives.
    • Fulfill other tasks as assigned by the Project Manager, Asia Regional Director or EJN Executive Director.
    • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Relevant university degree required.
    • 3-5 years programmatic, financial and administrative experience, including project deliverables and timelines, deadlines, budget analysis and preparation.
    • International and/or INGO experience a plus.
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Strong interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, and the ability to negotiate.
    • Excellent English communication skills: speaking, writing, and listening.
    • Proven ability to set priorities, meet tight deadlines, manage multiple assignments and time effectively.
    • Ability to adapt to changing project and department needs and priorities.
    • Proven analytical and problem-solving ability.
    • Proven ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
    • Proficient in Windows Office Suite.
    • Strong interest in environmental issues and media.
    • Experience with ICT4D and technology are helpful.
    • Ability and willingness to travel internationally, sometimes to hostile or challenging environments.

    Benefits Information

    This position is being offered and hired by Internews Europe. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Europe's offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our Internews Benefits page.


    How to apply:

    To apply, please visit our Career Center.


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    Organization: Internews Europe
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 29 Aug 2017

    Role: Volunteer Work Experience in Communications in Global Network

    Period: September 2017 to December 2017, two to three days per week.

    Reporting to: Senior Programme Manager

    Summary

    We are looking for a dynamic, creative person who is keen to get work experience to refine their skills in communications to support the Communication with Disaster Affected Communities Network. This exciting role will help to ensure that people are kept up to date about the importance of communication in international humanitarian-response.

    About the CDAC Network

    The CDAC Network serves as a platform which brings together over 30 diverse local, regional and global actors to catalyse communities’ ability to connect, access information and have a voice in humanitarian emergencies. Its unique communication-focussed members range from UN agencies and NGOs, to Media Development, Telecoms and Technology organisations, including those working on translation, local radio, or high and low-end technologies. This extended network comes with connections to the private sector, civil society groups, communities and national governments. All come together flexibly according to their strengths and through their work, to address a recognised gap: to improve communication with and between communities in humanitarian preparedness and response.

    Under DFID’s Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP), CDAC Network is implementing a project to improve preparedness capacity for more effective delivery of humanitarian assistance by focusing on information sharing and two-way communication with communities at risk of or affected by disaster. One of the strands of the project is to develop tools and resources to build awareness and skills as a preparedness mechanism, and to be used as reference material during response to improve it.

    Purpose of the Role

    To provide communications support to the CDAC Network Secretariat to ensure that people are aware of the ongoing work of the network, and that the pulse of communication as a form of aid is maintained on social media.

    Main Areas of Work:

    • Keeping the website, members and partners updated about the work of CDAC’s projects, including the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme and Start Network Innovation Labs.
    • Media monitoring and updating the website with stories and news of projects, sector trends in the sector and other topics of interest.
    • Support in drafting monthly newsletters.
    • Keeping Twitter and Facebook accounts updated with relevant and interesting information.
    • Story planning and writing for the website.

    What we offer you

    • The chance to build up a published portfolio of communications work for global aid network
    • Mentoring support and learning opportunities on communications, community engagement and the humanitarian system
    • Opportunity to get to know the sector, more the communication/community engagement arena
    • Opportunity to get exposure to our range of members: NGO, UN, media development agencies
    • Opportunity to develop your skills as we will provide support and feedback on your work
    • Will provide a reference to all who successfully complete this work experience
    • Travel and food expenses: of up to £5 for lunch and travel up to £17 per day (receipt based).

    Person Specification

    PERSONAL QUALITIES

    Essential

    • An interest in humanitarian aid, communications and community engagement programme work

    Desirable

    • Experience of working in the field in projects that engage with communities

    QUALIFICATION

    Essential

    • Degree or equivalent
    • Knowledge of international humanitarian affairs

    Desirable

    • Masters

    COMPETENCE/SKILLS

    Essential

    • Experience of working in communications role and producing newsletter-like communications
    • Experience of managing social media (especially Twitter)
    • Excellent written skills, including grammar and punctuation, and a journalistic eye for a story
    • Extremely well organised, strong attention to detail in regards to proof reading and administration
    • An ability to work autonomously
    • IT skills including competency in using dotCMS, MailChimp, Word and Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Ability to liaise with multiple stakeholders on different tasks

    Desirable

    • Some experience including working in a similar role for a charity
    • Experience of writing content for a range of communications platforms
    • Design skills and experience of producing visual materials such as infographics and photo stories
    • Experience of working on or being part of a digital campaign
    • Demonstrable experience of reliability and a can-do attitude

    Applications

    • Deadline for applications: Tuesday 29 August 2017 @ midnight UK time
    • First interview date: Wednesday 06 September 2017

    How to apply:

    TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit their CV, with a covering letter (max. 2 pages), and names of two referees to hr_lon@internews.eu, mentioning the reference “CDAC-N …” and your name in the subject line. Please write your covering letter in response to the main areas of work and person specification.