Position Description

Senior Program Manager - Europe and Eurasia
Location Remote
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The Senior Program Manager for Europe and Eurasia is a management position which supports the Regional Director for Europe and Eurasia (E&E) in programmatic oversight of the E&E portfolio. They directly oversee multi-country and country-specific projects, as well as whole country portfolios; ensure quality of program deliverables; and work with a wide range of USG, European and private funders to ensure continuity and growth of Internews programming in countries/regions of oversight.

The Senior Program Manager reports to the Regional Director and directly supervises Country/Project Directors and other program staff to ensure effective implementation. In coordination with the Headquarters-based support staff, the Senior Program Manager provides managerial support and training to the program teams as required and assists in the development of new programs.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Internews' Headquarters and global offices are closed or partially remote. Internews staff are currently working remotely until at least 1 July 2021. Until further notice, this position will also function remotely. Ultimately, this position may be based remotely, or in one of Internews' Europe and Eurasia regional offices. All remote candidates will be considered; however, preference will be given to candidates based in the Europe and Eurasia region. You must have work authorization in your location that does not require sponsorship from Internews. Additionally, there are locations in which Internews is not able to support fully remote work.


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.

DAY-TO-DAY TASKS will include:

Implementation of Existing Projects

  • Provide overall program management, including ensuring that all supervised country portfolios and regional projects are meeting their goals and recommending program adjustments, as necessary; 
  • Analyze project results and design interventions to address project challenges;
  • Ensure that Internews fulfills reporting requirements to funders; and
  • In partnership with the Business Manager, monitor expenditures and finances for their portfolio.

New Business Development and Strategic Initiatives

  • Design new programming in response to needs and opportunities identified in the countries of oversight;
  • Serve as a liaison with all funders and key program counterparts;
  • Represent Internews in external meetings and on committees as required;
  • Develop plans for improvement/expansion of activities in the countries/regions of oversight;
  • Develop new projects and priorities in the region and keep abreast of program opportunities; and
  • Participate in new fundraising efforts to support projects in the countries of oversight and beyond.

Staff Management and Operations

  • Provide mentorship to Country Directors/Project Managers and local staff;
  • Establish and maintain effective and regular communications with supervised country and project leads;
  • Oversee employment planning, assign and direct work, appraise performance, address complaints, and resolve problems; and
  • Liaise with HQ Administration/Accounting teams and support unit to ensure Internews policy is being upheld in the supervised regional and country offices.

Organizational Responsibilities

  • Understand and demonstrate commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values; and
  • Model and support a positive organizational culture.



  • 6+ years’ experience managing projects funded by US and/or European agencies or international organizations
  • 4+ years’ experience in media development
  • Previous experience supervising/managing staff and teams
  • English fluency in writing and speaking
  • Previous work experience with USG programs and projects
  • 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 ability
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as an effective team member
  • Proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple on-going assignments
  • Proficiency with MS Office
  • Availability to travel up to 25% of time


  • Journalism/media experience and/or education highly desired
  • Russian or/and Serbo-Croatian language skills strongly preferred
  • Experience creating and monitoring project budgets


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

Internews Network is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. Internews does not discriminate based on race, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. EEO/OFCCP employer.

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