Position Description

Program Manager, Afghanistan Programs
Location Remote
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ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

The Program Manager for Afghanistan will assist the Internews Afghanistan Country Team to oversee  project activities and ensure effective program implementation, as well as coordinate with diverse international donors in order to support the Afghan media and journalists to safely provide public service information.

The Program Manager reports to the Afghanistan Country Director to ensure effective implementation of the Afghanistan portfolio. In coordination with the Asia regional-based support staff, the Program Manager provides managerial support as required and assists in the development of new programs.

LOGISTICS

This is a remote-based position.

All remote candidates will be considered. However, you must have work authorziation in your location that does not require sponsorship from Internews. Additionally, there are locations in which Internews cannot support fully remote hiring. The successful candidate will be based in a time zone that allows for coordination with colleagues in the GMT +4:30 - GMT +5:30 time zones.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so it is to your benefit to apply as soon as possible if the position is of interest.

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:

  • Provide overall program management to ensure the smooth implementation of program activities;
  • Liaise with Internews' Afghanistan partners both within and outside of the country to ensure smooth implementation of the programs;
  • Cultivate relationships and understanding of challenges and needs of Afghan diasporas and identify opportunities to work with the Diaspora communities effectively;
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with local partner organizations and ensure that implementation is responsive to the needs of partners and beneficiaries;
  • Develop and track program activity work plans for project partners;
  • Design Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plans and tools for program activities in coordination with Internews M&E team;
  • Track and report on M&E of project activities;
  • Liaise with program partners to oversee and support the safe implementation of activities;
  • Produce weekly, monthly, or quarterly reports, or as required by donors;
  • Monitor project progress, identify and address any potential problems;
  • Support the development of new proposals and program assessment reports including research and coordination with Internews HQ teams;
  • Coordinate with other Internews teams including the Global Tech Department and the Global Tech Hub, to ensure effective implementation of the Afghanistan programs;
  • Perform high-level grants and contracts support including reviewing RFA/Ps and tracking, monitoring, and analysis of all grants and contracts in line with operational program plans;
  • Write reports and proposals for donors;
  • Manage logistics for travel, meetings, including procurement of visas as needed;
  • Produce expense reports and prepare payment documents as needed;
  • Manage administrative tasks in accordance with project timelines;
  • Track budget and activities for program unit as required;
  • Other duties as assigned; and
  • In all duties, an understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews' Core Values.

QUALIFICATIONS WE'RE LOOKING FOR

  • Minimum 5 years program management experience, preferably in the media sector
  • Experience working with international donors and donor-funded programs
  • Experience working within Afghanistan or with related projects, and understanding of the cultural and social context
  • Good understanding of project management and M&E processes
  • Relevant university degree required
  • Grant proposal writing experience, and proven text-editing proficiency
  • Experience in developing or supporting programs
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, and the ability to negotiate
  • Excellent communication skills: speaking, writing, and listening
  • Proficiency in Dari and/or Pashto preferred but not essential
  • Experience navigating a politically complex and high-risk environment preferred
  • Proven ability to set priorities and manage time effectively
  • 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 ongoing assignments
  • Proficient in MS Office

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

Internews Network is an EEO/AAP/OFCCP 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. 

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