Regional Programs Manager At Internews

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Regional Programs Manager – The Americas

Job Type: Full-time
Job Category: Program/Project Management
Hiring Organization: Internews
Education Level: Not specified
Experience: 10+ years
Deadline: March 21, 2024
Location: Colombia, Mexico, United States of America

About the Opportunity:

The Regional Programs Manager (RPM) at Internews holds a management position with the potential to act as Regional Director (RD) when required, overseeing programmatic aspects of a regional portfolio. This role involves providing oversight to multi-country and country-specific projects, ensuring program quality, and fostering relationships with various funders to sustain and expand Internews programming. The RPM reports to the Regional Director and directly supervises Country/Project Directors and other program staff.


This is a remote-based role, with preference given to candidates based in Colombia, Mexico, or Washington, DC. Internews operates with a hybrid workforce model, allowing staff to work remotely, fully in-office, or partially remote.

Our Commitment to Fostering a Culture of Belonging:

Internews is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and respectful work environment. We value innovation and flexibility, believing that diverse teams are strong teams. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply and welcome diversity in gender, race, age, sexual orientation, and more.

Day-to-Day Tasks:

Implementation of Existing Projects:

  • Provide overall program management for a portfolio of projects.
  • Stay informed about political and media developments in supervised countries/regions.
  • Analyze project results and address challenges.
  • Ensure compliance with reporting requirements and monitor finances.

New Business Development and Strategic Initiatives:

  • Design new programming in response to identified needs and opportunities.
  • Liaise with funders and program counterparts.
  • Represent Internews in external meetings.
  • Participate in fundraising efforts and develop plans for program improvement and expansion.

Staff Management and Operations:

  • Provide mentorship and coaching to project staff.
  • Maintain regular communication with country and project leads.
  • Oversee employment planning and address personnel issues.
  • Ensure adherence to Internews policies and procedures.

Organizational Responsibilities:

  • Fill in as acting Regional Director when required.
  • Participate in problem-solving for the organization.
  • Uphold Internews’ Core Values and foster a positive organizational culture.

Qualifications We’re Looking For:

  • 10+ years’ experience in international development, media, or nonprofit fields.
  • 3+ years’ management experience, including strategic planning and resource management.
  • Experience managing projects funded by US and/or European agencies.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish (writing and speaking).
  • Previous work experience with USG programs.
  • Experience creating and monitoring project budgets.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and additional languages required for the region.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time.

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit your CV and optionally a cover letter via Internews’ Careers page. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply soon.


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