Programme Manager – maternity cover
Our Programme Manager is going on maternity leave so International Media Support (IMS) is seeking an experienced Programme Manager for a maternity cover position in our Global Response Department
International Media Support (IMS) is a non-profit organisation working to support media in countries affected by armed conflict, human insecurity and political transition. Across four continents, IMS helps to strengthen professional journalism and ensure that media can operate in challenging circumstances.
The Global Response Department currently consists of a team of seven core staff, managing a portfolio of Rapid Response (RR) interventions; several thematic programmes such as global safety and migration; as well as engagements in Eurasia and Latin America.
With this aim, IMS is looking for an experienced Programme Manager with in-depth knowledge of the Eurasian region. The Programme Manager will be joining a team of dedicated and experienced programme managers and advisers already engaged in our activities.
The Programme Manager will refer to the Head of the Global Response Department.
The Programme Manager works in close collaboration with the Head of Department to effect a good management, development, supervision, and support of IMS' media development programmes within a Regional portfolio.
Working under the supervision of the Head of Department and within the Regional Team, the Programme Manager assists to coordinate IMS' media development activities and programme design and development within the regional portfolio, provides guidance to IMS' partners with frequent trips to the field. The Programme Manager will also assist in new business development efforts and manage the development of proposals. Additionally, the Programme Manager represents and advocates for IMS' programmes to partners in the international development community, donors and government representatives.
· Ensure effectiveness and efficiency of the country and regional programmes through appropriate response to context changes, mission, programme, and target groups' needs, donor positioning, lessons learnt, and best practices;
· Through use of internal systems, maintain regular programme monitoring, evaluation and learning tools to ensure that objectives are being achieved and quality is maintained;
· Assist in developing and implementing regional and country strategies; provide feedback on identified country programme directions; Remain up to date on key donor priorities and interests, ensuring that country strategies align
· Perform problem solving and mitigation as needed;
· Using the IMS' overall and region-specific strategy and Theory of Change as a base, assist the Head of Department in ongoing programme development and design. This will include identification of needs; identification of donors, donor priorities, and donor opportunities; and programme design.
· Expand IMS horizons and ensure sustainability through the use of new funding mechanisms, new programme concepts, and the adaptation of new programme techniques.
· Ensure continuous monitoring and evaluation of the programme, including follow-up and documentation of learning. Revision and updating of the logical framework if need be.
· Ensure quality and timely reporting to the donor, narrative, as well as financial.
· Monitor and maintain financial overviews and make sure programme and partners comply with donor and IMS requirements.
· Capacity building of partners, including assessment of needs, setting targets and following up with a view to ensuring long-term effects and sustainable results.
· Communicating results: work with the IMS Communications Unit to develop communication and media strategies for the programme and contribute to content on the IMS website, media and for IMS publications.
Qualifications and skills
· International development and media/journalism studies or related.
· Experienced in programme and project cycle management in countries challenged by an unstable political environment.
· Knowledge and experience in the combination of aid management and media development.
· Knowledge of Eurasia region, including politics, situation with civil and political rights
· Personal network of media and civil society actors in the region.
· Outstanding self-motivation skills
· Excellent ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment;
· Strong analytical and research skills;
· Willingness and ability to travel extensively.
· Strong team working skills and the ability to handle many tasks at once while working independently.
· Strong English and Russian language skills – oral and written is a prerequisite.
· Strong interdisciplinary and intercultural team-working skills.
· Excellent communication, organisational and planning skills.
· Ability to work under pressure and to meet targets and deadlines.
· Be flexible and possess the ability to cope in stressful situations;
· Be creative and possess the ability to work with limited resources;
Everyone with the required qualifications and skills is encouraged to apply, regardless of sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Duration and location
The period of the position is limited to 6 months, with the possibility of extension. The position is full time. Compensation commensurate with experience and IMS policies. Duty station: IMS headquarters, Copenhagen, Denmark. Frequent travels activity must be expected. Starting date: As soon as possible.
How to apply
Please submit a brief written application and curriculum vitae in English to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 21. May 2017. Kindly mark the application “Programme Manager” in the subject header. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for a follow-up interview. Interviews with selected candidates will take place during May2017. Applicants knowledge of regional context, as well as their language skills may be tested during the interview.
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