Programme Manager – Palestine
International Media Support (IMS) is seeking an experienced Programme Manager for our new programme in Palestine
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.
In the MENA region, we work with partners in Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, and elsewhere to further the safety of journalists and promote freedom of expression and media reform, build institutions and develop media content. For our new programme in Palestine, we are looking for an experience Programme Manager.
The Programme Manager will join a team of dedicated and experienced Programme Managers and Advisers who manage a broad range of multi-year programmes across the MENA region. The Programme Manager will refer to the Head of the MENA Department.
Working in close collaboration with the Head of Department the Programme Manager will ensure professional and timely management and further development of IMS’ programme in Palestine. This includes coordinating IMS' media development activities and taking a leading role in programme design, new business development and proposal development, as well as providing guidance to IMS' partners in the field. Additionally, the Programme Manager will represent IMS' programme in Palestine to partners in the international development community, donors and government representatives.
· Ensure effectiveness and efficiency of IMS’ new Palestine programme through appropriate responses to contextual changes, mission, programme, and partner needs, ensuring that lessons and best practices are captured and implemented;
· Ensure programme monitoring, evaluation to ensure that objectives are being achieved and high quality is maintained; revise and update results framework and other programme management frameworks.
· Apply IMS strategies and Theory of Change; assist Head of Department in ongoing programme development and design, including identification of partner and context needs; donor priorities, and funding opportunities.
· Expand IMS’ substantive and strategic methodologies and networks and ensure sustainability of the programme through the use of new funding mechanisms and the adaptation of new programme techniques.
· Ensure quality and timely narrative and financial reporting to donors.
· Monitor spending and maintain financial overviews, ensuring that the programme and partners comply with donor and IMS requirements.
· Conduct ongoing capacity building of partners, including on strategic development, target setting and efforts to ensure long-term, sustainable results.
· Work with the IMS Communications Unit to develop communication strategies for the programme and contribute to content on the IMS website, media and for IMS publications.
Qualifications and skills
· Bachelor’s degree in international development, international relations, media policy/journalism or related; graudate degree preferred;
· Demonstrable experience in programme and project cycle management in countries challenged by an unstable political environment;
· Knowledge and experience of the intersection between aid management and substantive issues such as media policy, freedom of expression, journalism, media development or related issues;
· In-depth knowledge of Palestine, including politics and the situation as it pertains to human rights;
· Solid network of relevant media and civil society actors.
· Able to work effectively both as a team member and independently, with a high level of self-motivation and ability to set and meet goals;
· Excellent ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines under pressure in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment;
· Ability to remain flexible, creative and solution-oriented in environments with limited resources;
· Excellent written and verbal skills in English and Arabic; excellent communication, organisational and planning skills;
· Willingness and ability to travel to the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and internationally.
Everyone with the required qualifications and skills is encouraged to apply, regardless of sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Duration and location
The initial employment term will be 1 year, with the possibility of renewal. The position is full time. Compensation commensurate with experience and IMS policies. The Programme Manager will operate from Ramallah. Frequent travel activity must be expected. Salary will be commensurate to experience. Starting date: As soon as possible.
How to apply
Please submit a brief motivational statement, curriculum vitae and two professional references in English to [email protected] no later than 23 February 2018. Kindly mark the application “Programme Manager Palestine” in the subject header. Interviews with selected candidates will take place within the first couple of weeks after the deadline. Applicants’ knowledge of the regional context, as well as their language skills may be tested during the interview. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for a follow-up interview.
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