The ways that media and information shape our world is the issue of our time, and Internews is uniquely positioned to play a significant role in how this influence affects the lives of millions of people around the world.
We are a social-impact organization dedicated to building healthy, trusted and relevant media and information systems in countries and communities where they struggle to exist. We envision a world where everyone, everywhere can access, create and exchange the news and information they need to shape their communities and the world.
We are seeking a dynamic candidate who brings significant experience in international development, health, media, or nonprofit fields. The ideal person for this job thrives on expanding networks and advocating for mission-driven programs and has a proven track record of developing and executing business development strategies.
Internews is a very diverse organization globally. We value the perspectives that result from the inclusivity of different voices, and the foundation of our work is to support free and open communications between people of all backgrounds. We are an organization of dynamic, mission-driven people 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 are an EEO employer and strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for any of our open positions.
The Senior Program Development Specialist, working under the supervision of the Senior Director for Global Development, and working closely with the Sr. Vice President for Global Development, the Chief Executive for Programs, and the Vice Presidents for Global Initiatives and Global Technology, will identify and pursue new development opportunities among government, with a particular focus on the international development sectors of democracy, rights and governance (DRG) (50%), health (10%), economic empowerment (10%), humanitarian response (10%), gender (10%) and environment/climate change (10%), and their intersection with the media and information landscape in developing countries. The position is responsible for representation with partners and donors working in these sectors, overseeing the development of concept notes and proposals, as well as carrying out field assessments and program design work. The position is also responsible for strategizing for the refunding of existing programming in these sectors. The Senior Program Development Specialist will track and review donor Requests for Applications/proposals (RFAs/RFPs) and determine strategy for application and design and write proposals, both from DC and in the field.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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.