Overview

Jordan: Chief of Party Job in Amman, Jordan at Internews

Job Description

ABOUT THE POSITION

Internews is seeking a Chief of Party candidate for a USAID-funded media support and civil society initiative with the general goal of further strengthening independent media and civil society in Jordan. The Chief of Party will provide strategic guidance and leadership for Internews’ program; coordinate technical, legal, and professional capacity-building assistance to partners and beneficiaries; ensure proper oversight of Internews personnel, financial management, and administration policies; and coordinate with other media stakeholders in the region to ensure that Internews leverages other resources, avoids duplication and complements other media development initiatives. The Chief of Party will also be responsible for establishing strong partnership and dialogue with the appropriate donor representatives.

Note that this position is contingent upon funding. The finalist candidate is subject to USAID approval.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide leadership, management, representational and operational oversight for Internews’ programming in Jordan;
  • Provide strategic, operational, and representational assistance to ensure that activities are meeting their goals and targets, recommending program adjustments when necessary to keep the project on track;
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with international and local partner organizations and ensure that implementation is responsive to the needs of partners and beneficiaries;
  • Track and report project progress and activities monthly against work plans;
  • Oversee program monitoring and evaluation to ensure effective implementation and to measure the impact of activities;
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of independent media and civil society issues in Jordan (print, broadcast, and new media), and a general understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing independent media and civil society across the region;
  • Ensure the project is in compliance with all grant and cooperative agreement rules, requirements and regulations as well as with Internews’ internal policies and procedures;
  • Serve as the primary budget authority over the project, responsible for ensuring all costs charged to the project are allowable, reasonable, and correctly allocated;
  • Provide management and oversight of daily operations of the program;
  • Accept fiduciary responsibility for all funds advanced for the purpose of the project;
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws;
  • Serve as Internews’ legal representative in Jordan;
  • Carry out management responsibilities including interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints; and resolving problems; and
  • Understand and demonstrate commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Manage and oversee all staff based in Jordan. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints; and resolving problems.

Job Details

Job Location
Amman, Jordan

Company Industry
Journalism; Media Production

Company Type
Non-Profit Organization

Job Role
Management

Employment Type
Unspecified

Monthly Salary Range
Unspecified

Number of Vacancies
1

Preferred Candidate

Career Level
Director/Head

Years of Experience
Min: 7 Max: 20

Degree
Master’s degree

Education

Journalism, International Development, or a related field

About Company

Company: Internews

Company Location:  Amman, Jordan

Job Category: Journalism; Media Production

About Internews