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26 Jul 2021

Full-Time Program Officer- Middle East and North Africa

Internews – Posted by Internews Anywhere

Job Description


Under the supervision of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Senior Program Officer, the MENA Program Officer performs high level tasks and directly manages at least one Internews project with fiscal oversight of the program.  In addition, the Program Officer supports other programs within the Program Unit.

You’re an ideal candidate for this position if you have extraordinary attention to detail and organizational capacity; great written and oral communication skills; a love for keeping things moving and on track; a voracious desire to learn; and the desire to help protect human rights defenders, journalists, and marginalized people around the world. We work hard, laugh easily, and cheer each other on, so you also need to be ready for that.



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Internews’ Headquarters offices are currently closed, and staff are working remotely until at least 1 July 2021. Until the situation meaningfully changes, this role will also function remotely. Ultimately, this position may be based remotely or in our Washington, D.C. headquarters office. Work hours are moderately flexible, but generally align with colleagues in the GMT-4 timezone, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm.



We are an organization of dynamic, mission-driven individuals 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 believe that diverse teams are strong teams and work to support an ethic of belonging, dignity, and justice for all people. Our current team includes a mix of genders, parents and non-parents, and people of multiple races, nationalities, ages, sexual orientations, and socio-economic backgrounds. We are an EEO employer and encourage candidates of all races, genders, ages, orientations, ethnicities, and national origins to apply, and welcome those with alternative backgrounds and experiences.


DAY-TO-DAY TASKS will include:

  • Manage all aspects of NEA funded grant programs including grant program oversight and administration, grant application/proposal review and processing, funders and partners, oversee grant program evaluation and benchmarking, prepare reports and other duties as needed;
  • Assist Senior Program Officer, Business Officer, and Program Manager with project oversight, including financial tracking and progress towards program deliverables;
  • Prepare proposals/reports/monitoring and evaluation, including text editing of proposals;
  • Review monthly program updates and internal briefs from partners and consultants;
  • Support local partners with proposal development, fundraising, and organizational development in coordination with Internews International;
  • Lead writer on all programmatic quarterly reports;
  • Support workplan and indicator table reviews and updates as needed;
  • Identify opportunities for new program development and expansion;
  • Assist with the development of strategic partnerships;
  • Act as main point of contact for all local partner’s programmatic inquiries;
  • Support with recruitment for the MENA team;
  • Represent Internews at conferences and events, with funders and with policy experts;
  • Other duties as assigned;
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.



  • Minimum 5 years programmatic experience in relevant non-profit
  • Degree or advanced degree in a related field
  • Extensive grant proposal writing experience, and proven text-editing proficiency
  • Keen understanding and interest in the Middle East and North Africa Region
  • Ability to drive and manage multiple projects and campaigns simultaneously
  • Willingness to roll up sleeves and do any task required to get the job done
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • Excellent research skills and relevant experience, and proficiency in MS Office
  • Strong teamwork experience and proven track record of collaborative approach to problem solving
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and either Arabic, French or Kurdish, with superb writing skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, and the ability to negotiate
  • Highly organized and structured
  • Excellent communication skills: speaking, writing, and listening


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.

Internews Network is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. Internews does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. EEO/OFCCP employer. 

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