Project Director - Internews Network, Kabul

Project Director - “Innovative Tools to Enhance the Monitoring of Women's Rights in Provincial Afghanistan” Kabul, Afghanistan

6 Month position

Background: Internews® Network is an international media development organization based in Arcata, CA and Washington, DC whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect, and the means to make their voices heard.

General Function: Under the supervision of the Chief of Party and the Vice President, the Project Director will manage the start up of this project, including fiscal oversight. This will involve recruiting local staff, organizing and administering sub-grants, establishing systems and procedures for administration, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. The Project Director will work very closely with the Deputy Director to establish the project and to hand-over full responsibility by the end of the employment period.

The objective of the project is to improve provincial human rights monitoring in Afghanistan by (i) enabling Afghan women-focused human rights organizations/institutions to use innovative media technology for monitoring, tracking and advocacy around rights violations including SGBV cases and (ii) to use radio programming and journalism training to create a more conducive environment for the work of these organizations and to inform women about their rights and how to report violations. The activities include: consultation with provincially based women-focused human rights organizations; the development of appropriate, innovative tools; the provision of training and grants to encourage uptake of tools; provision of training and support to track and conduct advocacy around SGBV cases; the evaluation and dissemination of lessons learned; and work with journalists to report more effectively on women’s rights.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Oversee all aspects of project management and implementation, including tracking of budgets
• Prepare reports and budgets according to the reporting schedule for internal use and the donor
• Capacity building and ongoing support to staff and sub-grantees.
• Work with range of sub-grantees to ensure the effective implementation of the program
• Establish administrative and program systems to ensure the program operates efficiently
• Recruit and oversee local staff and consultants
• Develop monitoring and evaluation procedures
• Implement activities related to communication with the public and news media on program activities and accomplishments, as well as public relations
• Represent organization at meetings and events
• Work closely with the Deputy Director to ensure hand over of full responsibilities

• 3+ years program management experience
• Knowledge and work experience in programs focused on women’s rights preferred
• Knowledge and experience of using media tools for development programs preferred
• Excellent communication skills
• Proficient in MS Office
• Experience managing databases
• Ability to prioritize and handle multiple on-going assignments
• Relevant university degree required
• Experience of working in Afghanistan preferred
How to apply: 
TO APPLY Please visit Internews' website to apply