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Deputy Chief of Party (Media)
Location: Maputo, Mozambique
Last Date: January 15, 2011
IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.
Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $60 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
IREX seeks a Deputy Chief of Party to assist in managing a media development program in Mozambique. The Deputy Chief of Party will assist the Chief of Party (COP) in meeting program objectives and will provide technical expertise in media sector strengthening. The position, which will be based in Maputo, is contingent on funding.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
-Assist the COP in overseeing all components of the program
-Provide expertise in the Mozambican media sector and related government and civil society stakeholders
-Assist the COP in monitoring, evaluation and reporting functions
-Leadership and management of program staff
-Management of Mozambican partner organizations and international and Mozambican consultants
-Masterís or higher degree in Journalism, Political Science, International Studies, or other relevant field preferred
-Thorough knowledge and understanding of media issues in Mozambique
-Experience in managing and implementing multi-component, donor-funded programs
-Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and mentor staff
-Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated pro-active approach to problem solving
-Fluency in Portuguese and English required
Please visit http://www.irex.org/careers to apply. Please supply a resume, cover letter, and three-year salary history when applying.
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