Program Officer

Internews, Dominica

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th September, 2020

Job Description


Under the supervision of the LAC Project Manager, the Program Officer performs high level tasks and will directly manage the day-to-day implementation of an Internews project in the Eastern Caribbean. This role will manage one multi-country program and related subgrants to local, regional and international organizations: tracking deliverables, leading reporting, working closely with the Caribbean program team, and engaging business management staff as needed.


  • Internews is seeking candidates who have permanent work authorization in either Barbados or Dominica.


  • include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Directly manage at least one of Internews' projects in the LAC Department, specifically in Barbados and Dominica;
  • Responsible for programmatic development and project support;
  • Assist the Regional Director, Project Manager and Business Operations Officer with project oversight, including financial tracking and progress towards program deliverables;
  • Develop and monitor the portfolio's subgrants and contracts including:
  • Direct budget/agreement negotiation with subrecipient
  • Following up with subrecipient
  • In collaboration with Business Officer, develop and monitor budget
  • Review and approval of programmatic report
  • Direct report, payment clarification, negotiation with subrecipient
  • Prepare programmatic reports, projections and budgets, including any documentation required by the funder;
  • Prepare correspondence and reports from conferences and discussion panels;
  • Maintain close communication with local, regional and international actors operating in Barbados and Dominica in the space of media, technology, humanitarian and health support to communities;
  • Represent Internews at conferences and events, with funders and with policy experts;
  • Create and implement a strategy for improved communications on program activities and accomplishments;
  • Carry out research as assigned and in support of ongoing projects and new initiatives;
  • Support local partners in the LAC Department with proposal development, fundraising, and organizational development;
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews' Core Values.


  • Proven programmatic experience in relevant non-profit
  • Relevant university degree OR equivalent professional experience
  • Extensive grant proposal writing experience, and proven text-editing proficiency
  • Professional experience working in the Caribbean, specifically in Barbados and/or Dominica
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, and the ability to negotiate
  • Excellent communication skills: speaking, writing, and listening
  • Proven ability to set priorities and manage time effectively
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as an effective team member
  • Proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple ongoing assignments
  • Proficient in MS Office.


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