Fiji: Project Officer
Skoll World Forum
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the Project Officer for Fiji provides strategic support and oversight on a variety of tasks, including project management, donor reporting, donor relations, proposal development, and communications. The Project Officer is responsible for managing a variety of projects within Internews Transparent Pacific Fiji program portfolio. Regional travel to Internews’ partners’ offices in the region for activity implementation and supervision may be required. The project aims to strengthen investigative journalism and accountable reporting in the Pacific. Launched in 2022, the project aims to strengthen local independent media to actively contribute to a whole-of-society effort to hold those in power to account. It takes a collaborative approach to secure buy-in from key stakeholders, build in-regional expertise and strengthen existing networks. The project is designed to ensure that journalists, backed by independent outlets and civil society, can expand and enhance accountability reporting.
This role is based remotely in Fiji.
This is a limited-duration position with an anticipated end date in December 2024.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply soon.
OUR COMMITMENT TO FOSTERING A CULTURE OF BELONGING
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 socioeconomic 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:
- Provide overall program management support to ensure a smooth implementation of program activities, including monitoring work plans and activity schedules, and support communications with partners and funders.
- Develop and track program activities, workplans, deliverables and timelines.
- Liaise with program partners to oversee and support the safe implementation of activities.
- Cultivate and strengthen relationships with local partner organizations and ensure that implementation is responsive to the needs of partners and beneficiaries.
- Monitor project progress, identify and address any potential problems.
- Carry out research in support of ongoing projects and new initiatives as requested.
- Provide reporting on all aspects of grant management to donors as needed.
- Write quarterly, final and/or other donor-required reports and ensure they are submitted on a timely basis.
- Represent Internews at conferences and events when needed.
- Build and sustain relationships with donors.
- Other duties as assigned.
- In all duties, uphold Internews’ Core Values and demonstrate commitment to fostering a culture of Belonging, Dignity, and Justice.
QUALIFICATIONS WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
- Relevant university degree or equivalent lived/professional experience required.
- Minimum 5 years relevant experience; project management experience preferred.
- English language fluency (in speaking, reading, and writing) required.
- Grant proposal writing experience and proven text-editing proficiency.
- 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 abilities.
- Proven ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
- Proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple ongoing assignments.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Note: Candidates who do not have these preferred qualifications, but who are interested and willing to learn, are encouraged to apply.
- Experience in a non-profit media development organization a plus.
- Knowledge of Pacific media landscape and working experience in media a plus.