PROJECT BACKGROUND: Funded by the USAID iSTREAM project, Internews supports the organizational capacity development of The Radio Community. The objective of the Strengthening Free and Independent Media in South Sudan (i‐STREAM) program – a 5‐year cooperative agreement running from FY 2013‐FY 2018 ‐ is to strengthen a free and independent media in South Sudan, with an emphasis on building professionalism, production capacities, freer and open environment and self‐sustainability of the media sector.
Internews seeks a Chief of Party for a potential USAID-funded media support program in Ukraine. S/he will provide strategic guidance andleadership; oversee activities involving Ukrainian media outlets and media support organizations, among other potential beneficiaries; supervise program personnel, financial management, and administration; and coordinate with USAID and other media stakeholders in theregion to ensure that Internews leverages existing resources, avoids duplication, and complements other media development initiatives.
Working closely with the Chief of Party and Senior Director of Operational Security, the Country Risk Manager is responsible for directly overseeing all security related matters for Internews operations throughout Internews’ work in South Sudan. They are responsible for security assessments, planning and training as needed for local and expatriate staff. This position will be part of a standard rotational role and be supported by another dedicated security professional while on leaves.