IWPR шукає Project Manager, Ukraine
The successful applicant will manage and coordinate all local activity under a new USAID-funded IWPR initiative, Enabling Witness, which will collect evidence and testimony from Ukraine to inform public opinion and enhance transitional justice in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
We are seeking a Project Manager to play a key role in day-to-day implementation of the project in Ukraine, overseeing a small team of consultants and partners delivering a range of media production outputs. They will be responsible for budgeting for local activities, adhering to safety and security procedures, coordinating trainings, and ensuring activities are delivered according to set timelines and key milestones. All activities and work must be delivered in line with USAID rules and regulations, strictly delivered and reported on as per donor and client requirements.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS - Until filled.
The Project Manager will be tasked with managing and coordinating implementation between local partners, international technical advisors, and IWPR, ensuring that project activities are conducted in a consistent manner. The Project Manager will be the primary point of contact for project beneficiaries and local partners, and take lead responsibility for all budgetary, security and administrative matters locally.
Enabling Witness will include media production and publication at its core, working with renowned documentary filmmakers, photographers and journalists. The successful candidate will have extensive experience of media production, taking lead responsibility for all materials produced and published, including hiring videographers and reporters, organising multimedia production workload, arranging archiving of materials, liaising with global media, working with the project’s lawyers and international advisers, and following USAID rules and regulations around publications.
The successful applicant may be expected to work on additional smaller IWPR initiatives in Ukraine as and when required, including in the areas of media and CSO development.
- Ensure the delivery of project outputs and compliance with approved work and activity plans in line with USAID rules and regulations;
- Take overall responsibility for all local budget, security and project administrative matters;
- Edit and contribute to programmatic reporting and M&E development. Gather information and prepare reports for program M&E procedures;
- Oversee local fees and stipends administered under the project;
- Coordinate and manage local partners and international technical advisors working on the project;
- Organise and coordinate materials collection and archiving, as well as legal reviews;
- Oversee production and post-production elements of the project (filming and production) via a team of renowned documentary filmmakers, photographers, and authors;
- Assist with local hiring, including roles such as archivists, data analysts, videographers, and trainers, as necessary,
- Coordinate local trainings for participating reporters, documentarians and videographers, selecting trainees and participants as per project needs;
- Oversee all procurement required for the project, such as filming and safety equipment;
- Liaise with global media on publications, promoting the project’s outputs with international media, film companies, and artists;
- Ensure adherence to all IWPR and donor policies and procedures and all local labour laws;
- Assist with social media accounts and postings to promote project activities, in-line with USAID / IWPR rules and regulations;
- Represent IWPR as is necessary in order to deliver on project activities;
- Coordinate activities with government officials, other implementers, stakeholders, and institutions;
- Compile materials for project use, as well as wider communications materials, monthly newsletters and IWPR’s global website when required;
- Ensure a work environment that is non-discriminatory and promotes open dialogue on gender-related and culturally sensitive issues;
- Report to IWPR Associate Regional Director.
The successful candidate will have:
- Bachelor’s degree in relevant field. Minimum five years of project management experience in fields such as media, international development, and civil society, ideally with a US Government contracting or grant mechanism. An equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Strong experience of media production, including coordinating teams producing materials across a range of media, including print, TV, and online.
- Experience managing projects, including budgetary and security responsibility. Ability to manage multiple streams of work, shifting priorities, and deadline pressures.
- Experience building and maintaining effective working relationships with donors, stakeholders, in-country collaborators, and staff in Ukraine. Ability to work with people from different backgrounds and cultures in an open-minded, non-dogmatic manner.
- Experience with a range of donor funded projects, in particular US Government funded projects. Other European donors (UK, Norway, EU etc) are particularly welcome.
- Experience overseeing grant and service contract delivery with a range of partners.
- Strong communication skills in English, Ukrainian, and Russian, including the ability to write in a clear, concise, well-organised manner. Proficiency in other languages is welcome.
- Advanced computer skills in a Windows based environment including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.
- Strong presentation skills.
- Ability to travel (security permitting).
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS - Until filled. To apply, please click HERE