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Project Manager, Central America and Mexico

Washington D.C. (United States of America) | Mexico

  • Organization: Internews
  • Location: Washington D.C. (United States of America) | Mexico
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-05

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Under the supervision of the Americas Regional Director, the Project Manager performs high level tasks and works across a portfolio of various projects in multiple countries, including financial oversight. The Project Manager will provide technical and operational support to all initiatives across the Central America and Mexico region.


Internews has US offices in Arcata, CA and Washington, DC which support a hybrid workforce with staff working remotely, fully in-office or partially remote. Ultimately, this position may work remotely, fully in-office, or partially remote from our Washington, DC office, or remote from a location in Central America or Mexico.

We will consider candidates who are based in the Washington, DC area who have willingness and ability to travel to Central America and/or Mexico up to 15% of the time, or candidates who are based in Central America or Mexico who possess independent work authorization in their location and are able and willing to travel to Washington, DC up to 15% of the time.

Wherever possible, we work to try to find solutions for international hiring that work for both the company and the candidate. This means that some of the particulars around the offer for a role will be dependent on several factors, and that the benefits and salary structure that apply to a position will ultimately be based upon the candidate’s location and where the role is hired.


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 Equal Employment Opportunity 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:

  • Design, lead and supervise in conjunction with the Regional Director the work of team members on the successful implementation of programs, trainings, and workshops;
  • Create new processes to track growing portfolio and activities and effectively delegate responsibilities to team members;
  • Identify strengths among team, collaborate and delegate to them based on needs, skills, and interests;
  • Maintain relationships and check-ins with funders and other implementers;
  • Act as a primary liaison with program participants, trainees, groups, and host organizations;
  • Outreach to donor-level partners on a regular basis;
  • Foster the program team’s development and the building of relationships with trainees, host organizations, and other members of civil society and minority communities in the Central America region and Mexico;
  • Foster outreach, visibility, and dissemination of program experience;
  • Work closely with the Americas Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) Specialist to lead efforts to comply with M&E requirements for the program/s and ensure effective performance and management;
  • Work closely with the Business Development Team across the organization to lead or significantly contribute to donor outreach as well as Americas’ proposals, reports, and program documentation, as needed;
  • Consistent review and strategy related to USAID programming and forecast, mission opportunities, and other funder opportunities;
  • Provide financial oversight and work closely with the Business Operations Officer to monitor budget compliance and with the Grants & Contracts (G&C ) team to ensure overall G&C compliance across the Central America and Mexico portfolio; and
  • Work closely with Internews’ thematic units to build team-level strategies to expand programs into other practice areas that pursue Internews’ mandates and goals. Thematic areas include technology, humanitarian assistance, migration, health, and environmental work.
  • In all duties, an understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews' Core Values.


The Program Manager supervises the Central America and Mexico team, including direct oversight of a team of headquarters and field-based team. The Project Manager carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities including training employees; managing, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.



  • 7+ years programmatic experience in the Latin America region
  • Outstanding written and oral English and Spanish language skills, including project reporting and proposal writing
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in International Relations, International Diplomacy, International Affairs, or related field
  • Experience in US Government grant management
  • Understanding of the human rights environment and network of stakeholders in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Experience living and/or working in the Latin America region
  • Proven understanding of the political dynamics of working in sensitive countries in the Latin America region
  • Proven ability to form trust networks in-region to build partnerships, develop new projects and implement and problem solve with current and sensitive programs
  • Proven capability to work in challenging environments where human rights issues impact projects
  • Proven ability to lead or directly support creation or adaptation of communications solutions in Spanish language
  • Outstanding ability to work with professionals from many disciplines: public/government, academic, private sector, NGOs, media, and journalists
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple ongoing assignments
  • Experience working and traveling in complex operational environments
  • Outstanding analytical, problem-solving, and advisory skills
  • Ability to work individually, and as a member of a team, including headquarters and field-based staff


Note: Candidates who do not have these preferred qualification, but are interested and willing to learn, are encouraged to apply.

  • Experience working in an international NGO and/or managing a project for an NGO
  • Familiarity with US Government contracting regulations

This position is being offered and hired by Internews Network. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Network's offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our About Working for Internews page.

Internews Network is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. Internews does not discriminate based on race, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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