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Country Director Job Vacancy in Nairobi Kenya

General Function:

Internews Network is seeking a 
Country Director to manage an 18-month conflict mitigation project in Central Somalia, working with a local radio partner.

The successful candidate will be responsible for setting up and implementing the project, and ensuring financial and technical compliance with the terms of the award.

This is a full-time post based in Nairobi.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall project management.
  • Coordinate with local media partner in setting up, operating and overseeing output of 3 community radio stations in Central Somalia.
  • Mentor local media partner in management, administration and sustainability planning.
  • Devise and manage training programs for Somali journalists and civil society organizations.
  • Coordinate safety and security training for journalists and staff.
  • Liaise with funders, other media, civil society stakeholders and local authorities.
  • Ensure the project is in compliance with donor and Internews regulations and that all required reports and workplans are produced to deadlines.
  • Fluency and computer literacy in English
  • Minimum 5 years radio broadcasting experience, preferably in community radio
  • Minimum 4 years management experience
  • Experience living and working in East Africa; experience in and knowledge of Somali culture or language an asset
  • Experience writing and reporting for grants
  • Experience implementing USAID or other donor-funded projects
  • Journalism education or experience, specifically in broadcast
  • Experience managing a small office, setting up and operating radio stations and transmission facilities
  • Experience with conflict mitigation and prevention
  • Ability to travel within and spend time in the field, and to function within security protocols in risk areas.
Applications for this posts should be made on line at

Applications should reach us by 7th March 2012

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