Media For Human Rights Project Manager
Applicants are requested to send to [email protected] (include the title of the position in your email subject line):
1-an updated CV including URLs for all relevant projects and/or social media accounts (personal or organizational) and all contact information
2-a cover letter explaining why you are excited about leading this program and why this position is perfect for you!
Come work at AltCity, an exciting new community space in Hamra, where media, techie, and entrepreneurial people come to work, get startup support, organize or participate in different events, and much more. If you are passionate about making Lebanon a more vibrant, dynamic, creative, active, and engaged place, then read on!
Purpose of the Position:
This employee will be responsible for managing all aspects of AltCity’s “Media for Human Rights” program. This 1 year program (with possible extension) aims to change the way we make and consume media, by developing its use in Lebanon and the MENA region as a tool to enhance human rights, freedom of expression, and social change through providing media trainings, events, and business/media supports at AltCity. This program is funded by the Netherlands Embassy in Lebanon.
This position is best suited for a graduate with 3+ years of experience of working in civil society or media organizations, with some experience with donor relations and program reporting. Candidates should demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for creating change in the community through our program and space!
Work Hours: Full time position. 45 hours a week (flexible, depending on events and business support activities at AltCity, including occasional evenings and weekends.)
Provide leadership and strategic vision in all aspects of program implementation, development and management.
Oversee coordination of all trainings, events, and other project-related activities.
Manage resources and staff related to program, providing guidance and support where necessary.
Manage recruitment of external trainers or contractors as required. Draft terms of reference and lead selection process.
Monitor adherence to grant requirements and ensure program continues to achieve proposed results.
Coordinate with grants management officer to ensure timely submission of project reports (programmatic/narrative & financial).
Ensure appropriate monitoring and evaluation of all project activities.
Act as primary program representative to donors, partners, other implementers and external stakeholders.
Assist in seeking further funding opportunities and developing proposals related to media for social change.
Identify potential project and/or funding partners.
Other tasks as agreed with the CEO
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
3+ years of project management experience, ideally in a non-profit setting
Experience in project reporting, monitoring & evaluation, and other donor-relations tasks
Masters degree in media/communications, social science, management, international development or any other relevant field
Excellent organizational skills with proven ability to multitask to tight deadlines
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
A strong understanding of the media and civil society in Lebanon with proven media, Web 2.0 and social media skills
Native Arabic with fluent English (written & spoken), French is a plus