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Niger: Niger: Country Lead

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Note: Internews is seeking candidates a for a Country Lead position for an anticipated USAID-funded media development and communications program in West Africa . Actual hiring of the position will be contingent upon receipt of funding.

GENERAL FUNCTION: The Country Lead will oversee all Internews- and subgrantee-implemented activities in Niger, providing technical, financial, and administrative leadership. He/She will work closely with local partners in country on implementation issues, including subgrantee management. He/She will be based in Niger full time for the 5-year duration of the program. Citizens of Niger or other countries in West Africa are particularly encouraged to apply.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned:

  • Liaise with USAID representatives.
  • Prepare monthly reports to Chief of Party on all Internews activities.
  • Maintain close contact with other Internews leads and consultants in the region.
  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of and relationships with media in Niger.
  • Maintain contact with local government officials.
  • Ensure compliance with local laws and registration requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with USAID rules and regulations.
  • Manage and coordinate local staff, local partner activities, and consultants in accordance with Internews’ policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints; and resolving problems.
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.


  • Excellent written and spoken English and French.
  • At least 5 years of experience working in Niger and/or the West Africa region.
  • Experience with USAID- and/or US government-funded programs, including demonstrated skills in effectively working, coordinating and negotiating with donors, other USAID projects, U.S. embassies, and host-country governments and organizations.
  • Journalism education or experience.
  • Experience in monitoring, evaluating and documenting progress toward meeting project objectives; evaluating sub-contractor and grantee activities through consultative meetings, site visits and reporting requirements; working out solutions to keep activities on track; and providing overall guidance and direction to focus the activity team on achieving agreed targets and long-term strategic objectives.
  • Some accounting experience.
  • Relevant university degree in a relevant social, technical or political science (e.g, communications, public administration, business administration, international relations, political science, etc.).

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