Chief of Party

Internews Network
  • Location
    Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    May 04

Position description

Internews seeks a Chief of Party for a potential USAID-funded project in Georgia that will coordinate efforts in countering disinformation; strengthen the capacity of local actors to put out fact-based messages, and diagnose, track, and respond to disinformation. The Chief of Party will provide strategic guidance and leadership; oversee project activities; supervise program personnel, financial management, and administration; and coordinate with USAID and other media stakeholders in the region to ensure that Internews leverages existing resources, avoids duplication, and complements other media development initiatives. This position will also be responsible for establishing strong partnerships with counterparts nationally and across the region and with the appropriate donor representatives. 

Note: Hiring will be dependent upon receipt of funding.

CLOSING DATE: 22 May 2020

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

  • Provide strategic, operational and representational leadership.
  • Oversee organization and implementation of all project activities, as well as project monitoring and evaluation to ensure effective implementation and to measure project impact.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable local laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints, and resolving problems.
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with local and regional partner organizations and ensure that implementation is responsive to the needs of partners and beneficiaries.
  • Write and edit project reports, communications materials, and other project documentation in collaboration with Internews staff and according to award stipulations.
  • Serve as public face of the project in the region and primary point of contact for regional and in-country donor missions and stakeholders.
  • Maintain strategic awareness of issues related to independent media and disinformation in the country and the larger region.
  • Ensure the project is in compliance with all cooperative agreement rules, requirements and regulations as well as with Internews’ internal policies and procedures.
  • Serve as the primary budget authority over the project, responsible for ensuring all costs charged to the project are allowable, reasonable, and correctly allocated.
  • Maintain regular communications with Internews headquarters staff to communicate progress on programming and address upcoming issues in advance.
  • Provide support as necessary for developing new relationships and business initiatives.
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must demonstrate subject matter expertise and a thorough understanding of misinformation, disinformation, and the role of information in the formation of dynamic of values, beliefs, or identities and the role of researchers, activists, private sector, and policy makers in supporting a country's information space.
  • Substantial project management experience (or equivalent leadership position).
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate a broad and diverse set of actors and maintain effective working relationships with media partners, members of academia, legislators, government officials, bilateral donors, as well as in-country and foreign experts.
  • Experience in Georgia and/or in the Europe and Eurasia region will be an advantage but is not required. 
  • Master's degree or higher in Political Science, International studies, or other relevant field.


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