Project Manager, Latin America


The Project Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the project meets its target results and overall objectives. The project manager will also ensure that services provided by IWPR and our partners to beneficiary civil society actors and journalists are responsive to their needs and continuously adapt to the changing circumstances on the ground, including  digital platforms changes that affect SEO and SMO.

The project manager will report to the Regional Journalism and Media Programs Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean and will coordinate with other project managers, area specialists, and expert consultants supporting the project.


  • Support the project team with the design of a project implementation plan and timeline;
  • Conduct outreach and trust-building activities with potential partners in country and participate in the selection of beneficiary partners;
  • Diagnose beneficiary needs and design and implement training programs to form and mentor civil society and media actors to improve their strategic online communications (for example, content creation, image and branding, SEO, SEM, social media strategies, etc.);
  • Help select and oversee expert consultants to support capacity building efforts and other areas of project delivery;
  • Ensure the project is delivering activities on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards;
  • Monitoring of project progress, integrating lessons learned and making strategic recommendations to optimize program delivery;
  • Keeping abreast of changes in social media platforms and algorithms to ensure recommendations are in line with the latest best practices;
  • Resolving beneficiaries’ inquiries and requests;
  • Leading data collection for qualitative and quantitative evaluations using rigorous methodologies;
  • Maintaining project trackers up to date to ensure ongoing monitoring of progress;
  • Preparing monthly (internal) and quarterly (donor) reports outlining activities, results and impacts. Gather, analyze and present evaluation input and data received from project partners, beneficiaries and other IWPR staff in a clear, concise, and attractive manner that speaks to the project's overall goal and objectives;
  • Ensure that project security plans, processes and contingency options are responsive to the risks faced by beneficiaries. Consider at all times the safety and security of beneficiaries, staff and consultants, as well as organizational risks to IWPR and partners;
  • Ensure compliance with IWPR policies and procedures and donor regulations, including several administrative tasks, by yourself and those supervised.


  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Communications, Digital Marketing, Business Administration, or related field;
  • Technical expertise and at least 8 years’ experience in social media marketing, preferably at the strategic level;
  • At least five years professional experience leading social media marketing campaigns and/or supporting organizations improve strategic communications capacities. Experience with organizations such as CSOs and media is preferable;
  • Extensive technical expertise in analysis of digital metrics (social media platforms and website analytics);
  • Experience in virtually training adults and overseeing learning processes;
  • At least five years’ experience managing digital communications strategies.


  • Extensive contacts and connections with key actors in the areas of Freedom of Association, Digital Rights, Media Freedom and Access to Information, especially in restrictive countries in Latin America;
  • A good understanding of issues pertaining to Freedom of Association, Digital Rights, Media Freedom and Access to Information, especially in restrictive countries in Latin America, and the intersection with digital communications;
  • Leadership qualities and excellent organizational and management skills, including a successful track record of coordinating with staff and/or consultants to deliver results;
  • Significant skill in drafting comprehensive reports in English, by organizing, analyzing, and presenting data that support the conclusions and recommendations developed;
  • Creativity, flexibility and persistence to ensure project objectives are met, even when confronted with setbacks and unexpected factors associated with digital communications in closed environments;
  • Ability to adapt to challenging, non-conventional environments and people;
  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish and English, including ability to speak in public and write professional reports in both languages;
  • Ability to multitask;
  • Willingness to adapt to security measures needed to work in the region;
  • Willingness to work with colleagues remotely across time zones.

Please note: Hiring of this position is contingent upon receipt of funding and required donor approvals.

Remote (Latin America based)

IWPR is an equal opportunities employer, committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.  We encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates from a wide range of backgrounds who can help continue to evolve our culture and contribute to an inclusive environment.

Principals only. No calls please. Only those who have been selected for interviews will be contacted. IWPR will never ask for payment for recruitment.

Remote (Latin America based)
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