We are looking for a Project Officer

A challenging, international and dynamic environment . 36 hours/week, starting 5 August 2024

RNW Media   

RNW Media is an international digital media organisation, working for social change. We believe in a world in which young people, in all their diversity, confidently claim their rights, assume their place in society and drive social change. Our mission is to accelerate the impact of changemakers by co-creating youth-centred digital media solutions built on data insights and mutual learning experiences. We work with those who, like us, want to unleash the potential of young people aged 15 to 30, using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relevant to young people as our compass.  We work in countries where the human rights of young people are under threat. Connecting with young people through digital media is instrumental in our approach to achieving sustainable, inclusive, and stable societies by 2030.

We are proud to have 75 years of experience in the media sector, over 50 years as a training centre and more than 10 years working for impact. 

Purpose of the position

The Project Officer (co-)manages projects and ensures the successful implementation of projects that contribute to RNW Media’s vision and mission. This role involves supporting in or directly coordinating project teams, as well as meticulous planning and monitoring of project activities, ensuring that they are implemented within scope, on time and within the budget. The Project Officer ensures that reporting requirements are met and addresses any issues that arise during the project cycle.

You will work with an international, and multi-disciplinary project team to deliver and implement specific learning and digital media solutions that RNW Media offers. Depending on the project, you will also collaborate with our local changemakers, who are from all over the world.  

By driving project success, you will contribute to RNW Media’s mission to accelerate the impact of changemakers so that young people, in all their diversity, can confidently claim their rights, assume their place in society and drive social change.

Positioning in the organisation  

The Project Officer reports to the Team Lead Programme Management and works closely with Project Leads and other experts across the organisation. 

Your responsibilities

The Project Officer  

  • Coordinates the implementation of the project scope, deliverables and activities by the project team and, if applicable, partners, according to the (annual) workplan;
  • Monitors project budgets, planning, and Monitoring & Evaluation processes;
  • Leads and coordinates a multi-disciplinary project team throughout different phases of the project lifecycle;
  • Ensures qualitative and timely reporting to donors and/or partners;
  • Captures, analyses and distributes lessons learned in the project teams and in the Programme Management Team/the wider organisation;
  • Maintains regular contact with and ensures meaningful collaboration with donor and partner organisations;
  • Supports other Project Leads in their project management tasks where necessary.
  • Contributes to the development of project management methodologies, guidelines, and templates to be used by all project teams;
  • Supports in strengthening project management capabilities in the organisation.

Knowledge and experience 

The Project Manager has:  

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree;
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in project management, preferably in an international setting;
  • Excellent project management skills (task and time management, budget management, reporting, a.o.);
  • Fluent in English. Fluency in Spanish and/or French is considered a plus;
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and in writing;
  • Experience in managing (international) project teams;
  • Hands-on mentality and pro-active problem-solving skills;

What do we offer?

Working at RNW Media is much more than a job. In addition to a competitive salary and benefits, you support young people to drive social change. You also become part of a young and multi-cultural team of highly skilled professionals. We are a flexible project-based centre of expertise where you work in multidisciplinary teams. We have an informal and flexible work structure that emphasises wellbeing as much as it does quality of work.

At RNW Media we have a competitive Compensation & Benefits package. This job is graded in salary scale 6 (€2949,84 – € 4074,90). Your salary will be dependent on experience and expertise. We offer a 7-month contract, subject to renewal.

We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries as we are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. We also encourage interested candidates who may not meet all criteria to apply – we value team members who are eager to learn and grow.

As RNW Media, we are committed to reflecting the young people for whom we work. We aim to build as diverse a team as possible, whether it be in relation to gender, ethnicity, sexual identity or age. People originally from the regions where we work, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East are particularly welcome to apply.

How to apply?

Please apply HERE by submitting your CV and motivation letter before July 5, 2024.

In your application letter outline demonstrable examples of how you meet the requirements of the role. An assignment can be part of the procedure.

Only applicants with a valid residence and work permit for the Netherlands will be considered.

Please note: internally, the job title for this position is Project Management & Capability Officer.