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Project Manager, Media and Civil Society Strengthening in Mongolia

Location: Mongolia
Program area: Good Governance
Type: Regular employment

*** This position will remain open until filled ***

Please note that this position is being re-advertised. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.

The Asia Foundation (the Foundation) is seeking a qualified project manager to support the effective implementation of the Media and Civil Society Strengthening (MACSS) in Mongolia Project. 

The MACSS project is a five-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the CSM-STAND consortium led by Pact. The Asia Foundation is the lead implementer in Mongolia.

MACSS aims to contribute to effective and transparent democratic governance in Mongolia by working with the civil society and media sectors. These sectors play a critical role in informing and engaging citizens, ensuring access to quality information, and finding ways to constructively engage the government to increase social accountability and effective policymaking and implementation. The project is structured around four cross-cutting pathways: strengthening civil society capacity, expanding civic space, enhancing investigative journalism and the media, and combatting the influence of disinformation.

This position reports to the chief of party.

Responsibilities

The project manager will support the effective implementation of the MACSS project and related initiatives by providing technical, operational, and administrative assistance. This includes stakeholder engagement, activity reporting, monitoring partner organizations, and coordinating events. The project manager will also contribute to strategy and content development for ongoing programs.

  • Government Relations: Support the chief of party in managing relationships with national and local governments to achieve project goals.
  • Civil Society Engagement: Build and maintain relationships with key civil society actors at both national and provincial levels.
  • Team Management: Oversee a senior project officer and monitoring, evaluation, and learning officer.
  • Grants and Contracts: Lead the development and management of grants and contracts as directed.
  • Reporting: Assist in drafting the project’s quarterly and final reports and in monitoring project activities.
  • Budget and Timeline Management: Support the chief of party in overall budget management and tracking the timeline and due dates of project activities.
  • Administrative Support: Manage project-related administrative and financial documentation, including drafting and ensuring quality assurance of memos, letters, and other correspondence to stakeholders.
  • Strategic Planning: Support the chief of party and country representative in planning and strategy development for future programming.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in project management, experience leading civil society and good governance projects in Mongolia, and strong communication skills to effectively work with civil society, media, government, and donor representatives. Experience working on large donor-funded projects is required. Specific required/desired qualifications include:

  • Graduate degree in political science, sociology, or related fields in the social sciences.
  • At least seven years of project management work experience.
  • At least five years of relevant experience in strengthening civil society, social accountability, civic engagement, and/or independent media.
  • Significant knowledge and understanding of media, civil society, and good governance issues in Mongolia.
  • Demonstrated project management experience, including planning, budgeting, adaptive management or collaborating, learning and adapting approaches, and monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning.
  • Excellent team building and management abilities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Mongolian.
  • Past experience working on USAID initiatives will be an advantage.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to [email protected] with the position title listed in the subject line. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/M/F/D/V. No phone calls, please.

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