Partnership Officer, Rooted in Trust At Internews Network


The Rooted in Trust project works to combat COVID-19 rumors and misinformation in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Iraq, Zimbabwe, Colombia, Brazil, Mali, DRC, Sudan and South Sudan. We work to create impact at the local level and inform approaches to rumor management at the global level. The project is supported by a Global Technical Advisory team made up of media, humanitarian, data science and information management experts.

In Phase I of the project, we collected more than 19 thousand rumors in 14 languages and supported more than 30 local trusted information providers. In this critical phase of the pandemic, we will build on these efforts to listen and respond to the information challenges faced by vulnerable groups in humanitarian contexts, encouraging open dialogue between citizens and scientists and stronger and more collaborative partnerships between information providers (such as local media) and humanitarian and health sources.


Under the supervision of the Finance Manager, Rooted in Trust, the Partnership Officer will provide administrative and financial support to the Rooted in Trust project’s partners and sub grantees.


This is a remote-first position. This position will require some flexibility to coordinate with partners located in Americas, Africa, and Middle East regions, as well as those on the East Coast of the United States (GMT -5).

Candidates based elsewhere are welcome to apply; however, you must have work authorization in your location that does not require sponsorship from Internews. In addition, there are some locations in which Internews is not able to support fully remote work.

Wherever possible, we work to try to find solutions for international hiring that work for both the company and the candidate. This means that some of the particulars around the offer for a role will be dependent on several factors, and that the benefits and salary structure that apply to a role will ultimately be based upon the candidate’s location and where the role hired.


We are an organization of dynamic, mission-driven individuals who are passionate about our core values and about supporting positive change in the world. We pride ourselves on our commitment to innovation and flexibility. We believe that diverse teams are strong and work to support an ethic of belonging, dignity, and justice for all people. Our current team includes a mix of genders, parents and non-parents, and people of multiple races, nationalities, ages, sexual orientations and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are an EEO employer and encourage candidates of all races, genders, ages, orientations, ethnicities and national origins to apply, and welcome those with alternative backgrounds and experiences.

DAY-TO-DAY TASKS will include:

  • Organize briefings with partners focused on contracts and financial reports forms;
  • Ensure that all partners are informed about all supporting documentation requested, and reporting requirements;
  • Review subgrants’ quarterly financial reports;
  • Direct budget/agreement negotiation with subrecipients (calls and emails);
  • Put together subgrant request packages per Internews and funder policies and procedures;
  • Follow up with programs to get responses related to subgrant Scopes of Work and budgets;
  • Help address subrecipients; questions about payments and reports;
  • Assist the Finance Manager in providing in-depth financial analysis of the financial reports submitted by sub-grantees;
  • Ensure that all vouchers and documentation related to quarterly reports comply with each sub-grantees’ contract and are approved by the Headquarters Grants and Contracts department. Ensure that documentation is properly filed and available on Egnyte;
  • Support sub-grantees in all financial and procurement matters regarding the project, organizing capacity building sessions if needed;
  • Other duties as assigned; and
  • In all duties, an understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.


  • 3-5 years of work experience in financial management, finance and accounting, and/or grants management
  • Proficiency in MS Excel
  • Working knowledge of reporting systems
  • Previous work experience with subgrants and contracts, preferably with an international NGO
  • Previous work experience with subaward management and development of subaward monitoring systems
  • Effective communication skills
  • Good team player
  • Flexible and able to work with a multinational country team and local partners
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English and/or French, working knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese preferred

How to apply

To apply, please submit CV and optionally a cover letter via our Careers page

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