Senior Program Manager: Digital Rights

by EM News January 23, 2018

The Digital Rights Senior Program Manager works closely with the Executive Director to oversee EngageMedia’s Digital Rights initiatives in Southeast Asia. The position designs strategies and activities, coordinates program staff and consultants, builds and strengthens networks, contributes to fundraising, and works directly on projects as needed.

Applications should be emailed to with the title "Senior Program Manager: Digital Rights". Application deadline is February 16, 2018.


    Program and Project Management

    • Develop and lead EngageMedia's Digital Rights program, overseeing strategy and program design
    • Oversee the Digital Rights program team; monitoring, evaluating and supporting project implementation
    • Contribute to the leadership and coordination of regional digital rights networks, fostering collaborations and partnerships
    • Directly undertake project management
    • Monitor and track project budgets
    • Review and approve invoices and reimbursements of program staff and consultants, and authorise project spending
    • Oversee the development of contracts and MoUs with staff, partners and consultants
    • Produce program reports for the board

    Development and Fundraising

    • Work closely with the Executive Director to design fundraising proposals and write reports
    • Contribute to EngageMedia's broader management and planning via participation in the Senior Management Team
    • Develop and manage funder relationships
    • Seek out and manage consulting opportunities. Directly implement contracted activities as needed.

    Partnerships, Outreach and Networking

    • Lead strategy development for outreach and engagement, working in close coordination with the communications team
    • Work with the communications team to run digital rights campaigns, employing a range of creative media
    • Maintain and develop partnerships with a range of organisations, individuals and networks
    • Attend relevant events to develop networks, and to present and share the work of EngageMedia

    Capacity building

    • Oversee planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of digital security and digital rights trainings, coordinating staff and contractors
    • Create and maintain curriculum and materials for digital security and digital rights trainings
    • Where necessary provide event or training facilitation
    • Actively build the digital rights and digital security knowledge and capacity of the EngageMedia team, including regarding emerging technologies

          Experience, skills and selection criteria

          • High level organisational, interpersonal and motivational skills
          • Excellent communication skills and knowledge of technology
          • Ability to work with a diverse team across a variety of cultures, geographies and time-zones
          • Excellent project management and planning abilities
          • Analytical and problem-solving skills: willingness to learn new skills, build expertise and development new approaches
          • Strong knowledge of the use of media and technology for social change, particularly in Southeast Asia
          • An understanding of and commitment to the EngageMedia's aims, objectives and workplace values
          • Extensive knowledge of Southeast Asia, including proficiency in a regional language
          • Minimum 5 years experience in the field

              To Apply

              • Send An application letter in English expressing your interest in the position (maximum 300 words)
              • Provide a current CV in English
              • Include two referees

                Applications should be emailed to with the title "Senior Program Manager: Digital Rights". Application deadline is February 16, 2018.

                All applications with be kept strictly confidential. Only short-listed applicants will be notified.

                About EngageMedia

                EngageMedia uses the power of video, the internet and open technologies to create social and environmental change. We harness old and new media to assist movements challenge social injustice and environmental damage, as well as to present solutions.

                EngageMedia works with independent film-makers, video activists, technologists, campaigners and social movements to generate wider audiences for their vital messages and move people to action.

                For a fuller view of EngageMedia's work please see our projects page and blog.

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