Lie Detectors (https://lie-detectors.org) is an independent and award-winning news literacy project in Europe working to tackle disinformation and its corrosive effect on democracy. We do this by empowering young people and their teachers to sort fact from fiction online and understand how professional journalism works, and by advocating at international level for smart policies.
Our highly motivated team works with 200 journalists and more than 1,000 classrooms in Europe (currently Austria, Belgium and Germany) every year. We have developed a cutting-edge virtual format in response to the ongoing pandemic and will be growing our reach into new countries to engage young people, educators, policymakers and like-minded organizations in our cause.
As our work expands, we are looking for an International Programme Director to support our country programmes and thereby the scaling up of our rapidly growing and evolving organisation. You will be reporting directly to the Executive Director and will join the Management Team in this fast-moving organization with key responsibility for the overarching management of country operations.
With an objective of ensuring consistency and encouraging excellence and best practice, you will support the country teams and leaders in their efforts to efficiently deliver our work across language and national boundaries. You will contribute to our growth by helping plan major cross-country projects and helping to expand our work to other countries over time as relevant. In addition, you will support the Executive Director in working with the Board of Directors and sustaining funders for our work. Your intimate knowledge of our grassroots work will help inform Lie Detectors’ communications and advocacy work – both on a European and country level.
All in all, you will be a pivotal player in Lie Detectors’ culture of teamwork, transparency, learning and evaluation.
Lie Detectors has offices in several EU capitals with headquarters in Brussels. Thanks to our flexible office format we are open to applications from candidates based not only in Brussels but also in other capitals, ideally London or Berlin. A successful candidate will be required to spend regular periods of time at headquarters and in country offices once the pandemic is over.
This all sounds like an exciting and suitable next challenge for you?
Then please send your CV and a cover letter in English outlining how your past experience equips you for the role by Monday 3 May 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you see this posting only after this deadline, feel free to reach out to us to check whether applying still makes sense.
Please note that we are collaborating with the external recruitment consultancy Julia Reis Consulting to fill this position and that they will have access to your documents for the purpose of filling this role. You might be contacted by them directly during our selection process.