Director, MDIF Western Balkans Fund

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About the job




Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) is seeking to appoint a full time highly competent and organized professional for the position of Program Director for our Western Balkans Fund. Details of the key responsibilities, requirements and application are below.



  • Lead the building of investment pipeline for the Fund by identifying potential loan and equity candidates [in collaboration with other program and investment staff in Europe].
  • Lead the design and implementation of other Fund activities and lead the process of identifying qualified participants [in collaboration with other program and investment staff in Europe].
  • Prepare materials for processing of candidates towards programmatic approval.
  • Monitor the mission related aspects of Fund beneficiaries’ work.
  • Co-ordinate technical assistance for Fund beneficiaries [in close collaboration with MDIF Media Advisory Services (MAS) and investment staff].
  • Participate in fundraising efforts for the Fund.
  • Ensure compliance with funders’ contractual requirements and MDIF policies and procedures.
  • Prepare narrative reports for funders, coordinate preparation of financial reports.
  • Monitor political, economic and other relevant developments in the region as they impact the program implementation.
  • Recruit and manage additional program staff to be hired if/as needed.



  • Proven experience in journalism, media management or media support fields.
  • Understanding of the media environment in Western Balkans.
  • Outstanding communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in an international, dispersed team.
  • Ability to manage external consultants.
  • Experience in managing U.S. government funded projects an advantage.
  • Fluency in English, knowledge of at least one Western Balkan language.


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