Program Director (f/m/d) Colombia and Region

  • Contractor
  • Bogotá Colombia
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Deutsche Welle profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Deutsche Welle

We are seeking a Program Director (f/m/d) Colombia and Region for the Deutsche Welle Akademie in Bogota as of 1 April 2024 or as soon as possible on the basis of a full-time local staff contract limited until 31 December 2025.


  • responsibility for the DW Akademie program in Colombia and the region, including the project “Local Journalism for Climate Protection”
  • responsibility for monitoring, evaluation and achievement of project goals and fulfilment of indicators
  • responsibility for planning and compliance with the budget
  • interlinking of all projects in the target country and the region
  • management of the DW Akademie office in Bogota
  • representation of DW Akademie vis-à-vis other German and local institutions in Colombia and the region
  • reporting and constant communication with DW Akademie offices in Germany
  • consulting and strategic development of the cooperation with partner organisations in the target region
  • monitoring of the media landscape and political developments in the target country and the region


  • completed university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant field
  • longstanding professional experience in the field of journalism, freedom of expression and media development, ideally including professional journalistic experience in the field of environment and climate protection
  • proven experience in the management of projects in the context of international development cooperation
  • knowledge of innovative methods and instruments of media education
  • excellent knowledge of the media situation and political developments in Colombia and the region
  • training and consulting experience in media projects in the region
  • experience in leading small teams
  • excellent organisational and communication skills, high level of intercultural sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • professional language proficiency in Spanish and English (written and spoken); additional knowledge of German and regional languages an advantage
  • experience in conflict and crisis areas
  • willingness to travel (national and international)


  • inspiring and challenging tasks in an international media company
  • collaboration in interdisciplinary and diverse teams
  • an organizational culture characterized by New Work and Digital Leadership & Collaboration
  • promotion of diversity, inclusion and sustainability

As employees of Deutsche Welle, we identify with the values laid down in the Deutsche Welle Act. We are especially opposed to every form of discrimination, racism and antisemitism.

How to apply

We promote diversity and equal opportunities. We welcome your application, regardless of your nationality, your cultural, ethnic or social background, any disability you might have, your sexual orientation, your gender or your age. We aim for gender parity in all departments and across all levels of the organization.

Have we piqued your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 18 February 2024 via the DW online career portal at

deadline: 18-Feb-24

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