Women’s Protection and Empowerment Program Advisor at IRC, DR Congo

Deadline: Ongoing

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Women’s Protection and Empowerment Program Advisor in Kinshasa, DR Congo.

IRC’s Women’s Protection and Empowerment program in the DRC seeks to increase the social, political and economic empowerment of women and girls, and prevent and respond to gender based violence.

The IRC DRC has been responding to gender based violence in North and South Kivu provinces, with bases in Goma and Bukavu.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Women’s Protection and Empowerment Program Advisor will perform the following functions-

  • In collaboration with WPE program staff, the HQ Technical Advisor and the Director of WPE Program, oversee the quality of design, monitoring and evaluation of GBV programming in DRC.
  • Develop key technical program tools. Review and adapt existing IRC technical training materials. Develop training materials as needed to support the introduction of new programming approaches.
  • Oversee the development of staff technical capacity building plans and ensure staff receives training accordingly.
  • Act as a key technical facilitator and resource person for internal and external IRC trainings and workshops. Provide training to program staff as needed.
  • Closely work with the Regional Measurement Action Coordinator to improve program monitoring and to generate evidence for improving program quality and influencing policy.
  • Provide substantive input on WPE program evaluation and research initiatives.
  • Support the WPE Program Director to ensure coherence in program strategy and implementation across sites.
  • Ensure IRC adapts interventions according to the changing needs and the security situation in each province.
  • Work with program teams to develop new and update existing program components of the WPE sector strategy document to inform on-going opportunities for programming and to strengthen the linkages between WPE and other IRC program sectors (Health, CYPD, G&R).
  • Participate in inter-sectoral assessments and planning as required and provide guidance to other sectors’ project strategy to maximize safety of women and girls.
  • Participate in proposal writing and other business development opportunities as needed and inform program costing exercises.
  • Represent the program, its approaches and learning to external audiences regularly.
  • Contribute as required to advocacy and communication strategies and materials about the program for national and international audiences.
  • Manage the WPE Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Coordinator, ensuring that ethical and sound data collection and information management systems are in-place to collate and analyze data for problem analysis, planning and advocacy.
  • Provide regular feedback to WPE management staff and contribute to their performance reviews as required.
  • Assist with the recruitment of WPE management-level staff as needed.
  • Contribute to fostering the functioning of the team across sites and provinces, including supporting team-building activities.
  • Act in the place of the WPE Program Director as required.

Eligilibty Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced degree in public health, social work, public policy or another related field.
  • At least five years of GBV or development programming experience , including three years of overseas management experience in GBV, protection or humanitarian program.
  • Exceptional sector-specific technical skills and knowledge. Ability to design and deliver training.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in complex program design and monitoring. Strong analytical and strategic planning skills.
  • Ability and interest to work with a diverse and multicultural team in a respectful and culturally appropriate manner.
  • Fluency in both French and English, spoken and written.
  • Experience with information management system s and data analysis a plus.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit IRC.

Project Director at Jhpiego, Zambia

Deadline: Ongoing

The Johns Hopkins University (Jhpiego) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Project Director in Zambia.

The Project Director / Technical Director for an HIV program that has a goal of reducing the number of new HIV infections among military personnel in Zambia.

Jhpiego is an international, nonprofit health organization, working with health experts, governments and community leaders to ensure high-quality health care for their people.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Project Director will perform the following functions-

  • Provide programmatic leadership for, and oversee the strategic planning of activities in support of the program goals and objectives, including the determination of program priorities and appropriate technical initiatives.
  • Coordinate the work of all team members with their designated counterparts within DOD, DFMS, Zambia MOH, as well as other key stakeholders such as NGOs (i.e., Project Concern International) and PVOs, to ensure effective technical assistance and harmonized implementation of activities.
  • Advise Zambia counterparts on technical issues and participate in relevant advisory and/or working groups with counterparts and partner institutions.
  • Provide leadership in the design of supportive interventions to include HIV testing and counseling services (HTS), prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services including community-based adherence support, laboratory services, and monitoring and evaluation. Ensure that interventions are technically sound, evidence-based, and are sustainable.
  • Represent Jhpiego and project in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.
  • Coordinate and monitor all human, financial and material resources of the program to ensure successful implementation.
  • Lead the annual work planning process in close collaboration with CDC, Zambia MOH, program team, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Guide the analysis, synthesis and reporting of outputs and results in close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation / Strategic Information Advisor.
  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts in concert with project goals to ensure rapid and sustainable results.
  • Write and/or review technical and project management components of materials and publications.
  • Ensure resources for program implementation are available.
  • Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets.
  • Work closely with Jhpiego home office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation.
  • Ensure technical compliance with PEPFAR and DOD rules and regulations.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Clinical degree (medicine, nursing, and laboratory) with a Masters degree in public health, infectious disease, laboratory science, health administration, or other relevant advanced degree.
  • 10+ years project management / technical director experience for large, multi-year international health sector development programs that have implemented successful activities in HIV.
  • Demonstrated strong technical and programmatic knowledge and experience in the following areas: HIV testing and counseling; HIV treat treatment, care, and support for pregnant and breastfeeding women living with HIV, laboratory service delivery, and cohort recording and reporting.
  • In-depth knowledge of PEPFAR programs, regulations, compliance and reporting.
  • Significant networking and partnership building skills, including ability to communicate with leaders in health and development fields.
  • Excellent program and financial management skills.
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying best practices and adapting them to project realities.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet software programs (Microsoft Office).
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent facilitation, oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally 25% of the time.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit Jhpiego.

Director of Finance and Compliance at IRC, DR Congo

Deadline: Ongoing

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Director of Finance and Compliance, DR Congo.

The IRC aims to save lives, to strengthen Congolese institutions and to reinforce social cohesion through carefully designed and professionally-implemented programs.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

Director of Finance and Compliance will perform the following functions-

  • The Director of Finance and Compliance has overall fiscal management responsibility of the IRC DRC Provincial Offices (Kinshasa, Katanga, North & South Kivu). As a member of IRC DRC Senior Management Team, the Director of Finance & Compliance will guide and oversee the work of the finance unit, and will liaise with the Regional Controller, Regional Director and the Directors of Programs and Operations on financial and budgetary matters.
  • Based in Kinshasa, the Director of Finance and Compliance will report directly to the DRC Regional Director and will work closely with, Senior Finance controller, Chief Accountant,  Provincial Finance Controllers, the Partnership Coordinator, the Grants team , the Directors of Programs & Operations and also the Provincial and Technical Directors.
  • Develops, coordinates and implements plans for the control, monitoring and reporting of financial operations to include controllership, treasury, operational budgets and grants.
  • Ensures that all financial information is consolidated on time and provided to the Country Director and Regional Director as appropriate for analysis and dissemination.
  • Participates in strategic planning meetings, regional meetings, senior management meetings as requested and when available.
  • Ensure sub grants and risks are managed in compliance with organization and donor policies.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of a plan to minimize the country’s foreign exchange exposure to currency gains and losses.
  • Provides guidance to and overall supervision of the IRC DRC Finance team.
  • Travels to DRC provincial offices to provide technical assistance and performs oversight visits of field offices.
  • Providing technical support to Provincial Controllers including guidance on compliance issues.
  • Ensures timely dissemination of new initiatives and policies to the field and monitoring of implementation.
  • Assists Director level personnel and HR staff with the recruitment of high quality finance staff by conducting interviews and providing assessment on candidates’ technical abilities.
  • Works closely with the other Directors and Provincial Controllers to develop and monitor annual operating budgets and budget updates.
  • Oversees the preparation of grant proposal budgets in IRC and donor formats.
  • Ensures grant proposal budgets are based upon an overall operating budget and that shared program costs are included to an adequate level.
  • Performing final financial review of the proposal document prior to approval and submission to IRC Headquarters, IRC UK office and/or donors.

Eligilibty Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance – Masters Degree, CPA or CA a plus;
  • Minimum five years progressive finance/accounting experience in the non-profit sector, with at least three years of experience working internationally in the same capacity as head of finance for a large country program (with funding portfolio ranging from US$30 million plus).
  • Previous work experience with a major general ledger software package – experience with SUN and Vision Accounting Software preferred.
  • Proven knowledge of US Government, European and UN donor regulations.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in a multi-cultural environment and diplomatically manage collegial relationships.
  • Solid organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team environment & independently and ability to meet unexpected demands and deal effectively with competing priorities and proactively support country Office management.
  • Strong Computer skills: facility with MS Word, Excel, various accounting software.
  • Able to travel to field offices.
  • Demonstrated excellence in human resource management, particularly in a multi-cultural environment, including techniques for staff development, training, motivation, and discipline.
  • Demonstrated excellence in multi-tasking, time management, and flexibility.
  • Fluent in English and French languages.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit IRC.

Deputy Chief of Party at Jhpiego, Malawi

Deadline: Ongoing

The Johns Hopkins University (Jhpiego) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Deputy Chief of Party in Malawi.

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will manage the day-to-day management and human resources for an upcoming USAID integrated health project.

Jhpiego is an international, nonprofit health organization, working with health experts, governments and community leaders to ensure high-quality health care for their people.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Deputy Chief of Party will perform the following functions-

  • Provide day-to-day programmatic oversight for the strategic planning of activities in support of the project goals and objectives, including the determination of project priorities and appropriate technical initiatives.
  • Coordinate the work of all team members to ensure effective technical assistance and the smooth implementation of activities.
  • Advise Malawian counterparts on technical issues and participate in relevant advisory and/or working groups with counterparts and partner institutions.
  • Provide leadership in the design of interventions to include community mobilization and engagement, ensuring that interventions are technically sound, evidence-based, include high impact practices and are sustainable.
  • Represent Jhpiego and the project in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.
  • In close collaboration with the COP, coordinate and monitor all human, financial and material resources of the project to ensure successful implementation.
  • Facilitate the annual work planning process in close collaboration with USAID Malawi, Ministry of Health, COP, project Technical Directors.
  • Guide the analysis, synthesis and reporting of project outputs and results in close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor.
  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts in concert with project goals to ensure rapid and sustainable results.
  • Provide guidance and capacity building activities in collaboration with key staff, to subcontractors and subgrantees and coordinate activities with other agencies.
  • Ensure resources for project implementation are available.
  • Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets.
  • Work closely with Jhpiego home office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation.
  • Ensure technical compliance with USAID technical reporting requirements.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced degree in public health, health administration, international health or a related field.
  • 8+ years’ project management experience (of which at least half is in a senior management position) in large, multi-year international health sector development projects (approximately $10M per year) that have implemented successful activities in areas such as maternal, newborn and child health, family planning/reproductive health, malaria, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health systems strengthening.
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID missions, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, PVOs, the private sector and other donors.
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID projects, regulations, compliance and reporting; eight years as a senior manager on USAID projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in building capacity with the public sector, civil society, and private sector.
  • Previous supervisory experience of professional staff.
  • Management, training or clinical background in maternal, newborn and child health, family planning/reproductive health, or health systems strengthening.
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying best practices and adapting them to project realities.
  • Previous experience working in Malawi, with intimate understanding of local health system and health systems strengthening, family planning/reproductive health, and maternal, neonatal and child health care gaps and opportunities, and solid relationships at government agencies.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to travel nationally.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit Jhpiego.

USAID/MADASCAR: Community Capacity for Health to Improve the Community Health System

Deadline: 8 December 2015

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified U.S. and Non-U.S. organizations to fund a program entitled “Community Capacity for Health”.

The Community Capacity for Health activity aims to improve the sustainability of the existing community health system, as well as increase quality of its services through an integrated approach. The activity will be implemented primarily in the north and west of Madagascar in the regions of Menabe, Melaky, Boeny, Sofia, Diana, Sava and Analanjirofo15. These are regions where USAID has invested in the community health system through MAHEFA or previous programs and where community health volunteers have been active.

Objectives

  • to rebuild the capacity of the public sector to adequately plan, deliver, and manage community health services.
  • to strengthen community engagement in the community health and health service delivery.

Priority Intervention Areas

  • Nutrition
  • Infant and Child health
  • Maternal health and family planning
  • Health commodity distribution

Award Information

  • USAID intends to provide $30 million in total USAID funding over a five year period.
  • The ceiling for this program is $30 million.
  • Actual funding amounts are subject to availability of funds.

Eligibility Criteria

  • U.S. and non-US organizations are eligible to apply for this program.
  • USAID encourages applications from a broad range of interested parties, foreign and domestic non-profit organizations, foreign and domestic for-profit companies that forego profit, faith-based organizations, individuals, foundations, academic institutions, civic groups and regional organizations.
  • USAID welcomes applications from organizations which have not previously done business with USAID.
  • Applicants must have established financial management, monitoring and evaluation processes, internal control systems, and policies and procedures that comply with established U.S. Government standards, laws, and regulations.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their applications electronically at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit grants.gov and download the full announcement of the opportunity.

Senior Advocacy Expert at Counterpart International, Mozambique

Deadline: Ongoing

The Counterpart International is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Advocacy Expert based in Maputo, Mozambique.

The Senior Advocacy Expert will be responsible for the technical direction and oversight of advocacy strengthening for civil society groups.

The Counterpart International helps people build better lives and more durable futures, community by community by equipping individuals, organizations and communities to become solution creators in their own families, communities, regions and countries.

Key Job Responsibilities

The Senior Advocacy Expert will perform the following functions-

  • Provide technical leadership on advocacy strengthening.
  • Lead the development of program strategies, planning and implementation of program activities while ensuring cohesion among the program components.
  • Guide and ensure the highest quality of project monitoring, evaluation, reporting and communications, in line with USAID’s rules, regulations and requirements.
  • Document implementation successes, challenges, and lessons learned and share them with Counterpart and USAID through regular program reports and online Knowledge Management portal.
  • Provide mentoring and professional development support to project staff, with emphasis on building capacity of national staff.
  • Deliver technical presentations on program achievements to audiences, including implementing partners, civil society organizations, government officials, USAID, and other relevant organizations.
  • Ensure Counterpart’s best practices are institutionalized within the program and adapted to the local context.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as international development, political science, public health or policy; a Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of demonstrated experience in civil society capacity building and civic activism, including expertise in advocacy program design, training, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. A combination of experience in one or more of the following technical areas is highly desired: biodiversity conservation, climate change education, extractive industry oversight, government transparency and accountability, and health.
  • Demonstrated expertise required in coaching and training related to effective civic activism in one or more of the above mentioned areas.
  • At least five (5) years of project management for donor-funded projects.
  • Demonstrated experience with civic engagement and government accountability initiatives, especially in Southern/Western Africa; good knowledge of Mozambique’s socio-political and economic contexts preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills.
  • Expertise in effective skills building and organizational learning required.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively with diverse teams and building partnerships.
  • Commitment to gender integration; experience with gender integration a plus.
  • Professional level speaking, reading, and writing in English and Portuguese are required.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit Counterpart International.

Program Manager- Food, Nutrition and Agriculture at Counterpart International, USA

Deadline: Ongoing

The Counterpart International is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Program Manager-Food, Nutrition and Agriculture based in Arlington, USA.

The Program Manager- Food, Nutrition and Agriculture will oversee the implementation of Counterpart programs in the practice areas of food security, nutrition, and agriculture.

The Counterpart International helps people build better lives and more durable futures, community by community by equipping individuals, organizations and communities to become solution creators in their own families, communities, regions and countries.

Key Job Responsibilities

The Program Manager- Food, Nutrition and Agriculture will perform the following functions-

  • Manage the successful implementation of technical, financial, and administrative activities of programs in the areas of food security, nutrition, and agriculture.
  • Provide technical support to the field teams in the areas of food security, nutrition, and agriculture.
  • Reviews program technical products for quality. Stay abreast of new technical developments and best practices and serve as a technical resource. Support field offices on existing tools and leading the development of innovative, effective, country-appropriate approaches and best practice.
  • Develop, review, track progress against program work plans and performance monitoring and evaluation plans.
  • Capture, distribute, and promote program best practices, lessons learned, success stories and impacts in other programs and across the organization.
  • Ensure compliance with local laws; Counterpart policies and procedures; and donor rules and regulations.
  • Maintain regular communications with field to stay current on program activities; facilitate communications between HQ and field; and proactively identify and troubleshoot problems.
  • Manage program budgets and prepare financial projections. Monitor and analyze program pipelines and burn reports on a monthly basis. Track program expenditures against budget and obligated funds.
  • Prepare budget realignments and/or modifications to existing awards.
  • Review and process consultant invoices, field cash advances, expense reports, and other program billable costs. Closely collaborates with field team, finance and administration, and program staff in conducting proactive financial backstopping and budget tracking.
  • Write and edit program quarterly, annual and other regular reports for timely submission to donors.
  • Draft relevant sub-agreements, grants, consulting agreements, vendor agreements, and other documents needed for the implementation of program activities. Monitor and manage the execution of sub-agreements, grants, consulting agreements, vendor agreements, and other contracts for the delivery of goods and services.
  • Contribute to new business development activities as needed. Provide technical contributions and review on proposals as requested.
  • Prepare outreach materials, program highlights for donors, stakeholders, key decision makers, and other interested audiences.
  • Engage in professional forums, workshops, events related relevant to the programs. Represent Counterpart at conferences and other events.
  • Supervise commodity management and commodity ledger reporting. Coordinate and track commodity shipments in coordination with logistics vendors.
  • Oversee the monetization process. Monitor sales and report commodity loss, as appropriate.
  • Supervise and provide guidance to junior staff.
  • Manage the start-up and close-out of programs, and ensure prompt resolution of outstanding issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s degree in international development, public policy, public health, or combination of education and experience in relevant field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of program management experience in areas of food security, nutrition, and agriculture.
  • Familiarity with USDA/USAID, or other international donor rules and regulations required.
  • Experience in program start-ups, close-outs and budget monitoring.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong inter-personal skills, sound judgment and tact, ability to work in multi-cultural and lingual settings.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure with attention to detail.
  • French proficiency preferred.
  • Willingness to travel to program countries.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit Counterpart International.

Community Resiliency Program Manager at Counterpart International, Dominican Republic

Deadline: Ongoing

The Counterpart International is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Community Resiliency Program Manager based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The Community Resiliency Program Manager will join a team to implement the Coastal Community Climate Change Resiliency Framework in the Dominican Republic.

The Counterpart International helps people build better lives and more durable futures, community by community by equipping individuals, organizations and communities to become solution creators in their own families, communities, regions and countries.

Key Job Responsibilities

The Community Resiliency Program Manager will perform the following functions-

  • Lead programmatic efforts supporting Counterpart’s partners to implement activities that support the three objectives of the Resiliency Framework, which include enabling the policy environment, empowering and mobilizing communities, and creating opportunities for youth in marine biology and conservation.
  • Implement community climate resiliency assessments, providing technical assistance and guidance to local organizations and leaders.
  • Contribute to the capacity development of local organizations by ensuring that Counterpart’s Organizational Capacity Development (OCD) best practices are adapted to the local context and institutionalized as appropriate. Topic areas include but not limited to: financial management, procurement, human resources, program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, outreach and communication, to enhance their ability to promote climate resiliency.
  • Facilitate communication, cooperation and linkages between institutional partners to ensure alignment in their activities supporting the three objectives of the Resiliency Framework.
  • Engage the for-profit private sector to partner in the Framework.
  • Support the Country Representative in strategic partnership development, coordinating and communicating effectively to achieve best results.
  • Promote and support projects in rice and fish value chains; sustainable fishing practices; coral reef gardening; experiential learning strategies; blue carbon initiatives; and other activities promoting resiliency that apply sound science, community participation, income generation and sustainability.
  • Facilitate communication between government officials, communities and private enterprises to foster additional support for climate resiliency programming.
  • Contribute to grant-seeking, new business and proposal development as needed.
  • Train trainers through capacity building strategies using curricula, workshops, and other instruments.
  • Ensure that social inclusion strategies (gender, youth, other disenfranchised groups) are integrated into all capacity building tools, methodologies and activities.
  • Write program reports to headquarters and the donor (in English).
  • Document successes, challenges, and lessons learned and synthesize them to both contribute to smarter programming and share with Counterpart and project donors through regular program reports.
  • Promote and Increase the participation of educational institutions by co-facilitating the nation-wide implementation of youth opportunities created through the framework with partners.
  • Contribute to building a national strategy for blue carbon mitigation and adaptation including local and national awareness of mangrove and reef climate resilience efforts in adaptation and mitigation through interactions with educational and policy-making institutions, as well as with the private sector, including presentations, workshops, round tables, and media promotion.
  • Frequent travel within the DR required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced degree in marine biology, environmental science, conservation, community development or a related sector.
  • A minimum of five years of demonstrated experience planning, implementing, and evaluating programs
  • Experience in rural communities, organizational development and/or community mobilization.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Demonstrated leadership, supervisory and organizational skills.
  • Training/Presentation skills: A high level of interpersonal and communication skills, comfortable facilitating dialogue and presenting in front of diverse audiences.
  • Facilitation skills: Ability to work well in a team environment, able to work effectively with cooperative groups, donors, project staff, and other beneficiaries.
  • Commitment to social inclusion, demonstrated experience a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and on a team
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office—Word, Powerpoint, Excel—and use of the Internet.
  • English and Spanish fluency required.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit Counterpart International.

Chief of Party at Counterpart International, Mozambique

Deadline: Ongoing

The Counterpart International is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Chief of Party based in Maputo, Mozambique.

The Counterpart International helps people build better lives and more durable futures, community by community by equipping  individuals, organizations and communities to become solution creators in their own families, communities, regions and countries.

Key Job Responsibilities

The Chief of Party will perform the following functions-

  • Provide vision, leadership, strategic management and oversight of program implementation.
  • Ensure program design integrates Counterpart’s best practices, models and tools from similar projects.
  • Manage, and provide mentoring and professional development support to project staff, with emphasis on building capacity of national staff.
  • Oversee all administrative, contracting, hiring, recruitment, and logistical aspects of the program.
  • Coordinate activities between the field office and Counterpart headquarters.
  • Ensure the highest quality of project monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and communications.
  • Assume financial accountability and ensure compliance with Counterpart and USAID rules and regulations, particularly with respect to financial and grant management.
  • Provide technical assistance to local CSO and government partners.
  • Serve as primary liaison to USAID, local and national governmental authorities, local nongovernmental organizations, community organizations, and other donor organizations.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as international development, political science, public health or policy; a Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of fifteen years of related field experience, preferably in Mozambique or sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible management experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise in two or more of the following areas: civil society/CSO capacity building, civic engagement, government accountability, health/HIV, education, sustainable livelihoods or environment.
  • Commitment to championing social inclusion across programming, such as gender integration and inclusion of women, youth, ethnic and religious minorities, and other marginalized communities.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, training, and team-building.
  • Strong multicultural, interpersonal, communication and supervision skills.
  • Proven ability to work at the highest levels with government and non-government partners.
  • Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, and previous experience in managing complex USG or bilateral donor-funded projects with sub-grants portfolio strongly preferred.
  • Professional level speaking, reading, and writing in English and Portuguese required.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit Counterpart International.

Business Development Officer at Counterpart International, USA

Deadline: Ongoing

The Counterpart International is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Business Development Officer based in Arlington, USA.

The Business Development Officer will coordinate and support Counterpart’s new business development to build on Counterpart’s program successes with innovative new program initiatives while remaining true to our vision, mission, and values.

The Counterpart International helps people build better lives and more durable futures, community by community by equipping individuals, organizations and communities to become solution creators in their own families, communities, regions and countries.

Key Job Responsibilities

The Business Development Officer will perform the following functions-

  • Write and edit capacity and past performance statements, management plans, staffing plans, and other sections of technical proposals, including annexes.
  • Conduct desk studies and research related to program and proposal development in the agriculture and food security sector, to build technical expertise and inform program design and business growth strategy.
  • Lead and manage coordination for all agriculture and food security proposals: assist with mobilization and support of proposal teams, develop proposal development calendars and checklists, schedule proposal reviews and other meetings, track progress against timeline, draft partner agreements and manage partner deliverables, prepare consultant contracts and manage consultants, arrange assessment team travel and visas, etc.
  • Assist with recruitment with for consultants, proposal staffing, partner organizations, and other personnel pertinent to the preparation of proposals, interviewing potential staff and preparing resumes.
  • Schedule and participate in proposal review sessions, and provide constructive feedback on program design and budget.
  • Serve as point of contact with international and local partners to ensure timely deliverables (teaming agreements, technical inputs, capacity statements, key personnel CVs, etc.) in accordance with proposal calendar.
  • Work with technical writers and costing/pricing team to support cost proposals.
  • Oversee production, packaging, and delivery of proposals.
  • Participate in external marketing efforts, including the production of marketing materials; represent Counterpart to external stakeholders including current and potential donor and partner organizations.
  • Provide administrative and programmatic support to current Counterpart programs, as needed.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Graduate degree or relevant, commensurate experience in Agriculture, International Development, Business, or other relevant field.
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience, including working with donor agencies (USDA, USAID, US Department of State, World Bank, Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, United Kingdom Department for International Development, or similar) and international development organizations.
  • At least one year experience with business development for US government opportunities.
  • Experience with proposal development and program design.
  • Understanding of USDA and/or USAID agriculture and food security sector funding mechanisms (such as Food for Progress, Food for Education, Food for Peace, Feed the Future, etc.) demonstrated by at least one year of successful management of proposals or projects in these areas.
  • Understanding of agriculture sector concepts and trends, including the clients and the organizations that work in this area.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Thorough computer software skills, namely the MS Office Suite of programs.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills (writing sample required).
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Willingness to travel internationally.
  • Field experience working with development programs.
  • Previous experience with program implementation, program management, and/or monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience using Salesforce or similar system for business development, including for tracking opportunities and submissions.
  • Language skills in French, Spanish, Arabic or Russian.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit Counterpart International.