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.
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.