Counterpart International, Inc.

Technical Program Officer/Manager - Dominican Republic

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Category
Programs
Employment Type
Full-time
Job Type
Local

Overview

Overview: Counterpart International helps people build better lives and more durable futures, community by community.  We equip individuals, organizations, and communities-our counterparts- to become solution creators in their own families, communities, regions and countries.  We work with them in some of the world’s most challenging places to tackle social, economic, environmental, health and governance issues that threaten their lives and undermine their futures.

For more information on Counterpart, please visit our website at www.Counterpart.org

 

Summary: The Coastal Climate Resiliency Program (CCRP) strengthens the resiliency of coastal   communities in the Dominican Republic (DR) through integrated strategies including education, science, community development, youth empowerment, and national policy. Dominican and international partners work through a framework that improves the livelihoods of coastal populations while restoring and enhancing the environmental services of the coastal marine ecosystems.

 

Counterpart International leads the CCRP program in partnership with local CSOs who work around the Dominican Republic on various coastal resiliency activities. We also lead the implementation of the Dominican Environmental Education Program (DEEP) that provides hands-on science-based learning opportunities to schools throughout the country.

 

We are looking for a staff member to support the technical and administrative duties of managing and supporting this program out of our Santo Domingo based office. This will require local travel around the Dominican Republic as needed. This position will report to the Program Director who oversees the program.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities: Responsibilities will vary day to day depending on the program’s needs. Some example responsibilities include the following:

  • Support Program Director in meetings with subgrantees and stakeholders.
  • Provide technical assistance on climate resiliency activities to local organizations as needed.
  • Review and provide inputs to Program materials such as presentations, summary write ups of program activities, or blog posts.
  • Support administrative and logistical components of the program, including support with travel arrangements as needed.
  • Participate in weekly meetings with Counterpart HQ and provide updates on the program.
  • Lead tasks as assigned by Program Director.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree;
  • 3-5 years of relevant professional experience working on climate issues, or science-based education in the DR;
  • Attention to detail and ability to think critically to sort relevant information;
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required;
  • Prior experience with civil society organizations or international programming preferred;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and positive work ethic;
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.

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