Counterpart International, Inc.

Chief of Party - Dominican Republic

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Counterpart International helps people improve their lives for a more sustainable future, from community to community. We equip individuals, organizations and communities - our counterparts - to become creators of solutions in their own families, communities, regions and countries. We work with them in some of the most difficult places in the world to tackle the social, economic, environmental, health and governance issues that threaten their lives and jeopardize their future. For more information on Counterpart, visit our website at



Counterpart International is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Party for a tentative 2-year funded People-to-People (P2P) Conflict Mitigation (CM) project that will aim to build the capacity of local actors in target cities situated along the Haitian/Dominican border in conflict management and P2P approaches and strengthen cross-border cooperation around natural resource management and improve economic development through alternative livelihoods activities.

The Chief of Party will report to the Country Representative. S/he will support the implementation of the project in Dominican Republic and Haiti, including developing capacity building modules on P2P and conflict management approaches, oversee facilitators and other program activities as needed. This is a full-time position based in Santo Domingo, and travel may be required. This position is open to Dominican or Haitian nationals.



  • Support the Country Representative in the overall management of the program.
  • Lead the development of program strategies, planning and implementation of program activities while ensuring cohesion among the program components, achievement of objectives, and with respect to the Project workplan and Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Plan.
  • Provide technical leadership on P2P approaches and conflict mitigation.
  • Manage a team of 2 individuals and ensure overall leadership of program objectives.
  • Support the Country Representative in coordinating with local partners and other relevant stakeholders, such as local civil society organizations, and regional authorities.
  • Represent Counterpart to USAID, local and national governmental authorities, local CSO partners and other NGOs and community organizations.
  • Prepare periodic technical, programmatic, and other reports or communications products to USAID and Counterpart headquarters as required on the progress of P2P's activities in achieving their stated goals.
  • Ensure compliance with Counterpart and USAID rules and regulations, particularly with respect to financial and grant management.
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Master’s degree in conflict resolution, community development, business, international development, and/or another related field.
  • At least five (5) years of experience in development programming, peacebuilding, or technical fields (preferably in a post-conflict environment, experience working in ​​US government regulation), and grants management.
  • At least three (3) years of experience in conflict and / or social cohesion and youth programming in a development and / or humanitarian context – preferably USAID programming.
  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish and English. French/Creole preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team.



  • Formal training in Conflict management / mitigation and / or social cohesion, CVE, peacebuilding, economic development.
  • Experience in youth-led, locally based governance and peacebuilding efforts.
  • Adherence to the principles of participatory team management and participatory community development.
  • Experience with the participation of women, youth, and other marginalized groups to ensure their inclusion and participation.


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