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Seeking applicants to develop, design and conduct Internet Freedom Policy Advocacy (IFPA) workshops and function as a mentor for Counterpart International’s Internet Freedom NGO grantees in developing countries identified by Counterpart International / Internet Governance/Freedom project. Workshop aims will complement illustrative activity one from the Annual Program Statement (APS) 1011-2019-001; National policy advocacy efforts that empower civil society to counter restrictive internet laws, support policies to promote a free and open internet in targeted countries where the government has adopted, or is considering adopting, laws or policies that restrict online rights.
Counterpart International is currently seeking a Chief of Partyto support the anticipated USAID NGO Advocacy for Good Governance in Timor-Leste. This activity will be a multi-year $4-$10 million program to build a foundation for a solid civil society sector in Timor-Leste by providing organizational development and funding for CSO programs.
The Social Sector Accelerator keeps an active database of consultants that our team members engage for discrete on an as needed basis on projects and corporate initiatives. Consultants are independent contractors that perform specific tasks and services within finite periods of performance.
The Social Sector Accelerator, a member of the Counterpart network, is a non-profit whose purpose is to help leaders, organizations and networks secure the resources and partnerships they need to achieve sustainable, positive change in their communities. The Accelerator is currently seeking dynamic and culturally fluent Technical Support Consultants to partner with us on a variety of projects.
The Consultant would support our work with grantmakers, intermediaries and the nonprofits they support. The Consultant will assist the team with the design and/or delivery of programming and provide direct technical support to our clients and partners, as well as enhancing the Accelerator’s own learning and support to the field. The Accelerator is seeking Technical Support Consultants in the following areas of expertise:
- Learning and Evaluation
- Organizing and Field Building
- Equitable Program Design
- Grantmaking Program Design
- Change Management
- Advanced Facilitation and Design Techniques
- Communications and Narrative Crafting
- Resource Mobilization
- Advocacy and Policy Change
- Public Health and Behavior Change
We are seeking full-time Digital Security Specialist, who will provide dedicated support and mentoring to organizations and activists to help them address their information security needs in Bolivia. He/She will require to hold preexisting relationships and experience with trusted parties within the civil society community in the country. He/She will need to possess strong technical background in information technology and a firm understanding of internet security issues, including familiarity with methods of encryption for data during storage and transmission, circumvention of censorship, patch management, business continuity principles, social media security/privacy, mobile device security, and secure web hosting.
Counterpart International is implementing a five-year McGovern-Dole Food for Education & Child Nutrition Program - The Future is Ours! - to assist the Government of Mauritania to reduce hunger, improve health, and strengthen the primary education. Working in 209 schools, The Future is Ours! will link national-level decision makers to local-level school stakeholders by integrating improved student literacy and nutrition with school governance, engaging regional health and education actors, and building capacity of the Ministry of Education to improve the quality of primary schools.
Counterpart International is seeking HR & Administration Specialist for its USDA funded McGovern-Dole Food for Education in Mauritania. With the support and under the supervision of the Director of Finance & Administration, the HR & Administration Specialist will be in charge of the administration of the day-to-day operations of the human resources functions and duties. The HR & Administration Specialist will also support operations by supervising staff; planning, organizing, and implementing administrative systems. S/He will ensure program compliance with HR & Administration regulations, as well as Local Labor law, USDA, USAID, and Counterpart Rules and Regulations, internal policies related to Administration and Human Resources Management.
This position is based in Nouakchott and open to local candidates only.
Counterpart International is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated 5-year USDA McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program which aims to reduce hunger and improve literacy and nutrition among school-age students, especially girls. With the support of the local and headquarters staff, the COP will provide vision, technical leadership, financial and administrative oversight of the program and will serve as the principle institutional liaison to USDA, local implementing country organizations, and host government agencies. The COP should have competence and extensive past experience relevant to leadership, management, project implementation and training of staff. The COP will also provide staff management and development, and ensure the highest quality of project monitoring, evaluation, reporting and communications. This position will report to Counterpart’s Director of USDA Programs.
The Integrated Marine Ecosystem Management (IMEM) Program is a three-year program implemented in the Dominican Republic that aims to improve the management and conservation of marine ecosystems on the Northern coast of Haiti and the Dominican Republic meanwhile minimizing economic and cultural disruption to the communities that depend on those ecosystems.
This is a short-term technical assistance consultancy (STTA) based out of Counterpart International’s office in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The position will be responsible for providing financial and administrative assistance to the overall implementation of the IMEM Program and will report to the Program Manager, Marlig Desiree Perez Marte.
Counterpart International is currently seeking a Director of Finance and Administration to support the anticipated Resilient Governance in Niger (RGN) opportunity, will serve as the leading governance activity of the USAID’s Resilience in the Sahel - Enhanced II (RISE II) project.RGN is intended to address this gap under RISE II. Specifically, RGN will address RISE II Objective 4: Enhance governance of institutions and organizations, sub IR 4.1: Improved performance of sub-national state institutions and sub IR 4.2: Strengthened local civil society and community-based organizations. This is a full-time position. Nigerien Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Counterpart International is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist for its five-year, USAID and UKAID -funded program in Bangladesh Promoting Advocacy and Rights (PAR) project (2018-2023). This is a full-time position based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with frequent travel to support activities at the district level. The PAR project has been providing support to civil organizations to create more inclusive, resilient, and evidence-driven Bangladeshi civil society so that they can work in partnership with the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) to advance good governance. The MEL Specialist will be responsible for providing high-quality performance monitoring, evaluation and learning systems to provide a comprehensive evidence-based understanding of the project. This position will also be responsible for leading the development and updating of key project documents, including annual program work plans; quarterly and annual performance reports; monitoring, evaluation, and learning plan (MELP); data quality assessment strategy; grant and activity reporting templates; and other tools and templates related to program performance and adaptive learning. The position will also be responsible for developing performance data consolidation and reporting systems and develop program performance reports.
Counterpart is seeking a full time consultant to provide dedicated support and mentoring to organizations and activists to help them address their information security needs in Central African Republic. Hold preexisting relationships and experience with trusted parties within the civil society community. Possess strong technical background in information technology and a firm understanding of internet security issues, including familiarity with methods of encryption for data during storage and transmission, circumvention of censorship, patch management, business continuity principles, social media security/privacy, mobile device security, and secure web hosting.
Counterpart International is currently seeking a Youth Development Specialist for the implementation of the anticipated USAID-funded Youth Connect project which will seek to equip vulnerable young women and men in Burkina Faso and Niger with the skills, networks, and capital for increased strategic economic opportunities. This position is contingent upon award of the Program to Counterpart International.
The Youth Development Specialist in Burkina Faso will lead activities related to all four of the Program’s objectives as they relate to soft skill building and overall social and emotional well-being of young people. The Youth Development Specialist will be at the forefront of ensuring that appropriate skill building interventions, choices, and incentives for meaningful inclusive activities are integrated in the Program, especially for youth living in conflict areas and at risk for engagement in CVE. He/She will work with a range of stakeholders (civil society, government, and international and regional partners) to ensure that the Program promotes inclusion and contributes to violence prevention among vulnerable young people.
Counterpart International is currently seeking a Economic Empowerment Specialist for the implementation of the anticipated USAID-funded Youth Connect project which will seek to equip vulnerable young women and men in Burkina Faso and Niger with the skills, networks, and capital for increased strategic economic opportunities. This position is contingent upon award of the Program to Counterpart International.
The Economic Empowerment Specialist in Burkina Faso will lead activities related to all four of the Program’s objectives as they relate to employment and entrepreneurship skills building and access to income generation activities for young people. The Economic Empowerment Specialist will be at the forefront of ensuring that appropriate technical skill building interventions and access to markets and business networks are integrated into the Program, especially for youth living in conflict areas and at risk for engagement in CVE. He/She will work with a range of stakeholders (civil society, government, the private sector, and international and regional partners) to ensure that the Program promotes inclusion and contributes to increased economic opportunities among vulnerable young people.
SCOPE OF WORK
Project Name: Integrated Marine Ecosystem Management in Northern Hispaniola (IMEM)
Period of Performance: Up to 18 months of combined field work and remote support
Requesting Resumes for: Socio-Ecological Advisor
To Apply: Submit current CV and three contacts for references
An important component of the Integrated Marine Ecosystem Management project is the examination of the social and ecological dynamics of fishing communities in the transboundary region of northern Hispaniola. In particular, IMEM is focused on understanding the social dynamics of fishing use from the perspective of community-based management of common-pool resources.
To ensure informed decision-making and implementation of the Integrated Marine Ecosystem Management project, the consultant will lead an effort to assess and analyze how fishers view and use the natural resources available to them. This assessment and analysis will build on socioecological previous research supported by the MacArthur Foundation and the Inter-American Development Bank in artisanal fishing systems in Montecristi. The findings from the research in Montecristi have contributed to discussions among local stakeholders around management of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). This applied research has also contributed to the information managed by national policy makers at the DR Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and the Dominican Council for Fishing and Aquaculture (CODOPESCA). Recognizing the impact that socioecological research has had in the Dominica Republic, the consultant will lead a similar study of fishers and fishing systems in Three Bays National in Haiti.
Counterpart International (CPI) is currently seeking a Security Coordinator (SC) to to carry out activities related to the physical and digital security of its field office operations in El Salvador, including the mitigation of site, personnel, equipment, and digital security risks. Additionally, this position is expected to manage safety aspects of all logistical operations occurring in San Salvador and, more importantly, in municipal field work. The SC will build the field office’s capacity to address personnel, equipment, and digital security and serve as the primary point of contact for country security and corresponding logistics. This is a part time position based in San Salvador, El Salvador. This position will report to the Chief of Party with a dotted reporting line to the Security Manager) based in HQ . This is a locally-based position; Salvadoran citizens are strongly encouraged to apply. Previous field experience in El Salvador, especially within the Salvadoran civil society context, is highly desirable.
Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Counterpart International is activity recruiting an international expert in the areas of decentralization, local government accountability, and public / participatory budgeting for a USAID-funded Libya Public Financial Management program. Successful candidate will be expected to design and deliver training and technical assistance to Libyan civil society organizations (CSOs) to advise and support citizens in up to 40 municipalities to participate in public budgeting and government accountability efforts. The training, technical assistance, and advisory work will take place in Libya and in Arabic.
Counterpart International is activity recruiting a specialist in the areas of civil society strengthening, citizen engagement, civic advocacy, government accountability, and public oversight and involvement in municipal-level public service delivery for a USAID-funded Libya Public Financial Management program. Successful candidate will be a Libyan resident and will be expected to (1) canvas and map Libyan civil society organizations (CSOs) in up to 20 municipalities; (2) work with good governance CSOs to develop an anti-corruption tool-kit; (3) provide sustainability and organizational capacity trainings to CSOs; and (4) assist in identifying and arranging logistics for other project trainings. The research, training, technical assistance, and advisory work will take place in Libya and in Arabic, while reporting will be in English.
Counterpart International is seeking technical specialists to support an anticipated USAID/Zambia District Governance Strengthening initiative, which seeks to support local government capacity to improve service delivery through advocacy, and enhanced engagement and coordination among cross-sectoral public and private actors and citizens, while building capacity and improving transparency. Zambian national are highly encouraged to apply.
Counterpart International, a leading international development organization is currently implementing the five-year USAID-funded program in Bangladesh “Promoting Advocacy and Rights (PAR)”. The program will support the creation of a more inclusive, resilient, and evidence-driven Bangladeshi civil society. The project’s goal is to provide civil society with the skills, technology, financial resources, and connections to global networks that will enable it to work in partnership with the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) to advance good governance.
The Grants Officer will work under the direction of the Grants Manager and will work closely with Grants Manager in the area of grants. The position will effectively implement day to day grants management activities and ensuring compliance of donor and Counterpart International regulations.
The Promoting Advocacy and Rights (PAR) project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Kingdom Agency for International Development (UKAID) aims to strengthen the enabling environment for sustained civil society institutions advancing democratic governance and citizen participation in Bangladesh. The project seeks to contribute to a more inclusive, resilient, and evidence-driven Bangladeshi civil society. The key objectives of the project are to: strengthen Civil Society Capacity to Effectively Advocate for Improved Democratic Governance; and establish Cross-Sectoral Partnerships to Improve Government Responsiveness to Citizen Needs.
To achieve these objectives, it is important to understand the “rules of the game” in the formal and informal sector, power and the processes of contestation and bargaining between economic and political elites, interests of different groups and how these interests impact development outcomes, at times to the detriment of broader development objectives. In 2018, the project conducted a baseline political economy analysis (PEA) and a gender analysis (GA) focusing on the current operating environment for civil society actors and opportunities to promote good governance. These reports need to be updated factoring in the developments that have taken place since their initial drafting.
The purpose of these reports is to identify the political context, including competing interests, priorities, and power dynamics at the national and sub-national levels that may impact civil society’s advocacy efforts in five priority issues: drug abuse, gender-based violence, environmental pollution, economic opportunity and unplanned urbanization. In addition, the reports will identify formal (e.g. ministries, public officials, legal frameworks, etc.) and informal power structures (e.g. social norms, public perceptions, etc.) that may impact advocacy initiatives; challenges and risks that civil society actors may face, which will be used by Counterpart to inform technical training for civil society actors; opportunities to expand civil society’s space for engaging the government; and research and policy organizations (e.g. academic institutions, think tanks, research organizations) that can be integrated in this program to advance good governance initiatives as key influencers in policy reforms.
Building on work performed by PAR’s research partner, PAR requires the expertise of a local consultant who is well-versed in the local Bangladeshi context, and has extensive experience in conducting high-quality, evidence-based analyses – particularly at the sub-national level to effectively demonstrate changes in political context and the role of gender in the socioeconomic context, with the goal of informing future programming implemented by the PAR program. The consultant will be expected to provide significant technical input, revision, and objective recommendations to PAR’s program design, where appropriate.