Counterpart International Jobs
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Counterpart International is a global development organization that empowers people and communities to implement innovative and enduring solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges.
It is currently recruiting for the following position:
1. Technical Support Officers - World
Duties and Responsibilities:Travel up to 40% to CSO partners in developing countries and provide an assessment and guidance on partner’s IT security.
Develop country action plans to highlight internet security issues in specific countries and disseminate to local CSOs and technology partners,
Ensure that beneficiaries learn, internalize, use, and propagate appropriate information security practices.
Disseminate knowledge on information security and potential uses of new technology within country.
Train local counterparts in select countries about IT security.
Stay-up-to-date on new technologies and emerging trends and issues related to internet security.
Participate in conferences, trainings and other events as needed.
At least 3-5 years’ experience in international information security.
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree required.
Arabic or Russian language skills are strongly desired
High degree of computer literacy under Windows and at least one other operating system.
Solid understanding of internet’s building blocks: DNS, SSL, IP, etc.
Strong interpersonal skills as well as experience developing solid professional relationships and providing dedicated on-going support to civil society actors (individuals, CSOs and/or media groups, etc.).
Willingness to travel frequently.
Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple programs/activities.
Application deadline: 25-Nov
2. Program Technical Director for Civil Society - Sudan
Duties and Responsibilities:Provide external management and leadership training for grantees in Sudan, and direct technical assistance to grantees on strategic planning and program design.
Convene grantees and additional stakeholders in Sudan.
Facilitate learning of regional best practices for citizen engagement including analysis, advocacy and communication for civil society, youth and women groups
Create opportunities for mentoring, exchange programs and other capacity strengthening activities for grantees.
Lead the identification of strategic needs and approaches to Organizational Development (OD) and advocacy .
Create a strong cohort of organizations to engage policy makers on governance reform issues.
Sustain the project through national and regional programs and technical assistance.
Provide technical directions and support for the program and all staff as required.
Guide and ensure the highest quality of project monitoring, evaluation, reporting and communications
Promote the cohesion and professional development of country team staff through the coordination of trainings and capacity-building opportunities.
Monitor CSO funded projects for systematic learning and thorough evaluation of outcomes.
Continuously assess the civil society environment, identifying relevant developments with strategic implications for program execution.
Coordinate with the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) specialist on all OD and advocacy-related M&E activities and performance indicators.
A minimum of 7-10 years international or regional professional experience managing diverse teams in developing countries, including at least 5 years with responsibility for grassroots, community-development work, and civil society capacity building.
A Master’s Degree in Development Management, International Development, an MBA, or other relevant field of study.
Previous USAID-funded program management experience, including managing staff and projects for civil society programs.
At least 5 years technical expertise working and managing capacity building initiatives, CSOs and its staff management, training, development of institutional systems and linkages and curriculum development.
Understanding of the socio-cultural issues and nuances of working with community, civil society and government settings is highly desirable.
Demonstrated capabilities in at least one of the following areas: CSO capacity building, networking, civic engagement, media and access to information, or peace-building in a context similar to Sudan.
Strong communications skills, including interpersonal and well-written and oral English, to meet the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the program and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of regional stakeholders.
Language (reading, writing, and speaking): English fluency required; fluency in Arabic or in a relevant local language is preferred.
Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple programs/activities for the assigned countries.
Application deadline: 02-Dec
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