Counterpart International Jobs

Counterpart International Jobs:

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.

    Qualifications:

  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in international information security.
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree required. English fluency
  • 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.

    Qualifications:

  • 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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