Chief of Party

  • Executive-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 7 February 2019

Job Description

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

Nigerien Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply

Job Profile:

Counterpart International is currently seeking a Chief of Party to support the anticipated Resilient Governance in Niger (RGN) opportunity. RGN will serve as the leading governance activity of the USAID’s Resilience in the Sahel - Enhanced II (RISE II) project. A weakness identified in the RISE project has been the absence of a cohesive approach to addressing core local governance deficits that impede service delivery and citizen accountability, stymie community resilience, and increase vulnerability to violent extremism. 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 position is full time and will serve through the life of the project.

Primary Responsibilities:

Responsible for overall project leadership, management, technical direction, oversight, and quality, and maintaining relationships with USAID and stakeholders. Responsible for ensure the timely submission and quality of all project deliverables. This position requires experience in senior-level program management with USAID or other donors.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Advanced degree in a Business Administration, Economics, International Development, Social Sciences, Political Science or other related field;

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in international development;  Minimum three years working on governance programs.
  • Experience supervising teams of diverse staff and demonstrated leadership capacity;
  • Previous experience managing USAID-funded programs highly preferred;  
  • Demonstrated experience managing and implementing development projects focused on public policy reform, government accountability and civil society strengthening, preferably in Niger and/or West Africa;
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively in advanced, complex, and politically sensitive contexts;
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with partner and government representatives, donors, and other stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadline and deliver quality outputs;
  • Experience with adaptive management approaches preferred

Languages:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required;
  • Professional proficiency in French is required.

Note: Only qualified candidates will be contacted

About the Organization

Counterpart International works to give people a voice in their own future through smart partnerships offering options and access to tools for sustained social, economic and environmental development. Counterpart's multi-sectoral capacity and experience offers beneficiaries direct access to in-house know-how in civil society and economic development, environmental resource management, health and social services, food security, sustainable agriculture and humanitarian aid. Counterpart currently manages a U.S. government-funded portfolio of $17 million and an annual distributions of $100 million in donated commodities, which supports community development activities in nearly 25 countries.

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