Civil Society Strengthening Consultant

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 9 August 2019

Job Description

Counterpart International is activity recruiting consultants with experience and expertise in civil society strengthening – more specifically organizational capacity building, advocacy training and technical assistance provision, program evaluation and learning, and community development. We are seeking consultants from around the world to support current Counterpart civil society programming and to assist in the deign and implementation of future programs.

Primary Activities:

Counterpart seeks civil society consultants throughout the world to work on projects and activities in the following areas:

  • Civil society organization (CSO) capacity assessment, action planning, and organizational strengthening including leadership strengthening and performance evaluation.
  • Advocacy training development and delivery; advocacy campaign technical assistance; and advocacy monitoring and evaluation system development.
  • Political economy analysis, political power mapping, social network analysis, and other models of contextual analysis and mapping for enhanced advocacy and program design.
  • Individual leadership training including women’s political leadership, youth leadership, and organizational leadership.
  • Assessments including but not limited to gender, youth, conflict, civil society, and civic space; Evaluations including project baseline, mid-term, and end-of-project.
  • Human rights activity support including action plan indicator development and monitoring, rights-based advocacy and research, case management, and security sector technical assistance provision.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • At least 10 years’ experience working with civil society organizations and / or on good governance issues. Demonstrated familiarity with the concepts, methods, and tools related to work on civil society and governance.
  • Excellent English language verbal and written communications; French, Spanish, Arabic, and Russian languages highly desired as well.
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural context and among different populations including in rural areas.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting civil society organizational assessments, action planning, and subsequent training and technical assistance provision.
  • Strong research capacity including knowledge of research methods, use of statistical software, data gathering and analysis, and report writing.
  • Advanced degree in International Development, Social Sciences, Political Science, Governance and Civil Society and/or other related fields.

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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