Community Development Technical Advisor

Counterpart International
Apply by 20 March 2012
Posted on 24 June 2013

Job Description

Counterpart International is a global development organization that empowers people and communities to implement innovative and enduring solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges. For nearly 50 years, Counterpart has been forging partnerships with communities in need to address complex problems related to economic development, food security and nutrition, and building effective governance and institutions.

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Counterpart International is seeking a full-time Community Development Technical Advisor to manage and advise community economic development programs. This individual will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of a multimillion dollar USAID program. The candidate should have strong technical depth and expertise in community-based natural resource management, community-led rural development, community-based tourism, ecosystem-based livelihood opportunities, and microenterprise development. Prior professional experience in human-wildlife conflict management would be an asset.


  • The Community Development Technical Advisor will serve as Counterpart’s head representative in Uganda. He/she will lead and oversee the implementation and execution of Counterpart’s programming over five geographic regions focusing primarily on community-based tourism and natural resource management.
  • The Advisor will be called upon to broker and closely manage working partnerships; oversee trainings to ensure quality and appropriateness of approach; monitor program activities vis-à-vis indicated targets and contribute to programmatic reporting.
  • This is an anticipated one year assignment, during which the Advisor will work closely with a locally-hired Community Development Specialist to oversee program start-up, familiarize him/her with USAID/Counterpart policies and procedures and develop his/her capacity to ensure smooth continuation of program management throughout the subsequent duration of the program.


  • Strong management, leadership and team building skills required.
  • Master’s degree in business, tourism, economics, agriculture/rural development, international development or other related field;
  • Minimum of ten years previous work experience in community economic development programs, including 4+ in an international, cross-cultural context;
  • Technical background and experience in community-led rural development, livelihoods, microenterprise development, and community-based natural resource management
  • Familiarity and experience managing/implementing USAID-funded programs
  • Familiarity with East Africa in general and Uganda specifically.
  • Advanced computer skills, especially advanced use of MS Office.

Counterpart is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans and the physically challenged are encouraged to apply.

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