Deputy Chief of Party

  Counterpart International
  Afghanistan Unspecified 754
Date Posted:Dec 7, 2010
Reference:NA
Closing Date:Dec 29, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Programme
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Counterpart International:

Founded:  

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. Counterpart has done groundbreaking work in more than 65 nations worldwide. Today we are widely regarded as an international development pioneer and leader – known best for our unique approach to partnership and capacity building, a commitment to learning and continuous improvement, and a reputation as a responsible steward of funder resources. In all we do, our ultimate goal is to have enduring impact– empowering every community we serve with the ability to create lasting change and build true self reliance.

Job Summary:

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the main activity groups of the project and be responsible for overall coordination of the IPACS-II National network of Intermediary Service Organizations (ISOs) and Civil Society Support Centers (CSSCs). S/he will support the COP in project management activities and engage with project management staff as it intersects with grant making to local CSOs. S/he will oversee the Directors of Legislative Strengthening, Civil Society Strengthening, and Community and Policy Engagement. S/he will be responsible for developing the IPACS-II annual work plans in consultation with the COP and ensuring that implementation of those plans remains on schedule. S/he will liaise with the Director of Program Support to ensure effective integration and input of the Outreach and Communication, Monitoring and Evaluation and Gender Departments into program activities. S/he will also coordinate with the Director of Finance and Administration to provide oversight of the grants program, and to ensure that the grants are being optimally used to support and achieve program activities and achievements.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Legislative Strengthening
• Manage the Director of Legislative Strengthening and the department’s activities
• Liaise with international implementing partner regarding legislative strengthening activities.

Civil Society Strengthening
• Manage the Director of Civil Society Strengthening and the department’s activities.
• Manage the overall partnership between Counterpart, the ISOs and CSSCs.

Community and Policy Engagement
• Manage the Director of Community and Policy Engagement and the department’s activities

General Responsibilities
• Support the COP in project management activities and engage with project management staff as it intersects with grant making to local CSOs.
• Responsible for developing the IPACS-II annual work plans in consultation with the COP and ensuring that implementation of those plans remains on schedule.
• Coordinate with Director of Program Support and Director of Finance and Administration to ensure effective coordination and integration of Outreach and Communication, Monitoring and Evaluation, Gender and Grants Departments into program activities.
• Keep informed of civil society and gender issues and developments in Afghanistan.
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Job Requirement:

• At least ten years experience working with NGOs, including at least 5 years in senior management positions.
• Afghan national strongly preferred.
• Experience working internationally, preferably in a conflict zone.
• Graduate degree in international development, change management, capacity building, training, or a related field.
• Excellent coordination, reporting and planning skills.
• Ability to set priorities and manage time effectively.
• Analytical and problem-solving ability.
• Ability to think strategically and to act in the best interests of Counterpart as a whole.
• Proven ability to mentor and build staff skills.
• Training and OD expertise and hands on experience.
• Thorough understanding of Gender and Development principles, particularly in a Muslim context.
• Fluency in Pashto or Dari.
• Fluency in English (writing and speaking).
• Computer skills to include Internet, MS Word, MS Excel, and (preferably) MS Project.
• Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
• Ability to work under pressure.

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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