Deputy Chief of Party

  Counterpart International
  Afghanistan Unspecified 960
Date Posted:Feb 11, 2011
Closing Date:Mar 14, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Management
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Counterpart International:


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 three main program components in terms of performance within their component area as well as how they inter-relate. S/he will directly supervise the Directors of Legislative 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:


• Ensure program activities related to the legislative strengthening, and community and policy engagement are implemented in a timely manner in accordance with the program work plan.
• Directly supervise two component directors: Legislative Strengthening and Community and Policy Engagement.
• Provide capacity building and mentoring support to Directors implementing activities in their respective program areas.
• Support the COP in project management activities and engage with project management staff as it intersects with grant making to local CSOs.
• Develop program planning documents (work plans, performance plans) in consultation with the COP
• Ensure coordination of program activities with support units within IPACS including, but not limited to the Directors of Program Support and Finance and Administration to ensure effective coordination and integration of gender, outreach and communication, monitoring and evaluation, and grants into program activities.
• Keep informed of civil society and gender issues and developments in Afghanistan.
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the COP.

Job Requirement:

• At least ten years experience working with NGOs, including at least 5 years in senior management positions.
• 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.
• Ability to work under pressure, both independently and as an effective team member.
• Analytical and problem-solving ability.
• Proven ability to mentor and build staff skills.
• Fluency in English (writing and speaking).
• Computer skills to include Internet, MS Word, MS Excel, and (preferably) MS Project.

• 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.
• Afghan national strongly preferred.

Job Location:

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