Head of Program ( Pending on funding)

  Counterpart International STEP
  Afghanistan Unspecified 213
Date Posted:Aug 15, 2010
Reference:V # PO 041 August 15, 2010
Closing Date:Aug 19, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Programme
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Counterpart International STEP:

 

Founded in 1965, Counterpart is a diverse, non-profit, international development organization dedicated to helping people in need in the areas of civil society, private enterprise, environmental resource management, humanitarian relief, and healthcare. We do this by building the capacity of local partner nongovernmental organizations, lenders, businesses, governments and other institutions to solve their own, self-defined economic, ecological, political, and social problems in ways that are sustainable, practical, and independent.

Job Summary:

The Head of Programs will be responsible to oversee and manage STEP program teams and departments for proper implementation of all STEP activities, in addition. S/He will supervise the M and E Unit strategy and work-plan. The SPM would also assist the civil society organizations build an effective, broad-based coalition for democracy, by assisting civil society groups to develop networks, coordinate targeted advocacy campaigns, and engage citizens in the political processes through civic education initiatives. The head of program will manage and oversee civic education-related programming throughout the country.

Duties & Responsibilities:

 Design and implement the counterpart civic education and post-elections programming in the country;
 Provide support to the methodology and content of the civic education program/voter education activities;
 Anticipate and plan for programmatic needs and take action accordingly; provides guidance to staff in this area; oversees programmatic progress and measures program performance, timing and results; conducts programmatic assessments;
 Provide projects and activities financial projections according to STEP budget and work plan
 Build and maintain collaborative working relationships with civic organizations in Afghanistan; the U.N., key government and election officials, civil society actors, and other stakeholder groups;
 Represent Counterpart at local conferences and meetings with NGO community, funders and donors and members of the foreign policy community to assist with Counterpart public outreach;
 Provide support and leadership to all civic education related meetings, activities and program design as well as manage the civic and voter education components of Counterpart STEP projects in Afghanistan;
 Effectively assess the capacity of local civil society organizations (CSOs) and develop initiatives where Counterpart can fill gaps in their capacity by providing technical assistance;
 Draft and submit field reports that monitor and measure program results and developments;
 Contribute to Counterpart briefing memos, bi-weekly and monthly reports to the DC office, reports to donors, and other reporting requirements as needed;
 Develop program concepts and work plans, and participates in strategic discussions
 Recruit trainers and volunteers for projects; initiate and coordinate cross-team programming activities; direct collaboration within the team and between teams.

Job Requirement:

• B.A in Management, Social Science, Statistics, Anthropology, Political science or any other related field.
• 2 Experienced with management and oversight of multiple small/medium projects.
• At least 4 years working experience with national and International NGOs on issues related to M and E, coordination, community development, civic education XXX
• Good computer skills to include Internet, Word, Excel, data-base.
• Past experience in elections programs and voter education projects is preferred.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Software
• Fluency in two main local languages, Pashto and Dari (writing, speaking and comprehension).
• Fluency in English.
Successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following attributes:
• Detailed oriented and highly organized.
• Skilled communicator, both verbally and in writing.
• Collaborative, team oriented individual.
• Strong supervisory skills and abilities.
• Ability to prioritize, and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
• Ability to work under pressure.

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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