O D Officer

  Counterpart International
  Afghanistan Unspecified 457
Date Posted:Jan 10, 2011
Closing Date:Feb 20, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:2
Functional Area:Training
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Permanent
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:

Over all Responsibilities:
The OD Officer acts as OD consultant to Counterpart’s two Intermediary Service Organization (ISO) and eight Civil Society Support Center (CSSC) NGO partners. (S)he conducts participatory OD assessments, supports partners in developing and implementing Action Plans for organization development, and provides technical assistance.

This position requires that the incumbent work with a minimum of supervisory guidance and act in a responsible and professional manner as a representative of Counterpart. This position supports all Counterpart activities, contributing as a team member.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Conduct participatory OD assessments of partners’ organizations. Assist partners to identify goals and develop action plans for the organizations development. Assist partners to develop proposals and budget for institutional grants.
• Follow up with I-PACs partners on the implementation of their Action Plans. This includes reviewing project reports of ISO and CSSC partners to assess activities and results against Action Plans. Provide feedback and support.
• Assist I-PACS partners to access resources for OD and help them to plan for and get the most out of OD interventions. Provide direct technical assistance as practical and according to areas of expertise.
• Train/consult with/support ISOs in their OD work with CSSCs. Support CSSC staff in providing technical assistance to local CSOs.
• Support ISOs and CSSCs in completing CSO capacity assessment checklists.
• Conduct process of selection and termination of I-PACS partners, as needed.
• Coordinate OD efforts with program initiatives in training, grant-making, gender and media. Participate in review of grantees concept papers and proposals; provide feedback and technical assistance for revision of grantees’ proposals.
• Address issues raised by the partners, clients, and other constituents and suggest necessary corrections in program implementation after consultations with partners.
• Participate in collecting information for and preparing bi weekly and quarterly reports on program activities, including review of partners’ reports and provide feedback as needed.
• Participate in promoting the exchange of OD information and expertise across the country.
• Contribute to overall I-PACS project planning and development and participate in the development of CPI’s Annual Work Plan.
• As requested, assist in planning for, facilitate and/or participate fully in meetings and ad hoc working groups;
• As requested, participate in project design and proposal development;
• Keep informed of civil society issues and developments in Afghanistan.
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Requirement:

• At least 5 years of progressively more responsible program experience working with International NGOs.
• Organization development and/or program management experience strongly preferred.
• Facilitation, consulting, and/or training experience required.
• Good English writing, speaking and comprehension skills;
• Fluency in the two main Afghan languages, Pashto and Dari (writing, speaking and comprehension);
• Good computer skills to include Internet, Word, Excel, data-base;
• Must be of a good and respectful character, and be able to conduct business with the whole national and international community regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, race, tribe or culture with respect, and professionalism.
• Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
• Ability to work under pressure.
• Professionalism in appearance and demeanor.
• Ability to travel to provinces

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