Counterpart International is currently seeking a Program Officer to assist the Africa Team with financial and administrative management of their programs in this region, and especially, to contribute to meeting programmatic reporting requirements. The Program Officer will liaise with all departments in HQ to provide backstop support to field operations focused on ensuring all transactions meet financial, administrative and compliance requirements. The Program Officer will also be responsible for a range of business development opportunities, including research, capture and proposal writing. As currently envisioned, this position will support Counterpart’s programming in Senegal on two USDA funded projects: McGovern-Dole International Food for Education project (MGD) and Local Regional Aid Procurement Project (LRP). Counterpart’s MGD project is a four-year school feeding project, Sukaabe Janngo, “Children of Tomorrow,” and covers 270 schools, reaching 45,000 pre-primary and primary students in the Saint-Louis Region. The objectives includes improving health and dietary practices and increasing attendance and literacy rates. Concurrently, over the course of three years, the LRP project, named Transition d'Alimentation dans les Cantines Scolaires au Senegal (TACSS) will support the Sukaabe Jango project by increasing the capacity of government officials to locally procurement to sustainably support school canteens. This is a full-time position based in Arlington and will report to the Senior Program Manager.
Other duties as assigned.