Counterpart International is currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party to assist with the Civil Society Innovation Initiative Project (CSII), a strategic initiative supported by multiple donors, including USAID. This is a full-time, one-year term position based in Arlington, VA, with a possibility for extension.
CSII’s primary objective is to serve as a demand-driven technical and resource lab for seven regional Innovation Hubs that launched in 2016. In addition, the initiative is in the process of operationalizing the global infrastructure for the CSII Hubs network, including its convening, communications, learning, innovation, and impact scaling architecture and resources, in collaboration with and as envisioned by regional Innovation Hubs.
The initiative, which has reached the incubation phase through a year-long global co-creation/design process, operates based on a human-centered design and social innovation methodologies. As such, the nature of the work over the next year will adhere to similar principles. The core team will work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, and iterative manner, within a flat management structure. Team members are expected to be forward thinking, entrepreneurial, and inquisitive; they should also feel comfortable and be confident in navigating through a high degree of ambiguity, to create the most responsive systems and products for this global effort.
Counterpart International is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to support the Chief of Party in day-to-day management of all aspects of project implementation (technical, financial, compliance) as well as proactively build strategic alliance with USAID, other partners supporting the network, and the leadership of each of the hubs. The DCOP will provide vision and technical leadership on issues surrounding closing civic space, support to regional networks, implementation of developmental evaluation across the network. The DCOP will support the Chief of Party in overall project responsibilities, specifically in developing program strategies, tracking and reporting on the program monitoring and evaluation plan, managing the quarterly report process, planning and implementation of program activities while ensuring cohesion among the program partners, providing technical support, staff management and development, and high-standard reporting to the donor. S/he will also be responsible for building relations and coordinating with key stakeholders, including USAID, civic space donors and partners, and local and regional network partners.