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 on USDA funded projects, specifically McGovern-Dole International Food for Education project (MGD). The objectives of MGD programs include improving health and dietary practices and increasing attendance in schools along with literacy rates. This is a full-time position based in Arlington and will report to the Senior Program Manager.
Counterpart International is seeking a Grants Manager for an “Internet Freedom” ICT project focused on supporting civil society organizations, human rights activists, and independent media in developing countries worldwide. The Grants Manager will prepare and finalize a wide range of grant and contracting mechanisms including partner subgrant agreements, procurement contacts, and consulting agreements. He/she will work closely with Counterpart’s compliance teams to assure accuracy in all legal and financial documents.
Counterpart International partners with local organizations - our counterparts - to build inclusive, sustainable communities in which their people thrive. Established in 1965, Counterpart - a global development organization - forges partnerships with between citizens, government, and the private sector to invest in food security and nutrition, economic development, and effective governance and institutions. Our mission reflects our longstanding commitment to building the capacity of individuals and communities to control their own future. We are proud of our record of innovations in community-based development, and we aspire to build on them. Though Counterpart's projects are diverse, they share a common objective: supporting people in defining their own destinies.
Counterpart International is activity recruiting consultants with experience and expertise in civil society strengthening – more specifically organizational capacity building, advocacy training and technical assistance provision, program evaluation and learning, and community development. We are seeking consultants from around the world to support current Counterpart civil society programming and to assist in the deign and implementation of future programs.
COUNTERPART International is a U.S.-based NGO working in the international development sector with an annual portfolio of $65M, primarily funded through awards from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). COUNTERPART works on behalf of the social sector – individuals, organizations and networks around the world who are committed to creating social good. They are our Counterparts –those striving for more open and participatory government; healthy communities, access to education, natural resource protection and climate resiliency; and improved livelihoods. No matter what sector, or what country, we are committed to moving the marginalized to full participation in civic life. Only through inclusion will the full potential of a society be realized. We work with governments, organizations, individuals, foundations, and corporations who are committed to building the capacity of the social sector. COUNTERPART currently implements 25 programs in 22 countries with a global staff of nearly 500.
The Internet Freedom Project provides capacity building and information security assistance to civil society activists, human rights defenders and journalists operating in non-permissive environments around the globe. In addition, the Project provides mentoring and technical assistance to support these stakeholders in securing their online and mobile communications, so they can safely engage in the online civic space.
CPI seeks a Senior Internet Governance & Internet Freedom Expert to design a methodology to assess local partners with their Internet Governance & Internet Freedom Skills. Then, the Expert will develop a multi-levels methodology able to assess local partners.
The Senior Internet Governance & Internet Freedom Expert will be in charge of designing a curriculum for local partners in order to reinforce their Internet Governance & Internet Freedom skills to go from one level to the next one.
The objective of this assignment is to assist the Internet Freedom Project with:
1. Developing an Internet Governance & Internet Freedom methodology to assess local partners;
2. Developing a multi-level curriculum to empower local partners.
Offerors should put forward their qualifications and price quote to support CPI in designing a methodology to assess local partners with their knowledge of Internet Freedom and Internet Governance. Offerors will also develop a multi-level curriculum to increase local partners Internet Freedom and Internet Governance skills. As a result of this RFQ, CPI anticipates issuing an independent consultant or vendor contract.