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Counterpart International supports a portfolio of programs in Hispaniola focused on local ecosystem management and climate resiliency. The Integrated Marine Ecosystem Management (IMEM) program supports local actors in the Dominican Republic and Haiti to improve local management of Marine Protected Areas and lead activities that create alternate livelihood opportunities for community members. The Coastal Climate Resiliency Program (CCRP) strengthens the resiliency of coastal communities in the Dominican Republic (DR) through integrated strategies including science-based education and youth empowerment.
From Counterpart Headquarters (HQ) the portfolio is overseen by the Program Specialist and Director of Governance, who are responsible for the day-to-day support to the local DR Counterpart team, donors, and local stakeholders. This position will work directly with the Program Specialist to support the programs technical implementation and positioning for future awards.
Counterpart International helps people improve their lives for a more sustainable future, from community to community. We equip individuals, organizations and communities - our counterparts - to become creators of solutions in their own families, communities, regions and countries. We work with them in some of the most difficult places in the world to tackle the social, economic, environmental, health and governance issues that threaten their lives and jeopardize their future. For more information on Counterpart, visit our website at www.Counterpart.org.
Counterpart International is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Party for a tentative 2-year funded People-to-People (P2P) Conflict Mitigation (CM) project that will aim to build the capacity of local actors in target cities situated along the Haitian/Dominican border in conflict management and P2P approaches and strengthen cross-border cooperation around natural resource management and improve economic development through alternative livelihoods activities.
The Chief of Party will report to the Country Representative. S/he will support the implementation of the project in Dominican Republic and Haiti, including developing capacity building modules on P2P and conflict management approaches, oversee facilitators and other program activities as needed. This is a full-time position based in Santo Domingo, and travel may be required. This position is open to Dominican or Haitian nationals.
Counterpart International is seeking a dynamic, entrepreneurial professional to manage its innovative Global Women and Management (GWIM) program, with the long-range goal of growing our global women’s leadership practice area. We are seeking an individual who is passionate about promoting women’s leadership internationally and possesses the creativity and vision to design programing to define Counterpart’s unique offerings in this technical area. The individual will capitalize on Counterpart’s proven success managing GWIM.
The Associate Director has overall responsibility for the successful design and implementation of women’s leadership programing that will support Counterpart’s current portfolio of governance and food security programs and ensure that women’s leadership is incorporated in Counterpart’s new business proposals. The AD will work to leverage GWIM assets to innovate and expand its virtual programming.
S/he provides senior technical management for all elements, supports donor relations, proposal and budget development and tracking, project monitoring and evaluation, documentation, and overall grants management. Duties include articulating and executing a strategic vision for women’s leadership programing which supports Counterpart’s overall development strategy and recognizes women’s leadership as a strategic pillar The Associate Director organizes and supervises technical specialists and external consultants and strategic partners.
In leading GWIM, this position is responsible for designing and implementing capacity development programs, primarily for NGO leaders from around the world in various technical areas. S/he is responsible for designing and delivering participatory, learner-centered trainings and materials (manuals, workbooks, facilitator guides), using best practices in adult learning theory. The Associate Director works with content experts to develop high-quality curricula and capacity strengthening approaches on the individual and organizational level and provides technical assistance to local partners to transfer training and capacity building skills and tools.
Counterpart International is an INGO that helps people build better lives and more durable futures, community by community. We equip individuals, organizations and communities-our counterparts- to become solution creators in their own families, communities, regions and countries. We work with them in some of the world’s most challenging places to tackle social, economic, environmental, food security and governance issues that threaten their lives and undermine their futures.
Counterpart International is currently seeking Senior Agreement Administrator for its Grants, Contracts and Compliance (GCC) team to provide cradle-to-grave award management and oversight of Counterparrt’s portfolio of grants, cooperative agreements, contracts and subawards in order to mitigate risk and to ensure compliance with donors’ regulations and the organization’s policies. This is a full time position based in Arlington, Virginia. This position will report to the Director GCC.
The Senior Administrator will analyze, interpret and apply donor regulations, award terms and conditions, and Counterpart policies in the day-to-day management of programs, serving as advisor on compliance to HQ and field-based staff in their portfolio. He/she will: manage a portfolio of awards, primarily cooperative agreements and grants from U.S. Government agencies; review proposal and budget packages prior to submission; review and provide guidance on subawards and grant manuals; review procurements for assigned portfolio; provide ongoing guidance to HQ and field staff on donor regulations, internal procedures and overall daily troubleshooting; conduct training as needed; and work collaboratively within and across teams. The individual also will advance his/her subject matter expertise in such areas as procurement, subrecipient management, non-U.S. Government donor requirements, and contribute to the development/refinement of related policies, procedures and training. This position also manages Counterpart's FFATA reporting and Restricted Parties screening system.
Counterpart International helps people build better lives and more durable futures, community by community. We equip individuals, organizations and communities-our counterparts- to become solution creators in their own families, communities, regions and countries. We work with them in some of the world’s most challenging places to tackle social, economic, environmental, health and governance issues that threaten their lives and undermine their futures.
For more information on Counterpart, please visit our website at www.Counterpart.org
The Integrated Marine Ecosystems Management in Northern Hispaniola, hereafter referred to as the “IMEM program,” is a three-year initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and awarded to Counterpart International, Inc. (“Counterpart”) in 2019. The IMEM program aims to improve the management and conservation of marine ecosystems on the Northern coast of Haiti and the Dominican Republic (DR) while minimizing economic and cultural disruption to the communities that depend on those ecosystems.
To obtain optimal results in the effective and participatory management of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the target region, the following program objectives were established:
- Implement participatory and adaptive management provisions established in the management plans for Marine Protected Areas of Mangrove Estero Balsa National Park, Cayos Siete Hermanos Wildlife Refuge, and El Morro National Park in DR and Three Bays National Park in Haiti.
- Foster local-level, cross border collaboration and experience-sharing related to participatory governance of MPAs, and
- Disseminate and implement best practices in fishing and farming systems and ecotourism.
Counterpart International leads the IMEM program in partnership with two local organizations, AgroFrontera and FoProBiM, who bring over 10 years of experience working in the DR and Haiti to preserve and improve MPAs management and livelihoods. Our local partners have worked successfully with citizen-led development efforts in the areas of alternative livelihoods and ecosystems protection in the Northern Hispaniola region.
We are seeking a full-time Program Manager (PM) to work closely with the Director of Food Security (DFS) to provide technical guidance and oversee operations of Counterpart’s portfolio of donor-funded Food Security, Education, and Nutrition projects. Along with the DFS, PMs plays an important role in portfolio growth, including leading new business development and portfolio growth initiatives.
The Officer/Senior Officer of the Programs Support Unit (PSU) is a member of a small team of professionals under the direct supervision of the PSU Associate Director. The team is responsible for the coordination, monitoring, execution, and delivery of timely and effective services to Programs in support of awarded programming.
The support provided by the PSU covers the broad areas of finance, award management, compliance, human resources, IT, security, and audit. The Officer/Senior Officer is charged with the completion of operational and administrative duties, some of which are listed below, and others as assigned by the PSU Associate Director that are essential to the conduct and delivery of awarded work within Counterpart and donor compliance frameworks.
The PSU Officer/Senior Officer is not responsible for project technical matters, learning capture, deliverable production, or achieving project results on time and within budget: those responsibilities remain with Programs Leadership and Program Management staff assigned to each project.
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.