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Founded in 1965, Counterpart International, Inc. 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
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 seeking a Deputy Chief of Party to manage one of our global programs on Information & Communications Technology (ICT), to support civil society organizations, human rights activists, and freelance journalists worldwide. Based at Counterpart’s headquarters in Arlington, VA, the DCOP will be responsible for working with various stakeholders to accomplish the delivery of ICT-based services from information security firms to developing-global civil society organizations. The ideal candidate will have proven experience managing large groups, a background in working with civil society groups, and a thorough knowledge of ICT and media.
The Director of Information Technology (IT) is responsible for the management and execution of IT systems and infrastructure for Counterpart’s HQ office, and for ensuring that IT infrastructure and systems in field offices meet HQ requirements as set and managed by the Director. In addition, the Director is responsible for devising and establishing IT policies, procedures, and systems to support the implementation of strategies set by upper management.
The role of the Junior Consultant is vital to the Accelerator’s success and our ability to deliver quality services to our clients. While this would be true for any consulting firm, we feel it is especially true in our case, as our clients are potentially choosing to divert needed resources from their mission in order to work with us on the promise that doing so will increase their impact long term.
In a typical client engagement, there will be a lead consultant (usually the Executive Director or Associate Director) that will serve as the primary point of contact with the client and the strategic lead for the engagement. This lead consultant is generally supported by one or two finance and operations specialists, a junior consultant, and, if needed, additional technical consultants hired on a limited-term basis for that engagement. In this arrangement, the Junior Consultant assists the engagement lead with a variety of essential tasks:
- Desk research to develop a profile of the client and their key interest area in the engagement
- Stakeholder interviews
- Data analysis
- Development of presentations and the writing of reports
Junior Consultants also support business development, primarily through scoping, desk research, and proposal writing.
Counterpart International is currently seeking a Finance intern. This is a part-time position based in Arlington, VA headquarters (HQ) and works 20 hours per week. This position will report to Vice President - Finance.
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.
Counterpart International is seeking a Business Development Manager to manage the capture and proposal development life-cycle for high-priority proposals. S/he will serve as a point person for priority bids and is responsible for the submission of high-quality winning proposals. This position will also have the responsibility to mentor, coach, or be shadowed by Counterpart staff within and outside the New Business Development (NBD) team. This position will serve as a role model for best practice in proposal development, from pre-solicitation through proposal development and submission.
Counterpart International is currently seeking a part-time Security Governance Advisor for its United States Agency for International Development-funded program, entitled the Participatory Responsive Governance – Principal Activity (PRG-PA), in Niger. Through the Security Governance component of the PRG-PA program, Counterpart is assisting the Government of Niger (GoN) in the promotion of more effective public communication between the Nigerien military establishment and the public. The Security Governance Initiative (SGI) is a White House-mandated program supporting Niger and five other priority countries to develop their capacity to manage and oversee their security policies with transparency and accountability, consistent with democratic governance.
Counterpart engages diverse stakeholders, including representatives of the Government of Niger (GoN), civil society actors, and the media to conduct action-research on security priorities, promote dialogue between the government and citizens on security issues and catalyze the adoption of reforms and measures to improve communication on security and defense policy. PRG-PA SGI’s key target beneficiaries consist of the media, journalists, civil society organizations and citizens in target regions.
This is a part-time, consultant position requiring at least one, 14-day trip to Niamey, Niger, per quarter for a one year period and will report directly to the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP).