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Counterpart International is currently seeking three interns to assist the Africa Team with the administrative management of its programs. This is a part-time, paid internship position based in Arlington, VA. The initial period for the internship is three (3) months with the possibility to extend.
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 seeking a 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 COP 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.
Counterpart International is currently seeking a Finance intern.
This is a part-time position based in Arlington, VA headquarters (HQ) and works 29 hours per week.
This position will report to the Project Finance Manager.
Counterpart International is seeking a Chief of Party for one of its programs based in a post-conflict region. With the support of the local and headquarters staff, the Chief of Party will provide vision, technical leadership, financial and administrative oversight of the program and will serve as the principle institutional liaison to USAID and local organizations in the country. The Chief of Party should have competence and extensive past experience relevant to leadership, management, project implementation and training of staff. The Chief of Party will also provide staff management and development, and ensure the highest quality of project monitoring, evaluation, reporting and communications.
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 currently seeking an Innovation Data Capture Intern based in Arlington, VA for the Summer. The Innovation Data Capture Consultant is responsible for capturing and processing data received. S/he will be working with the Innovation for Change (I4C) Counterpart International team to assist with the project reporting documents and data from seven innovation hubs' innovations on the I4C website.
The Social Sector Accelerator (“the Accelerator”) is a non-profit impact strategy consulting firm that works with foundations and nonprofits in the U.S. and around the world to build a brighter tomorrow. For instance, in Laredo, Texas, we’ve helped a $50 million network of nonprofit primary care and behavioral health clinics develop a business plan and strategy to ensure that the uninsured and underserved of the region have access to the full continuum of high-quality healthcare. In another case, we worked with a major California-based philanthropy to develop a strategic plan as they look to expand their investment in humanitarian and disaster relief.
In each of our engagements, we are guided by three core values:
- Locally-driven solutions– We believe impact is often greatest when solutions are developed and led by the communities most affected.
- Evidence of impact– We believe social solutions must be built on more than good intentions. Data and rigorous analysis are essential for driving measurable social change.
- Cost-effectiveness - Our goal is to change the world. To do this we must ensure every scarce philanthropic dollar spent is leveraged as effectively as possible.
The role of the Associate Director (AD) is critical to the success of the Accelerator and consists of two key areas of work. First, the AD has ownership over a client portfolio and is responsible for high-quality delivery on all contracts under their supervision. Second, the AD works in close partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Senior Finance and Operations Consultant, and the Counterpart HQ finance and operations teams to manage the internal operations of the Accelerator.
Externally, the AD works closely with the ED to develop and execute the Accelerator’s business strategy. The AD will work closely with the ED to identify business development opportunities within the service lines the AD oversees. Once new business is secured, the AD will be responsible for delivering high-quality service, generally with substantial independence but occasionally working closely with the ED, junior consultant staff, or external specialists. Quality service entails, among other things, ensuring timely completion of deliverables, financial delivery against budget, and compliance with all client requirements.
In terms of operational responsibilities, the AD is responsible for working closely with our finance and operations support teams at our parent organization, Counterpart International. The AD will work closely with the Counterpart HQ Chief Financial Officer and finance team to ensure firm-wide financial health (in this work, the AD will have substantial support from the Senior Finance and Operations Consultant, who previously served in the AD role). As such, the ideal candidate will have a passion for organizational finance and will recognize that strong financial performance is what enables the Accelerator to grow and ultimately achieve greater impact. The AD must have substantial experience managing the financial performance of individual projects and an eagerness to learn how to monitor and manage financial performance at the firm level (again, with support from the Senior Finance and Operations Consultant). To support the Accelerator’s growth, the AD will also work closely with the ED to establish an outstanding workplace culture that attracts and retains talent.
Counterpart international is currently seeking an Innovation Data Capture Consultant based in the USA, for approximately three months with the possibility of extension. The Innovation Data Capture Consultant is responsible for capturing and processing data received. S/he will be working with the Innovation for Change (I4C) Counterpart International team to assist with the project reporting documents and data from seven innovation hubs' innovations on the I4C website. The Innovation Data Capture Consultant reports to the Project Director.
Innovation for Change (I4C) is a global network of people and organizations who want to connect, partner and learn together to defend and strengthen civic space and overcome restrictions to our basic freedoms of assembly, association and speech. We are a community-led network inspired by ideas, methods, and technologies from across different sectors. We work together on advocacy, research, network building, education and training, fundraising, digital literacy and technology development.
Our six connected regional hubs are growing in both physical and online spaces across Africa, Central Asia, East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa and South Asia. Here, people exchange ideas and share their successes, challenges and opportunities in incubating social change and building sustainable solutions.
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.
Counterpart International is currently seeking a Project Finance Officer. This is a full-time position based in Arlington, VA headquarters (HQ). This position will report to Project Finance Manager.
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’s innovation-focused subsidiary, the Social Sector Accelerator, is a leader in promoting evidence-based, cost-effective, and scalable solutions to social and environmental challenges. From the design of new digital platforms for managing grants to nonprofits to experimentation with cash transfers and other incentives to promote conservation, we believe that meeting the needs of today requires uncovering the innovations of tomorrow.
The Accelerator team seeks an intern who desires the opportunity to work across multiple product and service lines and be exposed to the cutting edge of global development. In addition to participating in a range of learning opportunities, the Intern will be responsible for providing outstanding administrative management support to our programs and operations.
INTERN WILL LEARN AND BE EXPOSED TO:
- Hands-on experience with a nonprofit start-up, including business strategy, finance, and
- Evidence-based approaches to solving social and environmental challenges.
- Cost-effectiveness analysis of social and environmental innovations.
- Innovative financial models for sustaining solutions, such as pay-for-performance contracts and impact bonds.
- Helping foundations and other social investors design a quantifiable impact and capacity development strategy.
- The use of metrics tailored to measure social and environmental.
Counterpart International is currently seeking an Intern to assist the Asia Team with the administrative management of their programs, and especially to meeting the program reporting requirements. This is a part-time, paid internship position based in Arlington, VA. This position will report to the Africa Program Associate. The initial period for the internship is up to 3 months with the possibility to extend.
Counterpart International is seeking a Program Manager (PM) to support the Asia/Eurasia portfolio, primarily governance and civil society projects. The position will provide comprehensive support and management to current projects to help the field offices meet program goals and objectives. The candidate will also provide support to the development of new business in the Asia/Eurasia region. This is a full-time position based in Arlington, VA. This position reports to the Senior Program Manager.
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).