Program Manager Counterpart International

Requisition Number: 16-0016
Post Date: 1/14/2016
Working Title: Program Manager--Youth for Peace Building
City: Kigali
Country: Rwanda
Description: 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.

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USN/TCN allowances will not be provided for this position. Local candidates preferred.

Counterpart International is currently seeking a Chief of Party for a 1 year USAID program providing support to enhance organizational capacity development (OCD) and internal governance of targeted Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to prevent violence among at-risk youth in the post-2015 election period in Burundi. This is a full time, 9-month position based in Kigali, Rwanda. This position will report to the Regional Director of Africa, based at Counterpart’s Headquarters. The program is working with Burundian civil society, particularly youth-led organizations and movements, to provide positive and constructive opportunities for Burundian youth as an alternative to violence and to support youth-led peace-building and violence prevention efforts. The Chief of Party is to provide vision and technical leadership on issues of Organizational Capacity Development (OCD) and youth development from an offsite location, supporting the DCOP, who will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of activities on the ground, due to the volatile political context. S/he will provide financial and administrative oversight and day-to-day management and implementation of the program. The Chief of Party will also oversee staff management and development and ensure the highest quality of project monitoring, evaluation, reporting and communications.

• Master’s degree in social sciences, youth development, conflict mitigation, business, international development, and/or other related field.
• Minimum eight years of progressively responsible management experience, with significant experience administering donor-funded programs in the areas of OCD, violence prevention, peace-building, at risk youth development, conflict mitigation,.
• Minimum five years of experience working in Africa, particularly in East Africa and preferably with prior experience in Burundi.
• Demonstrated capacity to develop solid working relationships with local counterparts, including CSO leadership and staff, senior government officials, local governments, and to coordinate closely with other donors.
• Demonstrated knowledge of USAID development approaches, as well as understanding of USAID rules and regulations and mandatory reporting requirements.
• Proven leadership, management and decision-making skills
• Strong interpersonal, presentation, and communications skills to meet the diverse technical and managerial
requirements of the program and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of stakeholders
• Experience with gender integration a plus
• English fluency is required; fluency in French strongly preferred

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