Chief of Party (Anticipated) – Counterpart International

Counterpart International is a global development organization
that empowers people and communities to implement innovative and
enduring solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges.
nearly 50 years, Counterpart has been forging partnerships with communities in need to address complex problems related to economic development, food security and nutrition, and building effective governance and institutions.
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Counterpart International is seeking development professionals with
experience in Uganda and East Africa to manage an anticipated new
program. Candidates should be proven, effective project managers able to
work well in complex environments with relevant knowledge / experience
in areas of community-based natural resource management, ecotourism,
livelihoods, community development and rural development.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Counterpart International is seeking a Chief of Party (CoP) for an
anticipated ecotourism program in Uganda. The CoP will assume
responsibility for overall program management and provide leadership,
oversight and support to all aspects of anticipated programs. The CoP
will also be responsible for establishing and maintaining strong
relationships with the USAID mission, the government of Uganda and other
local and international partners and stakeholders. This individual will
also be responsible for timely reporting of programmatic and financial
activities and compliance with all applicable USAID and local policies.

  • Provide overall technical program leadership
  • Oversee accounting of project finances with support of finance and
    administrative staff; work with headquarters staff on development of
    budgets, pipeline analyses, reporting, grant administration and other
    USAID requirements.
  • Develop necessary reports for donor and headquarters; manage mid-term, annual and final evaluation process.
  • Oversee recruiting and development of local personnel 
  • Undertake representation to donors, partners and other key in-country stakeholders


  • Minimum of 7 years overseas experience in international development with a particular focus on Uganda/East Africa.
  • Relevant advanced degree required
  • Strong knowledge of the tourism sector in East Africa and community-based NRM techniques  
  • Experience developing and managing programs in challenging international environments
  • Skills in new program development, strategy and representation;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, writing sample required.
  • Strong inter-personal skills.
  • Intimate knowledge of, and prior experience with, USAID projects, procedures, policies and reporting requirements is required
  • Fluency in English is required; familiarity with local languages would be an asset

Counterpart is an equal opportunity employer. Women,
minorities, veterans and the physically challenged are encouraged to

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