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Default Country Program Director - Counterpart International Inc.

Counterpart International Inc.
Community and Humanitarian Assistance Program (CHAP)

Vacancy Announcement: Country Program Director
Counterpart International’s Community and Humanitarian Assistance Program (CHAP) is a US-government sponsored activity that assists vulnerable and needy people in Armenia through governmental and non-governmental social service organizations.

Country Program Director is a full-time national staff position based in CHAP Yerevan office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage all aspects of CHAP in Armenia to ensure its timely and successful implementation based on the requirements of the sponsoring agency, - U.S. Department of State, Counterpart core values, procedures, and processes, and program description and budget;
Supervise everyday activities of CHAP country office and field personnel;
Represent Counterpart and CHAP interests to all local parties, in consultation with highest Counterpart country representative and NIS Field Operations Director.
Maintain excellent relations with the U.S. Embassy, USAID mission, and other international organizations in the country;
Maintain excellent working relations with the host country government agencies;
Maintain contacts and good relations with other donors and assistance programs in the country including UN, US EPA, USDA, World Bank, and European Commission;
Coordinate and compliment program implementation with other US Government funded programs and projects;
Supervise and bear personal responsibility for country program budget and all financial issues;
Manage distribution of commodities donated by private donors and the U.S. Government to qualified recipients;
Ensure complete transparency and accountability in dealing with humanitarian assistance, and foster the same in the performance of CHAP beneficiary organizations;
Supervise maintenance of the CHAP MS Access Database (CHAPBASE), and ensure information accuracy and integrity; and
Coordinate conceptualization and drafting project proposals for NIS Field Operations Director approval.
Required Qualification and Experience:

Excellent communication skills.
Program management/staff supervisory experience.
Good organizational skills and diligent attention to details associated with documenting activities to maintain accurate and complete program records.
Working knowledge of logistics and transportation systems.
Ability to improvise creative management and logistical solutions in the context of establishing new projects.
Written and spoken proficiency in Armenian, English, and Russian.
Computer literacy, including knowledge of and experience with word processors (MS Word), spreadsheets (Excel), databases (MS Access), and electronic mail.
Knowledge of, and ability to work with a wide variety of governmental and non-governmental organizations, including U.S. Embassy and the host country governmental agencies.
Willingness to work long or unusual hours/week-ends unexpectedly in order to receive and distribute humanitarian supplies and to meet goals and objectives.
Willingness and ability to work in a smoke-free environment.
Experience with the U.S. State Department grants a plus.
Working Conditions:

Position based in Yerevan, Armenia. Five eight-hour day work week.

Qualified individuals should submit CV or application and cover letter to the Administration at the CHAP Armenia office in Yerevan at Pushkin street, building 38, apt 14. Send by e-mail to CPI[at] specifying " Country Program Director Job Vacancy" in the subject line. The complete cover letter, curriculum vitae and three references that can confirm the required qualifications and experience should be submitted no later than 6 p.m. November 11, 2004.

COUNTERPART is an equal opportunity organization that strives for diversity and employs qualified personnel without regard to gender, race, physical disability, religion, or ethnicity.
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