Civic Engagement Program Officer

Vacancy Number:186
Title: Civic Engagement Program Officer
Duration:One year
Exp.: 2018-10-25-(6 Months Ago)
Jobs no:1
Salary:As per NTA Scale


Organization: Counterpart International | About Counterpart International
City: Kabul
Country: AF


Education:University degree in community development law political science public administration social
Work Experience:At least three of experience working in advo Years


University degree in community development law political science public administration social science or other related fields



At least three years of experience working in advocacy and civil society engagement with government and or community mobilization and civic engagement;

Experience in developing advocacy strategies/plans and supporting their implementation;

At least two years of experience providing capacity development and/or technical assistant to NGOs in the field of civic engagement advocacy and community mobilization.


Knowledge skills and abilities:

Strategic planning and program coordination skills;

Demonstrated excellence in effective communication;

Demonstrated excellence in delivering capacity development and technical assistance in the fields of election advocacy and other aspects of civil society strengthening;

• Knowledge of Afghan civil society history dynamics and challenges;

• Demonstrated ability to listen and understand the perspectives of others;

•   Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team;

•  Demonstrated ability to work on own initiative and with little direction or close supervision;

•   Ability to work in a high-pressure environment; and be flexible to changing contextual constraints;

•  Ability to travel to different provinces in Afghanistan.

• Conduct data entry of the CE team’s events and trainings into the Global Management Information System (GMIS) when required

•  Record keep and update departmental documents through a filing system both hard and soft

•  Performing multifaceted general office support

•  Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 


Language Requirements:

•  Excellent written and spoken English;

•  Fluency in written and spoken Dari and or Pashtu



Previous experience working on USAID funded programs or programs funded by large international 

Duties & Responsibilities

Position Summary

Counterpart International is seeking a Civic Engagement Program Officer to work in the Programming Department of its USAID-funded Afghan Civic Engagement Program (ACEP). The position is based in Kabul but the selected person will be expected to travel to different regions of Afghanistan. They will form part of the Civic Engagement Team in the ACEP Programming Department.  The Civic Engagement Team members are responsible for managing several grants that are awarded to civil society organizations (CSOs) and providing technical support to national and regional level advocacy groups and supporting these groups as they reach out and create networks with provincial civil society actors.

The ideal candidate will bring at least 3 years of experience in civil society advocacy and/or civil society support within Afghanistan. They will have policy analysis skills; experience in supporting or being part of advocacy campaigns community mobilization civic engagement knowledge and some knowledge of research methods. The Program Officer will be able to transfer knowledge and develop capacity using a variety of approaches aimed at experienced civil society actors.

This position is full-time for one-year and only open to Afghan nationals.

The position reports to the Civic Engagement Manager


Major Duties and Responsibilities

 Civic Engagement/ Advocacy:

Provide technical and administrative support to the People with Disability Advocacy Group Family Law Technical Working Group and the Civil Society Joint Working Group.

Support ACEP partner CSOs and grantees to plan and implement Civic Engagement Activities.

Support ACEP partner CSOs and grantees to plan and implement advocacy campaigns. 

Support and facilitate CSOs in effective engagement with government and other concerned stakeholders for advocacy and coordination purposes.

Support the development of Afghan Civil Society’s national and local advocacy work where it relates to ACEP programs or touches on relevant thematic areas.

Assisting CE team program manager in daily program administrative issues.

Work closely with communications team to share information about civic engagement program features photos and other illustrative materials to be shared widely within organization and externally through webpage and Facebook.

Tracking priorities within Civic Engagement Team and contribute to overall ACEP program and initiate innovative activities to strategic plan of ACEP program.

Conduct data entry of the CE team’s events and trainings into the Global Management Information System (GMIS) when required.

Record keep and update departmental documents through a filing system both hard and soft.

Performing multifaceted general office support.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

 Grants Management:

Manage monitor and provide technical support to ACEP partners and grantees.

Consolidate/compile and finalize biweekly and monthly reports of ACEP partners and grantees.

Organize and facilitate monthly technical support meetings with grantees and partners and provide update report to management.


  Coordination and reporting:

Liaise on a regular basis with the ACEP network civil society coordination bodies international actors Afghan government parliament and media to develop and refine advocacy initiatives.

Develop constructive relationships and strengthen coordination with other national and international actors (government civil society INGO).

Provide administrative support to cross-department partnerships and networks as appropriate.

Travel to provinces and facilitate advocacy/ networking events.

Participate in ACEP programming bi-weekly meetings all staff meetings and similar internal meetings and 

Submission Guideline

Qualified candidates are requested to send their application along with a copy of their updated CV to the attention of the Counterpart HR Department (clearly indicate the position title and vacancy number in the subject line) via email to [email protected]  Hard copies of applications can be mailed to: Counterpart International Shar-e-Naw Haji Yaqoob Circle Lane 02 House # 42 Kabul Afghanistan.
Counterpart will begin interviewing short listed candidates one week after the closing date of this job vacancy. 

Counterpart International is an Equal Opportunity Employer (qualified Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply)
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race color national origin marital status religion gender age disability sexual orientation personal appearance family responsibilities political affiliation or enrollment in a college university technical school or adult education. For additional information about Counterpart International ACEP please visit

Counterpart International Reserves the right to shortlist and Interview potential candidates before closing dates.

Email: [email protected]