Counterpart International is recruiting a Project Officer – Pacific Elections (m/f), to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.

  • Counterpart International helps build better and lasting lives, from community to community. We equip individuals, organizations, and communities – our counterparts – to become the creators of solutions in their own families, communities, regions, and countries. We work with them in some of the most challenging places in the world to tackle social, economic, environmental, health, and governance issues that threaten their lives and undermine their future.
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  • The Project Officer, under the coordination of the Program Manager, will be responsible for assisting and supporting day-to-day activities of the implementing partners (south, center and north). He or she will play a key role in supporting the development of partners’ activities plans, including technical assistance for the effective implementation of their plans
  • The Project Officer will assist the Civic Partnership for Good Governance program, the Pacific Elections component, to become robust in planning, implementing its activities, and providing evidence reports on the activities implemented
  • The position of Project Officer will be based in Maputo; however, the candidate must be available to make frequent trips throughout the country
  • Under the vertical direction of the Program and Horizontal Manager of the Senior Community Election and Advocacy Specialist, the candidate should work to strengthen the partner organizations in the planning, implementation and reporter of the activities implemented by them. To this end, he/she will carry out the following tasks:
  • Support organizations to plan their activities according to priorities
  • Accompany organizations in the process of identifying long-term monitors (MLPs), participating in the selection and recruitment process and respect for gender and social integration
  • In coordination with partner organizations, other CSOs and community leaders, ensure that MLPs are locally resident and have good standing
  • Support organizations in the organization of advocacy and awareness campaigns (marches, advertising spots, messages, debates, press releases, etc.) for a peaceful and non-violent electoral process against women
  • In coordination with local stakeholders, monitor organizations in the process of identifying and selecting Committee members and local responses
  • Ensure that organizations coordinate and collaborate with consortia organizations presented in the technical proposals
  • Ensure that the intervention of RRC members work through a pre-conceived plan that goes beyond, but is not limited to: presentation of RRCs to local institutions (Electoral Management Bodies, Political Parties, PRM, EDM, courts, CSOs, community leaders/traditional, etc.
  • Facilitate engagement between partner organizations and institutions working and linked to the electoral process
  • Ensure that organizations accredit MLTs before they reach the ground
  • During the election campaign ensure that organizations know the itineraries of political parties and campaign bidders to be observed by MLTs
  • Support organizations to identify qualified organizations for RMSC members
  • Ensure that local RRC members meet and he or she participates in some meetings whenever possible and that they address and refer cases of violence to higher levels
  • Support in the logistics of events, travel, training processes and consultancies
  • Organize and implement specific training for MLTs, CRRs and RMSC members
  • Prepare reports and provide analysis to RRC, RMSC, PCBG and other stakeholders on the activities carried out by the project/partners
  • Establish new inter-organizational links and strengthen existing, regional and sub-regional links to advocate for peaceful political and electoral participation
  • Identify and write success stories, project reports and other communication materials
  • To keep informed of the problems and the evolution of electoral and political violence in Mozambique
  • Other additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree or degree in Political Science or another related field is required. Experience can replace the academic degree
  • Minimum of three years of NGO work experience; Think Tanks, Electoral Management Body or equivalent institution
  • Experience of facilitation, consultancy and/or training
  • Experience of community mobilization and coalition building
  • Fluent in English and Portuguese
  • Availability to travel around the country, when necessary
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and the ability to negotiate and influence
  • Excellent communication skills: speaking, writing and listening
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively
  • Analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Proactive and constructive approach to program management
  • Ability to work independently, and in a team
  • Computer skills, including extensive experience using Microsoft Word and Excel. It also requires internet and email skills
  • Willingness to improve knowledge through training and personal initiative
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • Mozambique nationals are encouraged to apply
  • Counterpart is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply
How to Apply
1. Documentation
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
2. Application


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