Youth Programming Specialist (Anticipated)




Counterpart International

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Counterpart International is a global development organization that empowers people and communities to implement innovative and enduring solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges. For 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 a Youth Programming Specialist for a 5-year, $10 million Leadership Development Program in Bangladesh. The program aims to promote community leaders and youth as change agents for democracy and development by promoting greater understanding of democratic practices and values and providing opportunities for community leaders and young people to engage in community development.  With direction from the Chief of Party and designated Counterpart HQ staff, the Specialist will be responsible for programmatic oversight, training and capacity building activities involving the local youth aged 18 to 25 to increase their potential to become tomorrow’s leaders and contribute to improving their communities. The Specialist will provide technical leadership in developing youth leadership skills through trainings on topics such as community participation, the role of the government and the importance of voting. In addition, the Specialist will be responsible for managing the technical aspects of the implementation of grant-making activities, developing, organizing and implementing program technical assistance and training activities.

This is a local Position and only natives of Bangladesh will be considered.


  • A minimum of 5-7 years international or regional professional experience.
  • Previous experience implementing and managing complex USAID-funded governance and civil society programs, preferably in South Asia.
  • At least 5 years in senior management capacity, leading and managing diverse teams in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated expertise in youth leadership and capacity building.
  • Master’s Degree in NGO Management, International Development, an MBA, or other relevant field of study.
  • Understanding of the socio-cultural issues and nuances of working with community, civil society and government settings is highly desirable. 
  • Demonstrated capabilities in the following areas: community development, youth leadership development, gender, democracy and political participation in a context similar to Bangladesh.
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills to meet the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the program and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of regional stakeholders.
  • Language (reading, writing, and speaking): English fluency required.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple programs/activities for the assigned country.

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