Aug 31, 2019

Capacity Development (CD) Advisor

  • Pact Apparel
Full time Business Development

Job Description

Pact is implementing a USAID-funded project entitled Swaziland Ready, Resourceful, Risk Aware locally known as (Insika ya Kusasa). The objective of the project is to prevent new HIV infections and reduce vulnerability among orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), adolescent girls (AG) and young women (YVV) in Swaziland. The project will result in mitigation of the impact of HIV, reduction in new HIV infections, and improved HIV clinical outcomes for the above target groups.

Position Summary: The Capacity Development (CD) Advisor will provide technical leadership and oversight to the project’s capacity development strategy for transitioning indigenous partners to direct funding by USAID, i.e. assist local partners (LP) to become successful prime recipients of USAID funds and comply with USG regulations, policies, and PEPFAR performance standards and reporting requirements.This position will be based at Pact in Mbabane.

The Capacity Development (CD) Advisor’s primary responsibilities include:

• Lead the development and implementation of the project’s overall CD strategy to strengthen the technical and organizational capacity of indigenous organizations toward direct funding from USAID, while maintaining performance and quality OVC and HIV prevention services.

• Responsible for day-to-day implementation of CD activities of the InsikaYakusasa by mentoring Partners’ staff, ensuring adherence to targets, timelines, budget management and achievement of objectives.

• Lead the technical and contextual adaptation of Pact’s CD tools and approaches, with an eye towards transitioning local organizations to direct donor funding, including Integrated Technical Organizational Capacity Assessment (ITOCA), Organizational Performance Index (0P1), network analysis, and institutional strengthening plans.

• Leads the full cycle of subaward management activities that are integrated within the overall CD strategy, from planning through selection, pre-award assessment, negotiation, monitoring /compliance visits, closeout and transition to direct USAID funding.

• Monitor potential risks and actively engages with program team on mitigation of risks as they arise.

• Provide innovative solutions to granting needs, especially concerning local partners on the cusp of receiving direct PEPFAR funding for the first time and local organizations receiving PEPFAR funding that need support increasing their absorption capacity.

• Lead/coordinate strategy development, implementation, and monitoring of all project activities concerning CD.

• Introduce/facilitate network analysis and network strengthening activities to identify barriers and opportunities for advancing HIV/AIDS epidemic control.

• Support the development and realization of local organizations’ resource mobilization and sustainability strategies.

Minimum Requirements:

• Master’s Degree in Public Health, International Development, or related field.

At least 7 years’ experience providing capacity development technical support and/or grants management to large complex, donor-funded projects in developing or transitional countries.

• Excellent grasp of participatory CD tools and methodologies.

• Excellent facilitation and training skills in a variety of health and organizational development topics.

• Demonstrated experience developing organizational capacity in financial and grant management, human resources, USG compliance, and related topics.

• Demonstrated track record of successfully building and effectively managing diverse and dispersed teams of employees.

• Demonstrated effective interpersonal and creative problem-solving skills. 

Preferred Requirements

• Direct experience with PEPFAR transition awards and/or successfully graduating indigenous partners to direct donor funding.

• Experience with CD database/tracking tools

• Eswatini nationals are encouraged to apply

Salary: Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications.

All candidates must meet the minimum qualifications to apply.

Applicants are invited to submit their applications via email including a resume, cover letter, references and salary history to: swazirecruit@pactworld.org.

The deadline is September 19, 2019.


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