At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.
Program Delivery (PDEL) – Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.
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. The CD Advisor also leads capacity development interventions and support to Pact implementing partners including assessments, trainings, technical assistance, monitoring, and reporting.
Application Deadline is October 23rd, 2020 at 5:00PM EST.
The Capacity Development (CD) Advisor’s primary responsibilities include:
- Capacity Development to Implementing Partners
· Responsible for day-to-day implementation of CD activities of the Insika ya Kusasa Implementing Partners, including close collaboration with leadership of local organizations, mentoring partner staff, leading Integrated Technical Organizational Capacity Assessment (ITOCA) and Organizational Performance Index (OPI) assessments, and supporting partners with implementation of Institutional Strengthening Plans.
· Provide direct support to Implementing Partners in the areas of governance, leadership, Board development, human resources, policy development, communications, and external relationships.
· Consolidate assessment results across the cohort of partners to identify and analyze organizational capacity patterns and identify new strategic directions for capacity development support
· Provide strategic inputs into the overall capacity development program component, recommending adaptations based on ongoing lessons learned
· Regularly interface with Pact Swaziland Programs Teams to ensure smooth coordination of programmatic and technical assistance
· Lead/coordinate strategy development, implementation, and monitoring of all project activities concerning CD.
· Participate in Pact’s Capacity Development Community of Practice forum and contribute to documentation and development of new and existing capacity development and specifically OD methodologies within Pact.
· Collaborate with the Pact Technical, Strategic Information and Grants Management departments to ensure adherence to targets, timelines, budget management and achievement of objectives.
· Monitor potential risks and actively engages with program team on mitigation of risks as they arise.
· 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.
· 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 and closeout.
- Capacity Development Support to Transition Partners:
· Lead the evidence-based assessment and identification of potential Transition partners, including capacity assessments and review of performance data.
· Lead the development and implementation of the project’s overall CD strategy to strengthen the technical and organizational capacity of local organizations toward direct funding from USAID, while maintaining performance and quality prevention, care, and treatment services.
· Collaborate closely with partner organizational leadership on prime readiness and post award technical assistance to promote prime award success.
· Lead the complete transition and execution planning process, including readiness planning approaches for Transition partners to prepare them for graduation to direct recipients of USAID funding, and execution of post award support for strong Prime implementation.
· Lead the training (or linkage to a training) for Transition partners to the USAID Rules and Regulations Training.
· Monitor transition partner technical performance through close collaboration with programs and strategic information teams and support the implementation of strategies to improve technical and indicator performance.
· Lead the support to Transition partners in proposal preparedness and planning, technical design workshopping, training on award instruments and proposal writing including supporting the development of Transition partner budget packages and post award Technical Assistance plans
· Lead in the engagements with collaborative partners, Pact HQ and USAID to enhance Transition partner readiness support during their pre- and post-award period.
· 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 ITOCA, OPI, network analysis, and monitoring completion for institutional strengthening plans.
· Provide strong post award support for Transition partners including support for start and long-term technical assistance through their implementation.
· 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 in the reporting of all CD support interventions for Transition partners.
· Responsible for the identification and the participation of learning platforms that advance CD objectives for both Pact and local transition partners.
· Share best practices and support other Pact country offices on successful approaches to transition awards
- 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.
- Demonstrated ethical management practices.
- Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with governments and civil society partners.
- Professional-level English language skills (written and oral).
- Be highly proficient in public speaking and giving concise and insightful presentations of complex data.
- Ability to travel internationally periodically.
- Direct experience with PEPFAR transition awards and/or successfully graduating indigenous partners to direct donor funding.
- Experience with CD database/tracking tools
Application Deadline is October 23rd, 2020 at 5:00PM EST.
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.
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