Capacity Development Advisor

PACT, Port-au-prince, Haiti

Skill Required:, Training and Capacity Building
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th June, 2015


Job Description

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Program Development and Delivery
• Actively participate in the project development and delivery to ensure a dynamic context specific capacity development project to enable the growth and strengthening of civil society led by or serving FSW and MSM.
• Ensure capacity development activities appropriately integrated within LINKAGES technical activities, particularly peer education and outreach, mobile HIV testing and counseling and other service delivery.
• Regularly coordinate with relevant LINKAGES and Pact staff to ensure smooth planning, preparation, implementation and joint monitoring and evaluation of project activities and achievements towards project goals.

Managing Relationships with CSOs
• Provide quality oversight to LINKAGES project grantees to ensure that these relationships are not merely project implementation, but focus on capacity development and ensure that LINKAGES project grantees leave the relationship stronger than they entered.
• Coordinate with all relevant project staff and global capacity development advisors to ensure all direct and grantee implemented capacity building interventions are technically sound, of sufficient quality, are correctly implemented and targets met.
• Coordinate with the Project team to ensure continued strengthening of local partners’ organizational and technical capacity, effective community mobilization and identification of local civil society organizations (formal and informal).

Management
• Oversee project budget within the area of responsibly and work in close collaboration with grants and finance team ensuring accuracy and budget compliance.
• Ensure effective finance, local contracts and asset management.
• Monitor project spending on a monthly basis – ensuring that the Project spends within budget at all times, and report any anomalies in a timely manner.

Monitoring and Evaluation
• Coordinate effective implementation of monitoring systems with the LINKAGES team and Pact Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) staff.
• Report on all LINKAGES project activities to the LINKAGES Country Representative and Pact Senior Technical Advisor for LINKAGES on a regular basis.
• Ensure timely reporting, documentation and organizational learning documents.

Internal Coordination
• Work with the LINKAGES and Pact staff to maximize impact of capacity development, especially related to LINKAGES project grantees.
• Coordinate and work closely with the other Pact staff to ensure consistency in approach to working with partners.
• Coordinate and work with LINKAGES M&E as well as Pact MERL staff to ensure appropriate data collection as well as Project staff and partner data reporting.
• Coordinate with other Pact programs, especially those working in the same geographic area, to maximize programmatic synergies and sharing of resources.

External Coordination
• Keep up-to-date with regional developments in HIV/AIDS/capacity development/civil society strengthening. Review relevant reports, evaluations and other internal and external resources as necessary to improve program design and implementation.
• Support development of project/program briefing papers and other publicity materials to communicate the impact of and learning from the delivery of the LINKAGES project.
• Upon delegation by senior Pact/LINKAGES staff, the Capacity Development Advisor shall represent Pact at program coordination meetings; and be a focal point for project issues.

Others
• Attend to any other duties assigned.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

Reports directly to the Pact Regional Director. Works directly with LINKAGES partners in Haiti, including FHI 360, IntraHealth and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), as well as Pact Capacity Development team members, Grants Officers, Finance Officers, M&E Officers and other relevant Pact staff.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

Minimum Requirements:
• Proven ability to work sensitively and in a non-judgmental fashion with all key populations under the LINKAGES project.
• At least 5 years of experience in community-based capacity development projects, including experience in community mobilization and civil society development.
• At least 3 years of demonstrated technical expertise in the development and implementation of interventions around HIV prevention, care and treatment of key populations, particularly MSM and FSW.
• Fluency in verbal and written English and French required.
• Willingness to spend up to 30% of the time traveling to project areas in several departments.

Preferred:
• Proven high level of interest in and knowledge of a combination of the following: key populations, HIV/AIDS, civil society, and organizational development.
• Proven facilitation, training, and mentorship skills as it relates to working with CSOs.
• At least 2 years of grant management expertise preferred.
• Strong understanding of traditional and local authorities, and civil society actors in Haiti and the organizational and political challenges to strengthening their capacity.
• Experience in working with and coordinating with international and national NGOs and government agencies.
• Proven program leadership, management, project planning, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
• Willingness to spend up to 30% of the time traveling to project areas in several departments.
• Preference will be given to Haitian nationals. Members of key populations are also encouraged to apply

 


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