Technical Advisor II, Capacity Development
FHI 360, Durham NC, United States
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The Technical Advisor, Capacity Development for the EpiC project will lead EpiC’s capacity development efforts including providing technical assistance to transition PEPFAR funding to capable local partners, help local partners identify ways to sustain programming, and ensure country programs achieve capacity development related program objectives. The Technical Advisor, Capacity Development will be responsible for design and implementation of capacity development interventions, finding opportunities for documentation and knowledge sharing, management of consultants or staff focused on capacity development work, ensuring technical excellence in interventions delivered, and tracking achievements across the program.
- Provides senior technical expertise and guidance to all project local partner capacity development activities.
- Develops capacity building technical standards for programs/interventions and develops tools to assess approved/implemented cap building activities against standards
- Provides technical assistance and guidance on capacity strengthening aspects of design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs for key and priority populations supported by EpiC and national and local partners.
- Liaises and coordinates with key stakeholders related to the EpiC capacity strengthening portfolio including senior leadership with partner organizations, government officials and donors.
- Mentors country teams in tracking, analysis, and synthesis of capacity strengthening results to advance learning both within the program and externally.
- Coordinates closely with the EpiC technical team leadership to ensure capacity strengthening is in line with program objectives and goals.
- Provides input into work planning, budgeting, program reporting, and other deliverables related to capacity development activities.
- Monitors and oversees the process of identifying technical assistance needs of local partners, delivering appropriate technical assistance to move local partners toward direct funding from the US Government or other donors/financing mechanisms and sharing key results with program leadership and donors.
- Manages the capacity strengthening team (consultants and staff), including management, administration, reporting, monitoring and evaluation.
- Serves as an internal technical resource on local partner capacity development.
- Develops and cultivates a range of partnerships with civil society, the private sector, and other key partners by regularly meeting and collaborating with all relevant agencies to share information and to stimulate joint design and implementation of interventions.
- Represents EpiC in professional and public settings and makes presentations at professional meetings and conferences.
- Stays abreast of new developments and initiatives within the capacity development sphere and shares insights and guidance internally as requested.
- Support new business development related to capacity development across the HIV portfolio as requested.
- Master’s degree in Public Health or a related field.
- Typically requires 8-11 years in education, health, behavioral, or social sciences or related field.
- At least 10 years specialized experience in providing technical assistance and capacity building on human resources for health, financial systems analysis data utilization or financial systems analysis in resource-limited settings – preferably with local CSOs focused on HIV.
- At least 10 years of senior management experience including working with NGOs
- Deep understanding of PEPFAR/USAID-funded policies and programs.
- Considerable experience in designing and implementing capacity development interventions. Deep knowledge of ongoing and emerging issues in relation to capacity development for local CSOs focused on epidemic control.
- Experience with U.S. government contractual requirements and experience working in an international NGO/PVO environment desirable.
- Articulate, professional, and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Proven leadership and management skills to oversee a team and a demanding workload
- Extensive experience with organizational capacity assessments, development of capacity improvement plans, provision of technical assistance, systems level strengthening and sustainability.
- Strong networking skills (especially with key population networks and UN agencies).
- Excellent communication (verbal and written) and flexibility.
- Able to lead teams and consultants to timely implementation of programs.
- Extensive experience working with local CSOs.
- Ability to run projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.
- Previous experience building relationships, working with donors, and handling complex relationships with stakeholders
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Experience working in a fast-paced environment and balancing multiple priorities.
- Able to read, write and speak proficient English