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Capacity Development Advisor Pact Zambia

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Pact Overview

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.

The Position
The Capacity Development Advisor will provide overall technical leadership in the delivery of capacity development interventions and services. S/he will lead the design and implementation of evidence-based capacity development efforts in Pact Zambia. The CDA will also be responsible for supervising Capacity Development Specialist for USAID Z-CHPP and Capacity Development Officer for EYP1. The CDA will also provide capacity development support to ACHIEVE and emerging new projects and initiatives. A major responsibility of this role will involve provision of high-level organizational and technical capacity development support to Pact’s sub-partners.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:


Provide technical direction in activity planning for all capacity development components under projects implemented by Pact Zambia.
Provide comprehensive, customized, and documented mentoring and technical assistance to USAID Z-CHPP Capacity Development specialist and USAID EYP1 Capacity Development Officer.
Support the development of materials and processes for specific areas/topics identified as needed for capacity development of local partners, including trainings, mentoring, and coaching, partners peer learning and other methodologies.
Conduct periodic review/mapping of the technical and organizational strengths/assets and needs that exist among the partners so that best practices and expertise can be exchanged locally.
Design strategies and tools to guide project capacity and institution strengthening activities with civil society partners transitioning to direct USAID funding.
Lead the design, delivery and monitoring of technical assistance plans to strengthen civil society partners’ ability to directly support PEPFAR goals as well as receiving direct funding.
Assess the organizational systems and capacity and develop tailored technical assistance plans with selected partners.
Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Serve as a liaison between capacity development team and other Pact Zambia teams to ensure provision of optimum CD support to partners.
Coordinate with appropriate stakeholders in all aspects of activities planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation.
Contribute to the development of annual work plans, performance monitoring and program reporting, and holding of program and technical reviews.
Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, coordination, and linkages to other programs, partners and counterparts, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening of implementing partners and community-based organizations.
Represent the project in technical meetings, conferences, and coordination platforms.
Monitor, support and supervise the Capacity Development Specialist for USAID Z-CHPP and Capacity Development Officer for USAID EYP1.
Educational and Experience required

Master’s degree in public health, social sciences, international development, health or development communication, business administration, or related field with above 5 years relevant experience.
At least 3 years of experience in progressively increasing responsibility in designing and managing complex, large capacity and institution strengthening programs in developing countries involving multiple stakeholders.
Strong understanding and previous experience working with, advising and providing capacity strengthening to the GRZ and non- governmental organizations/civil society organizations (NGOs/CSOs) and private sector organizations.
Demonstrated knowledge of capacity strengthening methodologies at the system, organizational, technical and individual levels.
Demonstrated knowledge on the support of local partner transition to direct USAID funding.
Demonstrated strong technical, programming and management skills.
Professional training and experience with adult learning methods, training or facilitation, organizational capacity assessments, mapping, and planning.
Exceptional communication skills (presentations) in written and spoken English.
Good interpersonal and relationship-building competencies coupled with strong written and verbal communication skills and computer skills required (Microsoft office, excel, power point, and internet).
Fluency in written/spoken English required. Knowledge of Zambian languages is a plus
Ability and willingness to travel to the field at 40%-50% LOE.
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.

Interested and Qualified candidates should send their application letter ad CV to indicating the Job Title in the Subject line on or before the due date 28th February 2021.

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