• Learning, leveraging, and thought leadership for Pact’s core technical areas
• Ensuring quality programming through technical support and monitoring
• Contributing to innovative program design, monitoring and evaluation
The position will support the Capacity Development team within Program Advancement. S/he will provide strategic support to a portfolio of projects, develop tools and materials, train and mentor staff globally, and support new business development. The Sr. Officer
will report to the Global Director of Capacity Development
• Support country offices through in-person and remote mentoring, training and knowledge transfer around key capacity development tools (i.e. Organizational Capacity Assessment, Organizational Performance Index, Network Analysis) and skills (i.e. facilitation,
mentoring & coaching, training, presenting)
• Support country offices through in-person and remote mentoring, training and knowledge transfer around key organizational development areas (i.e. human resources, financial management, strategic planning, program management, communications)
• Support country office teams through in-person and remote engagements to integrate technical areas (i.e. integration of health, natural resource management, livelihoods, and governance) into capacity development strategies.
• Develop toolkits, collect success stories and other promotional materials, edit / review donor reports and provide other support for projects / countries assigned.
• Engage in and lead project design for proposal development, including the use of human centered design, political economy analysis, rapid assessments, and desk research.
• Design and lead research related to capacity development, for example reliability and validity studies of tools, and draft articles, blogs, and other types of materials for internal and external publications.
• Represent Pact at external events, including presentations and facilitation of conferences, participation in donor meetings, and networking with other implementing organizations.
• Supervise one to two staff, including the possibility of remote supervision.
• Represent Pact at external events and articulate Pact’s unique integrated and capacity development approaches to donors, implementing partners, and others
• Bachelor’s degree in Education, International Relations, Public Health, Public Policy or related field
• 8 years of experience working in international development (6 years of experience if candidate has a Master’s or higher degree), including the capacity development of and partnership with local civil society organizations and government institutions
• 4 years of experience working in / living in a low income country
• Experience in appreciative inquiry, Collective Impact, or other participatory and beneficiary focused approaches
• Experience designing, adapting and implementing organizational assessment tools
• Comfortable in small and large group facilitation, leading focus group discussions, and training
• Ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with Pact staff, donors, local partners, host governments and other implementing organizations
• Proficient with Microsoft Office programs
• Excellent written and oral communications, including previous experience in developing toolkits, journal articles or other publications
• Experience in designing and writing winning proposals, especially those for USAID, DfID, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
• Travel up to 40% of time
• Advanced degree in Public Health and experience supporting PEPFAR funded projects or maternal and child health projects
• Experience using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, or Adobe Illustrator and
• Experience in designing and leading e-learning through video courses, webinars, and e-mentoring
• Experience with social network analysis and mapping programs
• Fluency in French strongly preferred
• Experience using mobile data collection, including CommCare, Magpi, or Mobenzi