Capacity Development (CD) Manager – ACHIEVE Tanzania project

Other Dodoma District Dodoma

Position Title: Capacity Development (CD) Manager

Office Location: Dar es Salaam or Dodoma

Supervisor Title: Project Director

Expected Project End Date: 30th September 2024

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 has 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.

Department Overview

ACHIEVE is a five-year, USAID-funded global cooperative agreement with the dual objectives of attaining and sustaining the HIV epidemic control among at-risk and hard to reach pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, children, and youth, as well as to mitigate the impact of HIV/ AIDS and prevent HIV transmission among these populations; and supporting the transition of prime funding and implementation to capable local partners in order to meet the PEPFAR goal of 70% of funding to local partners.

ACHIEVE has been funded by USAID in Tanzania to implement a four-year activity which aims (1) to improve national- and community-level social welfare systems in order to sustain support for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and families affected by HIV; (2) to deliver high-quality services to OVC in assigned regions; and (3) to strengthen the capacity of local organizations to deliver OVC services. ACHIEVE will begin activities in Tanzania in October 2020.

Position Purpose

The Capacity Development Manager will report to the Project Director and will lead the coordination of capacity development project activities and contribute to technical components. The Capacity Development Manager will focus efforts on supporting partners implementing designated USAID/PEPFAR-funded OVC and DREAMS activities with capacity development to implement direct USAID awards or, in the case of ACHIEVE subgrantees, to become ready for direct USAID funding in the future. The position will be responsible for collaborating with the project’s other technical teams to ensure that Capacity Development approaches and activities are integrated across all areas of the project.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead strategy development, implementation, and monitoring of all CD activities. This will include coordination across teams (ex. MEL, Systems Strengthening, OVC Service Delivery, etc.) to integrate CD approaches into all program activities.
  • Collaborate with the ACHIEVE Global Team and Pact headquarters on the development of CD approaches and strategies for Tanzania to ensure that CD strategies are evidence-based and in line with state-of-the-art, globally recognized best practices.
  • Lead capacity and performance assessments (using the Non-US Organization Pre-Award Survey, Integrated Technical and Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool, and Organizational Performance Index) of local partners.
  • Support the development of Capacity Action Plans for local partners.
  • Support the identification of local partners that are ready for USAID prime funding and provide them with assistance to develop transition readiness plans.
  • Provide mentoring, coaching, and technical advice to local partners for the implementation of their Capacity Action Plans.
  • Coordinate with the ACHIEVE Grants Management team on the integration of CD approaches, targets, and reporting into sub-awards management processes for local partners.
  • Coordinate all project training initiatives and provide support for curriculum development, where required.
  • Ensure that training approaches are in line with ACHIEVE global standards and recognized best practices.
  • In collaboration with the MEL Team, regularly collect, analyze, and report on capacity development data in Pact’s Capacity Solutions Platform.
  • Regularly travel to provide capacity strengthening support and mentorship to implementing partners.
  • Contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other PEPFAR clinical and community partners.
  • Prepare regular reports documenting processes, outputs, and outcomes of capacity development work.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience OR Master’s degree and 8 years of experience in project management, social work, public health, business administration, education, capacity development, or other relevant areas.
  • University degree in a relevant field such as organizational development, social work, or education.
  • At least 5 years of experience in community-based capacity development projects, including experience in community mobilization and civil society development and USG grants management processes.
  • Excellent grasp of participatory CD methodologies.
  • Excellent facilitation and training skills in a variety of health and organizational development topics.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with governments and civil society partners.
  • Experience in building organizational capacity in PEPFAR funded HIV/AIDS, child welfare and protection programs, systems strengthening, capacity the building, economic strengthening, service delivery, quality improvement, or policy development.
  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills, including fluency in English and Swahili.

How to Apply:

If you believe you are the ideal person we are looking for, please submit your application letter describing why you are the right candidate for this position, a curriculum vitae detailing your experience, and three (3) professional referees from previous and current place of employment. Please send the application online as only the applications sent online will be reviewed.

Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

The closing date for applications will be Tuesday: 10th November 2020

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.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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The Capacity Development Manager will lead the coordination of capacity development project activities and contribute to technical components.

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