Capacity Development Manager, ACHIEVE/Rwanda at Pact Rwanda: (Deadline 14 August 2020)
ACHIEVE is a five-year, USAID-funded global cooperative agreement with the dual objectives of attaining and sustaining HIV epidemic control among at-risk and hard to reach pregnant and breastfeeding (PBF) 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.
The aim of ACHIEVE Rwanda is to prevent new HIV infections and reduce vulnerability among orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), and adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in selected high burden districts in Rwanda. The strategic objectives support GOR strategies and priorities for HIV mitigation and prevention, with an emphasis on minimizing negative impacts of HIV on OVC and AGYW; addressing social, behavioral and structural drivers of HIV, and improving access to comprehensive SRH and violence response services to prevent new infections. The project supports OVC services in two districts and DREAMS activities in two districts. The project also provides capacity development to two local implementing partners to coordinate and support OVC and DREAMS service delivery programming and for USAID and PEPFAR project implementation.
The Capacity Development Manager will report to the Project Director and will lead coordination of capacity development project activities and contribute to technical components. The CD Manager will focus efforts on supporting partners implementing USAID PEPFAR OVC and DREAMS activities. The position will be responsible for collaborating with the project’s Technical; Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL); and Grants Management teams to ensure that CD approaches and activities are integrated across all areas of the project.
- Lead strategy development, implementation, and monitoring of all CD activities.
- Collaborate with the ACHIEVE Global Team and Pact headquarters on the development of CD approaches and strategies for Rwanda to ensure that CD strategies are evidence-based and in line with state-of-the-art, globally-recognized best practices.
- Complete 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.
- 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 subawards management processes for local partners.
- Coordinate all project training initiatives and provide support for curriculum development, where required.
- In collaboration with the MEL Team, regularly collect, analyze, and report on capacity development data in Pact’s Capacity Solutions Platform.
- Regularly travel to the four districts 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.
- Bachelor’s degree and 5 years OR Master’s degree and 7 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 HIV/AIDS, child welfare and protection programs, systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, service delivery, quality improvement, or policy development.
- Strong writing and oral presentation skills, including fluency in English and French.
- Technical expertise in capacity development, preferably in Africa
- Experience implementing USAID and/or PEPFAR-funded health programming
- Local candidates preferred.
The application deadline for this position is August 14th, 2020 at 5:00PM EST.