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  • Posted on: 20 March, 2019 Deadline: 27 March, 2019
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  • Pact works across multiple sectors and actors to combat corruption, promote democracy and improve health. Our funding partners run the gamut from the U.S. Government to private foundations to corporations, and our on-the-ground partners include Nigerian ministries and civil society organizations focused on advocacy, democracy and health.

    Since 2005, Pact has helped forge partnerships between government and civil society, resulting in the passage of four significant national bills to fight corruption, including 2011’s landmark Freedom of Information Act.

    Capacity Development Officer


    Project Summary

    Pact is recruiting a Capacity Development Officer  for an upcoming USAID-funded conflict management and mitigation project y that will strengthen inter-faith, inter-ethnic, and other local conflict mitigation networks to support and promote peaceful coexistence, good governance and religious freedoms in targeted communities in six focus states of Northern Nigeria, including building the capacity of state and local governments to assist communities in mitigating violent conflict and preventing violent extremism in the six focus states.

    Position Summary

    The Capacity Development Officer is responsible for ensuring the day to day implementation of capacity development interventions take place under the design of the program and within the proposed timeframe. The Officers will work collaboratively to ensure that capacity development is holistic, meeting the needs of the stake holders. The Capacity Development Officer supports advocacy and networking related components for Pact and among partners.

    Key Responsibilities

    Capacity Development Role

    • Deliver all customized capacity development activities for the project in diverse areas of organizational development (i.e. program management, resource mobilization, monitoring and technical capacity development)
    • Work closely with selected local partners to ensure adequate capacity is built in identified areas of the program, training, mentoring, coaching and other methodologies.
    • Conduct technical and organizational capacity assessments, network analysis and organizational performance index with partners.
    • Develop materials and processes for specific areas identified as needed for capacity development of partners, including training, mentoring and coaching of partners, peer learning and other methodologies.
    • Ensure flexibility and high quality of the capacity development support provided to the partners.
    • Ensure integration of organization capacity development with other technical support the project will provide to the partners.
    • Support coordination with appropriate stakeholders in all aspects of activities; planning, monitoring and implementation.
    • Build local government and institutional capacity to effectively promote peace in their communities.

    Program Implementation Role

      • Contribute to the development of annual workplans, performance monitoring systems and tools and writing of program reports.
      • Remain up-to-date with latest methodologies, best practices and donor requirements and ensure that the project capacity development results are consistent with the best practices of the sector.
      • Capture & document success stories and case studies.

    • Any other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Requirements

      • BSc/ BA in Public Health, Development, Public Administration or another related field
      • Minimum of 4 years of experience in capacity development of CSOs and/or government
      • Extensive knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

    • Experience in facilitating and leading trainings as well as production of training and capacity assessment reports

    • Experience in working directly with CSOs, with a focus on provision of technical advice and/or capacity building.
    • Proven skills in developing organizational capacity of partners in implementing conflict mitigation programs.
    • Previous experience working with USAID funded programs
    • Experience developing innovative capacity and organizational development technical trainings.
    • Knowledge and Experience in conducting capacity development assessments.

    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, marital status, disability, genetic information, age.

    Method of Application

    nterested and qualified candidates should submit their resume/CV and cover letter on their suitability to: The deadline for submission is close of business on Wednesday 27th March 2019 however applications will be considered on a rolling basis. All CV’s/resume/applications MUST be in either word format or PDF. Applicants MUST indicate the position applied for as the SUBJECT of the mail. Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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