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  • Posted on: 20 November, 2012 Deadline: 4 December, 2012
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  • Pact Nigeria, located in Abuja, is the Nigerian Country office of Pact, which is an independent International non-profit Organization headquartered in Washington, DC, USA. Pact's vision is "a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership over their future", Its mission is to "enable systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides, Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. "

    Capacity Building Program Officer


    Pact Nigeria seeks for a highly experienced and qualified candidate to fill the above mentioned position within the shortest possible time. The position is part of Pact Nigeria's team on the USAID Nigeria's funded Leadership, Empowerment, Advocacy & Development (LEAD) local govemance project, which Pact is implementing in Bauchi as part of a consortium led by RTL. The LEAD project focuses on strengthening the capacity of local governments and local organizations (CSOs) by promoting government council effectiveness, strengthening management capacity of service departments, and building a dialogue with state-level actors about legislative changes that provide more citizen access to information and local decision making for-improved service delivery, Pact is responsible for the increased capacity of local organizations (CSOs), which is objective 3 of LEAD projectThe Capacity Building Officer will work closely with a team of technical" staff On the program in Bauchi, Pact trainers in both Abuja, Sokoto as well as operations staff in Abuja to organize, design and implement trainings and mentorinq on behalf of the project.

    The Capacity Building Officer will be responsible for ensuring the day to day implementation of capacity development interventions that will take place under the design of the program and within the proposed nrnefrarne. The job holder will support partner organizations in the development of their own capacity development interventions including training by ensuring quality control and providing training of trainers support. The job holder will be involved in the capacity assessment of partner organization, develop and implement capacity development plan including training interventions in relevant technical areas such as networking, budget advocacy, communications, strategic, planning, program management and fundraising. The Officer reports to the Pact/LEAD Bauchi Senior Civil Society Specialist. 

    Mininum Qualifications: 

    • BA in Education, Sociology, Law, Development, Business/Public Administration or another  related field 
    • Minimum of 4 years of experience in capacity development ofCSOs and/or government 
    • Extensive knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint 
    • Proficiency in developing and managing a budget; experience in developing strategic plans, work plans, fundraising plans: knowledge of sound financial, human resources, and administrative policy and procedure 
    • Experience in facilitation and training 


    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resume/CV and cover letter on their suitability to The deadline for submission is close of business on tuesday, December 4, 2012. All CV's/resume/applications MUST be in either word format or PDF. Applicants must indicate the position applying for on the subject of the mail. Note that short-listed candidates will be contacted. Salary will be based on experience

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