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Capacity Development Advisor Job in Nairobi Kenya

Title: Capacity Development Advisor
Reports to: Kenya Country Director, Pact, Inc.
Locations: Nairobi
Work Schedule: Full time; Pact, Inc. Kenya regular work hours
Benefits: In accordance with Pact, Inc. Kenya’s policies
Position Summary: The Capacity Development Advisor will provide high-quality technical assistance to Pact’s capacity development initiatives in Kenya. 

The CD Advisor will also be responsible for documenting capacity development methodologies and approaches, and for supporting a strong Capacity Development Community of Practice. 

In addition, the CD Advisor will be expected to remain up-to-date with the state of the art in African capacity development, and represent Pact’s capacity development core competency both within the organization and externally. 

The CD Advisor will report to the Country Director, Pact, Inc. Kenya with additional guidance and direction from the Global Director for Capacity Development.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Technical Assistance to projects in Capacity Development Activities
  • Lead technical assistance to the FANIKISHA Program in the areas of institutional strengthening and advocacy capacity.
  • Support capacity development activities of KCSSP, PEACE II and other Pact, Inc. Kenya projects as requested.
  • Support in the design of new projects focusing on institutional strengthening and capacity development
  • Enable the implementation, mentoring and monitoring of Pact’s global standards for capacity development programming.
  • Lead technical writing for new business development related to capacity development.
  • Document capacity development approaches and methodologies used by Pact, Inc. Kenya.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Country Director, Pact, Inc. Kenya.
  • Collaborate with Pact’s technical experts to design, deliver and document high-quality, demand driven technical assistance to Pact programs.
  • Develop and implement trainings, workshops, participatory design processes and consultancies in capacity development for both public and private entities.
  • Collaboratively develop and maintain relationships on behalf of Pact’s Global CD Team with a priority on partnerships important to Pact global, regions and field offices.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Familiarity with principles of capacity development and their role in fostering social change.
  • Experience applying mainstream capacity development tools and approaches including, but not limited to Organizational Capacity Assessment, Institutional Strengthening Planning, Strategic Planning, Training of trainers
  • Strong facilitation, teaching and mentoring skills related to capacity development.
  • Ability to translate technical information into practical guidance and tools and effectively communicate these using print, electronic and presentation media.
  • Ability to work independently and to perform and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Sound networking and interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively and collegially in teams.
  • Ability to establish and sustain positive relationships with Pact staff, in donor organizations and in peer organizations.
  • Sensitivity to other cultures and social systems, and genuine interest in capacity building responses to development issues.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Word, MS Excel, Quickbase, Desktop Publishing and Web 2.0 applications.
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work, up to 50% of the time, in any of the regions in which Pact is operational.
  • Minimum 7 years work experience leading capacity development initiatives with both non-governmental, private and government in Kenya, additional regional experience preferred.
  • Fluency in English
  • Proficiency French and/or Kiswahili preferred
How to apply

Interested applicants should submit an application to Work experience within the Coastal region will be an added advantage. The deadline of submission: 6th June 2012 mid-night.

Disclaimer: This job description summarizes the responsibilities assigned to the position; however it does not contain an all-inclusive list of responsibilities. Periodically, employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor and/or Pact, Inc. Kenya. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Employment at Pact, Inc. Kenya is a voluntary “at will” relationship. This job description may change from time to time.

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