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Capacity Building Adviser Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Capacity Building Adviser 

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Responsible to:Team Leader

Job Purpose

SPRINT aims to increase access to life-saving information and sexual and reproductive health services in humanitarian settings, as outlined in the minimum initial services package for reproductive health in crisis situations (MISP).

The Capacity Building Adviser is responsible for the development, and effective and accountable implementation of the SPRINT capacity building strategy. 

The job holder will provide remote and on-site support to the regional Advisors and Country Coordination Teams (CCTs) to build regional and national capacity on the coordination of the MISP (component 2 of the project proposal).

The capacity building strategy will encompass elements of advocacy, CCT coordination and gap filling to successfully prepare CCTs on MISP implementation.

Key Tasks

A. Emergency preparedness: Capacity Development
  • Further develop and complete the draft training curriculum on coordination of the MISP, and field test the updated curriculum.
  • Coordinate the translation of the training curriculum, and facilitate printing and dissemination;
  • Develop, adapt and facilitate a course agenda for the refresher Training for Trainers and other relevant trainings.
  • Identify and link CCT members to appropriate in-country/regional trainings as appropriate (advocacy, management, proposal writing, etc)
  • Mobilize trainers to conduct in-country trainings, and complement the training skills of selected trainers as appropriate.
  • Evaluate the existing training based on (to be developed) evaluation sheet. Feed-back lessons learned into SPRINT initiative.
  • Develop a trainers and trainees database, and ensure the database is regularly updated.
  • Liaison with Communication Adviser to establish the online SPRINT Community of Practice and to document best practices linked to SPRINT objectives.
B. Disaster Risk Reduction – Enabling Environment
  • Provides technical assistance (draft wording for policies, sharing global guidance documents, advocacy support) to CCTs for the integration of MISP into relevant national emergency preparedness policies, within the priority countries.
  • Link countries experiences and best practices within regions.
  • Liaison with WRC and IAWG on capacity building on the coordination of the MISP.
Education & Qualifications
A post-graduate qualification in public health/education/training degree or equivalent;

Proven experience or track record in capacity building development;

Proven Ability
Minimum of seven years experience in the relevant field (e.g. public health, training) with at least three years professional field experience specifically in capacity building in humanitarian settings.

Skills & Personal Competence
  • Strong understanding of the field of SRH in emergencies 
  • Ability to design training curriculum and training materials, facilitate training, provide technical assistance.
  • Monitoring and evaluation skills, in particular for SRH interventions in humanitarian settings. 
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and within a multi-national team
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and team building skills 
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines on time 
  • Ability to operate standard office computer programmes 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills - fluency in English, French is desirable 
  • Flexibility to work efficiently and energetically with a demanding travel schedule (10 days per month) including some hardship countries 
  • Enthusiastic and motivated about IPPF’s mission and values
How to apply: 

Interested candidates should submit a CV including three referees and cover letter indicating educational background, experience and skills to:

Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates openly living with HIV.” 

IPPF is an equal opportunity employer.

 Closing date: 14 Sep 2012 

If you do not hear from us by 20th September 2012, please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

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