PACT Tanzania Project – Capacity Development Manager | Job Opportunity

PACT Tanzania Project - Capacity Development Manager

Capacity Development (CD) Manager – ACHIEVE Tanzania project

Job Locations TZ

Job ID 2020-1502

# of Openings 1

Category Program/Project

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.


Program Delivery (PDEL) – Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

Position Overview

The ACHIEVE Tanzania Capacity Development Manager will be located in either Dodoma or Dar Es Salaam and will report to the Project Director. The CD Manager will lead the coordination of capacity development project activities and contribute to technical components. The Capacity Development Manager will focus efforts on supporting partners implementing designated USAID/PEPFAR-funded OVC and DREAMS activities with capacity development to implement direct USAID awards or, in the case of ACHIEVE subgrantees, to become ready for direct USAID funding in the future. The position will be responsible for collaborating with the project’s other technical teams to ensure that Capacity Development approaches and activities are integrated across all areas of the project.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead strategy development, implementation, and monitoring of all CD activities. This will include coordination across teams (ex. MEL, Systems Strengthening, OVC Service Delivery, etc.) to integrate CD approaches into all program activities.
  • Collaborate with the ACHIEVE Global Team and Pact headquarters on the development of CD approaches and strategies for Tanzania to ensure that CD strategies are evidence-based and in line with state-of-the-art, globally recognized best practices.
  • Lead capacity and performance assessments (using the Non-US Organizat
    ion 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.
  • Support the identification of local partners that are ready for USAID prime funding and provide them with assistance to develop transition readiness plans.
  • 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.
  • Ensure that training approaches are in line with ACHIEVE global standards and recognized best practices.
  • In collaboration with the MEL Team, regularly collect, analyze, and report on capacity development data in Pact’s Capacity Solutions Platform.
  • Regularly travel 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.

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience OR Master’s degree and 8 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 PEPFAR funded HIV/AIDS, child welfare and protection programs, systems strengthening, capacity the building, economic strengthening, service delivery, quality improvement, or policy development.
  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills, including fluency in English and Swahili.
  • 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 or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.


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