Institutional Capacity Building Specialist USAID Project Jobs – John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Organization: John
Snow, Inc (JSI)
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Grants
About US:
John Snow, Inc.
(JSI) is a leader in improving the health of individuals and communities by
providing high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health
programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 100 countries, and
currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30
years. The JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. ID a leading public
health research and consulting organization.
About USAID RHITES-N Project:
RHITES-N, Lango will
contribute to improving key population- based national health indicators; build
the capacity of the Ugandan government to carry out a sustainable and locally-
driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, malaria,
nutrition, MNCH+A, and WASH outcomes. JSI will work with Ugandan stakeholders
to design and implement health system strengthening strategies to scale up
high-impact, evidence-based interventions at the national, sub-regional,
district, and community levels. Interventions will include VMMC, virtual
elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and
condom education and distribution. JSI will focus where the greatest impact can
be realized, with a priority on hard-to-reach and high-HIV-prevalence
locations. RHITES-N, Lango is a five-year contract. The JSI team includes Amref
Health Africa, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, Another Option, and Medical Concierge
Job Summary:The
CSOs Institutional Capacity Building Specialist is a full-time position and
will be based in Lira, Uganda. S/he will provide direct technical leadership
and assistance in Institutional & Capacity development and lead capacity
development approach with CSO partners. The CSOs Institutional Capacity
Building Specialist reports to the Grants Director
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide direct technical leadership and assistance in capacity
    development and lead capacity development approaches with government and
    CSO partners;
  • Conduct technical and organizational capacity assessments (TOCA),
    network analysis (ONA), Organizational Performance Index (OPI) with civil
    society partner organizations;
  • Design a fast track plan to strengthen and build the capacity of at
    least 3 organizations and ensure they are able to handle USG funds
  • Provide quality assurance for all capacity development interventions
    implemented by RHITES-N, Lango;
  • Provide technical direction in activity planning for all capacity
    development components including district and community system
  • Develop materials and processes for specific areas/topics 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;
  • In relation to institutional capacity building, coordinate with
    appropriate stakeholders in all aspects of activities planning,
    monitoring, and implementation;
  • Contribute to the development of annual work plans, performance
    monitoring systems and tools, and writing of program reports;
  • Ensure proper administration of logistical aspects related to
    capacity development activities;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID RHITES-N Project Institutional Capacity
    Building Specialist job placement should hold a Master’s Degree in
    international development, organizational development, business or public
    administration, public policy or relevant field of study.
  • At least seven years of senior level experience in direct provision
    and/ or facilitation of institutional and technical strengthening
    activities involving civil society, public sector or private sector in
    sub-Saharan Africa. Experience with local community-based health
    organizations is strongly desired.
  • Proven expertise in business operations, systems development,
    strategic planning and management, governance, grants management, and/or
    leadership development.
  • Demonstrated experience in institutional analysis of organizations
    and/or government entities and, in development and management of detailed
    institutional strengthening plans to ensure all performance benchmarks are
    met and sustained.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of organizational development models and
    participatory teaching methodologies is strongly desired.
  • Demonstrated experience in building strong working partnerships with
    senior-level government representatives, civil society organizations,
    other donors and local private sector.
  • Exceptional communication skills (including presentations) in
    written and spoken English required.
  • Relevant experience working on CSOs capacity building in Uganda
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their updated cover letters and updated CVs
Deadline: 4th January 2019
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