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Global Director Capacity Development

Washington D.C. (United States of America)

Title Global Director Capacity Development
Location Washington DC
Department Name Program Delivery
Pact Overview

Pack Overview

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of dignified living. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Since 1971, Pact has helped millions of people build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions for people to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Department Overview

Pact’s vision is a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Integrated Program Advancement (IPA) team contributes to this by:

Learning, leveraging, and thought leadership for Pact’s core technical areas
Ensuring quality programming through technical support and monitoring
Contributing to innovative program design, monitoring and evaluation
Position Purpose

Reporting to the VP for IPA, the Global Director Capacity Development is responsible for driving Pact’s work in capacity development and ensuring that Pact remains at the cutting edge of thought leadership. The successful candidate will play a central role in growing the portfolio, focusing on quality and impact and ensuring that Pact’s work is articulated externally. The Director will ensure that Pact’s programming is integrated, including capacity development where most relevant.

Key Responsibilities

Learning, leveraging and thought leadership
Driving thought leadership of capacity development research and practice internally and externally
Manage a globally networked team of capacity development professionals, facilitate networked learning among practitioners, and support adoption of high-quality and innovative practices in capacity development
Act as a conduit for ideas between Pact and external audiences, publishing and promoting Pact’s work in different thematic areas and country contexts as appropriate
Lead the organization-wide implementation of standards and values in capacity development
Support an integrated approach to capacity development that is infused throughout Pact’s engagement with partner organizations. Capacity development may be integrated into one or more of the following programmatic areas and signature initiatives: health, livelihoods, natural resource management, governance, and Mines to Markets
Ensure internal connectivity and networking for sharing and learning among Pact’s capacity development practitioners
Ensuring quality programming
Support the capacity development of Pact’s staff worldwide through the provision of training, mentoring, and professional development materials
Lead the development of cutting-edge materials around flagship approaches and tools for high-quality capacity development
Coordinate with other Pact teams to provide technical assistance to implementation of priority capacity development initiatives
Coordinate and supervise a team of capacity development experts to provide remote and in-person technical assistance to ongoing programs
Innovative program design, monitoring and evaluation
Coordinate with monitoring and evaluation efforts to implement a global learning agenda focused on the results of capacity development
Ensure high quality technical support throughout the project design and proposal development process, increasing Pact’s success in acquiring additional and new sources of funding across a variety of donors
Promote Pact’s Capacity Solutions Platform externally, further develop distance learning materials, and support social enterprise development in collaboration with Pact Ventures
Basic Requirements
Master’s degree and 10 years of professional experience or BA with 12 years
Significant and demonstrated ability in driving and facilitating technical operations in multiple countries
Demonstrated technical ability and experience in capacity development/organizational development
Experience and willingness to play a key role in new business acquisition
Strong experience with a variety of statutory, foundations and corporate donors
Ability to work across a matrixed organization, often achieving results without decision making authority
At least five years of experience working in low resource environment
Ability to travel 30% of time
Preferred Qualifications
Language skills in addition to English
Successful proposal development with multiple funders including USG, DfID, and Gates Foundation
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, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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  • Organization: Pact World
  • Location: Washington D.C. (United States of America)
  • Grade: Senior - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2017-04-17

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