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Capacity Development Manager

South Africa (South Africa)

  • Organization: Pact World
  • Location: South Africa (South Africa)
  • Grade: Senior - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2020-12-21

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Capacity Development Manager

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.

Department

Opportunity Development (OPD) - 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 Opportunity Development team contributes to realizing this purpose by overseeing Pact’s new business development activities. Every member of the Opportunity Development team at Pact is committed to sharing in the success of the organization, its peers, and individual accomplishments. The Opportunity Development team is managed through a matrixed structure that promotes winning proposals through collaboration. The team offers team members, both experienced and new professionals, opportunities for learning and professional development. Ideal candidates bring positive energy to this dynamic work environment.

Position Overview

Pact is recruiting for a Capacity Development (CD) Manager for a one-year project based in Pretoria, South Africa - New Partnership Initiative (NPI) – Global Health, COVID-19 program, which will support interventions that will build upon and expand USAID’s efforts to leverage the roles of communities to strengthen and adapt existing community health platforms to support national policies and implementation plans for COVID-19 preparedness and response (non-pharmaceutical interventions) and continuity of existing primary healthcare services based on national guidelines and needs/priorities to create lasting structures for future response.

The CD Manager will provide technical leadership and oversight to the project’s capacity development strategy for strengthening the capacity of new and under-utilized partners to implement and scale-up COVID-19 interventions. This position is contingent upon award.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of the project’s overall CD strategy to strengthen the technical and organizational capacity of new and under-utilized organizations, while maintaining performance and quality of COVID-19 interventions.
  • Responsible for day-today monitoring implementation of CD activities by mentoring technical teams in the field, ensuring adherence to targets, timelines, budget management, and achievement of objectives.
  • Lead/coordinate strategy development, implementation, and monitoring of all project activities concerning CD.
  • Create a CD agenda and implement a system designed to identify lessons learned and disseminate timely information.

· Introduce/facilitate network strengthening activities to identify barriers and opportunities for responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

· Provide innovative solutions for cross-sectoral collaboration and innovative partnerships to effectively respond to the coronavirus pandemic

  • Lead the technical and contextual adaptation of Pact’s CD tools and approaches to support achievement of program objectives and targets.
  • Support the development and realization of local organizations’ resource mobilization and sustainability strategies, including TA for transitioning to direct USAID funding.
  • Support activities focused on private sector engagement in responding to COVID-19.
  • Support knowledge management, linkages and exchange of learnings and best practices across program activities and project teams.
  • Ensuring strong coordination of multiple locations, staff, technical teams, and sub-partners to develop, modify and monitor programming elements.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Basic Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in public health, international development, or related field.
  • At least 10 years’ experience providing capacity development technical support and oversight to large complex, donor-funded projects in developing or transitional countries.
  • Excellent grasp of participatory CD methodologies.
  • Excellent facilitation and training skills in a variety of health and organizational development topics.
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully building and effectively managing diverse teams of employees.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ethical management practices.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with governments and civil society partners.
  • Professional-level English language skills (written and oral).
  • Be highly proficient in public speaking and giving concise and insightful presentations of complex data.
  • Ability to travel within South Africa periodically.
  • Previous senior-level management and/or advisory experience working on USAID-funded projects preferred.
  • South African nationals or permanent residents preferred.

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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