Capacity Development Specialist

Counterpart International
Location: Kathmandu
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2015-04-17 Deadline: 2015-04-23
  • Location : Kathmandu
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : A Bachelor’s degree in social sciences. Master’s degree is preferred
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Counterpart International is seeking a Capacity Development Specialist for the anticipated USAID-funded Civil Society Mutual Accountability Project in Nepal. The program will strengthen the enabling environment for civil society and media organizations in Nepal and enhance their capacity to advocate for increased effectiveness and accountability in governance and service delivery. The specialist will report to the Deputy Chief of Party and will be responsible for provision and oversight of organizational capacity development (OCD) technical direction to local CSO groups and media organizations, including sub-grantees. The Capacity Development Specialist will be responsible for maintaining excellence in our technical capacity building activities with local organizations and will ensure effective communication among the implementing partners, government actors and communities. Local candidates are encouraged to apply.
* Lead the identification of needs and strategic approaches to civil society capacity building.
* Provide technical advice and guidance to sub-grantees, and other local CSOs on organizational development efforts.
* Oversee the administration of organizational capacity assessments of local CSOs and development of capacity development plans.
* Work with program staff, consultants and trainers to deliver high quality training, technical assistance and mentoring to local CSOs.
* Ensure Counterpart’s OCD global best practices are institutionalized within the program and adapted to the local context.
* Ensure gender is integrated into all capacity building tools, methodologies and activities.
* Leverage and enhance existing strengths within CSOs, facilitating opportunities for them to learn from each other’s effective strategies.
* Document implementation successes, challenges, and lessons learned and share them with Counterpart and USAID through regular program reports.
* Deliver technical presentations on program achievements to audiences, including implementing partner(s), civil society, government officials, USAID, and other relevant organizations.
* Contribute to program design, development of work plans, monitoring and evaluation, and writing of progress and final reports.
* Other duties as assigned.

Job Specification


* A Bachelor’s degree in social sciences. Master’s degree is preferred.

* Six to eight years of experience in the civil society development field, particularly in the area of organizational capacity building. Experience working with international organizations in Nepal highly preferred.

* Prior experience in South Asia, and in particular in Nepal, is preferred.

* Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking and planning, and training skills.

* Strong multicultural, interpersonal, and supervision skills.

* Ability to give effective presentations and write technical reports.

* Strong ability to promote collaboration and coordinate activities with multiple stakeholders, including civil society, government, communities and international organizations.

* Commitment to gender integration, experience with gender integration a plus.

* Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills.

* Professional written and oral fluency in English and Nepali is required.

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Organization Summary

Counterpart International equips individuals, organizations and communities – our counterparts – to become solution creators in their own families, communities, regions and countries. We work with them in some of the world’s most challenging places to tackle social, economic, environmental, health and governance issues that threaten their lives and undermine their futures.
This year alone, we are working with 150,000 leaders – including women and youth – and 3,500 local organizations in 25 countries around the world. Our collaborative efforts are improving health and nutrition, expanding access to education, strengthening natural resource management, enhancing economic well-being and ensuring communities are governed more inclusively.
Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Kathmandu, Nepal
Organization Size 1-10
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