• Capacity Development Officer

    Location MZ | MZ-Maputo
    Posted Date 1 year ago(5/9/2018 5:58 PM)
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  • Overview

    The Capacity Development Officer will support the development and implementation of the capacity development strategy for an anticipated USAID-funded HIV program in Mozambique. This five-year, $250 million project aims to support the Government of Mozambique’s achievement of HIV/AIDS epidemic control and establishing a sustainable, government-led HIV response by 2023 in provinces where USAID is the primary clinical support partner. It will focus on two priority outcomes: 1) reach 95% HIV treatment coverage in designated geographic regions in Mozambique by the end of the activity, and 2) reach at least 95% viral suppression among people receiving antiretroviral therapy and maintain this level of suppression during the life of the activity in designated geographic regions in Mozambique. The Capacity Development Officer will work closely with the Senior Capacity Development Advisor to coordinate and support capacity development activities, including designing or adapting capacity development tools, systems, assessment methodologies; and providing direct support to facilities, various levels of government, community-based organizations, and other partners around the management and delivery of HIV services at various levels. This position is contingent upon award from USAID. Mozambican nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

    City location to be finalized upon award.




    • Work closely with the Senior Capacity Development Advisor to develop and implement a capacity development strategy. Together with the Senior Capacity Development Advisor:
      • Support the implementation of capacity support to facilities, various levels of government, community-based organizations, and other partners
      • Support the design and adaptation of capacity development tools, systems, and assessment methodologies that are cost effective and efficient
      • Provide comprehensive, customized, and documented mentoring and technical assistance to partners
      • Conduct capacity assessments to measure progress in leadership, management and organizational performance
      • Work with partners to develop capacity development action plans that focus on building existing assets while also addressing identified gaps
      • Support coaching, mentoring, and leadership development activities for government and NGO staff at different levels
      • Support capacity building of NGOs to receive direct US government funding
      • Consolidate capacity assessment results across partners to identify and analyze patterns and identify new strategic directions for capacity development support
      • Regularly share capacity development information, articles, tools, and resources with partners
      • Support the development of training materials and conduct dynamic organizational development trainings customized to the individual needs of partners
      • Respond to information requests from partners in a timely manner
      • In collaboration with monitoring and evaluation staff, monitor, evaluate, and report on the impact of capacity development interventions
      • Support the implementation of innovative capacity development interventions, which includes developing and field testing new and improved technical methodologies, tools and other products and services
      • Document effective capacity development approaches, methodologies and activities for sharing as best practices
      • Contribute to the development of annual work plans, performance monitoring plans (PMPs), and reports for submission to and approval by donors



    Required Qualifications

    • Relevant Bachelor’s degree with practical experience in implementing capacity development activities
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience in capacity development in Mozambique or the region
    • Knowledge of HIV programming, particularly HIV care and treatment
    • Previous experience working with US government funded programs and knowledge of US government regulations
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills in Portuguese and English
    • Ability to travel domestically 50% of time


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