Senior Organizational Development Specialist

Senior Organizational Development Specialist

World Learning

Lebanon

We are seeking an experienced Senior Organizational Development Specialist for the anticipated USAID-funded Higher Education Capacity Development program in Lebanon focused on strengthening higher education institutions to equip students with the necessary technical, soft, and leadership skills to excel in the labor market with the goal of increased workforce development linked to job opportunities.

The Senior Organizational Development Specialist will lead capacity building and institutional strengthening efforts across the program, working closely with key stakeholders in universities and other selected higher education institutions. The position is responsible for adapting tools and conducting capacity assessments; developing capacity development action plans in collaboration with stakeholders; and providing related training sessions and leading on-the-job training, coaching and mentoring to all relevant higher education institution’s staff.

Responsibilities

  • Lead institutional capacity assessments and develop capacity development plans in partnership with the higher education institutions and related entities; provide ongoing technical assistance support and mentorship;
  • Provide expertise related to organizational capacity development, institutional strengthening and recommend appropriate interventions to overcome entrenched challenges;
  • Contribute to the design and deployment of an institutional strengthening and sustainability approach that adequately plans for scaling up, local capacity development, and project sustainability;
  • Manage in-country training programs, workshops, public awareness seminars, and roundtables related to higher education policy and systems reform, linkages between higher education and private sector, and labor market alignment and workforce development capacity building;
  • Provide expert technical guidance to higher education institutions related to human and institutional development, policy reform, strategic planning, information analysis and decision-making, process improvements, monitoring and evaluation, and human resource management and forecast;
  • Support the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in monitoring program performance and adapting approaches as needed based on lessons learned;
  • Provide technical guidance to the Chief of Party, program staff and consultants, and consortium partners to troubleshoot problems related to the project’s technical approach and deliverables;
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required; Master’s degree in education, organizational development, public policy, government, management, social sciences, or related field preferred;
  • A minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience designing and implementing systems strengthening and capacity development activities; experience managing related activities of similar size and scope, preferably in Lebanon or the region;
  • Technical expertise in capacity development and/or institutional strengthening and experience guiding large institutions to achieve performance improvement, preferably related to higher education or post-secondary systems;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool (OCAT), Participatory Institutional Assessment tool (PIA), and/or Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) framework desired;
  • Strong communication skills and ability to build and maintain strong relationships with higher education institutions counterparts;
  • Professional level of verbal and written fluency in English and Arabic, French a plus;
  • Commitment to inclusive programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status.

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