Senior Capacity Development Advisor

Senior Capacity Development Advisor

IntraHealth International

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

SUMMARY OF ROLE:

The Sr. Capacity Development Advisor is responsible for supporting local partners to improve their organizational capacity, in terms of legal structure, financial management and internal controls, procurement, HR, performance management and sustainability, which is essential to effective program implementation. Local partners need assistance in developing organizational structures, systems, and processes related to the main areas of organizational capacity listed above. S/he will be responsible for leading secondments of ASAP supported staff to local partners to address identified deficiencies in multiple areas including program or technical management, financial oversight and reporting, strategic information, or other areas as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Organizational Assessments:

  • Coordinate baseline and follow-up assessments using the Non-US Pre-Award Survey (NUPAS), Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD), Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool (OCA) and/or, Organizational Performance Index (OPI) with a focus on Human Resources, Organizational Management, and Program Management;
  • Assess the needs for TA of each local partner and develop work plans to ensure strong foundational structures are institutionalized and support the development of the softer capacities (attitudes, motivation, and values) that are essential for sustainable performance improvement.

Capacity Building:

  • Provide TA in Governance (vision/mission, legal status, and registration, governing board support and strengthening, etc.); Leadership Development, Mentorship, and Coaching; Organizational Management, Program Management, and Project Performance Management;
  • Provide TA in development, adaptation, and consistent implementation of a comprehensive set of organizational-wide policies related to administration and operations in compliance with a USAID Cooperative Agreement;
  • Provide TA in recruitment and retention approaches to ensure that organizations recruit and retain a skilled workforce to implement programs; ensure personnel policies conform to good practices and donor requirements; staff time management and payrolls; staff salaries and benefits; and staff and contractor supervision;
  • Guide the development and use of evidence-based HR management approaches tailored to the size and scope of each partner organization (e.g., IntraHealth’s iHRIS open-source HR management suite for larger organizations, supportive supervision, financial and non-financial incentives, recruitment and retention strategies including negotiation with local government authorities);
  • Coordinate formal training activities as well as longer-term learning approaches (e.g., mentoring, coaching, peer-to-peer), and specific work activities (joint projects and interaction with colleagues or beneficiaries from partner organizations) that enhance sustainability;
  • Assist NGOs with the recruitment of additional personnel to effectively achieve PEPFAR program objectives, we will guide partners to recruit, hire, and on-board appropriate staff;
  • Oversee and coordinate Executive Coaching and leadership development support to executive directors, board members, and/or other key leadership positions.
  • Coordinate the development of a Community of Practice for local partners’ executives and leaders.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A master’s degree in Business, Public Health, or related field of study and at least 6 years of experience or a Bachelor's degree in a related field and at least 10 years of relevant work experience;
  • Significant experience working with and building capacity of local organizations, especially those working in health, in Ethiopia or other low- and middle-income countries;
  • Experience with international donor-supported projects (e.g., USAID and CDC, including PEPFAR);
  • Strong writing skills in English and Amharic;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with domestic and international colleagues;
  • Ability to work with a high level of independence, using own initiative;
  • Willingness to be co-located with Local Partner to provide technical assistance;
  • Comfortable multi-tasking: handle multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize assignments;
  • Familiarity and experience in using digital health tools is highly desirable.

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