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Civil Society Capacity Development Director

from Pact
Closing date: 30 Jun 2019

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.


Program Delivery (PDEL) - 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 Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

Position Overview

The Civil Society Capacity Development (CD) Director is responsible for the strategic development, implementation, and coordination of CD activities under the project. S/he will be responsible for strengthening the organizational and technical capacities of subawardees, local governance structures, NGOs/CSOs and networks. S/he will be required to work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party to ensure that regular monitoring and mentoring takes place with each subawardee and will regularly liaise with partners to ensure that they are completing assignments against timelines and quality standards.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead strategy development, implementation, and monitoring of all CD activities.
  • Introduce/facilitate network analysis and network strengthening activities to identify barriers and opportunities for advancing shared civil society strengthening programming and to improve coordination and integration of activities.
  • Identify partner training and mentoring needs, identify trainers and mentors, and support the development of curricula for all trainings.
  • Complete capacity and performance assessments of subawardees and support the development of Institutional Strengthening Plans for each subawardee.
  • Regularly collect, analyze, and report on capacity development data.
  • Provide effective performance management, mentoring, and coaching for staff under his/her direct supervision.
  • Support collaboration with donors, multilateral organizations, host country governments, and implementing partners to apply civil society strengthening approaches and best practices for the purpose of capacity building, especially though training, mentoring, and learning activities.
  • Contribute to capacity building on quality assurance/continuous quality improvement of project tools, methodologies, and approaches.

Basic Requirements

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field, such as international development or organizational development.
  • At least 6 years of experience implementing international development programs with a focus on technical and organizational capacity development in the civil society sector.
  • Knowledge of the civil society and political landscape in Central Asia.
  • Prior experience in a senior management role.
  • Demonstrated experience of successful interactions with a wide range of stakeholders, including civil society actors and representatives of local government agencies.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated high-quality report writing and presentations.
  • Fluency in English and Russian and/or one of the local languages (Kazakh, Tajik, Turkmen, Uzbek)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working on other USG-funded projects pertaining to civil society strengthening.

Pact provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.