World Vision Jobs – Capacity Development Specialist

World Vision Uganda
Project: Advocacy for Better Health
Chief of Party
Kampala, Uganda
World Vision Uganda is a
Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 40 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
 The goal of the Advocacy for Better Health
program is to contribute to improvement in quality, availability and
accessibility of health services. The purpose of the program is to increase the
citizens’ voice for quality service delivery.  The key objectives for this
program shall be;
1) To ensure that
communities in the selected districts can identify and articulate their needs,
and are able to demand for quality services;
2) To ensure that the Civil
Society Organisations (CSOs) develop effective advocacy initiatives, and are
able to represent the communities’ demands for  better  quality 
services;  and 
3)  To build
the technical and operational capacity of the CSOs to qualify them as
potential direct recipients of future USAID funding.  This third objective
will the primary focus of this position.
The Capacity
and Development Specialist will oversee and coordinate efforts to build
technical competence and organizational capacity of the communities and civil
society organizations (CSOs) in order to strengthen their technical
credibility, organizational capacity, human resources and ability to influence
policy on health.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead
    organizational/institutional capacity building component for local
    organizations and structures including areas of NGO success competencies
    such as Leadership, Governance, Administration, HR Systems, Financial
    Systems, Organizational Management, Program Management, and Project
    Performance Management.
  • Provide
    leadership and coordination in the development, dissemination and
    promotion of programs in local organizational/institutional capacity
  • Provide,
    or request technical expertise to local partners, including technical
    capacity in M&E, OVC, and other program areas as appropriate and
  • Needs
    assessments, program design, start-up, phase-in, phase-out, customer
    service, communications, reporting, monitoring and/or evaluation
  • Ensure
    World Vision program standards meet or exceed donor expectations
  • Encourage
    and facilitate the documentation of best practices and lessons learned, directed
    toward multiple audiences, to influence policy formation, develop capacity
    and foster professionalism.
Skills and Experience:
  • The
    Specialist should hold a Bachelors degree or higher in Economics,
    Development Planning or related field.
  • At
    least five years demonstrated work experience and skills in Organizational
  • Experience
    of providing advisory services in the area of capacity development.
  • Proven
    experience in development of interventions to improve quality, efficiency
    and sustainability of civil society and communities in Uganda or other
    regional countries
  • S/he
    must possess sound understanding and capability to empower and develop the
    capacity of others at both national and sub-national level.
  • Demonstrated
    ability to design capacity building strategies based on clear needs
    identification and understanding of the operating context, and experience
    of working with CSOs, with national or local governments.
  • Demonstrated
    knowledge  and experience in planning and program/project
    management for Government/donor initiatives.
  • Experience
    in assessing technical capacity of organizations, developing customized
    capacity building plans, and providing individualized training, mentoring
    and on-site support in various technical areas of need.
  • Familiarity
    with Public expenditure management and accountability.
  • Must
    be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities
  • The
    applicant must demonstrate strong experience in sub-grantee management,
    including building the capacity of local organizations and subgrantees in
    U.S. government (USG)- supported grants. Coaching, advising, and
    enforcement are essential functions of this position.
  • As
    the nature of this project is advocacy and accountability, the most
    competitive candidates will have experience in monitoring and evaluation
    of voice and accountability programs.
to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
candidates must send their applications with complete Curriculum Vitae, via
email to
 Please address the application to the People and Culture Specialist
(Recruitment) and do indicate the post title in the email subject line.
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Friday 2nd August, 2013.  
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