US NGO Jobs – Capacity Development Specialist at Lutheran World Relief

Organisation: Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
Project Name: Producer Association Capacity
Strengthening Program
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About LWR:
Lutheran World Relief is a US
non-profit organization that works with local partners to provide lasting
solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering.
Job Summary: The Capacity Development Specialist will
be responsible for technical leadership and oversight for program activities
related to building the capacity of producer organizations to influence an
enabling environment at the local government level that supports their members’
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assisting
    in the management of POs to identify and prioritize challenges that their
    members face and to develop appropriate methods for advocacy
  • Responsible
    for strengthening the capacity of POs to provide their members with
    education on civil rights.
  • Mentoring
    and coaching POs to articulate their concerns, interest, aspirations and
    participate in the decision making processes at the local level
  • Strengthening
    the capacity of POs to develop structures or networks that promote
    dialogue and coordinated action with POs and other entities with common
  • Supporting
    POs to develop relationships and channels of engagement with relevant
    local level authorities.
  • Technically
    supporting POs to monitor the implementation and enforcement of reforms,
    and to hold public and private institutions accountable.
  • Perform
    other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    Capacity Development Specialist should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree
    in education, social work, or other relevant field (a diploma in a
    relevant field and an additional five years of experience could be
    substituted for a Bachelor’s degree).
  • At
    least five years’ experience in capacity development of producer
    organizations, community-based organizations, or associations.
  • Possess
    the ability to design capacity building strategies based on clear needs
    identification and understanding of the operating context, and
    demonstrable experience of working with producer organizations and
    implementation of capacity development programs.
  • Significant
    experience of working with national or local government and understanding
    of systems that facilitate capacity development processes for identified
    producer organizations.
  • Demonstrated
    experience working on programs that address issues related to equitable
    access and control of productive resources for women and youth
  • Excellent
    track record of achieving results in similar types of skill development
  • Demonstrated
    high-level technical, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency
    in MS Outlook, MS Word and other Microsoft Office programs as well as
    common internet applications.
  • Fluency
    in English, with excellent written communication skills. Ability to speak
    at least one Ugandan language.
  • Ability
    to travel up to 50% of his/her time. Ability to travel occasionally within
    the region and to the US.
  • Evidence
    of status to work legally in Uganda. Uganda national preferred.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications via email to: with the job title for which you are applying in the
subject line. Include in the body of the email the following information:
(monthly, gross):
Also, include as attachments
a cover letter and CV. Do not include copies of diplomas or certificates.
Deadline: 19th June,
2015 by 5:00PM Ugandan Time

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