• Regional Capacity Development Specialist

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    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/20/2018 12:25 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1123
    # of Openings
    1
  • PACT Overview

    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.

    Department

    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

    Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The USAID-funded Strengthening the Capacity of Indigenous People’s in the Amazon (SCIOA) project works toward the objective of: selected indigenous peoples’ organizations (IPOs) in the Amazon over the life of the activity demonstrate improved capacity to manage financial resources and improve their ability to strengthen their role in development planning processes.

     

    The position will report to the project’s Regional Capacity Development Activities Manager (RCDAM) and will lead coordination of project activities and contribute to technical components, as directed. The position will focus efforts to support Pact’s local partners to ensure adequate capacity is developed among participating indigenous people’s organizations across prioritized areas and that regular monitoring takes place with each local partner.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Provide overall project management support to the RCDAM including, but not limited to the following responsibilities:
      • Contribute to the development of required project reports and annual work plans, review key project documents and other consortia related updates
      • Coordinate activities across 5 countries of implementation and regional events
      • Liaise with Communications Official to provide inputs for dissemination
      • Assist in the administration of grants to local implementing partners
      • Coordinate the collection and compilation of monitoring and evaluation data
    • Contribute to relationship management and capacity development technical areas, as requested.

    Basic Requirements

    • BA and 4 years OR MA and 2 years of experience in project management
    • Experience managing or implementing US government funded programs
    • Experience in monitoring and evaluation and small grants management
    • Experience working with local civil society and community-based organizations in Latin America, particularly in the Amazon Basin.
    • Fluency in Spanish (both written and oral communication). Proficiency in English.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Technical expertise in capacity development, preferably in Latin America
    • In-depth understanding of contemporary indigenous people’s rights issues in the Amazon.
    • Experience working directly with indigenous people’s organizations in the Amazon Basin.
    • Fluency in Portuguese or Dutch

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