USAID Organizational Capacity Building Officer Job Careers – Initiatives Inc

Job Title:  Organizational Capacity Building Officer
Organisation: Initiatives Inc
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Advocacy for Better Health program
About Initiatives Inc:
Initiatives Inc. is an international public health development organization that is committed to improving access to quality primary health care for people in underserved communities. Our technical and management support enables organizations and communities to link, coordinate, and deliver health services with the goal of providing solutions for better health.
About USAID Project:
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has funded Advocacy for Better Health program in Uganda whose implementation will be led by PATH International. The goal of this program is to contribute to improvements in the quality, availability and accessibility of health services by increasing citizens’ knowledge and voice, increasing community participation in health service delivery planning and improvements; and fostering cooperation among civil society actors on issues of common benefit in order to strengthen the sector over the long term. The key program objectives are to:
  • Ensure that communities in selected districts can identify and articulate their needs and demand quality services;
  • Ensure that the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) develop effective advocacy initiatives, and are able to represent the communities’ demands for better quality services;
  • Build the technical and operational capacity of the CSOs to qualify them as potential direct recipients of future USAID funding.
 Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the OCB Specialist to organize, participate in and lead organizational capacity assessments, and assist civil society partners to develop and implement improvement plans.
  • Work in close consultation with the OCB Specialist to ensure civil society partners are adequately trained and supported to successfully achieve action plans
  • Offer technical direction and guidance in the assessment and capacity building for issues related to organizational development including finance, human resources and administrative systems and processes.
  • Train and mentor organizational staff to implement organizational best practices
  • Together with the OCB Specialist, manage capacity building collaboratives and help organizations establish effective support networks and information sharing platforms among themselves
  • Work in close collaboration with the Advocacy and Partnership Specialist and Advocacy Officer, ensure linkages between organizational capacity and technical capacity building components of the program.
  • Build a strong, supportive, relationship with civil society partners
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should preferably hold a masters or other advanced degree in public health, business administration, or related field
  • At least seven years’ professional experience in NGO management and capacity building
  • Prior experience supporting civil society organizations to improve organizational systems
  • Strong competency in project planning, management and implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with senior-level professionals, NGO partner staff, and international personnel
  • Strong skills in organizational development, financial management, human resources management for non-governmental organizations receiving funds from major international donors
  • Proven ability to communicate (orally and in writing) complex issues in a concise, compelling, and easily understandable manner
  • Demonstrated ability to design and facilitate in-person and virtual trainings and other types of learning events including mentorship of managers and staff.
  • Expert computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
How to Apply:
All qualified candidates who desire to join USAID’s Advocacy for Better Health program should endeavor to send cover letters, updated CVs and the names and contact information of three professional references to
Deadline: 31st August, 2016

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