Capacity Development and Quality Assurance Officer
Jobs at:Pact Rwanda
Deadline of this Job:
20 November 2020
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa
Date Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Position Title: Capacity Development and Quality Assurance Officer
Office Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Supervisor Title: Capacity Development Manager
New or Replacement: New Posit
Full or Part-Time: Full-Time Expected Project End Date: 9/30/2022
Date of Submission: 11/20/2020
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.
ACHIEVE is a five-year, USAID-funded global cooperative agreement with the dual objectives of attaining and sustaining HIV epidemic control among at-risk and hard to reach pregnant and breastfeeding (PBF) women, infants, children, and youth, as well as to mitigate the impact of HIV/ AIDS and prevent HIV transmission among these populations; and supporting the transition of prime funding and implementation to capable local partners in order to meet the PEPFAR goal of 70% of funding to local partners.
The aim of ACHIEVE Rwanda is to prevent new HIV infections and reduce vulnerability among orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), and adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in selected high burden districts in Rwanda. The strategic objectives support GOR strategies and priorities for HIV mitigation and prevention, with an emphasis on minimizing negative impacts of HIV on OVC and AGYW; addressing social, behavioral, and structural drivers of HIV, and improving access to comprehensive SRH and violence response services to prevent new infections. The project supports OVC services in two districts and DREAMS activities in two districts. The project also provides capacity development to two local implementing partners to coordinate and support OVC and DREAMS service delivery programming and for USAID and PEPFAR project implementation.
Pact seeks a Capacity Development and Quality Assurance Officer for the ACHIEVE Rwanda Project. The Capacity Development and Quality Assurance Officer will report to the Capacity Development Manager and will contribute in the coordination of capacity development and quality assurance project activities. The CD and QA Officer will focus efforts on supporting partners implementing USAID PEPFAR OVC and DREAMS activities in Rwanda. The position will strongly contribute and support the collaboration with the project’s Technical; Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL); and Grants Management teams to ensure that CD approaches and activities are integrated across all areas of the project. .
• Support in the design of the strategy development, implementation, and monitoring of all CD activities for organizational system strengthening and performance.
• Actively contribute in all CD activities, provide technical support, collaborate with the ACHIEVE Rwanda Team to implement CD approaches and strategies based on evidence and in line with state-of-the-art, globally-recognized best practices.
• Support the CD Manager to conduct the capacity and performance assessments (using the Non-US Organization Pre-Award Survey, Integrated Technical and Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool, and Organizational Performance Index) of local implementing partners.
• Support local partners to develop individual capacity action plans tailored to their organizational and technical capacity needs.
• Contribute in the development of capacity development materials and processes for specific areas/topics identified as needed for capacity development of local partners and other project stakeholders, including training, mentoring, and coaching of partners, peer learning, and other methodologies
• Work with CD Manager and other technical staff to provide mentoring, coaching, and technical assistance to local partners for the implementation of their Capacity Action Plans.
• Work with the ACHIEVE Grants Management team on the integration of CD approaches, targets, and reporting into subawards management processes for local partners.
• Support the CD Manager in the management of the mapping and coordination of all project training initiatives, including curriculum development, where needed, and track the project training.
• Support the CD data entry, data use, and learning to improve Local Partners’ program performance,
• In collaboration with the CD Manager and MEL Team, regularly collect, analyze, and report on capacity development data in Pact’s Capacity Solutions Platform.
• Regularly travel to the four districts to provide capacity strengthening support and mentorship to implementing partners to ensure adoption of performance improvement and quality assurance for the service delivery.
• Contribute to project work plans development to integrate the CD priorities, quarterly and annual reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence.
• Participate in elaboration of regular reports documenting processes, outputs, and outcomes of capacity development work.
• Collaborate with the MEL team to track and report on the capacity development achievements and indicator results by generating and consolidating the required statistics/data.
• Work with the MEL team and Communication & Outreach Officer to document CD best practices and integrated them into project learning agenda
• Any other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree in project management, development studies, or related field
• 3 years of experience in capacity development, including experience in community mobilization and civil society development
• Experience in building organizational capacity in HIV/AIDS, community health, child welfare, and protection programs, systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, service delivery, quality improvement, or policy development.
• Excellent grasp of participatory CD methodologies.
• Excellent facilitation and training skills in a variety of health and organizational development topics.
• Demonstrated effective interpersonal and creative problem-solving skills.
• Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with governments and civil society partners.
• Strong writing and oral presentation skills, including fluency in English and Kinyarwanda.
• Technical expertise in capacity development,
• Experience implementing USAID and/or PEPFAR-funded health programming
• Nationals only.
Job Education Requirements: Not Specified
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.
Work Hours: 8
Job application procedure
All interested applicants should send the motivation letter and CV through the following e-mail address: [email protected] not later than November 20th, 2020 at 5h00 pm Rwanda time, mentioning the position title as the subject of the e-mail.