Capacity Development Manager At Pact

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.


Programs – Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The Programs Team helps realize this objective by bridging program management, technical support, and business development, enabling Pact to achieve its global strategy. We ensure program excellence through continuous learning, monitoring and evaluation and provide organizational and industry-wide thought leadership by leveraging a complementary set of cross-functional, multi-disciplinary skills, expertise, and experiences. The Programs team: influences progressive change through the development and implementation of global and regional strategies and business plans; supports advancement of innovative solutions; pursues new business opportunities; and drives effective internal and external engagement to maximize Pact’s impact across the globe. Across all aspects of its role, the Programs Department adheres to and promotes a culture of inclusion, accountability, and respect.

Position Overview

Pact seeks an experienced CD Manager for the anticipated USAID/Ukraine Key Populations Activity. This activity targets HIV prevention, case finding, linkage to care, and continuity in care among key populations and those vulnerable to HIV.

The CD Manager will provide technical leadership and oversight of the project’s strategy to strengthen local partners’ management and technical functions through the provision of high-quality, demand-driven support services. The CD Manager will lead in the coordination and articulation of CD activities to local partners across a diverse array of geographies and technical areas of focus towards achieving results. The CD Manager will supervise a team with the shared responsibility to facilitate assessments, provide direct support, and coordinate the provision of support to local partners. The CD Manager will lead the development of a CD service provision framework among Ukrainian non-governmental (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) to further advance Ukraine’s progress towards HIV epidemic control. This is anticipated to be a five-year activity. This position is contingent upon award.

Key Responsibilities

  • The CD Manager will lead the development and implementation of the project’s comprehensive CD strategy to strengthen the organizational and technical capacity of local partners and to enhance a local market of CD service provision among Ukrainian NGOs and CBOs that target key populations.
  • Manage the development, implementation, and monitoring of all project activities concerning CD.
  • Lead the technical and contextual adaptation of Pact’s organizational assessment tools and supervise or directly implement baseline and follow-up assessments.
  • Oversee the development, implementation and monitoring of Capacity Action Plans (CAPs) for each local partner to ensure achievement of expected outcomes.
  • Supervise and mentor a team of CD Specialists who will share in the responsibility of conducting assessments, creating CAPs, delivering direct support services, and providing ongoing mentorship to local partners.
  • Ensure high-quality technical programming through participatory methodologies, co-creation, and contextualization, per Pact’s capacity development overarching principles, approaches, and tools.
  • Will foster strong collaboration and coordination with the grants management team to integrate CD and subaward monitoring processes and to ensure that capacity development is incorporated into subawards, as appropriate.
  • Manage and maintain updated programmatic data in Pact’s Capacity Solutions Platform and the project’s imPact site in close coordination with the MEL Manager.
  • Support knowledge management, linkages and exchange of learnings and best practices across program activities and project teams.

Basic Requirements

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field including organizational development, social sciences, education, etc.
  • At least six (6) years of experience in civil society strengthening, governance, community mobilization, or other relevant programming.
  • Excellent grasp and demonstrated experience in participatory CD methodologies.
  • Demonstrated experience in strengthening the organizational and technical capabilities of civil society organizations.
  • Excellent facilitation, training, and mentoring skills in a variety of organizational development and technical topics.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with civil society partners and other strategic stakeholders in government and private sector.
  • Proven ability to manage a team, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including presentations and preparations of written reports.
  • Proven program leadership, management, project planning, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • The candidate must be demonstrably proficient in (oral, writing and reading) Ukrainian, Russian, and English.
  • Ability to travel within Ukraine and occasionally internationally, when health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19 diminish.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience implementing USG-funded programs in Ukraine.
  • Knowledge of the political, social, and economic context of Ukraine.
  • Broad understanding of public health, health systems, and health policy and practice in Ukraine, particularly as relates to HIV.
  • Experience working with community-based organizations and/or key populations in Ukraine.
  • Ukrainian nationals are encouraged to apply.

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.

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