Capacity Development Manager

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Last update: Aug 17, 2022 Last update: Aug 17, 2022


Deadline: Oct 17, 2022
Location: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Organization: Pact , Inc.
Sectors: Inst. Devt. & Cap. building Inst. Devt. & Cap. building
Job type: Permanent position
English, Tamil English, Tamil
Work experience: From 5 years
Date posted: Aug 17, 2022


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Pact is an international nonprofit that works in nearly 40 countries building solutions for human development that are evidence-based, data-driven and owned by the communities we serve. Founded in 1971, Pact works with partners to build resilience, improve accountability, and strengthen knowledge and skills for sustainable social impact.


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

Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Capacity Development Manager (CDM) will support the Project Director to provide technical leadership and oversight for the project overall’s capacity development strategy, including operational considerations, for programming such as local partners’ sustainability strengthening, systems level capacity development and stakeholder engagement for non-traditional income generation models. This position is contingent upon award.

The Capacity Development Manager will provide strategic planning leadership to operationalize capacity development approaches for local partners and other stakeholders. They will be responsible for the design and implementation of capacity development activities, as well as for the adaptation and scaling up of new tools and approaches for BCS. The CDM will also oversee and supervise the capacity development of staff and consultants brought on to deliver technical assistance to local partners. They will also support the integration of gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) into CD activities, including ethnic and religious minorities, LGBTQI people and people with disabilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Project Director to provide overall technical direction of the project and management of project activities; provide leadership to the project team to ensure high quality programming to achieve expected results.
  • Lead the development and implementation of the project’s overall CD strategy to strengthen the technical and organizational capacity of local partners toward direct funding from USAID, while maintaining quality services.
  • Lead the coordination and integration of CD technical approaches under all three project result areas.
  • Lead the technical and contextual adaptation of Pact’s CD tools and approaches (such as the Integrated Technical Organizational Capacity Assessment (ITOCA), Organizational Performance Index (OPI), network analysis, and change action plans), with an eye towards transitioning local organizations to direct donor funding and developing non-traditional income generation models.
  • Lead the implementation of resource mobilization activities, including fundraising, social entrepreneurship model, design investment competition or solution-focused hackathons, or consultancy models to provide services to companies.
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of a private sector engagement strategy, including collaboration among private sector companies and CSOs.
  • Responsible for day-to-day monitoring of the implementation of CD activities by mentoring technical teams in the field, ensuring adherence to targets, timelines, budget management and achievement of objectives.
  • Lead/coordinate strategy development, implementation, and monitoring of all project activities concerning CD, including the integration of technical approaches into the project’s Subaward Mechanisms.
  • Coordinate with appropriate stakeholders in all aspects of activities planning, monitoring, and implementation, including but not limited to all BCS consortium staff, government, and other stakeholders.
  • Contribute to project planning (i.e. development of work plans and operating budget) and work closely with the Project Director to collaborate with and report to USAID.
  • In coordination with the Monitoring and Evaluation Lead, facilitate data collection and knowledge management.
  • Provide managerial and operational oversight of Project’s CD staff and consultants.

Basic Requirements

  • Masters or related advanced degree in international development, organizational development, public health, business or public management or a related area.
  • Minimum 5 years related experience in implementing technical and organizational capacity building programs, adult education, and institutional design.
  • Knowledge of gender equality and social inclusion (GESI), conflict analysis, fundraising and resource mobilization.
  • Experience working with community-based organizations, local government, and religious and ethnic groups.
  • Proven skills in developing organizational capacity of partners including development of training materials, assessments, facilitation, and data collection and analysis.
  • Fluency in English and Tamil.
  • Strong planning and inter‐cultural communication skills required.
  • Previous experience in supervising small teams.
  • Sri Lanka residents strongly encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing the award and administration of federal grants and contracts in other organizations performing work similar to Pact.
  • Understanding of local business culture.
  • Strong analytical skills to successfully perform financial reviews, determinations of responsibility, and other quantitative analyses.

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.