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|Program Management Specialist (Local Capacity Development)|
|July 05, 2017|
|July 19, 2017|
|Full-time; 40 hours/week|
The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince is seeking an individual for the position of Program Management Specialist (Local Capacity Development) in the Democracy and Governance Office of USAID.
BASIC FUNCTIONS AND MAJOR DUTIES OF THE POSITION
The incumbent works with Mission staff to plan, design, develop, and monitor USAID/Haiti LCD programming, and is required to write scopes of work/program description for projects, assessments, and evaluations. Many LCD activities in the Mission will be implemented by integrating LCD components into technical projects. Therefore the incumbent must work closely and as a resource to all teams at the Mission. The incumbent’s work includes a variety of research, reporting, external contact, monitoring and analytical duties, as well as working with other technical areas on all issues related to LCD. The incumbent will be required to work very closely with other US mission technical staff from a number of US agencies.
|NOTE: All applicants must address the selection criteria detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion.|
Completion of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in an area related to Organizational Development, Management, Business Administration, Government/Political Science, Non-Profit Management and Social Sciences or other related field is required. Professional training and experience with adult learning methods, training and/or facilitation techniques, organizational capacity assessment, mapping and planning, and strategic planning is required.
Minimum three years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in relevant areas related to LCD and/or civil society strengthening, including at least two years of experience in program/project design and management, or in related work for donor agencies, host-government organizations, or private-sector institutions. Experience in organizational development and civil society/NGO strengthening is required.
English requirement : Level IV (fluent), spoken and written. *This will be tested
French requirement : Level IV (fluent), spoken and written.
Creole requirement : Level IV (fluent), spoken and written.
Professional-level knowledge of development principles, concepts, and practices, especially as they relate to organizational capacity development, training, and sustainable development is required. Thorough knowledge of GOH institutions, policy directions, objectives, and priorities is required. Thorough knowledge of Haitian politics, and social and economic dynamics, and capacity development needs is required. Knowledge of adult learning methods and with training/facilitation techniques is required.
The Ability to facilitate mapping of local organizations and organizational capacity, assessments of local organizations, and capacity building for local organizations. Ability to manage local organizations, including as AOR or COR, for the achievement of planned results. Ability to facilitate training of local organizations and USAID staff on matters related to local capacity development. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong problem-solving skills and ability to recommend solutions in complicated situations, taking into consideration myriad factors and variables such as organizational capacity gaps among local partners. The incumbent must able to work independently in a highly demanding environment and capable of handling tasks with varying deadlines. The ability to plan, organize and manage complex negotiations and meetings is very important. Strong organizational skills; ability to work independently with little supervision. Demonstrated ability to work collegially with technical officers, peers, and supervisors with good interpersonal skills and past performance in working effectively in a team environment is required. S/he must be able to adhere to high standards of professional conduct and to maintain strict confidentiality and high ethical standards relating to all areas of acquisition and assistance. Demonstrated ability to lead team(s) and provide strategic advice on highly complex, time sensitive local capacity development initiatives. The incumbent must be able to communicate complex and difficult policy and programmatic issues understandable by knowledgeable laypersons without oversimplifying and be able to transfer knowledge/mentor other team members. Proven ability in the following: business evaluations, administration, and managerial and coordinative activities and proficiency in standard operating and application software (Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook) is required.
An Equal Opportunity Employer