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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.
The Capacity Development (CD) Officer for the USAID CSM-STAND Sri Lanka Bolstering Civil Society Activity will support the project’s overall goal to assist Sri Lanka in maintaining a vibrant civil society that empowers citizens to advance the democratic values of citizen participation. Activities will link CSOs across communities, districts, and regions to have a voice in local governance and national reform processes.
Under the supervision of the CD Manager, the CD Officer provides technical programming and operations support for the design and implementation of capacity development activities. The role will support successful CD programming relevant to the needs of partners and stakeholders, such as through sustainability strengthening, systems level capacity development, and stakeholder engagement for non-traditional income generation models. This is to be a five-year program that commenced in September 2022.
Reporting to the Capacity Development Manager, CD officer will be responsible for leading the operation of cascaded capacity development activities in the field and ensuring that the capacity development activities contribute to local partners sustainability and system level strengthening. With the Capacity Development Manager, the position will support cascaded capacity development activities by working closely with different partner profiles, such as community-based organizations, networks, forums, private sectors, and government institution to respond to individual needs for tailored CD support. Further, the role is expected to support the implementation of technical capacity development strategy, using different approach modalities such as peer mentoring, community of practice, exchange visits and blended learning management. This individual must have a good facilitation skill, effective communication and understand the adult learning principle since they will interact day-by-day with different partner profiles every day whether during the workshop, training, or mentoring. This individual contributes to building capacity of staff and partners and promotes local ownership and sustainability through participatory and empowerment methods. Further, the individual will support the integration of gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) to the CD activities, including ethnic and religious minorities, LGBTQI people and people with disabilities.