Capacity Development Officer

People in Need

Coordination and Selection:

  • Support the selection process for CSOs/CSO networks participating in the LEAD Programme
  • Coordinate interviews and reference checks to ensure compliance with Programme values and objectives
  • Facilitate the participatory assessment of CSO capacities using the Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool (OCAT)

Capacity Building:

  • Design and implement capacity development actions, including group workshops and individual coaching, mentorship and on-the-job consultations
  • Facilitate the development of Organizational/Network Strategies and Action Plans for selected CSOs/CSO networks
  • Provide support in internal governance, financial management, digital skills, resource mobilization, and other identified areas

Technical Support and Mentoring:

  • Coordinate coaching and mentoring sessions for individual CSOs/CSO networks
  • Organize on-the-job consultations and peer-to-peer learning opportunities
  • Ensure that capacity development efforts align with project objectives and respond to the needs of target groups

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Contribute to the development of monitoring and evaluation frameworks to measure capacity development outcomes
  • Regularly assess and report on progress and capacity changes among participating CSOs/CSO networks
  • Collect and document success stories and lessons learned to inform future capacity development initiatives

Partnership and Networking:

  • Facilitate networking and collaboration among participating CSOs/CSO networks as well as relevant stakeholders
  • Jointly with the Programme team of JCTR, facilitate collaboration and partnerships between CSOs/CSO networks and local government representatives, private sector and media
  • Establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders, including local government, private sector, media, donors, and other partners
  • Coordinate study visits and peer-to-peer exchanges to strengthen the impact of the LEAD Programme

Accountability and Safeguarding including Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (SEAH)

  • Carry out the duties in accordance with the PIN Code of Conduct and Key policies
  • Participate in training and awareness raising (CoC and KP, Safeguarding…)
  • Support the Project Manager in the implementation of Safeguarding measures throughout the project cycle
  • including risk analysis related to SEAH and Child protection at the project/program level and develop a
  • mitigation plan accordingly
  • Create and maintain a fulfilling and protective environment
  • Others – as delegated by the supervisor


Required Skills, Education, Experience and Behavioural Competencies:

Education and Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field eg. Social Science, Development Studies, Public Administration etc
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in capacity building, training, or related roles in civil society, NGOs, or similar environments
  • Experience in coordinating multi-stakeholder projects and engaging with CSOs and community-based organizations

Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to work under pressure and within time constraints under tight deadlines
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency in designing and delivering training and capacity-building activities
  • Ability to use word, excel and power point proficiently
  • Familiarity with digital tools and platforms for capacity development
  • Understanding of internal governance, financial management, and resource mobilization within civil society

People in Need is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct and committed to promoting the welfare of children and adults with whom People in Need engages /is in contact with. People in Need expects all staff to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of Conduct and key policies (available at: ). People in Need Staff will undertake the appropriate level of training.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

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