Job Title: Head of Capacity Building
Ref: FNT-HOCB 2012
The Person will:
Through consultation with other Programme Staff members and key stakeholders design and develop Capacity Building Programme for the Network.
Initiate and implement capacity development initiatives and these could be organized at the regional, sub- regional or national level.
Take the lead in mobilizing resources required to implement the Capacity Building Programme activities.
Identify key partners, resource persons and experts in different fields to support the implementation of the Capacity Building Programme of FEMNET.
Put in place a monitoring mechanism to assess the extent to which the capacity building programme activities are contributing to improved organizing around women’s Rights in Africa and to ensure progress toward desired goals
Provide technical and programmatic leadership to ensure quality implementation, and further development of the Capacity Building Programme.
Work in partnership with other Programmes to identify training needs for staff and members and coordinate its delivery for FEMNET staff generally and for individual FEMNET staff
Work with management in programmatic monitoring and evaluation, and continual quality improvement.
Document best practices and prepare communications for different audiences, including the general public,
Develop and maintain existing networks and partnerships with projects’ stakeholders and partners.
Advise FEMNET on capacity issues that the Network would take on arising from the information collected through the capacity building activities throughout Africa.
Ensure that the narrative and financial reports for the Capacity Building Programme are compiled and submitted in a timely manner to keep all stake holders informed.
Any other duties that may be assigned.
We are looking for:
Be a masters degree holder in relevant social sciences with additional relevant trainings
At least 5 years relevant work experience at international, regional or sub- regional level
Experience in organizing and providing/ supporting training and experience sharing events
Proven experience in, exposure to, and capability for collaborative work, nurturing of networks and alliances and motivate people.
Sound knowledge on gender and its mainstreaming strategies, leadership development and generally women’s rights issues in Africa
Strong English and French writing skills for report and proposal development
Very good communication skills both written and spoken including public speaking and giving presentations to a variety of audiences
Well developed interpersonal skills and experience working with multi- cultural teams
Highly motivated, result oriented and self-driven person with understanding of due process, financial transparency and accountability, equity issues and how they relate to human rights.
A proven encourager and promoter of an environment of support conducive to cooperation, collegiality, consultation and collaboration
Willing and able to travel widely mainly in the Africa region
Willing to adhere to FEMNET’s beliefs, values and principles that guide its work and programming framework
How to Apply:
Applications: Interested applicants are requested to send to the Executive Director; their CVs with 3 referees two of which must be professional, salary expectations with a 1 page application cover letter explaining why you are a good candidate for the position by email to: email@example.com.
Please indicate the reference on the Subject line the position you are applying for e.g. Head of Capacity Building- (Ref: FNT-HOCB 2012), of your email.
Only complete applications will be reviewed.
Deadline for submission of applications is on Friday 10th August, 2012.
Please note: Only candidates who have been selected for interview will be contacted, no telephone inquires, canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Deadline: 10th August 2012