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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Organizational Capacity Building Officer Job at Initiatives Inc. - Career Opportunity in Uganda

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Initiatives Inc.

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Organizational Capacity Building Officer

Deadline of this Job:
15 May 207

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Job details:
Initiatives Inc. is an international public health development organization that is committed to improving access to quality primary health care for people in underserved communities. Our technical and management support enables organizations and communities to link, coordinate, and deliver health services with the goal of providing solutions for better health. (
Initiatives Inc. seeks an Organizational Capacity Building Officer for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Advocacy for Better Health program in Uganda led by PATH ( The goal of this program is to contribute to improvements in the quality, availability, and accessibility of health services by increasing citizens’ knowledge and voice; increasing community participation in health service delivery planning and improvements; and fostering cooperation among civil-society actors on issues of common benefit in order to strengthen the sector over the long term.
The Organizational Capacity Building Officer, based in Kampala, Uganda, will work under the supervision of the Senior Organizational Capacity Building Specialist (OCB Specialist) and will be responsible for the following key activities:

  • Together with the OCB Specialist, organize, participate in, and lead organizational capacity assessments, and assist civil society partners to develop and implement improvement plans.
  • With the OCB Specialist, ensure civil society partners are adequately trained and supported to successfully achieve action plans
  • Provide technical leadership in assessment and capacity building for issues related to organizational development including finance, governance, human resources, and administrative systems and processes.
  • Mentor organizational staff to implement best practices aimed at improving organizational performance
  • Work closely with and support the regional staff to collect, analyse and document data for the longitudinal case study
  • Provide support and mentorship to fellows and interns to achieve their learning and performance objectives
  • Together with the OCB Specialist, manage grants management collaboratives and help organizations establish effective support networks and information sharing platforms among themselves
  • In collaboration with the Advocacy and Partnership Specialist and Advocacy Officer, ensure linkages between organizational capacity and technical capacity building components of the program
  • Build a strong, supportive, relationship with civil society partners
Required Skills:

  • Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with senior-level professionals, NGO partner staff, and international personnel
  • Strong skills in organizational development , financial management, human resources management for non-governmental organizations receiving funds from major international donors
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) complex issues in a concise, compelling, and easily understandable manner
  • Demonstrated ability to design and facilitate in-person and virtual trainings and other types of learning events including mentorship of managers and staff.
  • Expert computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Required Experience:

  • Masters or other advanced degree in public health, business administration, or related field
  • A minimum of seven years of professional experience in NGO management and capacity building
  • Proven experience supporting civil society organizations to improve organizational systems
  • Strong competency in project planning, management and implementation
Job application procedure
Please submit a cover letter, CV and the names and contact information of three professional references to Initiatives Inc. is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.