Capacity Building Advisor

FHI 360 Nepal

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Nepal
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 5 year
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Aug 23, 2021

Job Description


The Capacity Building Advisory is responsible for the design, management and implementation of capacity building initiatives for civil society organizations (CSOs), media outlets, and civic leaders in the project target districts, including developing curricula, organizing and coordinating training events, designing mentorship schemes, creating job aids, and leading workshops, and designing technical assistance delivery schemes. The Capacity Building Advisor develops an overall capacity-building strategy for the project. The Capacity Building Advisor will support capacity-development interventions including through the use of capacity building assessment tools.


  • Oversee the design and implementation of organizational capacity and needs assessments for civil society and media organizations
  • Working with the technical team and other project staff, develop an overall capacity-building strategy that will sustainably build the capacity of and strengthen CSOs, civic leaders, and media organizations;
  • Coordinate the design and implementation of participatory curricula, interactive training interventions, and individualized technical assistance for CSOs and other core partners;
  • Coordinate the delivery of individualized technical assistance to CSOs and other beneficiaries in core organizational and technical domains;
  • In close coordination with technical staff, develop materials and design capacity building interventions to train and mentor other facilitators (training of trainers) at the community and national levels;
  • Supervise the development of approaches, tools, and mentoring activities to support the development of emerging and mid-career civil society leaders; with particular focus on building skills of traditionally marginalized groups;
  • Provide technical support to staff and local partners in ensuring capacity building activities are promoting best practices as appropriate to the needs of the organizations;
  • Ensure appropriate mix and balance of training, TA, coaching, mentoring, and information sharing;
  • Throughout the program’s life, monitor and report on the organizations’ progress on achieving organizational capacity development benchmarks, identify potential weaknesses and make necessary adjustments to close gaps;
  • Support project efforts to develop a marketplace for capacity development services, including the identification of capacity development services providers;
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on program results that measure increases in skills and abilities, and determine the impact of training interventions;
  • Document successes, lessons learned and challenges in implementation as well as reports of project activities and results to the project and donor, including routine quarterly and annual reports and other reporting requirements as requested;
  • Develop and draft program work plans, reports and other documentation as needed, such as training and resource materials, presentations, and budget proposals; and
  • Troubleshoot to identify and resolve project issues and implement improvement plans to ensure project stays on schedule and within budget.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent in international affairs, international development, public administration or a related field. Master’s degree or its international equivalent preferred;
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience providing capacity-building support through training, consultations and other mechanisms to CSOs with varying levels of organizational capacity;
  • At least three (3) years of project management and/or supervisory experience;
  • Experience providing capacity strengthening around policy advocacy, research and publication, coalition building, and media engagement;
  • Proven project management skills including project development, monitoring and evaluation and report writing;
  • Demonstrated experience in civil society, governance, organizational capacity building, advocacy, rule of law, or other related democracy and governance sectors;
  • Demonstrated experience with GESI mainstreaming approaches;
  • Minimum three (3) years substantive training experience, including the design, facilitation and delivery of participatory trainings and training-of-trainer workshops for adult learners;
  • Minimum three (3) years relevant experience with capacity strengthening activities or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Experience working in/with Nepali CSOs preferred;
  • Familiarity with USAID programming, rules and regulations;
  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to lead/work with diverse and multidisciplinary teams;
  • Oral and written fluency in English and Nepali required;
  • Knowledge of other local languages is preferred.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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