Capacity Development Specialist

SNV
Bujumbura, Burundi
Full time Staff

Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.

In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation - by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organisation, with decentralised management. Our Global Support Unit (70 staff) backstops our teams around the world.

For more information on SNV, visit our website: www.snv.org

Overview of project

In line with the strategic priorities of EKN in Burundi, the PADANE project is a (multi-annual) 4-year project developed around food and nutrition security to step up development support by increasing resilience of vulnerable rural populations, as well as improving incomes through market linkages and private sector agribusiness development, while targeting key groups such as women, youth and returnees. It aims to contribute to increased stability and security from improved food & nutrition security through commercial farming opportunities, resilient farming systems and employment creation.

The project takes a market-based approach to deliver impact, creating employment and economic opportunities through (i) the brokering and facilitation of inclusive value chains and inclusive finance, (ii) empowering women, youth and returnees with improved food and nutrition security, and (iii) promoting resilience in market-oriented farming systems, villages and value chains.

 Job Description

Overview of the Position

Under the overall guidance of the Project Manager the Capacity Development Specialist is responsible for the overall strategic guidance of the local implementing partners and integrated farm plan facilitation. S/he will strengthen capacities of local NGO partners on integrated farm plan facilitation, lead the knowledge and innovation agenda around integrated farm planning model and coordinate the Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • During the inception phase lead the analysis, validation and selection of implementing partners to facilitate capacity development, PIP (Plan Intégré du Paysan,)facilitation and behaviour change interventions;
  • Develop and ensure implementation of strategic capacity development, integrated farm plan facilitation, behaviour change and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) intervention plans ;
  • Identify and select suitable local implementing partners to facilitate capacity development, PIP facilitation and behaviour change interventions;
  • Strengthen capacity of local partners on capacity development, PIP facilitation and behaviour change;
  • Identify and coordinate technical back stoppers for capacity building strategy;
  • Account and report to project manager on capacity development activities;
  • Line manage the advocacy/ knowledge management expert and the performance, monitoring and evaluation (PME) expert;
  • Coordinate and take responsibility of local partners and any other personnel supporting the result area.

 Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in Social Science, Community Development, Development, Organizational strengthening  or relevant field;
  • At least 10 years’ experience in capacity development, behaviour change, Knowledge management;
  • Proven ability to assess capacity building interventions and recommend appropriate activities to develop skills and promote organisational learning and behaviour change;
  • Proven track record in networking and dialogue facilitation with private and public sector actors;
  • Experience in development and implementation of framework(s) for monitoring and evaluation of inclusive value chains;
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity development;
  • Sound experience in knowledge management;
  • Able to strategically inspire and energise multi- partner project teams;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing various stakeholders;
  • Strong strategic decision-making and communication skills including reporting and presentation skills;
  • Fluency in both written and spoken French and English is required.

 Additional Information

Contract Duration:                1 year full -time international employment contract, with strong possibility of extension

Expected Start Date:             September, 2019

Duty Station:                          Bujumbura, Burundi

Working at SNV 

SNV offers a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal and global network of experts. For more information, please visit our website: www.snv.org

How to Apply
If you believe that your credentials meet the above profile, we invite you to apply by submitting your CV in English with a cover letter before October 13, 2019.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Closing date: 
13th October 2019