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LISA - Call for Experts – Capacity Building

Position : LISA - Call for Experts – Capacity Building

Position Overview: 

The Kaizen Company is seeking experienced Capacity Building Specialists to provide short-term technical assistance to local Kenyan organizations that are recipients of USAID funding. As a consultant, you will be responsible for supporting and guiding these organizations in their efforts to improve their capacity and enhance their systems. Your role will focus on providing targeted assistance based on identified needs and fostering sustainable improvements in organizational effectiveness. Applicants must have specialized knowledge in one or more of the following areas: human resources; financial management; legal compliance; operational processes; monitoring, evaluation, and learning; information technology; knowledge management; and/or procurement practices.   

Responsibilities:  

  • Review Capacity Building Assessments: Review existing capacity assessment reports and other relevant documents to gain a comprehensive understanding of the organizations' strengths, weaknesses, and specific needs. 
  • Refine Tailored Capacity Building Plans: Collaborate with the local organizations to refine individualized capacity building plans, incorporating the identified needs and objectives. Ensure that these plans align with the USAID funding requirements and the organizations' long-term goals. 
  • Provide Technical Assistance: Deliver hands-on technical support and guidance to the organizations in areas such as human resources; financial management; legal compliance; operational processes; monitoring, evaluation, and learning; information technology; knowledge management; and/or procurement practices within the context of USAID awards. Assist in the implementation of best practices and innovative approaches to strengthen organizational systems. This includes the development of tools, templates, and resources to support improvements. 
  • Conduct Training and Workshops: Develop and facilitate training sessions and workshops to build the skills and knowledge of staff members at various levels within the organizations, as needed. Focus on areas identified in the capacity building plans to improve overall organizational performance. 
  • Mentorship and Coaching: Offer one-on-one mentoring and coaching to key staff members, as needed, and provide guidance, feedback, and support to enhance their professional growth and effectiveness. Foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement within the organizations. 
  • Monitor and Evaluate Progress: Establish monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to track the progress of capacity building interventions. Regularly assess the effectiveness and impact of implemented strategies and provide feedback to the organizations to drive further improvement. 
  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate records of all capacity building activities, including training materials, reports, and evaluations. Prepare comprehensive reports on progress, achievements, challenges, and recommendations to share with relevant stakeholders.  
  • Collaboration and Coordination: Collaborate closely with local organizations, project staff, and other stakeholders to ensure effective coordination of efforts. Foster strong relationships and partnerships to maximize the impact of capacity building initiatives. 
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Qualifications:  

For Kenyan applicants: 

  • Master's or advanced degree in a relevant field, such as organizational development, business administration, public health, or a related discipline. 
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience providing technical assistance to improve HR functions, financial management, procurement strategies, legal compliance, and/or operational processes within small yet complex Kenyan organizations. 
  • Proven track record in working with organizations receiving USAID or other donor funding to support programming in at least one of the following sectors: democracy and governance, peace and security, humanitarian affairs, and health.  
  • Familiarity with Kenyan labor laws, financial regulations, procurement policies, and relevant legal frameworks applicable to local Kenyan organizations and USAID funding.  
  • Strong understanding of organizational development principles and change management processes. 
  • Excellent facilitation, training, and coaching skills with the ability to adapt to different learning styles and audiences. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to develop practical and sustainable solutions to complex organizational challenges. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, including the ability to produce high-quality reports and deliver compelling presentations. 
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines while maintaining attention to detail. 

For all other applicants: 

  • Master's degree in a relevant field, such as organizational development, business administration, public health, or a related discipline. 
  • Minimum of 5 years (or 10 years without a Master’s degree) of experience providing technical assistance to improve HR functions, financial management, procurement strategies, legal compliance, and/or operational processes within small yet complex Kenyan organizations. 
  • Proven track record in working with organizations receiving USAID or other donor funding to support programming in at least one of the following sectors: democracy and governance, peace and security, humanitarian affairs, and health.  
  • Familiarity with Kenyan labor laws, financial regulations, procurement policies, and relevant legal frameworks applicable to local Kenyan organizations and USAID funding.  
  • Strong understanding of organizational development principles and change management processes. 
  • Excellent facilitation, training, and coaching skills with the ability to adapt to different learning styles and audiences. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to develop practical and sustainable solutions to complex organizational challenges. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, including the ability to produce high-quality reports and deliver compelling presentations. 
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines while maintaining attention to detail. 
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About Employer

Kaizen, a Tetra Tech company, offers an alternative approach to development. Kaizen's projects strengthen institutions and transform organizations in developing countries worldwide. Kaizen's services amplify the impact of many traditional donor assistance projects, and enable donors to reduce and eventually eliminate funding in targeted areas. Kaizen's services are unique in that they empower local entities to drive their own development efforts. Kaizen continues support for these efforts long after involvement in donor-assisted projects ends.

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Posted in 2024-01-05

Expired in 2024-03-05

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