Capacity Development Lead at Pact Nigeria

Pact is an international non-governmental organization with headquarters in Washington DC, USA. Pact has been in Nigeria since 2005, and currently implements donor funded development projects across the country in the area of Health, integrating livelihoods, capacity development, and governance systems.
Pact is seeking highly experienced and qualified candidates to fill in the positions below for the upcoming State2State $38,000,000 USD project which will increase effectiveness, accountability and transparency of selected states and local governments in Nigeria.

Job Title: Capacity Development Lead


  • The Capacity Development Lead will provide leadership, oversight and support on all capacity development activities on the project, as well as support the Pact Nigeria office in the area of partner liaison and opportunity development as needed.


  • Design and development of capacity development materials, manuals and methodologies/strategies ensuring its successful implementation
  • Design training interventions with relevant modules on capacity development including design and customization to suite the target audience
  • Plan, measure and monitor the project’s capacity development objectives
  • Design and development of assessment tools, including organizational assessment to build sustainable institutions
  • Develop and implement annual capacity development plan with Pact Nigeria CD teams
  • Provide support with technical review of proposals; budget planning and financial oversight of partners
  • Provide quality control and support to technical leads efforts to achieve greater program impact through the successful pursuit of larger and more strategic funding opportunities
  • Ensure all activities align with Pact’s technical quality standards for capacity development
  • Implementation, maintenance and management of knowledge and information sharing systems within and outside pact, maintaining and enhancing the sources and methods for capturing knowledge
  • Facilitate, Train, coach and mentor partners.
  • Manage the mentorship program for Interns.
  • Develop and manage communities of practice to enhance collaboration and cross learning
  • Relationship management of key stakeholders.
  • Supervision and enhancement of internal capacities within the organization and among our partners.
  • Contribute to global capacity development strategy and its implementation


  • Master's degree in Political Science, International Relations, Social Sciences, Public Policy, Public Administration, Journalism, Communications or related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years relevant professional experience, with 5 years of experience directly managing staff.
  • Comparative experience in LGA capacity building, with specific experience in public outreach, service delivery and/or public information
  • Experience in working directly with CSOs, with a focus on provision of technical advice and/or capacity building.
  • Managed project budgets of comparable size.
  • Able to work independently and show initiative; establishes goals and priorities and is able to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan.
  • Display initiative and the ability to manage complex political situations; consistently approaches work with a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office and with stakeholders; demonstrates commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work Competent in usage of MS Office software programs (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • The post requires considerable cultural and political sensitivity.
  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; is able to communicate complex technical issues and ideas in a clear and concise manner.
  • Fluent in English and Hausa (both written and spoken) and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Location: Abuja

Closing Date
18th April, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resume/CV and cover letter on their suitability to: All CV’s/resume/applications MUST be in either word format or PDF. Applicants MUST indicate the position applied for on the SUBJECT of the mail.

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Positions contingent on award.


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