CSO Development Specialist 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 State 2 State $38,000,000 USD project which will increase effectiveness, accountability and transparency of selected states and local governments in Nigeria.

Job Title: CSO Development Specialist - Northeast and Northwest, Nigeria


  • The CSO Development Specialist will organize, design and implement trainings and mentor multiple CSOs, building their capacity to advocate for citizens services and work directly with the State and Federal government (S)he will coordinate closely with other senior project staff to assist in designing and implementing the full program effectively.


  • Coordinate with other senior project staff on program planning and implementation
  • Represent Pact in interactions with donors, partners and other stakeholders
  • Ensure accurate and detailed reporting to Pact and the donor.
  • Oversee the review and improvement of Project’s capacity building manuals, materials and methodologies;
  • Manage the development and implementation of training interventions in relevant technical areas such as networking, budget advocacy, communications, strategic planning, program management, fundraising, etc;
  • Support partner organizations in the development of their own training interventions by ensuring quality control and providing training of trainers support;
  • Provide follow up technical assistance and ongoing mentoring to organizations with a particular focus on organizational development, skills building, and implementation of strategic plans;
  • Work with project staff to collaboratively plan, measure and monitor Project’s organizational capacity building efforts;
  • Coordinate with project staff on sub grant solicitation, selection and implementation.
  • Any other task assigned by the supervisor.


  • Degree in Education, Sociology, Law, Development, Business/Public Administration or related field. Master degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of six years relevant experience in providing technical assistance to large donor-funded and capacity development programs.
  • Demonstrated experience with large grant-making programs and working with local partner organizations.
  • Extensive knowledge of strengthening the capacity of local organizations.
  • Fluent in English and Hausa (both written and spoken) and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Location: Nationwide

Closing Date
18th April, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resume/CV and cover letter on their suitability to: pactnghr@pactworld.org 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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