FHI360 CSO Capacity Building/Sustainability Advisor in Gaborone, Botswana

FHI 360 seeks a Senior Technical Advisor for a USAID civil society and health service delivery strengthening program in Botswana. The purpose of the project is to enhance the capacity of civil society to influence government decision‐making and strengthen community HIV and TB service delivery. This key personnel role will manage and oversee the capacity strengthening portfolio within the program which includes capacity development support to program partners, empowering local communities to address health concerns via the SCALE+ model, exploring social contracting models with the GoB and enhancing the financial sustainability of local partners. The Advisor will lead a team to accomplish the capacity development objectives within the project.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide senior technical expertise and guidance to all capacity development activities within the program.

  • Liaises and coordinates with key stakeholders related to APC 2.0’s capacity strengthening portfolio including senior leadership with partner organizations, DHMT representatives, senior leadership within the MoHW, NACA and Government of Botswana and donors.

  • Coordinate closely with the APC 2.0 Technical team leadership to ensure capacity strengthening is inline with program objectives and goals.

  • Monitor and oversee the process of identifying technical assistance needs of local partners, delivering appropriate technical assistance to move local partners toward direct funding from the US Government and sharing key results with program leadership and donors.

  • With the project team, design and manage community level health systems assessments to identify community level synergies between stakeholders, gaps in services, brainstorm community based solutions, and support stakeholder to fill these gaps.

  • Set-up and ensure the secretariat of APC 2.0 steering committee involving Ministry of Health, USAID and relevant CBOs.

  • Oversee the exploration of challenges to social contracting, pilot programs and documentation of successes and lessons learned to share with GoB on social contracting.

  • Represent the project and promote capacity development activities at program events, to donors and conferences.

  • Manage the capacity strengthening team within the program

  • Serve as an internal technical resource on relevant issues.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or its International Equivalent in Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development, or Related Field.

  • Typically requires 12 - 15 years of relevant experience in management of large projects and/or programs doing organizational development

  • Proven leadership and management skills to oversee a team and a demanding workload

  • Extensive experience with organizational capacity assessments, development of capacity improvement plans, provision of technical assistance, systems level strengthening and sustainability

  • Previous experience working with local CSOs in Botswana

  • Has ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.

  • Previous experience building partnerships, working with donors, and managing complex relationships with stakeholders

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple priorities.

  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English

This job description 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.

This job description 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 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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