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All We Can is looking for an exceptional Capacity Development Manager to join it's Programmes and Partnerships Team. The ideal candidate will have advanced knowledge and skills in NGO Capacity Development using an organisation development approach, excellent group facilitation skills and a strong repertoire of capacity development mechanisms and tools for NGOs.As part of their portfolio, the Capacity Development Manager will also have geographic responsibility, managing All We Can's partnerships in two priority countries (likely to be Ethiopia and Zimbabwe).
Interviews for this role will be held on Tuesday, 3rd September 2019, but early interviews may be held for outstanding candidates, so early applications are strongly encouraged.
The Capacity Development Manager will champion our partnership framework which places capacity development using an organisation development (OD) approach at the heart of our relationship with southern partners. This is a central role that ensures that our practice is consistent with our values and approach. As a specialist in this area s/he will lead the review of current Capacity Development (CD) tools and develop new ones that will be adopted by the Programmes & Partnerships Team in its work. Experience in conducting organisation assessments, strategic planning and review workshops for NGOs is an added advantage. The Capacity Development Manager will also be a geographic lead, managing partnerships in allocated All We Can priority countries, likely to be Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.
Responsible to: Programmes Director
Internal: Programmes & Partnerships Team and All We Can staff
External: Consultants and Partner staff
Main tasks and responsibilities:
Terms and Conditions
Hours of Work: The normal hours of work will be 7 hours a day (35 hours per week), with core office hours being 10.00 to 16.00, Monday to Friday with an hour’s lunch break. Occasional weekend and evening work as well as overseas travel will be required. Payment for overtime is not given but employees are entitled to time off in lieu by agreement.
Starting salary: £37,000 - £38,000 per annum
Holiday Entitlement: 25 days per annum, plus Bank Holidays and an extra three days at Christmas and New Year. Additional leave is also awarded after 2 years (3 days) and 5 years (2 days) continuous service.
Other Benefits: Life Assurance, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme and Employee Assistance Programme, Critical Illness/ Income Protection Insurance, Confidential Counselling Service, TOIL, Enhanced Maternity / Paternity / Adoption and Parental Leave, Dependents and Bereavement and Special Leave, Volunteering Time Off Scheme, flexible working hours and working from home options.
Sick Pay: Entitlement in accordance with All We Can’s terms and conditions of employment.
Pension: All We Can operates a defined contribution pension scheme, with a minimum contribution of 6% employer and 3% employee that all employees are eligible to join. Full details will be provided at the commencement of employment.
Probationary Period: Appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period, normally six months.
DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service): The appointment is subject to a Disclosure and Barring check, please see application form for full details
Season Ticket: Season ticket loans are available after the satisfactory completion of the probationary period.
Health and Safety: The post holder will be subject to All We Can’s Health and Safety policy.
Equal Opportunities: The post holder will be subject to All We Can’s Equal Opportunities policy.
Physical Conditions: Office accommodation in an open plan office based at Methodist Church House, 25 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5JR
N.B. Must have the right to live and work in the UK to be considered for this role
Capacity Development Manager
Method of Assessment: A – Application form, I – Interview, W – Written exercise, Q – proof of qualification
Method of assessment
Significant field experience of working with small development organisations, NGOs, CBOs, FBOs or INGOs in a low income country
Experience with overseas church engagement and/or mobilisation programmes
Experience in developing the capacity of individuals and NGOs and churches (the latter is an added advantage)
Knowledge of key organizations and networks active in the field of capacity building
Considerable work experience related to capacity development and/or organizational development and managing complex capacity development programs involving staff and partners in remote locations at multiple levels of intervention (global, regional and national)
Proven experience of organisation development practice, including facilitating organisation assessments, strategy development and review workshops for NGOs
Good understanding of a range of effective community development approaches
Experience with overseas community based projects programmes
Experience in project management, managing against milestones, dependencies, resources, risks, and issues
Demonstrable experience of Monitoring & Evaluation and beneficiary accountability
Monitoring of projects in the field and/or at a distance
Experience in M&E of capacity building interventions, with emphasis on learning, tracking of impacts and cost-effectiveness of interventions
A, I, W
Analysis of narrative and financial documents in order to monitor and evaluate project success
Successfully applying for funds from institutional sources
Experience and tact in coaching and working with leaders and their organisations at various levels of development
Experience in establishing and developing successful partnerships with NGOs and in developing interdependent relationships
Experience of managing procurement of consultants and their subsequent management
Education & training
University degree or equivalent in NGO Management, Development Studies, Organisational Psychology, Organisation Development or related subject
Post-graduate qualification in development studies or a related subject
Proficiency in computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and use of internet and email
Familiarity with database programmes
A, I, W
Special Knowledge & Skills
Proven organisational and administrative skills
Solid understanding of NGO management
NGO management experience is an added advantage
Knowledge of the latest thinking in the field of capacity development
Superior understanding of a host of capacity development approaches (training, mentorship, placements, fellowships and other innovative mechanisms) and how to combine these effectively and strategically to ensure that improved knowledge and skills translate into greater performance at the organisational level and ultimately in the impact of partner programmes
Proven track record of coordinating and supporting organisational change processes, developing and embedding new and different ways of working
Superior training and facilitation skills. This includes experience in designing, delivering, facilitating and convening workshops, courses and roundtables; extensive knowledge of adult learning approaches; and proven track record in the design and delivery of effective, visually engaging presentations and learning materials
A track record that demonstrates energy and creativity, and the ability to successfully prioritize and manage competing priorities.
Without direct authority be able to inspire, educate, motivate and influence others across All We Can and more broadly
Strong written communication skills
A, W, P
Proven ability to deliver presentations
A, I, P
Ability to travel alone (up to a maximum of five times a year for an average of two weeks per trip) in sometimes remote and basic environments
Excellent written and spoken English
Working knowledge of French or other relevant local language
A, I, P
Ability to work diplomatically and in a culturally sensitive manner in a range of environments
A systematic approach to work and strong attention to detail
An excellent team player with good skills in team work and consultative approach to decision making
Special Qualities & Attributes
Self-motivated and able to work under pressure and prioritise effectively
Pleasant, tactful, diplomatic manner and disposition in interacting with colleagues, partners and the general public.
Commitment to All We Can’s vision, mission and values, and accepting of its identity as an international development, relief and advocacy organisation actively engaged with the Methodist Church
A commitment to All We Can’s strategy to engage with faith based groups and churches in particular, as part of its collaborative approach to sustainable development
Self-aware individual with creativity, drive, resilience and integrity whilst keeping a sense of perspective
To find out more or to download an application form, please visit our website.
Applications are welcome until the deadline of Monday, 26th August 2019.
Interviews will take place on Tuesday, 3rd September 2019 (but early interviews may be held for exceptional candidates so early applications are strongly encouraged)