Civil Society Capacity and Advocacy Specialist

Company: Family Heatlh International - FHI360

Job Type:

Sociology & humanities

Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Start Date: November 06, 2017

Posted On: Oct 06, 2017

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Civil Society Capacity and Advocacy Specialist at Family Heatlh International - FHI360

Job Description:

FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the position of Civil Society Capacity and Advocacy Specialist for a USAID/Haiti youth civic engagement project. This proposed five-year project will strengthen youth programming, participation and partnership in support of development objectives, and mainstream and integrate youth issues and engage young people. Project objectives include increasing civic knowledge and civic engagement, enhancing civil society capacity to engage youth to advocate for reform, and building productive working relationships with local government.

Job Summary:
The Civil Society Capacity and Advocacy Specialist will be responsible for effective and meaningful capacity building of civil society organizations (CSOs) with a focus on their institutional/organizational and technical/programmatic capacities. S/he will develop and implement advocacy strategies around youth civic engagement issues. The Civil Society Capacity and Advocacy specialist will provide youth CSO partners with technical assistance to develop, implement and monitor their advocacy activities.

Duties and Responsibilities
•Provide technical leadership in design, development, planning, implementation; and capacity-building of specific technical components of the program.
•Maintain a constructive dialogue and technical exchange with counterparts and technical staff of grantees.
•Develop tools for the design and implementation of technical strategies and program components.
•Ensure that project implementation adheres to the appropriate Strengthening Civil Society Globally strategy and remains technically sound.
•Influence design and scope of technical initiatives and programs.
•Review, analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of programs/projects and make recommendations for enhancements.
•Represent the organization to external entities at professional meetings and conferences.
•Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with donor/client organizations, relevant government agencies, bilateral and other NGOs
•Establishes, serves and maintains partnerships with internal and external stakeholders on project matters.
•Provide leadership to the project team, ensuring clarity over plans and priorities, encouraging effective team-work.

Job Qualifications:

•Minimum 7 years of relevant professional experience in Haiti or in other countries in the region;
•Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (youth development, civil society, youth education, international development, project management) required.
•Practical experience in policy analysis, policy influence, advocacy, networking, CSO strengthening, governance and capacity building;
•Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures in international development program management;
•Knowledge of USAID policies and procedures;
•Experience recruiting, forming, and successfully managing teams and ensuring the quality of their products;
•Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity;
•Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and French required.

Availability of position is contingent upon award to FHI 360. Selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Interested candidates should submit a CV/resume and cover letter to, or apply on FHI 360’s careers website.

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