RTI International

Job Vacancy: Senior Organizational Development Specialist – East Africa

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice.

The organization provides research, development, and technical services to government and commercial clients in more than 75 countries.

The Power Africa East Africa Energy Program is a four-year project to increase on-grid electricity access, accelerate private sector investment, and improve the enabling environment of the power sector in East Africa.

RTI International leads implementation of the program, which is funded by Power Africa, a U.S. Government-led partnership coordinated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

RTI International seeks to recruit the Senior Organizational Development Specialist-East Africa to be based in Nairobi, Kenya under the Power Africa East Africa Energy Program.

Job Summary: The Senior Organizational Development (OD) Specialist will be responsible for day-to-day operational coordination, implementation and reporting of training / non-training institutional capacity‐building services to electrical power entities, regulators, and governments in East Africa.

The individual will support the implementation of the capacity building annual work plan, consolidate detailed task schedule and power entity capacity strengthening plans.

S/he will also develop institutional capacity development tools, will participate in the development of tailor-made capacity development programs relevant for various partners and support engagement with consultants as required.

The Senior Organizational Development Specialist in coordination with the Director – Institutional Performance Improvement Unit will support the successful delivery of capacity-building and learning activities for the program.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provides day to day operational support for capacity building including support in delivering all capacity development-related activities for partner organizations.
  • Take charge of regular updating of the capacity building unit consolidated schedule.
  • Support consolidation of technical capacity development resources for specific areas/topics identified for partners, including training, mentoring and coaching of partners, peer learning and other methodologies.
  • Prepare activity budgets in line with the program’s operational compliance requirements.
  • Liaise with other departments including technical, operations and administration, procurement, finance etc. for support in organizational capacity development activities.
  • Undertake program Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning (MEL) and periodic reporting related to capacity building working closely with the MEL department. This includes monitoring the program indicators (result indicators, output indicators at program level, performance review information, etc.)
  • Contribute to the development of annual workplans, budgets, performance monitoring systems and tools, and drafting of program reports.
  • Contribute to the design of tools and actions for various capacity building and training activities including writing calls for tender for service providers, assessing bids and preparatory meetings with selected service providers.
  • Support the delivery of capacity building activities including coordinating the organization and delivery of the capacity-building actions (e.g. organizing training for service providers, planning coordination meetings and steering groups).
  • Provide required technical and operational support to service providers commissioned by the program to support design and delivery of capacity-building actions (consultants, trainers, training institutions, etc).
  • Maintain a repository of key documents and records concerning capacity building in line with the program knowledge management approach.
  • Any other duties that s/he may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in economics, social sciences, management or education, public administration or a related field.
  • Master’s degree with 9 years of experience or bachelor’s degree with 12 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Direct work experience in training and organizational development in developing country context.
  • Relevant experience providing technical and operational support for training and technical assistance programs.
  • Knowledge on capacity development in context of development country.
  • Experience of engagement with various organizations in capacity strengthening i.e. NGOs/private sector/public sector.
  • Working experience in donor funded project.
  • Experience in organizing training workshops for public sector/private sector/ NGOs.
  • Ability to produce well written reports while meeting tight deadlines.
  • Experience in developing activity budgets.
  • Project management knowledge and experience is a plus. Particularly demonstrated ability in planning, execution and reporting of projects.
  • Fluency in English is required.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to listen and communicate well both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail and accuracy

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae via the below link;

Senior Organizational Development Specialist Application

by 6th August, 2021 by 5.00 p.m.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

RTI International is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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