Team Leader and Organizational Capacity Building Specialist - Afghan National
McColm & Company (McCO) is seeking applications from qualified personnel to serve as the Team Leader and Organization Capacity Building Specialist for our Accelerator Program for Women-focused Anti-Corruption CSOs activity in Afghanistan.
The goal of the Accelerator Program for Women-focused Anti-Corruption CSOs activity is to further integrate gender and inclusion into the USAID Afghanistan’s Measure for Accountability and Transparency (AMANAT) project’s programming, a five-year contract awarded to MSI. McCO will provide targeted technical assistance to further develop and build the organizational capacity of Afghan civil society organizations (CSOs) that seek to reduce or prevent corruption in the delivery of essential government services in sectors where corruption has a distinct and disproportionate adverse impact on women. To achieve anti-corruption reforms in the provision of government services, such as in health, education, water and sanitation, driver’s licenses and building permits, AMANAT awards competitive grants to CSOs, media organizations, and business associations. The CSO grantees initiate dialogue with subnational government entities in many municipalities and provinces to advocate for eliminating pervasive corruption in the delivery of essential public services, conduct social audits and budget oversight, and raise public awareness through anti-corruption outreach campaigns.
In collaboration with MSI and AMANAT, ten CSOs will be selected and invited to participate in the Accelerator Program which will provide intensive mentoring, coaching, and technical assistance to improve organizational capacity, training in strategic advocacy to improve the CSO’s overall programmatic effectiveness, and a capstone project in which the CSOs conduct trainings for their constituencies under the guidance and mentoring of the Accelerator staff.
The Kabul-based Team Leader and Organizational Capacity Building Specialist will be the primary point of contact with USAID/MSI staff for the project, assuring high quality, on-time deliverables and directly delivering capacity building outcomes. They will lead the selection process to identify the CSOs to participate in the program by deploying McCO’s Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool (OCAT). They will serve as the senior mentor to the participating CSO leaders, providing weekly one-on-one coaching and mentoring sessions on key topics during the Accelerator program, including the development or strengthening of mission statements, bylaws, strategic plans, funding, and sustainability strategies. They will participate in the training of trainers portion of the program and provide coaching and feedback during the CSO’s capstone projects. The Team Leader and Organization Capacity Building Specialist position is open to Afghan Nationals and will regularly coordinate with and report to the Home Office Technical Lead and Project Coordinator. Travel is required inside Afghanistan.
The contract period of performance is expected to be 6 months in length and begins as soon as possible.
The Team Leader and Organizational Capacity Building Specialist is expected to:
Organizational Capacity Building
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Please submit a detailed CV highlighting expertise and relevant experience via APPLY NOW. The deadline for submissions is 13 August 2021 at 5pm Kabul time. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted and interviewed immediately until the position is filled; early/immediate applications encouraged.
McColm & Company (McCO) is a mission-driven consulting firm working to help our clients achieve critical diplomacy, development, and security objectives. We deliver bold ideas, expert analysis, build skills, and catalyze connections that improve the quality of life, globally. McCO works in three areas of practice: policy and diplomacy, economic growth and trade, and gender and inclusion. Our primary functional services include training and capacity building, advisory and technical consulting, research and analysis, and monitoring and evaluation.
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