Company Description

A non-profit international development organisation founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalisation. We strive for a world where all people are heard, capable and vibrant.

Job description

Role brief

Pact is recruiting a Capacity Development (CD) Director for the forthcoming Global Health Risk and Capacity Mechanism, an exciting new project to improve the path for USAID/PEPFAR and Global Health funding to Local Partner Organisations around the world. This position is one of three core members on Pact’s proposed key personnel team. The CD Director will lead the project’s strategy for strengthening the capacity of new and under-utilised partners, especially in order to make progress on Local Partner Transition efforts. This position is contingent upon award.


About the role

The Capacity Development (CD) Director’s primary responsibilities are to:

  • Lead the development and implementation of the project’s overall CD strategy to strengthen the technical and organisational capacity of new and under-utilised organisations, while maintaining performance and quality of local partner transition efforts.
  • Drive and Monitor implementation of CD activities of the program’s global portfolio by mentoring technical teams, ensuring adherence to targets, timelines, budget management and achievement of objectives.
  • Lead/coordinate strategy development, implementation, and monitoring of all project activities concerning CD.
  • Partner and network with government, civil society organisations and private sector to develop platforms for resource sharing, cross learning and innovations that yield sustainable CD results.
  • Lead the technical and contextual adaptation of Pact’s CD tools and approaches to support achievement of program objectives and targets.
  • Lead the development and realisation of local organisations’ resource mobilisation and sustainability strategies, including technical assistance for transitioning to direct USAID funding.
  • Support knowledge management, linkages, and exchange of learnings and best practices across program activities and project teams, as well as with other actors in the CD/LPT space.
  • Ensure strong coordination of multiple project locations, staff and technical teams, to develop, modify and monitor programming elements.
  • Provide innovative solutions to granting needs, especially concerning local partners on the cusp of receiving direct PEPFAR funding for the first time and those already implementing PEPFAR funded projects that need support increasing their absorption capacity.
  • Coordinate closely with the Chief of Party and Contract Manager to ensure that CD interventions are in line with program budget and outcomes.


About you

  • Master’s degree in public health, international development, or related field.
  • At least ten (10) years’ experience providing capacity development technical support and oversight to large complex, donor-funded projects in developing or transitional countries.
  • Excellent facilitation and training skills in a variety of health and organisational development topics.
  • Demonstrated experience developing organisational capacity in financial and grant management, human resources, USG compliance, and related topics, with partners at various stages of organisational development.
  • Direct experience with PEPFAR transition awards and/or successfully graduating indigenous partners to direct donor funding.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous senior-level management and/or advisory experience working on PEPFAR-funded projects.
  • Proficiency in a language (or languages) other than English.



As soon as possible