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Director of Capacity Strengthening - USAID Tanzania SBC

FHI 360

FHI 360

Ghana · Tanzania
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

The proposed Director of Capacity Strengthening will oversee the capacity and institution strengthening portfolio of work and direct the provision of technical assistance and training support to public and private organizations in an array of technical areas including social and behavior change (SBC), research and monitoring and evaluation (M&E), organizational development, leadership and coordination, and multiple focal health issues. As part of the anticipated Tanzania SBC Activity’s senior leadership team, lead in directing capacity and institution-strengthening efforts assisting partners in developing and implementing comprehensive SBC activities at national, regional, district, and community levels with the Government of Tanzania and other partners. This position is contingent on funder approval and award to FHI 360.


  • Design strategies and tools to guide the Activity’s capacity and institution-strengthening activities with the Government of Tanzania, civil society partners, and USG partners.

  • Lead the design, delivery, and monitoring of technical assistance plans to strengthen partners’ ability to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate evidence-based SBC, in leadership and coordination, and around related areas, such as research and on focal health SBC areas.

  • Provide support to the Ministry of Health in achieving its health promotion and SBC goals at national, regional, and district levels.

  • Assess organizational systems and SBC capacity and develop tailored technical assistance plans with selected partners.

  • Manage teams of capacity-strengthening staff and technical assistance providers across partners and locations.

  • Ensure the Activity’s and other capacity strengthening efforts are coordinated and conducted in accordance to plans.

  • Build Government of Tanzania and staff capacity, including that of partners, to take on greater capacity and institution strengthening roles as part of their scopes of work.

  • Guide and monitor implementation of activities to achieve the goals of the project, ensuring that required inputs are in place on time.

  • Report on progress made against technical assistance plans.

  • Promote sustainability of project activities.

  • Contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence.

  • Serve as the technical lead and key capacity strengthening technical point of contact for partners, including participation in technical meetings, conferences, working groups, and coordination platforms.

  • Direct and guide technical staff to ensure compliance with FHI 360 standards.

  • Support performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching and career support.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Comprehensive technical knowledge of concepts and practices of project management.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent and demonstrated organizational and analytical skills.

  • Excellent and demonstrated project management and capacity-strengthening technical skills.

  • Ability to motivate, influence, negotiate, and work well with others to achieve Activity goals.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of capacity-strengthening concepts, approaches, practices, and innovations.

  • Proven ability to ensure budgets, schedules, and performance requirements are met.

  • Excellent and demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Articulate, professional, and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with staff and partners.

  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; fluency in Kiswahili strongly preferred.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Works on problems of complex scope and require analysis of situations and data and assessment of various factors.

  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

  • Decisions made generally have major implications on the management and operations of the Activity.

  • Problems encountered are complex, highly varied and require considerable judgement to obtain results.

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Manage a team of Technical Advisors and Technical Officers to meet and achieve strategic Activity goals.

  • Manage the budgets, methods, and strategies for the capacity and institution-strengthening portfolio of work for the Activity.

  • Develop and recommend project management solutions.

  • Reports to the Chief of Party.


  • Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in organizational development, public health, social sciences, or a related field.

  • Project Management (PM) Certification preferred.


  • Minimum of 10+ years of relevant technical/project management experience (including 3+ years of leadership and line management skills) in progressively increasing responsibility in design and managing complex, large capacity and institution strengthening programs in developing countries involving multiple stakeholders.

  • Experience working in a non-governmental organization (NGO).

  • Strong understanding and previous experience working with, advising, and providing capacity strengthening to the Government of Tanzania and Tanzanian non-governmental organizations/civil society organizations (NGOs/CSOs), and private sector organizations.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of capacity-strengthening methodologies at the system, organization, and individual level.

  • Demonstrated experience working with the Government of Tanzania, NGO/CSOs, media, private and public sector, and other stakeholders preferably in SBC-related areas.

  • Professional training and experience with adult learning methods, training or facilitation, organizational capacity assessments, mapping, and planning.

  • Strong understanding and expertise in SBC.

  • Experience working on USAID-funded projects and knowledge of USAID reporting requirements and funding parameters.

  • Excellent oral/written communication skills in English; excellent oral/written communication skills in Kiswahili a plus.

  • Demonstrated track record of achieving results in a development context and working in teams and fostering partnerships, including private sector.

  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with government personnel, stakeholders, NGO/CSO partners, and international donor agencies.

  • Proven ability to work as an effective team member.

  • Ability to set priorities while multi-tasking and meet deadlines within a high-volume workload.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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