Organizational Development and Capacity Building Lead

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The Organizational Development and Capacity Building Lead Program will be working at large on a global project supporting five countries (number and names of countries to be confirmed at time of award) to strengthen the capabilities of host country governments and non-governmental organizations to plan, manage, and monitor sustainable programs and systems to respond to HIV, TB, and other diseases and conditions of public health concern. As countries reach HIV epidemic control, a key priority is sustaining low levels of HIV incidence while supporting greater country ownership and management, facilitating the transition of programs to local oversight, and strengthening financial, operational, technical, and programmatic controls.

Purpose of the Position
The Organizational Development and Capacity Building Lead curates and runs civil society organization (CSO) and related stakeholder management in relation to the HIV, TB, and other public health areas this program addresses. The work S/He will lead includes peer learning and information sharing across stakeholders, geared towards building and implementing capacity plans. S/He will design and implement ongoing stakeholder engagement activities. S/He will represent GU in related country and technical workshop meetings. S/He will report to the Project Director.

Specific Responsibilities (included but not limited to)
In your role as Organizational Development and Capacity Building Lead, you will:

  • Build community relationships with CSOs and other key community stakeholders
  • Facilitate peer learning gatherings, workshops, retreats
  • Act as an intermediary for related community impact assessments in close liaison with the program team
  • Design, implement, and report on surveys and other learning tools to ensure the goals of the program align with intended program outcomes
  • Maintain a quality tool directory for CSOs and stakeholders involved in the program to ensure effective information sharing 
  • Develop ongoing peer learning opportunities that align with the capacity-building needs of the cohort/affiliate members with respect to the programs HIV, TB and other defined public health areas
  • Develop relationships with other capacity-building organizations for the program and collaborate closely with community leaders, policymakers, and community groups to improve the planning and implementation of related health services at the community level
  • Maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders including CSOs, Ministries of Health, key populations, donors, and other key stakeholders as necessary
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Public Health
  • Master’s Degree and/or Ph.D. in related social science a plus

Experience & Skills

  • At least 5 years of experience in HIV/TB and other infectious diseases program capacity building
  • At least 5 years of experience working on the African continent
  • Proven ability to establish strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders including government representatives, non-profit associations, donors, media, academic and research institutes, and other stakeholders
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

Personal Qualities & Behavioral Competencies

  • Stakeholder centered mindset
  • Strong sense of introspection, self-awareness, and ability to foster positive working
    relationships and work collaboratively across the organization to optimize the client experience
  • Solutions-focused, open-minded, creative, and innovative whilst being extremely decisive, action and results-oriented
  • High adaptability and ability to endure failure, learn rapidly from it, get back on track, and meet targets
  • Socially and culturally respectful, aware, adaptable, and adept at finding acceptable and productive ways forward through complex constellations of stakeholders, interests, and agendas
  • Strong sense of maturity, discernment, and able to maintain confidentiality when required