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Capacity Building Officer, Eastern and Southern Caribbean

Social Sciences Research
International Development Group
19021 Requisition #
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Required Skills and Qualifications
The successful applicant will have experience in working in complex and multi-year programs that focus on strengthening civil society. In particular, the ideal candidate will possess experience in working with and strengthening the institutional capacity of NGOs/CSOs within the ESC region in a broad range of operational and managerial areas. She/he will be results-driven, have exceptional communication skills, and will be a team player capable of working with a diverse type of NGOs/CSOs across different cross-cultural settings. She/he will be collaborative and will ensure that capacity development support is demand-driven but also results oriented. She/he will be able to apply best practices but also be able to think outside of the box and adopt non-traditional approaches that can be adapted to the unique environments where they will be employed. The candidate will also be extremely detail oriented and able to multi-task and work under tight deadlines and resources.
Required skills also include:
  • Master’s degree in social studies, business administration, finance or related field.
  • At least 1 year of experience in strengthening the managerial and administrative capacities of NGOs/CSOs, preferably within the ESC region.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with a variety of NGO types throughout the ESC, particularly from diverse backgrounds and cultures from other countries.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to coach and mentor NGOs/CSOs in a collaborative fashion.
  • Experience building capacity or training in financial management, resource mobilization strongly preferred.
  • Experience in working on a USAID-funded project is highly desirable.

Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

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