Capacity Building Specialist

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 4 April 2019
  • Kiev, Ukraine
  • Closing on 4 May 2019

Job Description

Seeking Local Staff for USAID Ukraine MEL Project


NORC at the University of Chicago is one of the largest and most highly respected social research organizations pursuing high quality social science research both in the U.S. and internationally.

NORC is seeking a Capacity Building Specialist in anticipation of a large USAID monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) project which will support the USAID mission’s MEL activities for all of its programs. The Capacity Building Specialist will be based in Kiev, Ukraine and will work full-time over an anticipated 5 year period.

All individuals should be fluent in written and spoken Ukrainian and English. Ukrainian nationals are preferred. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Capacity Building Specialist

The Capacity Building specialist will plan, prepare, deliver, and oversee on-the-job training for staff from a range of institutions, including government agencies, USAID, NGOs, and development project implementers. An understanding of organizational development will be valuable. An emphasis will be placed on consultative development of learning activities and participatory approaches to all capacity building.


  • University degree in international development, public policy, communications, or other related fields.
  • Eight years of capacity building experience, including development of courses, training and/or technical assistance.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills required.

Interested candidates should email a CV and cover letter to

About the Organization

About NORC

A Tradition of Excellence

As one of the oldest not-for-profit, academic research organizations in the United States, and through its affiliation with the University of Chicago, NORC maintains the highest standard of professional excellence and scientific rigor, and is committed to broad dissemination of its findings.

A Passion for Innovation

NORC’s subject matter experts and survey professionals develop and employ innovative study designs, research methods, and technical applications to derive meaningful and accurate results.

A Commitment to Collegiality

NORC cultivates an interdisciplinary culture of achievement in which senior investigators from diverse fields and professional backgrounds collaborate with the next generation of researchers in an open, collegial environment.

NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. NORC evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally- protected characteristics.

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