Capacity Building Specialist, Liberia WASH Project

Apply by 12 July 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 12 June 2018

Job Description

Global Communities is seeking an experienced Capacity Building Specialist to oversee the design and implementation of capacity building on the anticipated Millennium Challenge Corp (MCC) funded Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project. The goal of this project is to address pending water, sanitation, and hygiene issues in identified local communities, increasing capacity in communities to address their own development priorities.

This project will be part of the Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia (MCA-L) programs in the Mount Coffee Reservoir catchment area. The goal of those programs is to protect the quality and quantity of water that enters the reservoir.


The Capacity Building specialist will oversee the design and implementation of the Project’s capacity building program that focuses on local institutions, their leaders, and local WASH service providers.

Specific responsibilities include the following:
* Oversee the design and implementation of all project activities related to institutional and human capacity building, including: needs assessments; institutional design; training designs; training delivery; and training impact assessment;
* Focus on building motivated, active, and well managed local organizations ensuring that key functions of institutions and their personnel are sustainable after Project completion;
* Coordinate with other staff to integrate capacity building with other project activities (e.g. CLTS, behavior change, infrastructure) taking advantage of learning by doing opportunities;
* Write progress reports;
* Liaise and coordinate with Government of Liberia (GoL) and representatives with other development actors as necessary;
* Ensure that logistics around capacity building and training events is addressed;
* Support the project as an in Project trainer and facilitator as necessary;
* Ensure that best practices in adult learning methodologies (in particular learning by doing) are employed in all training activities.


* Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field of study (development, teaching, sociology, environmental science, public health);
* At least 5 years of experience as a trainer/capacity building specialist in rural development projects at least two years of which was in rural WASH programs with CLTS components;
* At least 3 years of relevant experience in West Africa, preferably Liberia;
* Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing learning by doing, hands on training for literate and illiterate trainees;
* Experience in social and gender issues, especially learning challenges of illiterate poor and women is desirable;
* Demonstrated experience in institutional and human capacity building focused on small community or local organization;
* Experience using word processing and spreadsheet programs;
* Fluency in written and spoken English;
* Functional Communication skills in Liberian English (Koloqua/Coloqua) though not required, would be an added advantage.

Local citizens are strongly encouraged to apply

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

About the Organization


Global Communities is an international development non-profit organization. Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.