Capacity Development Specialist

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 18 April 2019

Job Description

Capacity Development Specialist

USAID/Honduras: Improving Tertiary Violence Prevention (ITVP)

World Learning seeks a Capacity Development Specialist for a USAID/Honduras-funded project designed to improve tertiary violence prevention services to reduce recidivism among high-risk youth populations.

Reporting to World Learning’s DC-based Program Manager and in close coordination with the project’s HICD Specialist, the Capacity Development Specialist will provide expert technical guidance on all aspects of HICD to state and non-state actors providing services to targeted youth populations. Additionally, this role will assist in the development of policies for Government of Honduras (GOH) agencies overseeing the juvenile justice and gang rehabilitation sectors.

This position will be based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, with frequent travel to major Honduran urban centers. The expected period of performance will be three years (36-38 months) at a full-time level of effort.

To apply: Interested applicants should transmit: CV and cover letter (in English) to: Please include “Honduras ITVP” in the subject line as well as a note explaining your qualifications for this position. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. No telephone enquiries please. Honduran nationals are highly encouraged to apply.


  • In cooperation with the Home Office Program Manager and other project technical staff, provide expert technical guidance on all aspects of HICD to state and non-state actors including performance assessments, performance solutions selection, and the design, development, and implementation of performance monitoring and management systems;
  • Assume a lead role in various stages of the HICD project/program as directed;
  • Perform consulting activities to assist partner organizations (state and non-state actors) in activities such as building leadership, strategic planning, information analysis, process reengineering, facilitation services, performance management, relationship building and partnership management in order to sustain their results in the sector and society.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Community Development, Law, Social Work, Public or Business Administration, Organization Development or a related field; a graduate degree is desirable;
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in capacity development of organizations, using structured and tested results-driven approaches;
  • Experience implementing USAID’s HICD Model for organizational and human development preferred;
  • Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) or Human Performance Improvement (HPI) Certification preferred;
  • Previous experience working in Honduras required, with demonstrated experience in providing capacity development to state and non-state organizations;
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, with written and spoken English and Spanish at an equivalent 3/3 FSI level;
  • Commitment to inclusive programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status.

World Learning is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/veterans/ADA employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

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Why World Learning

Eighty years ago, a group of young Americans sailed to Germany on a cultural exchange program. They returned home with lifelong friendships, a broader understanding of the world, and the ability to empathize with people from other cultures. This was the beginning of The Experiment in International Living. It was also the beginning of World Learning.

The Experiment in International Living is still a vibrant part of World Learning today. But as global needs have grown, World Learning has grown too. Today World Learning operates the SIT graduate school, study abroad programs, and leads international development and civic activism programs throughout the world.

In 60 countries with an annual budget of $145 million, World Learning empowers people and strengthens institutions that help people learn, grow, and thrive.

Nobel Peace Prize winners and heads of parliament have earned master’s degrees at our School of International Training. College students spend a semester abroad in our Study Abroad program. Judges, police officers and other community leaders hone their skills through our international exchanges. Activists in Myanmar learn community organizing through our international development program.

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