Human and institutional capacity development expert

Apply by 29 August 2018
Posted on 10 August 2018

Job Description

Chemonics seeks human and institutional capacity development (HICD) experts for the anticipated USAID Sindh Enabling Environment activity in Pakistan. The project will engage with the private sector and government of Sindh to develop policy reforms in support of agribusiness development. The activity aims to strengthen institutional capacity building for sustainable policymaking beyond the life of the project. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement capacity building strategies and annual work plans
  • Conduct training-needs assessments and gap and strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis of governmental departments and agencies, civil society organizations, and business associations
  • Oversee training and technical assistance
  • Help key stakeholder departments align staff skills against the needs of the horticulture, livestock, and dairy subsectors by drafting scopes of work and conducting departmental assessments
  • Coordinate between administrative management and participant training teams
  • Create international competitive institutional-capacity development studies for horticulture, livestock, and dairy subsectors
  • Develop strategies for gender-specific interventions, including incentives to support gender integration in horticulture, livestock, and dairy subsectors
  • Integration of gender equity into all aspects of capacity-development-related activities


  • Master’s degree in business/public administration, education, applied behavioral sciences, or a related field, such as human-resource management, industrial and organizational psychology, or economic and political development
  • Minimum of eight years of experience in sector assessment, strategic planning, project management, institutional capacity development programs, program design, or monitoring and evaluation; relevant experience in investment or policy-related training programs a plus
  • Strong working knowledge of USAID’s HICD model
  • Experience providing performance assessments, designing performance solutions, and creating systems for performance monitoring and management
  • Demonstrated experience with training-needs assessments and gap and SWOT analysis
  • Excellent communication, management, planning, and coordination skills, including coordinating complex programs and working with multidisciplinary teams
  • Established relationships with key stakeholder organizations in Sindh
  • Experience with USAID or other donor-funded programs preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID programmatic, compliance, and reporting requirements
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Proficient English and Urdu required; proficient Sindhi preferred

Application instructions:

Please email your CV, a cover letter, and three references to by August 29, 2018 with “HICD Expert” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

About the Organization

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.

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