Regional Capacity Development Consultant

  • Mid-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 16 September 2020
  • Georgetown, Guyana | Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Closing on 16 October 2020
  • Current

Job Description

Pact is looking for a Regional Capacity Development consultant who will work closely with the project’s Regional Capacity Development Activity Manager (RCDAM) to provide support and guidance to the project’s partners in Suriname and Guyana. The consultant will help with the coordination of project activities in Suriname and Guyana, working closely with the project’s capacity development organizations (CDOs) and the IPOs they support.

The consultant will focus efforts to support Pact’s local partners to ensure adequate capacity is developed among participating indigenous people’s organizations across prioritized areas and that regular monitoring takes place with each local partner. The consultant will provide inputs for the project’s learning and reflection agenda, as well as technical reports, as requested.

Key Responsibilities

• Review and understand the project’s capacity development approach and tools and their application in the context of Suriname and Guyana.

• Provide on-the-ground insights from Suriname and Guyana and support to the RCDAM with ensuring strong progress of CDOs and IPOs against the project’s workplan, including, but not limited to the following responsibilities:

o Contribute to the development of required project reports and annual work plans

o Review key project documents and deliverables submitted by CDOs and ensure that these are in line with project goals, milestones and agreed-upon timelines. It not, support CDOs in achieving their capacity development objectives in line with their workplans. Coordinate implementation of activities and regional events including pause and reflect workshops.

o Assist in the administration of grants to local implementing partners, with focus on technical compliance and meeting of agreed-upon timelines.

o Coordinate the collection and compilation of monitoring and evaluation data from Suriname and Guyana.

• Contribute to relationship management and capacity development across technical areas prioritized by local partners, as requested.

• Share insights, lessons learned, challenges and best practices with RCDAM and other project stakeholders.


- A work plan to advise and technically guide partners to reach SCIOA’s goals in Suriname and Guyana.

- A monthly report including:

o Status of progress of activities and indicators from each CDO from Guyana and Suriname,

o Meeting notes from discussions with CDOs, including pictures.

o At least one success story and lesson learned from Guyana and Suriname.

o At least one conference or phone call with RCDC during the period.

Basic Requirements

• BA and 5 years OR MA and 2 years of experience in project management

• Experience working with local civil society and community-based organizations in Latin America, particularly in the Amazon Basin.

• Experience in monitoring and evaluation and small grants management

• Willingness to travel locally and internationally.

• Fluency in English (both written and oral communication).

• Medical insurance and medical evacuation insurance coverage through a recognized insurer.

About the Organization

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.

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