(Senior) Learning and Capacity Strengthening Specialist (USAID Uganda NMCH Activity)

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 18 June 2019

Job Description

EnCompass LLC seeks a (Senior) Learning and Capacity Strengthening Specialist candidate for an anticipated upcoming five-year, USAID/Uganda Multi-Sectoral Nutrition, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Activity. The USAID/Uganda NMCH activity will facilitate government-led leadership and enhance government sustainable multi-sectoral coordination efforts while applying a holistic approach to collaborating learning to accelerate gains in nutrition, maternal, newborn and child health outcomes in the country.

The position is contingent upon award and will be a full-time staff position based in Kampala, Uganda.

Position Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage and lead the design and implementation of a portfolio of activities intended to advance the capacity of governmental staff as appropriate/requested.
  • Work closely with NMCH project team members and relevant governmental stakeholders at central, regional and district levels to assess capacity, using participatory frameworks and approaches, and develop plans to institutionalize learning.
  • Work to establish, build and maintain collaborative relationships with leading government ministries, engaging them as partners and co-creators of capacity strengthening initiatives.
  • May be called upon to design training materials, deliver training, facilitate learning and communities of practice, develop learning agendas, design and maintain evaluation activities to determine effectiveness of capacity strengthening activities, and coordinate with NMCH staff and partner support staff for training deliveries.
  • Committed to use participatory and strengths-based learning design and delivery approaches, as well as blended learning and evidence-based learning theory in all activities.
Position Requirements


  • Masters’ degree in international development, organizational development, social science, or a related field preferred
  • No less than five years of demonstrated experience in capacity strengthening and training for strengthening skill sets, preferably in the field of public health, nutrition or social services.

Experience and Skills

  • Experience should include experience designing curricula and materials for face-to-face training delivery, as well as facilitation of institutional strengthening processes.
  • Demonstrated experience applying a variety of participatory and strengths-based learning design and delivery approaches, blended learning and evidence-based learning theory
  • Experience collaborating with government ministries and officials, NGOs and donors, evaluators, and community-based institutions, preferably in Uganda.
  • Experience working on USAID-funded projects preferred.
  • Proven track record of successful teamwork, good presentation/facilitation skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  • Strong planning, organization and strategic thinking skills
  • Must have citizenship or permanent residency in Uganda
  • Fluency in English
How to Apply

Please submit CV and cover letter to https://encompassworld.com/work-with-us

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.

About the Organization

EnCompass is a women-owned business offering innovative and customized solutions for leadership, capacity strengthening, technical assistance, and monitoring and evaluation. We have experience in more than 70 countries and a team of more than 100 staff and 1,200 experts around the globe.

We partner with government and multilateral agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations around the world, offering thought leadership, rich diversity, and technical expertise in global health, inclusive development, education, human rights, and food security.

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