Local Capacity Specialist



The primary purpose of the Local Partner Specialist is to support PEPFAR Lesotho in ensuring for a smooth transition to local/indigenous partners in alignment with PEPFAR guidance and strategy. The incumbent will coordinate between agencies and with implementing partners and local organizations. In addition, the Local Partner Specialist will coordinate and lead capacity building assistance activities for local partner organizations as a key strategy for facilitating the ownership, delivery and sustainability of PEPFAR programs in Lesotho. The position will be supervised by the PEPFAR Coordinator.  Back to top

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of 3 years working in a coordination role is required. Minimum of 3 years experience in providing capacity building assistance that includes training, technical assistance and/or mentoring to local partners is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Knowledge and experience working in health sector (especially HIV/AIDS). Ability to demonstrate resourcefulness, responsibility, and capacity for effective coordination. Ability to work independently and self-motivated and flexible.Education Requirements:

University Degree in public health, business administration, public administration, economics, finance, or related social science fields. 

LANGUAGE:  Level IV (fluent) speaking, reading, and writing in English.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with people of varied professional, educational, and cultural backgrounds. Detail-oriented with strong organisational skills. Ability to multi-task effectively. Ability to analyze and interpret data and present findings in written and oral form. Competency in all Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook). The incumbent should be comfortable typing multi-page reports and tracking basic numerical data about partners (budget levels, historic performance, etc). This position requires that the accepted applicant have the ability to obtain (at minimum) an authorization to work security clearance.

Post may choose to add the phrase “This may be tested” after a language, skill, and/or ability.  Review the VA template for specific information.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.Qualifications:

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.Back to top

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in (insert post and/or country name) may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.Other Information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.

Closing date: 31 January 2020

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