Organizational Development Manager at Chemonics

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Chemonics seeks an organizational development/capacity building manager for the USAID-funded Resilient Waters Program (RWP). This five-year program aims to build more resilient and water-secure Southern African communities and ecosystems by improving the management of transboundary natural resources and increasing access to safe drinking water and sanitation services. The organizational development/capacity building manager will be based in Pretoria, South Africa. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with RWP’s institutional partners to develop capacity in transboundary governance, planning, operations, and management, especially related to transboundary natural resources management; water, sanitation, and hygiene; and biodiversity and climate change adaptation
  • Work with Southern African Development Community, river basin organizations, trans-frontier conservation areas, the government, community organizations, municipalities, utilities, and other project partners to develop and apply capacity needs assessments, create capacity building plans, and define organizational development impact pathways and strategies
  • Provide strategic guidance, oversight, and management of RWP’s project staff embedded in river basin organizations, trans-frontier conservation areas, and other beneficiaries at national and local levels
  • Facilitate the development of tools for application within beneficiary institutions to enhance their capacity, and design necessary training to improve key partner organizations’ operations and management

Qualifications:

  • Degree in business administration, public administration, applied behavioral science, or a related field, such as human resource management, industrial and organizational psychology, or economic and political development, required; master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of direct experience applying performance assessment methodologies to identify and address performance gaps, developing and implementing capacity building plans, building consensus among organizations for improved performance, and developing training interventions for stakeholders in southern Africa
  • Demonstrated ability to manage teams; experience successfully supervising remote staff preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of USAID’s Human and Institutional Capacity Development model; Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats analysis and tools; training needs assessment; and Gap analysis and tools
  • Established working relationships with various key stakeholder organizations
  • Excellent management, planning, and coordination skills, including the ability to coordinate complex programs and work with multidisciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently and in a collaborative environment as well as show initiative and self-motivation to lead and develop tasks to achieve results
  • Ability to travel occasionally on a short-term basis
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required

HOW TO APPLY:

Please apply online via the link below by December 20, 2018. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Location: Pretoria: South Africa

Closing date: 20 Dec 2018

Apply here!

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