Capacity Building Advisor – Yemen



Save the Children is looking for a capacity building advisor for the Yemen cycle under the annual MOMENTUM (Momentum) Declaration programme. The Yemen Round will improve maternal, newborn, and child health outcomes in at least 20 districts of the Republic of Yemen Government (ROYG) by focusing U.S. government assistance on improving access, utilization and quality of high-impact reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH). services in some governorates of the country.

The Capacity Building Advisor will provide strategic direction and oversee the implementation of the project’s capacity building strategy for national partners to implement quality MNCH/FP/RH health services. The Advisor will be responsible for overseeing and managing the capacity building activities of national partners with particular emphasis on building technical and financial, operational and program management capacity.

This position is subject to donor approval and funding.

What you will do (essential tasks)

  • Identify the capacity needs of national partners and lead the development and implementation of the overall project strategy to strengthen their technical and organizational capacities.
  • Monitor the implementation of capacity building activities for partners’ technical and operational teams, ensuring compliance with targets, deadlines, budget management and achievement of objectives.
  • Tailor capacity development tools and approaches to identified needs and context with the aim of transitioning national partners to direct donor funding.
  • Monitor potential risks and actively engage with the project team to mitigate risks as they arise.
  • Ensure coordination and integration of national partner activities across the project and link partners as appropriate with donors and other working groups.
  • Strengthen the capacity of national partners to apply national/regional health standards, policies and protocols.

Qualifications required

  • Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience in public health, health economics, public policy, population health or related field.
  • Minimum of seven years of relevant experience providing managerial or technical support to large donor-funded projects in developing countries.
  • Extensive experience in capacity building of national Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), working in teams/groups, presenting training materials and coaching and mentoring.
  • Demonstrated experience in needs, organizational capacity and risk assessment, capacity building and training program design, facilitation, monitoring and evaluation and organizational strengthening processes.
  • Excellent facilitation and training skills in a variety of health and organizational development topics.
  • Demonstrated understanding of USG requirements for organizations to become primary recipients of USG funds.
  • Experience working in fragile contexts and understanding of health care delivery systems in a complex humanitarian/nexus setting.
  • Proficiency and strong written and oral communication skills in English and Arabic.
  • Previous experience working in Yemen with national health NGOs is a plus.
  • Qualified Yemeni nationals and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Why should you join the Save the Children team…

Save the Children US offers exceptional benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurance, pet insurance, short and long term disability coverage, employee assistance program, 403 (b ), generous vacations, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter allowances, dress for the day and much more.

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