Apply: People in Need Capacity Development Officer

Deadline: Not specified

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

People in Need is seeking to fill the position of Capacity Development Officer.

People in Need provides immediate aid to people in need in the event of natural disaster or wartime crisis.


  • Support the selection process for civil society organisations (CSOs)/CSO networks participating in the LEAD programme
  • Coordinate interviews and reference checks to ensure compliance with programme values and objectives
  • Facilitate the participatory assessment of CSO capacities using the organisational capacity assessment tool (OCAT)
  • Design and implement capacity development actions, including group workshops and individual coaching, mentorship and on-the-job consultations
  • Facilitate the development of organisational/network strategies and action plans for selected CSOs/CSO networks
  • Provide support in internal governance, financial management, digital skills, resource mobilisation, and other identified areas
  • Coordinate coaching and mentoring sessions for individual CSOs/CSO networks
  • Organise on-the-job consultations and peer-to-peer learning opportunities
  • Ensure that capacity development efforts align with project objectives and respond to the needs of target groups
  • Contribute to the development of monitoring and evaluation frameworks to measure capacity development outcomes
  • Regularly assess and report on progress and capacity changes among participating CSOs/CSO networks
  • Collect and document success stories and lessons learned to inform future capacity development initiatives
  • Facilitate networking and collaboration among participating CSOs/CSO networks as well as relevant stakeholders
  • Jointly with the programme team of JCTR, facilitate collaboration and partnerships between CSOs/CSO networks and local government representatives, private sector and media
  • Establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders, including local government, private sector, media, donors, and other partners
  • Coordinate study visits and peer-to-peer exchanges to strengthen the impact of the LEAD programme
  • Carry out the duties in accordance with the PIN code of conduct and key policies
  • Participate in training and awareness raising (CoC and KP, Safeguarding)
  • Support the project manager in the implementation of safeguarding measures throughout project cycle including risk analysis related to SEAH and Child protection at the project/programme level and develop amitigation plan accordingly
  • Create and maintain a fulfilling and protective environment
  • Other responsibilities as delegated by the supervisor


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field e.g. Social Science, Development Studies, Public Administration etc
  • Two years, minimum, of experience in capacity building, training, or related roles in civil society, NGOs, or similar environments
  • Experience in coordinating multi-stakeholder projects and engaging with CSOs and community-based organisations
  • Ability to work under pressure and within time constraints under tight deadlines
  • Strong organisational and project management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency in designing and delivering training and capacity-building activities
  • Ability to use word, excel and power point proficiently
  • Familiarity with digital tools and platforms for capacity development
  • Understanding of internal governance, financial management, and resource mobilisation within civil society

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