RTI International is seeking a Program Cycle (PC) Capacity Building Specialist to serve as a member of the Capacity Building Team (CBT) in USAID’s Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL)’s Office of Strategic and Program Planning (SPP). The Specialist assists the team in identifying opportunities and processes for working across PPL and USAID Operating Units to help align capacity building efforts to improve capacity and performance in strategic planning, project design, monitoring, evaluation and learning – which are together referred to as USAID’s Program Cycle – throughout the Agency.
PPL’s Offices of Strategic and Program Planning (SPP) and Learning, Evaluation and Research (LER) continue to have a need for long-term specialists who support the capacity building process. PPL priorities include: 1) building Agency capacity to implement the Program Cycle through improved training, tools, technical support, and peer-to-peer learning; 2) improving coherence among country and Agency priorities and related internal business processes by clarifying how Program Cycle planning processes can be used to effectively integrate Washington-led initiatives into mission program and enhance aid effectiveness and 3) institutionalizing an iterative and adaptive planning process that supports USAID/Washington operating units and missions in designing, implementing, assessing and adjusting country strategies and projects based on the best available information to achieve and sustain results.
The Program Cycle Capacity Building Specialist is an integral member of the Capacity Building Team. The PC Specialist will work with SPP/LER technical teams and other Bureaus/operating units to improve coordination of PC capacity building efforts, including those related to the development of new training materials and resources and the delivery of technical assistance, by establishing standard operating procedures and creating knowledge management tools and strategies. The incumbent will take technical direction from the Capacity Building Team Leader or their designate.
Duties and Responsibilities
The PC Capacity Building Specialist supports the Capacity Building Team (CBT) as follows:
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