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Job: Institutional Capacity Manager, Nigeria Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE) at Palladium Group

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Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Provide input and offer innovative approaches to activity design and implementation, with a focus on individual and institutional capacity for improved performance and sustainability.

Facilitate organizational capacity assessments for partner organizations and target CSOs using tools such as the Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA), Organizational Performance Index (OPI), and the Non-U.S. Organization Pre-award Survey (NUPAS).

Lead and monitor the development of organizational capacity and performance improvement plans of Support SCALE partners and target CSOs.

Review policies, manuals, and SOPs of project partners to ensure standard and alignment with best practices. The policies include resource mobilization and strategic plan, Board of Trustee manuals, and human resource manuals. succession plans, and other policies of the CSOs and BMOs, as necessary,

Support development, adaptation, and implementation of effective, innovative capacity-strengthening approaches, tools, and methodologies for SCALE and its partners.

Provide target institutional strengthening training and post-training coaching and mentoring support to target CSOs and BMOs.

Support planning and hosting of SCALE project events such as the OD summit and the Annual Learning Summit.

Lead efforts to share achievements and learning from the implementation of SCALE institutional strengthening interventions

Work closely with key partners to create networks and communities of practice for knowledge management and knowledge-sharing.

Provide monthly, quarterly, annual reports, and other reports as requested.

Draft success stories that reflect project achievements.

Monitor progress and identify risks for timely action and early resolution.

Collect and analyze data and results and evaluate progress in support of the project’s Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) plan.

Work collaboratively with other SCALE teams in the delivery of SCALE goals, objectives, and results.

Undertakes other tasks as assigned.

Position Requirements

Degree in accounting, economics, public administration, development studies, or related fields.

Strong technical expertise in program management, design, and implementation of institutional strengthening (NUPAS, OCA, OPI) tools and plans.

Relevant experience in training, coaching and mentoring in finance, procurement, sub-granting, strategic planning, capacity development of local organizations, civil society engagement; and policy reform in Nigeria.

Strong organizational and strategic thinking skills; attention to detail; flexible and able to work efficiently with multiple tasks

Self-motivated and able to work under pressure and prioritize effectively.

Good team player and prepared to contribute to the overall success of SCALE goals and objectives.

Learning skills including conceptual thinking, analytical skills, and ability to deal with ambiguity

Strong in written and spoken English

Strong communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to connect with people and continuously expand networks to other knowledgeable persons

Competency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint required


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