Senior Capacity Strengthening Advisor

FHI 360

Job Summary:

Directs the development and implementation process of a company’s services involving departmental or cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of new or existing projects. Plans and directs schedules and monitors budget/spending. Monitors the project/program from initiation through delivery. Organizes the interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/program on schedule and within budget constraints. Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.


• Leads the operational and tactical activities for one or more programs.
• Develops and implements processes and procedures to achieve strategic technical goals of multiple programs.
• Directs and guides managers, and staff with training and developing process improvement initiatives to ensure compliance with company and government standards.
• Engages in writing publications and developing proposals for new programs.
• Provides technical expertise with monitoring and evaluating programs and serves as primary decision maker for technical issues on project/program.
• Oversees the strategic direction, budgetary planning, and technical process of department to ensure business objectives are met.
• Identifies and consults with executive management on recommendations to make better business decisions.
• Supports performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

• Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with program management and technical development.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent and demonstrated organizational and problem solving skills.
• Excellent and demonstrated project management and technical skills.
• Ability to influence, motivates, negotiate and work well with others.

Problem Solving & Impact:

• Works on problems of complex scope and require in depth evaluation of issues and assessment of intangible factors.
• Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies to select methods, techniques for obtaining results.
• Decisions made generally affect overall success of functional, division or company operations.

Supervision Given/Received:

• Leads and directs staff to achieve strategic department and organizational goals.
• Sets budgets, goals, and develops procedures and training for department.
• Develops and recommends solutions to management for projects, programs and corporate development.
• Typically reports to a Chief Officer.


• Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent
• Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.


• Typically requires 10+ years of project management experience within a relevant area.

• Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
• Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English.

Typical Physical Demands:

• Typical office environment.
• Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
• Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

• Personal Computer, Microsoft
• Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.

Travel Requirements:

• 10%-25%