Training & Capacity Development Specialist


Alinea International

Remote (local)
  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Consultancy
  • Humanitarian or Development:Development
  • Experience level:Other (specified in job description)
  • Organisation type:Consultancy
  • Remote option:Remote (local)
  • Right to work requirements:Not specified
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Deadline:12/04/2024
  • Location:Canada 
Child protection/ Children’s rights Movement building Youth Gender training
Alinea is an international development consultancy providing technical and management expertise that helps people improve their lives. We work with governments, investors, companies, and communities to create lasting change. Over 38 years, Alinea has successfully delivered more than 1000 projects worldwide.

Project Description:
United for Care-Sensitive Approaches (U-CARE) is a five-year project funded by Global Affairs Canada which will run from 2024 – 2029. The project is situated within the conceptual framework known as the Care Economy, and specifically addresses the issue of unpaid domestic care work and seeks to reduce the heavy, unequal, and unfair burden of unpaid care work (UCW) borne by women and adolescent girls (W&AGs) in northern Ghana. The project operates within the Canadian Feminist International Assistance Policy and supports the objectives of the Government of Ghana in meeting its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG 5.4.

The Training & Capacity Development Specialist will contribute to the elaboration of the project implementation plan (PIP) for the U-CARE project as outlined in the project logic model. The PIP is the key deliverable resulting from the Project Inception Phase and is the overarching project work plan to deliver the expected project results. The Specialist will provide knowledge, analysis and critical thinking as it pertains to training and capacity development to inform the project design and implementation across project components to achieve planned results.

The Role
Key responsibilities and deliverables:
  • Travel to Ghana for Inception mission (approximate dates are May 1- 17)
  • Design and facilitate the project inception workshop
  • Consult with GoG representatives and partners to clarify their capacity building needs and expectations vis-à-vis U-CARE
  • Gather information as needed and analyze for updating and elaborating project design, Theory of Change and implementation/activities (PIP, output and activity matrix, context analysis)
  • Carry out capacity assessments of government units/departments and partners and document capacity gaps and needs for building capacity/training
  • Design/formulate capacity building strategies/plan, implementation approaches and define activities for implementation
  • Draft PIP sections related to this mandate

Required Qualifications:
  • Masters degree or PhD in Social Sciences, organizational development, management, education, public administration or related field
  • 10 years of work experience as a capacity development expert and trainer
  • Practical experience conducting training needs assessments and designing/delivering training plans and capacity development activities in a project setting
  • At least 5 years of work experience with gender equality and unpaid care issues
  • Strong workshop design and facilitation skills and analytical skills
  • Familiar with GAC project planning and design, especially inception phase and PIP design
  • Understanding of project management processes
  • Excellent written and English language skills

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