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Institutional Development Advisor

at Chemonics
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted July 10, 2019
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Currency UGX


Institutional Development Advisor I Kampala
Organisation: Chemonics

Closing date: 19 Jul 2019
Chemonics seeks an institutional development advisor for the USAID’s anticipated five-year, $100-300 million Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity in Uganda. This activity aims to improve youth learning outcomes while ensuring that children and youth are safe and healthy in their community and learning environments. Specifically, this activity will address primary school retention, provide technical assistance to orphans and vulnerable children service providers, and employ high-impact local partnerships to accomplish the activity’s objectives. This position is based in Kampala.

The IDA will be an experienced institutional development professional with exceptional leadership experience and a deep understanding of the local context. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.


Provide technical oversight of ICYD’s efforts to build the institutional capacity of partner local organizations to evolve and transition to USAID prime awards
Lead the conduct of institutional capacity needs assessments of ICYD’s partner local organization(s)
Develop and implement an institutional development plan specific to each participating local organization
Serve as key point of contact for subcontractors, responsible for the management of subcontracts and grants
Ensure quality control and responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the contract, including program results and deliverables
Develop ICYD’s systems and procedures in line with its strategic plan to ensure an appropriate foundation is laid for organizational sustainability for partner local organizations


Familiarity with USAID development tools such as the Organizational Capacity Assessment and the Non-U.S. Organization Pre-award Survey
Proven success in a similar position
Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively in a cross-cultural environment and collaborate in a multi-agency setting
Outstanding problem-solving skills, resourcefulness, and flexibility
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

Experience Requirements

Successful experience as a technical facilitator or coordinator of institutional capacity development initiatives
Experience in subcontract and grants management

Education Requirements

An advanced degree in international/local development, education, health, or another related diploma
Proven record of building and sustaining effective partnerships, advocating effectively, and communicating to various constituencies