Senior Local Capacity Development Advisor

at Health Equity International
Published March 8, 2022
Location Fond des Blancs, Haiti
Category General  
Job Type Full Time  


HEI/SBH is seeking a Senior Local Capacity Development Advisor for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded health service delivery project in Haiti. The scope of the project is to expand access to and availability of sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health, nutrition, family planning, HIV, and tuberculosis health care and water, sanitation, and hygiene services in Haiti.


The activity will have 3 key objectives:


Improve outcomes in sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, nutrition, healthcare and water, sanitation and hygiene services through the provision of quality service delivery;

Provide comprehensive HIV services to achieve epidemic control; and

Improve the quality of care, responsiveness to epidemic shocks, community empowerment, data for results, and resource optimization to create resilient health systems.

The Senior Local Capacity Development Advisor will lead the development and implementation of the project’s capacity-building program to support a resilient, Haitian-led approach to integrated health services. The work will entail capacity-building support to the local organizations, actors, and host government personnel directly involved in implementing the program. The ideal candidate is a Haitian national who is willing to live and work in rural Haiti.


Roles and Responsibilities:


Provide leadership and strategic orientations, translating USAID project objectives and priorities to partners;

Provide technical solutions for regional teams on local capacity strengthening;

Network with stakeholders and other experts to ensure that activity approaches reflect proven capacity strengthening approaches;

Conduct a baseline capacity assessment of project partners and develop a joint improvement plan focused on performance, accountability, sustainability;

Oversee and lead the implementation of capacity strengthening initiatives for staff and partners;

Organize and/or facilitate trainings, workshops, and conferences; Develop learning and training strategies and agendas/curriculums; Mentor and coach technical advisors regional staff in innovative approaches and tools;

Ensure that capacity strengthening solutions are designed and tailored to meet the specific needs of each locality/partner entity;

Establish and oversee processes that are conducive to collective learning and the capturing, documenting, and sharing of key successes; and

Undertake any other tasks as assigned by the Chief of Party.

Expected Qualifications


A master’s degree in public administration, public policy, business administration, communications, public health, international development, or other relevant health or public administration background;

Experience working with local health organizations in Haiti;

Demonstrated experience in needs and capacity assessment, design of capacity-building programs and processes, and training, facilitation, monitoring and evaluation processes;

Proficiency with Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint;

Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under their direct supervision as well as stakeholders in diverse geographical and cultural settings;

Willingness and ability to travel; and

Strong oral and written communication and presentations skills in French and English; working knowledge of Haitian Creole is highly desired.


How to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by email with the subject line “Senior Local Capacity Development Advisor**.

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