Organizational Strengthening Advisor Jobs in Kenya

Organizational Strengthening Advisor Jobs in Kenya

About the role

  • The Organizational Strengthening (OS) Advisor is a newly created role in the Africa Partnerships (AP) team and will be responsible for creating and delivering on the full range of capacity strengthening initiatives within Blood:Water’s OS mandate.

    You will develop, manage and implement the OS workflow and its two key components:

    ● The Institutional Development Framework (IDF) Process: a partner-driven process beginning with an organizational capacity assessment, where partners develop improvement plans that frame the use of an OS grant paired with each grant cycle (every two years).

    ● Creating a diverse range of relevant technical assistance/ capacity building resources and services through.

  • The Leader Collective, a Community of Practice that serves the Blood:Water community and houses all Blood:Water facilitated OS. Success in your role will mean relevant and need-based organizational strengthening of the civil society organizations we work with, fostering long lasting change in WASH and HIV/AIDS in Africa. You will report to the Africa Partnerships Director and collaborate closely with other AP department members (who are in charge of Grant & Partner Management, Impact & Learning and Strategy & Influence).


  • Your responsibilities will include the following:

    Developing and managing the implementation of all OS efforts for the Blood:Water community (80%)

    ● Design the annual OS strategy and work plan that will ensure the successful execution of all OS goals and the OS workflow.

    ● Oversee and implement the IDF process for all grantee partners in two-year cycles. This includes facilitating a consensus-driven capacity assessment and prioritization process for each partner and the monitoring and facilitation of the execution of partner-driven organizational strengthening plans.

    ● Build a strong and diverse package of learning and community building opportunities as part of The Leader Collective, such as webinars & master classes, networking events, discussion groups, donor roundtables, peer exchanges, self-paced courses, newsletters, technical briefs and case studies. You own the overall calendar, develop content for and manage the execution of all activities.

    ● Design and structure the technical composition for
    partners’ summit and other trainings.

    ● Lead the selection and management of relevant and qualified 3rd party contractors to deliver on technical service needs to partners and ensure OS objectives are met. Build capacity in the grantee partners in identifying and engaging consultants where required.

    ● Be on top of partners’ demands and needs through analysis of partner quarterly reports, the IDFs and conversations. Find common threads to inform OS offerings. Regularly review our mix of services in line with the partners’ needs and feedback.

    ● Manage the department’s OS budget and partner OS funding approvals.

    ● Recruit, onboard and manage a team within the OS workflow projected to include 2 full time staff in the next 1-2 years.

    ● Manage the migration of The Leader Collective to an online platform with the aim of improved learner engagement and documentation of knowledge.

    ● Ensure monitoring and evaluation of all OS work.

    Collaborating across the department for joint goals (20%)

    ● Actively participate in larger strategic discussions in the team around our work and help shape and implement emerging strategic growth initiatives.

    ● Participate in selection of new partners in line with our criteria and procedures by contributing to shortlisting, vetting, site visits and the decision making.

    ● Provide input to grant renewals on the feasibility of the proposed two-year goals and plans as per your understanding of the partner’s capacity.

    ● Participate in partner-specific discussions with data and observations based on OS responsiveness, alignment, performance, etc.

    How to Apply

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