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Job Title: Capacity Development Officer
Organisation Initiative for Equality and Non-Discrimination (INEND)
Reports to Executive Director
Duty Station Mombasa, Kenya

About INEND: 

About INEND: 

Initiative for Equality and Non Discrimination (INEND) is a value based local not-for-profit organisation that researches and undertakes strategic actions towards equality, acceptance and inclusion in the Coast Region of  Kenya. Initiative for Equality and Non Discrimination was established in 2015 in response to the need for new,  expanded and diversified organising, on issues affecting sexual and gender minorities. INEND strategically and systematically engages with various actors, particularly known perpetrators of violence and discrimination, to reduce violations against sexual and gender minorities.  

Position Overview.  

The holder of the position will lead all capacity enhancement activities for INEND. The holder will develop context-specific support for INEND’s staff and for the various networks and stakeholders that work closely with INEND. This will be based on assessments of the specific capacity needs in line with INEND’s 2023-2027 strategic objectives. The holder will also oversee capacity enhancement initiatives under the Experiential learning fellowship and INEND’s Centre for Knowledge. This position reports directly to and works closely with the Executive  Director. The holder of this position must demonstrate INEND’s values of non-discrimination, respect,  commitment, accountability and integrity.

Key Roles and Responsibilities 
1. Technical Advice
Lead the development of capacity development tools and related materials 
• Collect, design, produce and update appropriate resource materials (modules,  curricula, manuals and courses) related to equality, acceptance and inclusion as needed for the capacity development of staff, partners and stakeholders, including training, mentoring, and other methodologies. 

• Provide training and mentoring to staff, partners, stakeholders, and other actors, for specific areas/topics identified as needed for capacity development • Follow up on all capacity development activities conducted to determine the effectiveness of trainings conducted.

2. Capacity Assessments

• Oversee and/or conduct institutional and target group needs assessments and  prepare specific capacity development programs for them.

3. Stakeholder Engagement

• Lead and coordinate INEND collaboration with other stakeholders to  enhance capacity development activities 

•Support capacity development-related activities for stakeholders and partners in  diverse areas of organizational development (e.g., program management, resource
mobilization, and monitoring and evaluation) advocacy, and other aspects of programming. 

•Initiate, organize, and make conceptual contributions to all activities related to  capacity development in terms of strategic direction, work plans, consultancies,  recruitment, program reports and budgeting 

•Establish and strengthen networks with other capacity development resources and  organisations working on issues of equality, acceptance and inclusion in the Coast  Region. 

•Coordinate with national and international NGOs, CSOs and other civil society organisations and associations working in the field of, or supporting issues relating to, equality, acceptance and inclusion at national and regional levels for cooperation in conducting trainings, sharing capacity development resource materials as well as sharing of lessons learned.

4. Monitoring and Reporting

• Develop workplans, monitor the implementation and document impacts;

•Contributes to the development of annual work plans, performance monitoring systems and tools, and writing of program reports. 

•Compiles quarterly, and annual reports on capacity development initiatives undertaken, ensuring statistics are correct and reports and outcomes of each initiative are clearly articulated. 

•Documents success stories/ human interest stories regarding capacity development  initiatives on equality, acceptance and inclusion 

•Performs consistent program monitoring, evaluation, and learning related to capacity development. 

•Implements, maintains and manages knowledge and information-sharing systems  within and outside INEND; maintains and enhances the sources and methods for capturing knowledge 

•Maintains physical and electronic records of all capacity development resources and updates them on regular basis.

  5. Organizational Learning
Actively participate in organizational learning initiatives 

•As part of INEND’s commitment to organizational learning and in support of the understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, encourage all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities.

Person specification 

Educational qualification and experience 

A Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, or any other related field.  

Required experience 

• 3- year experience in carrying out a capacity needs assessment and developing training programs. • Good understanding of capacity-building programmes and delivery, at the state and national levels with and through either partners or directly. 

• Experience in managing relationships with partners

• Basic knowledge on human rights, SOGIE-SC rights, development of concepts, methodologies and techniques; 

Skills, Abilities and Competencies 

• Proven capacity in being part of a team 

• Program and project cycle management skills (project design, budget preparation, proposal development,  report writing skills) 

• Good written and verbal communication skills  

• Emotional maturity, ability to take constructive feedback 

• Collaboration and partnership building skills 

• Ability to establish critical working relationships 

• Creative and out-of-the-box thinker, with a demonstrated track record of analytic problem‐solving/seeking solutions to challenges. 

• Clear and systematic thinking that demonstrates good judgment and problem-solving competencies

• Ability to use initiative, prioritize, multi-task, and work well with other team members, partners and stakeholders.  

Female applicants, applicants from marginalised groups, and applicants living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  


Interested candidates are requested to submit the following documents:

1.     A cover letter 

2.     Curriculum Vitae (CV) 

3.     Contact details for two (2) referees. 

4.     Current salary and salary expectations.

Please email your application to: by 31st January 2023.

Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will not be able to notify all applicants unless they are shortlisted.