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Capacity Strengthening Consultants


Making Cents International is recruiting for senior and mid-level consultants to support organizational capacity strengthening activities for projects in the following areas: economic opportunities, youth development, women’s empowerment, inclusive development, democracy human rights, and governance, and monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning. The aim of these activities is to strengthen the capacity of local organizations around the world to advance localization efforts. We seek mid-level and senior-level experts with demonstrated experience and expertise who can support organizational capacity strengthening activities, contribute to the development of long-term capacity strengthening strategies and lead teams in their design and implementation.

This position is contingent upon winning a contract award.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the design and implementation of capacity strengthening-related project activities, including supporting other team members on tasks as needed, and developing tools to track the progress in capacity strengthening initiatives over time
  • Track and report on indicators relevant to capacity strengthening objectives
  • Prepare capacity assessment reports, capacity strengthening plans, presentations, and other deliverables as necessary
  • Conduct organizational capacity assessments using standard tools such as the Non-US Pre-Award Survey (NUPAS) and Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA) to review partner financial, administrative, governance, procurement, HR management, and IT capacities
  • Develop and implement organizational capacity strengthening activities to respond to identified gaps
  • Provide targeted technical assistance to partners including training, coaching, and mentoring to prepare organizations to receive and manage donor funding

Required Qualifications:

  • Senior-level: Master’s degree in a related field and at least 12 years of relevant experience, or a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and at least 16 years of experience
  • Mid-level: Master’s degree in a relevant field and at least 8 years of experience, or a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and at least 12 years of experience
  • Ability to build and motivate diverse teams with proven leadership, interpersonal, and intercultural skills
  • Written and oral fluency in English, proficiency in other languages a plus
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in designing and implementing capacity strengthening projects and training programs
  • Previous experience in training and capacity building for USAID Missions and other organizations

Making Cents International is a certified B Corporation, founded on the principles of social entrepreneurship. Since 1999, we have supported the well-being of youth and adults globally through high-impact programs that bolster those who serve people living in vulnerable contexts in low- and middle-income countries. As a purpose-driven small business, we have implemented more than 130 projects in over 60 countries and are a trusted partner to public- and private-sector clients who benefit from our expertise and broad industry exposure.Making Cents International is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

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