Capacity Building Officer

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Empowering Individuals; Transforming Communities

Position Capacity Building Officer Grade
Department Programs Date April 2018
Reports to  National Coordinator
Job Summary The main purpose of this position is to implement NASWU’s capacitybuilding strategy to reinforcesocial service provision in Uganda.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement an integrated capacity building plan in consultation with the Coordinator and NASWU Technical wing
  • Contribute to the development of capacity building standards and best practice for NASWU programs and structures (Branch Executive Committees)
  • Initiate, develop and coordinate capacity building projects
  • Keep abreast of developments in capacity building practice and recommend enhancements to NASWU management
  • Develop, maintain, and intensify contacts with international and local institutions and trainers on issues related to strengthening the capacities of NASWU members
  • Identify appropriate institutions, training programs, workshops, conferences, and possible sites for study tours, exchange program, on-the-job training, and mentoring program
  • Set up and maintain a coordinated system to achieve the best use of capacity building resources within and outside NASWU
  • Compile and update high-quality resources for capacity building
  • Implement specified project activities in accordance with approved annual work
  • Identify capacity building needs with beneficiaries, draft terms of reference and engage experts for project training workshops, meetings and study tours.
  • Assist with operations and execution of the project’s capacity building component
  • Identify, develop and promote tools and guidelines for capacity building which helps NASWUmobilizemembers to achieve the best social service sector
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • First Degree in Social Work and Social Administration
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive professional experience in a capacity building and training capacities.
  • Knowledgeable in devising and administering capacity building programs for institutions.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages.
  • Proven experience of capacity building, learning theory and organizational development workin multinational settings in several capacity building areas
  • Ability to find and mobilize resources to support the capacity building work
  • Abilityto develop suitable materials for capacity building
  • Knowledge of best practices/approaches for capacity building and training
  • Strong training and facilitation skills


  • Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively with a range of audiences, including ability to prepare reports, make presentations in differentfora
  • Able to conduct presentations by clearly formulating positions on issues, articulating options as well as making recommendations


Personal Attributes

  • High level of integrity, honesty and accountability
  • Effective verbal and listening communications skills
  • High level of integrity, result oriented and drive for excellence andinitiative.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills.
  • Experience working with member associations
  • Strong computer skills especially using Microsoft Office software is required;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills


How to Apply

If you meet the above job requirements, send your application, detailed CV, copies of academic and professional papers and names of 3 work related referees to:

To: The National Coordinator

National Association of Social Workers of Uganda (NASWU)

P.O Box 35388, Kalungu Soya Road (Kampala)

All applications should be marked with subject: Capacity Building Officer

Closing date: 20th April 2018

Job Features

Job CategoryFull-Time

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