Capacity Building Officer


Organization Name: Near East Foundation
Location: Irbid/Kfarsoum, Jordan
Apply email: Not Specified
Start Date: 05 Dec 2019, 03:45 am
Closing Date: 03 Jan 2020, 12:00 am

Location: Irbid/Kfarsoum

Reports to: Project Manager

Type: Full-time, Project

Travel: Yes, 50% of time

Position pending. January 2020 anticipated start date.

The Near East Foundation (NEF) is seeking candidates for a Capacity Building Officer to be based in Irbid/Kfarsoum, Jordan.

For over 100 years, NEF has worked to build more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive communities in the Middle East and Africa through education, governance, and economic development initiatives. NEF’s work is organized around three program areas: Peacebuilding through Economic Cooperation, Inclusive Economic Development, and Climate Resilient Development.

Position Description:

The Capacity Building Officer is expected to assist in the implementation of business skills training, vocational training, data collection and partner’s capacity building for a program that aims to reduce vulnerabilities to social protection risks for highly vulnerable Syrians and Jordanians and improve livelihoods and business scalability for Jordanian entrepreneurs through civil society-led, center-based interventions that are tailored to individual needs and include financial support, training, coaching and peer mentorship, and support networks. Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the Capacity Building Officer will have the following responsibilities:


• Support in developing training materials and delivering training and capacity building activities;
• Evaluate effectiveness of training delivered, reporting on results and making recommendations;
• Write technical reports for technical training outputs;
• Amend and revise programs to adapt to the work environment, as necessary;
• Coordinate with partners to identify training needs and opportunities;
• Assist the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator in the collection of information in accordance with the project’s monitoring and evaluation strategy and action plan;
• Provide logistical support to the capacity buildings activities;
• Support other NEF’ activities as needed.


Contract Duration: 12 Months

Position pending. January 2020 anticipated start date.

NEF will accept a rolling application until the position is filled. Review of application will begin on December 19, 2019.

Please apply by submitting the following documents:

• Cover letter outlining all relevant experience, availability and salary expectations;
• Curriculum Vitae;
• List of three references (including one from current, or most recent, employer.

NEF reserves the right to close the position before the application deadline if a suitable candidate is identified. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Near East Foundation by visiting the NEF website at

Kindly note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Near East Foundation promotes Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants seeking employment and NEF employees.

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