Capacity Building Specialist, Guinea



Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 49 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of $151 million.


Capacity Building Specialist, Guinea

ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Capacity Building Specialist for an anticipated Siguiri Value Chain Development Activity in Guinea funded by a private donor. The program will address the ongoing illegal mining activities in the Siguiri region of Guinea. The immediate interventions are rooted in the program objectives to reducing unemployment through the creation of new jobs in paddy and cashew processing, especially for women and youth, which will reduce incentives to enter artisanal mining activities by creating a more profitable option for the local population. The program is anticipated to start in August, 2017 with the term of 36 months.

The Capacity Building Specialist will provide support to the project in the areas of strategic planning, capacity building, policy formulation and implementation. He / she will lead efforts to develop innovative and effective capacity-building capacities within municipal government staff, producer associations and partner organizations. The specialist will lead the program training efforts for producer capacity building, education modules for organizational capacity building of partner organizations. The Capacity Building Specialist will oversee strengthening activities and respond directly to the Chief of Party. The position is based in Siguiri, Guinea.


  • Provide technical assistance in the design, implementation, and development of capacity building plans with government institutions, local partners, and target communities;
  • Participate as a member of the ACDI/VOCA’s project management and operations team in strategy development and project work planning, incorporating capacity building components within project strategies and activities where appropriate;
  • Identify capacity-building issues, risks and necessary improvements related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments;
  • Engage with government stakeholders and relevant private sector actors in developing strong public/private partnerships to ensure development of an integrated public/private environment;
  • Promote and support the dissemination of best practices, success stories and learning pieces about ACDI/VOCA’s approach to capacity building within the project, and the results or the impacts from the approach program goals and objectives;
  • Represent ACDI/VOCA and the project at technical working group meetings with USAID and the Government of Guinea as needed;
  • Contribute to timely, accurate and appropriate reporting of program activities and results to the donor, including progress reports, and annual reports.


  • Minimum of undergraduate degree in finance, business administration or other relevant field, master’s degree or MBA preferred;
  • Minimum of ten (10) years relevant and progressive work experience in developing countries, preferably in the area of access to finance, and/or agricultural trade and investment;
  • Proven knowledge of finance and investment for entrepreneurs and SMEs in West Africa;
  • Strong verbal and writing skills;
  • Fluency in French required; other local languages and English skills preferred.

Please apply online at No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed

Connect With Us!

Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.