Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting applicants for Capture Consultant for its Civil Society and Education team. The responsibilities, duties and qualifications are described in the position description.
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that brings more than 30 years of experience empowering the disadvantaged, increasing economic opportunity, and sustaining natural resources. Around the world, Winrock works collaboratively with government officials and staff to address educational constraints in curriculum and teacher training, works with communities to increase agricultural production, provides training on water sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and improves energy and water use efficiencies. Our work is designed to ensure sustainability, local ownership, and increased resilience to climactic and economic shocks.
Winrock has been working in West Africa since the 1990s to develop sustainable energy solutions for agricultural development, open new markets for smallholder farmers, increase educational opportunities for girls and boys through scholarships and mentoring, and address root causes of hunger and poverty through building the capacity of African leaders, communities, and institutions.
SALARY: The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants may go to Winrock’s job page at www.winrock.org to complete an online application, submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Capture Consultant, Food For Education by November 15, 2016. EEO/AA.
Title: Capture Consultant
Location: Nouakchott, Mauritania (Primary) and Assaba, Brakna, Gorgol, and/or Guidimaka (Secondary)
Department: Civil Society and Education
Reports to: Proposal Lead
Winrock is seeking a capture consultant to help with proposal preparation for a U.S. Department of Agriculture Food for Education project. The primary role of the consultant is to assist the capture team in setting up and facilitating meetings with stakeholders in Nouakchott as well as the Southern regions of Assaba, Brakna, Gorgol and/or Guidimaka. The total level of effort will not exceed 25 days.
Organize meetings with national level government ministries (Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, Ministry of Rural and Economic Development, etc.), service providers, international and Mauritanian NGOs, and other stakeholders working to support primary school education, health and nutrition, and food distribution in Southern Mauritania, within Assaba, Brakna, Gorgol and/or Guidimaka.
Organize meetings with district and commune level government ministries (Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, Ministry of Rural and Economic Development, etc.), service providers, local NGOs, community leaders, school authorities, and other stakeholders working to support primary school education, health and nutrition, and food distribution in Southern Mauritania, within Assaba, Brakna, Gorgol and/or Guidimaka.
Organize a meeting with local school officials, teachers and potential beneficiaries in one or two target districts to ensure the needs of communities with schools will be met by the project.
Accompany Winrock staff in meetings and where appropriate, serve as translator with local stakeholders.
Assist in leading a stakeholder workshop among project beneficiaries in either Assaba, Brakna, Gorgol and/or Guidimaka.
Prepare follow up emails or letters of thanks to those who met with Winrock.
Assist in the collection of relevant follow-up documents (project reports, research, policy, tools, etc.) from stakeholder groups and other sources.
Assist in collection of “Letters of Support” from potential partners identified with Winrock
Help develop and continuously add to the list of potential stakeholders relevant to proposed programming.
The consultant will be expected to produce the following during his/her consultancy:
A complete itinerary of confirmed meetings with key stakeholders and a final version with all names, titles, and contact information of individuals met
Copies of all thank you emails or letters sent
Draft agenda and confirmed participants for a stakeholder workshop in one of the target districts.
Summary report of main information conveyed at meetings attended.
2-page consultancy report detailing work completed corresponding to the tasks assigned
Letters of support collected from partners as instructed by Winrock staff
Qualifications and Background:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Experience: 10+ years of experience interfacing with government ministries, local Mauritanian NGOs, local government, and community groups.
Skills & Knowledge:
Knowledge of Southern Mauritania (Assaba, Brakna, Gorgol, Guidimaka) required.
Fluency in Arabic, English and French required.
Local Language knowledge a plus.