Job Opportunity: Capacity Development Approaches Officer


INASP is an international development organisation working with a global network of partners to improve access, production and use of research information and knowledge in developing countries. They are looking for a full time Officer to support their capacity development approaches, starting April 2016 or earlier where possible. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and pragmatic individual to contribute to INASP’s work supporting capacity building in developing countries.

The Role

Reporting to the Capacity Development Approaches Coordinator, you will:

  • Provide support, to INASP staff and in-country partners, in the design, implementation and coordination of a variety of capacity development approaches including one or more of the following: online training, communities of practice, training of trainers, mentoring and face-to-face training.
  • Contribute to the development of standards, guidelines and processes which support the ongoing quality of capacity development approaches across INASP.
  • Coordinate with external experts in capacity development approaches.
  • Contribute to programme thinking, development and implementation.
  • Work with other members of INASP staff to share learning internally and externally.

You will have:

  • Good training and facilitation skills
  • Knowledge and experience of coordinating online learning and training
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong planning and coordination skills
  • A flexible, collaborative working style
  • An interest in international development

This is an ideal opportunity to contribute your training and capacity building skills to a high performing organization in the development/research sector


Salary: £28,000 – £35,000 depending on skills and experience


The post is based at their Oxford office.

A full job description is available on their website:

Please note: you must be eligible to live and work in the United Kingdom in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.  They cannot sponsor anyone who does not already have this right and in order to be considered for this post you will need to provide proof of your right to work in the UK.  If in doubt of your status, see the UK Government’s website for clarification:

How to apply

Applications should be made by email and should include:

  1. A full CV
  2. A personal statement of no more than 2 sides of A4 outlining how you meet the essential and/or desirable criteria in the job description and what you would bring to the role
  3. Details of your right to work in the UK: either
    a) UK/EEA/Swiss citizen (except Croatian nationals who require ARC documentation); or
    b) details of work permit /visa.
  4. Where you saw the job advert

Applications will only be considered if they provide all the above.

These documents should be sent as email attachments to INASP jobs

using the following naming convention:

  • Surname-firstname-cv.file extension (e.g. blogs-jane-cv.pdf)
  • Surname-firstname-statement.file extension (e.g. blogs-jane-statement.pdf)

The closing date for applications is end of day on Wednesday 6 January 2016, 12 am GMT.   If you have not heard by Friday 8 January 2016 please assume you have not been shortlisted. 

Interviews will be held on Friday 15 January 2016 in Oxford (UK).

Successful candidates selected for interview will be notified and sent interview details including advance preparation requirement.

Please note they reserve the right to close applications early if a large number of applications are received.

They will not accept applications through agencies.



INASP is a UK registered charity, established in 1992 and funded by a range of government and institutional donors.  We have 27 staff based in our Oxford and London offices.

For more details please go to our website: