Non-profit Jobs – Programme Manager West Nile at Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Organisation: Aga Khan
Foundation (AKF)
Duty Station: Arua,
Uganda
Reports to: Country
Director
About AKF:
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)
is a non-denominational, international development agency established in 1967
by His Highness the Aga Khan. Its mission is to develop and promote creative
solutions to problems that impede social development. AKF (East Africa) has
worked in the region by forming intellectual and financial partnerships,
focusing on specific social and economic development problems in sectors that
include civil society, health, education and rural development. With a small
staff, a host of cooperating agencies and thousands of volunteers, AKF reaches
out to vulnerable populations on four continents, irrespective of their race,
religion, political persuasion or gender. AKF supports programming in Kenya,
Tanzania, and Uganda that contributes to a better quality of life for hundreds of
communities.
Job Summary: The AKF
Programme Manager West Nile will be responsible for the overall running of the
programme on a day-to-day basis, strategically, programmatically and
administratively
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Offer
    overall leadership and management to AKF programme in West Nile, including
    overseeing programme implementation, financial management : and monitoring
    and evaluation.
  • Steer
    the development of strategic and annual : programmatic plans and ensure
    coordination and synergy of various programme components to meet ; the
    desired outcomes
  • Ensure
    compliance with AKF policies and procedures and donor regulations,
    including financial oversight and grant management
  • Supervise,
    mentor, recruit and orient staff directly and indirectly including but not
    limited to promoting capacity development of staff in accordance with the
    needs of the programme
  • Represent
    AKF and maintain relationship with relevant government authorities and
    external organisations and supporting AKF in policy engagement
  • Significantly
    contribute to the development of high quality proposals and budgets for
    resource mobilization strategy in the region
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in education,
    international development or a relevant field
  • Five
    or more years relevant sector experience in development with a similar
    organization
  • Three
    or more years’ experience in a leadership position in development sector
    in Uganda, East Africa or other regions of the developing world
  • Past
    exposure and experience with multi-sector programming
  • Familiarity
    with grant management, including preparation and monitoring of budgets.
  • Good
    working knowledge of the government administration and the legal, fiscal
    and policy context in Uganda an advantage
  • Proven
    skills in project development, proposal writing, implementation and
    monitoring Excellent organisational, inter-personal and communication
    skills
How to Apply: 
All interested candidates who
desire to join the Aga Khan Foundation should send a cover letter explaining
why they are best suited for this particular position, CV (not exceeding 4
pages) and the names and contact information of three professional referees to
the Country Director – Aga Khan Foundation, Uganda by e-mail to akf.uganda@akdn.org with “Programme
Manager” in the subject line.
Deadline: 19th December 2014
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