NGO Careers – Programme, Policy and Partnerships Manager at Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Organisation: Aga Khan Foundation
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
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 regionby 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
Programme, Policy and Partnerships Manager will actively contribute to, shape
and oversee the expansion of the AKF Uganda programme portfolio as well as
provide oversight on the existing Early Childhood Development and education
projects’ grant management. The successful candidate will also be expected to
coordinate external partnerships, policy engagement and the development of new
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Oversee the management of the existing ECD
    and education portfolio, ensuring all grant management requirements
    including work-planning, budgeting and accountability, monitoring and
    reporting, are met.
  • Effectively mobilise resources for new and
    existing projects through the development of high quality funding
  • Build and strengthen a broad network of
    external partnerships with government, donors and other partners
  • Technically support the development of
    quality reports and other communications materials to position AKF as a
    key development partner in Uganda;
  • Distil key lessons from programming to
    develop a strategy and materials for policy engagement with government,
    donors and other partners;
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The incumbent should preferably hold a Master’s
    Degree or equivalent in International Development, Public Policy,
    International Education, Public Health, Social Development or other
    relevant fields;
  • Programme development experience with
    ability to write strong funding proposals and responsive bids for new
  • At least five years’ experience in donor
    dialogue and communications, preferably in the field of international
  • Two or more years of direct experience in
    managing a grant/project or programme, preferably in ECD and/or primary
    education with a willingness to visit programmes in the field;
  • Past exposure and experience on grant
    management, including work-planning, M&E, preparation and monitoring
    of budgets;
  • Working knowledge of rural economic
    development and health sectors;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills,
    initiative, ability to network with a range of development partners and
  • Proven management experience including
    ability to support and/or supervise a team;
  • Exceptional English communications skills,
    able to make strong oral presentations and produce high quality written
    reports, concept notes and proposals.
  • Knowledge of the Uganda development
    context and the Aga Khan Development Network will be an added advantage.
How to Apply: 
All interested candidates should send a cover letter explaining why
they are best suited for this particular position, updated CV (not exceeding 4
pages) and the names and contact information of three professional referees to:
Country Director – Aga Khan Foundation, Uganda via e-mail to:
Deadline: 15th May 2015
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