Project Coordinator Career Jobs – Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Job Title:        Project Coordinator
Organization: Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Programme Manager, West Nile
About US:
The
Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational international
development agency of the Aga Khan Development Network promoting creative and
effective solutions to selected problems that impede social and economic
development in parts of Africa and Asia. In Uganda, AKF is managing a robust
and expanding portfolio of multi-sectorial initiatives that includes programmes
in education, early childhood development, sustainable economic development and
civil society strengthening.  Aga Khan
Foundation is implementing the ‘Promoting Youth Social and Economic Empowerment
through Civil Society and Local Authorities (Youth SEECs) Project.’
Job Summary: The Project Coordinator is responsible for leading
the initiative of improving Functional Adult Literacy (FAL) and employability
skills of 1,500 vulnerable young women and men aged 15-30 in Koboko District
through strengthening the capacity of civil society and local authorities. The
incumbent will also ensure quality, impact, cost-effectiveness and overall
efficiency of project implementation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Lead the overall management of
    “Promoting Youth Social and Economic Empowerment through Civil
    Society and Local Authorities (Youth SEECs) project.”
  • Lead the realisation of the overall goal of
    the Youth SEECs project which is to equip 1,500 young women and men
    graduates aged 15-30 years with employability, entrepreneurship and
    leadership skills
  • Facilitate material development for an
    enhanced FAL curriculum that includes self-employment, employability and
    life skills.
  • Actively facilitate capacity development for
    the lead CSO, local authority and FAL instructors to support the delivery of
    the enhanced FAL curriculum.
  • Facilitate formation of different communities
    of practice (CoPs) around youth as local mechanisms for introducing and
    sustaining the project among communities.
  • Work closely with the support of the
    Financial Officer, lead grants management and ensure proper financial
    planning, managing and monitoring the programme budget.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships
    with programme Stakeholders, in particular the private sector and business
    community who may provide opportunities for apprenticeship during the
    students training.
  • With the support of the Monitoring and
    Evaluation Officer, facilitate the monitoring and evaluation activities
    and provide regular feedback tracking progress against the work plan and
    implementation schedules ensuring measurement of achievements towards
    project goals.
  • Provide technical and supervisory support to
    Youth SEECs project staff.
  • Facilitate the execution of the research
    assessment and document project activities and impact in the
    district/region
  • Work closely with the Communication Officer
    support the dissemination of project learning through publication of
    studies and reports according to AKF procedures.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree
    in Economics, Agriculture, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Adult and
    Community Education or relevant field.
  • Possession of a postgraduate
    training/Advanced degree in a related field is an added advantage.
  • At least two to three years’ experience in
    youth programming including proven experience in private sector relating
    to youth livelihoods, employment and life skills with reputable organisations.
  • At least two to three years’ experience in
    project management.
  • Previous experience supporting youth
    placements and/o r apprenticeship programmes.
  • Previous experience working in and/or
    engaging the private sector.
  • Previous experience working in CoPs, FAL
    and/or participatory approach is an added advantage.
How to Apply: 
All
suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV
(not exceeding four pages) and the names and contact information of three
referees  addressed to Human Resource
& Admin Manager, Aga Khan Foundation (Uganda) via e-mail to:
akf.uganda@akdn.org. Please mention the
title of the position being applied for.
Deadline: 12th August 2016 by 5:00PM

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