Partnerships Manager Non-profit Careers – Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Job Title:         Partnerships Manager
Organisation: Aga Khan
Foundation (AKF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Country Director
About US:
Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is an international private, not-for-profit,
non-denominational development agency developing and promoting creative
solutions to problems that impede social development. AKF works broadly across
five thematic areas: Health, Education, ECD, rural sustainable economic
development and civil society strengthening.
Job Summary: The
Partnerships Manager will be responsible for driving an ambitious resource
mobilization programme across Uganda while distilling key lessons from, and
leading the dissemination of lessons/best practices of, the existing education,
early childhood development (ECD), rural development (youth, rural financial
inclusion, agribusiness, environment) and civil society and organisational
strengthening portfolio. The Partnerships Manager will also steer the building
of a wide-ranging network of new and existing partnerships across government,
civil society and the private sector.
Key Duties and
  • The jobholder will effectively mobilise
    resources for new and existing projects through the development of
    high-quality funding proposals in collaboration with the regional
    partnerships and programmes teams in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam
  • Build and maintain a broad network of
    external partnerships with donors, government, and other partners
  • Support development of quality
    communications materials and other reports to position AKF as a key
    development partner in Uganda
  • Distil key lessons from programming to
    develop a strategy and materials for engagement with donors, government
    and other partners
  • Actively contribute to the management of
    the existing programmes portfolio, ensuring all monitoring and evaluation,
    and reporting requirements are met.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Partnerships
    Manager  job opportunity must hold a
    Master’s Degree or equivalent in International Development, Public Policy,
    International Education, Public Health, Social Development, Rural
    Development, or other relevant fields;
  • At least five years’ experience in donor
    dialogue and communications, preferably in the field of international
  • A minimum of two years of direct
    experience in managing a grant/project or programme, preferably in youth
    social and economic empowerment, rural financial inclusion, public health,
    agribusiness, environment, ECD and/or primary education, with a
    willingness to visit programmes in the field;
  • High degree of creativity and drive to
    establish and maintain positive working relationships with diverse
    stakeholders across Uganda, East Africa and globally
  • Programme development experience with
    ability to write strong funding proposals and responsive bids for new
  • 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.
  • Solid experience in grant management,
    including M&E, preparation, and monitoring of budgets;
  • Knowledge of rural economic development
    and social development sectors;
  • Knowledge of the Uganda development
    context and the Aga Khan Development Network will be an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below.

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Deadline: 25th October 2017

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