Project Director Non-profit Jobs – Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Job Title:        Project
Director
Organization: Aga
Khan Foundation (AKF)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
For nearly 50 years,
Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) has been partnering with communities, governments and
local leaders to harness: the best from people from all backgrounds to improve
the quality of life. The Foundation’s work is rooted in core values of self-reliance,
pluralism, and respect for human. dignity. AKF is a member of the Aga Khan
Development Network (AKDN), one of the world’s leading poverty solutions
networks. The AKDN’S integrated approach makes long-term investments, builds
permanent institutions and cultivates an active civil society, impacting tens
of millions of people annually in 30 countries. Alongside its sister AKDN
agencies, the Foundation implements Innovative, community-driven solutions that
are based in decades of experience learning and evaluation in Uganda, AKF is
managing a robust and expanding portfolio of multi-sectorial initiatives that
includes programs in education, early childhood development, sustainable
economic development and civil society strengthening. AKF in consultation with
various stakeholders in the disability sector have co-produced a
multi-donor-funded initiative to strengthen the institutional and technical
capacities of disabled persons organisations (DPOs)’in Uganda.
Job Summary:  The Project Director will manage a project
Management team, playing a key role in facilitating overall strategy,
management and oversight of the DPO capacity strengthening initiative. The PD
will report to AKF Uganda Country Manager and work closely with AKF East Africa
Civil Society Advisor.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
                    
Accountable
for the technical oversight of the project, and lead and motivate staff
comprised of a Learning and Reporting Officer, and three Capacity Strengthening
Specialists
                    
Coordinate
the development, implementation and learning around the capacity strengthening
activities. This includes capacity’ assessments, trainings, technical
assistance, coaching and mentorship and providing direct capacity development
support to the DPOs
                    
Focal
point for coordination among implementing partners and the DPOs, ensuring
excellent inter-organisation communication and joint implementation
                    
Support
the development and maintenance of an M&E framework and system tor the
project ensuring synergies between M&E, program, and finance
                    
Coordinate
the work planning and reporting processes. respectively, and submission to the
donor
                    
Ensure
the project team articulates lessons learnt, challenges, and risks emerging
from the project; and feeds these back into the planning and implementation processes
                    
Ensure
the capacity strengthening initiative has a visible profile within and beyond
the region ‘
                    
Ensure
the project team fulfills its function as the secretariat to the projects
governance bodies including coordination of-the projects Steering Committee ‘
                    
Facilitate
close facilitation with the other projects supported by the donor to improve
the quality and approaches of capacity strengthening interventions critical to
positioning the DPOs to deliver on their mandate?
                    
Work
closely with partners to ‘build relationships with relevant government and
semiautonomous government agencies and stakeholders to engage them on key
disability sector capacity building issues



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
                    
At least
eight years of experience in similar roles
                    
Demonstrated
excellence in development project management and coordination
                    
Knowledge
and experience in the disability sector and
                    
Conduct
organizational capacity and due-diligence, understanding of disability issues
in Uganda
                    
Strong
understanding of the civil society landscape in Uganda and familiarity with
organisational strengthening approaches
                    
An
understanding of organizational development trends, technologies and practices
Leadership qualities, motivational skills, mentoring ability; proven experience
overseeing and developing a team
                    
Knowledge
of effective financial and budgetary controls
                    
Solid
experience writing comprehensive, high quality narrative reports;
                    
Experience
supporting staff to engage in reporting by systematically collecting and
compiling correct, meaningful information/data, etc.
                    
Excellent
interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
                    
Self-motivated
with the ability to work autonomously in a highly stressful and challenging
environment
                    
Fluency
in written and spoken English required
How to Apply:
Interested and
qualified applicants in this exciting career opportunity should send their
cover letter, CV names and contact information of 3 professional referees to
the following email address: recruitment@akfea.org  with the position being applied for as the
title in the subject line, addressed to the Regional Human Resorts Manager.
Deadline: 29th April 2019
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