Senior Capacity Strengthening Officer Non-profit Careers – Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

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 Senior Capacity Strengthening Officer will
oversee the range of DPO capacity strengthening activities undertaken through
the project. A key focus will be ensuring that NUDIPU and the DPOs benefit
optimally from the capacity strengthening initiative through identification
(capacity assessments, due-diligence evaluations) ‘and development and delivery
of appropriate of solutions for their capacity needs. The officer will ensure
sustainable growth and development of the DPOs. ‘The later will include
ensuring availability of follow-up support and, mentoring resources for the
DPOs. The officer will report  to the
Project Director and work closely with the AKF East ‘ Africa Civil Society
Advisor..
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
                    
Supervise
at least two capacity strengthening officers
                    
Conduct
organizational capacity and due-diligence assessments with NUDIPU and the DPO V
                    
Contribute
to the design ot the capacity-building strategy and coordinate experts working
on strategic aspects of capacity building of DPOs
                    
Ensure
delivery of all customized capacity; strengthening-related activities tor DPOs
in diverse areas of organizational development (i.e. program management,
resource mobilization, and monitoring and evaluation)
                    
Work‘
closely with implementing partners and similar projects funded by the donor to
ensure synergy, andthat adequate capacity is built in various areas as determined
through the organizational capacity and due-diligence assessments
                    
Provide
technical direction in activity planning tor all capacity development
components
                    
Develop
materials and processes tor specific areas/topics , identified as needed for
capacity development ot the DPOs, including training. mentoring and coaching ot
their staff, peer learning and other methodologies
                    
Ensure
flexibility and high quality of the capacity“ development support provided to
NUDIPU and the DPOs
                    
Support
all protect monitoring, evaluation, learning and periodic reporting related to
capacity building
                    
Contribute
to the development of annual work plans, performance monitoring systems and
tools, and writing of project reports.
                    
Remain
up-to-date with latest capacity development‘ methodologies, Lest practices, and
donor requirements and ensure that the project capacity development results are
consistent with the best practices ‘
                    
Actively
participate in the projects learning opportunities



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
                    
The
applicant must hold a Masters or a related advanced degree in international
development, organizational development, business or public management or a
related area
                    
Five
years of related experience in implementing 3 technical and organizational capacity
building programs
                    
An
understanding of organizational development trends, technologies and practices
,
                    
Substantial
demonstrated experience in developing their capacity of community-based
organizations and networks.
                    
Proficiency
with activities, theories, methods and technology in capacity development field
Ability to work” collaboratively and constructively with community-based
organizations that are on the front lines of impact ‘
                    
Strong
time management skills with the ability to effectively multi-task and
prioritize to meet deadlines.
                    
Excellent
written and oral communications skills in English.
                    
Commitment
to Aga Khan Foundation’s Safeguarding policy
                    
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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