2 Fresher Program Officer, Schools2030 Non-profit Jobs – Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Organization: Aga
Khan Foundation (AKF)
Duty Station: Kampala
and Arua, Uganda
Reports to: Schools2030
Coordinator
About US:
The Aga Khan
Foundation (AKF) is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), was
established by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1967. AKF is a private,
not-for-profit international development agency that seeks to provide long-term
solutions to society’s problems. AKF brings together human, financial, and
technical resources to address challenges faced by the poorest and most
marginalized communities in the world. AKF has a special focus on investing in
human potential, expanding opportunity, and improving the overall quality of
life, especially for women and girls. AKF’s primary areas of focus are;
Education; Early Childhood Development (ECD); Health and Nutrition; Civil
Society; Agriculture and Food Security; and Economic Inclusion.
About Schools2030:
AKF, in partnership
with a global consortium of private foundations, is co-launching Schools2030, a
10-year (2020-2030) learning improvement programme. Schools2030 will partner
with national governments and 1000 school sites (pre-primary, primary,
secondary, and youth education providers) across 10 countries from around the
world to develop understanding and evidence of ‘what works’ in equipping
children and young people with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values
needed to successfully navigate uncertainty and become contributing members of
society. In Uganda, AKF will partner with 100 school sites to drive classroom
level innovation to enable teacher generated solutions to identify and inform
‘what works in education’ for Uganda.
Job Summary:  The Project Officers will be responsible for
the direct delivery and support to schools, contributing to developing positive
partnerships with government and non-government stakeholders, and effectively
communicating Schools2030. This role will demand the person to work within a
dynamic, fast-paced environment and work closely with the Regional Education and
ECD Advisor and other Schools2030 team members in the region to ensure the
timely, quality implementation of all Schools2030 activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Lead the
direct delivery of all Schools2030 activities at the district level with
partner schools and youth partners. A core deliverable will be implementing a
Human Centred Design processes with all partner schools, including workshops,
school-based support, school network support, and effective use of flexible
innovation response funds;
·       
Ensure
all aspects of the project cycle are delivered with quality and contribute to
the development of workplans, budgets, and activity and narrative reports;
·       
Provide
project information and feedback to communicate progress, challenges, learning,
and upcoming priorities and workplans to the Schools2030 Coordinator;
·       
Ensure
all project funds you are responsible for are fully accounted for and
liquidation is done in a timely manner to enable timely reporting;
·       
Ensure
all project delivery and processes comply and promote with AKF’s gender and
social inclusion and child and community safeguarding policies;
·       
Be the
main point of contact for schools2030 at the district level;
·       
Engage
and coordinate principle partners and stakeholders at district level to ensure
collaborative delivery of project activities;
·       
Work
with education actors to strengthen the education ecosystem connections and
networks at the district level;
·       
Lead on
the effective collection and management of data at the school and District
level
·       
Ensure
project learning is effectively communicated through the internal and external
feedback loops and that principle partners have access to and understand the
learning;
·       
Effectively
engage in internal AKF learning opportunities to develop professional and
technical understanding of education and Human Centred Design.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant
must hold a BA in Education, Development Studies, Business Administration, or
other related degree
·       
Proven
experience of working in social programming with a minimum of 2 years relevant
experience working in education programming and international development;
·       
Experience
collaborating with government and non-government partners as well as schools,
children, teachers and young people;
·       
Strong
understanding of the Ugandan education system and emerging technologies in the
education and development sector;
·       
Knowledge
of monitoring and evaluation frameworks for education programmes with
experience in data collection methods;
·       
Excellent
communication and inter-personal skills;
·       
Ability
to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse range
of stakeholders;
·       
Ability
to work independently and under pressure;
·       
Proficient
in ICT and Microsoft software.
How to Apply:
All interested candidates
should submit a cover letter and maximum three-page CV including the names and
contact information of three professional referees. E-mail these documents to
recruitment@akfea.org with ‘Project Officer, Schools2030, Uganda and preferred
district in the subject line.’ Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 7th February 2020 by 12:00 Noon

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