National Coordinator – Schools2030 NGO Jobs – Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Organization: Aga
Khan Foundation (AKF)
Duty Station: Kampala
and Arua, Uganda
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 Coordinators will ensure the timely,
quality implementation of all Schools2030 activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Lead the
national implementation of Schools2030 across 100 school sites. This will
include direct delivery and managing other staff or partners to deliver
activities on time, on budget, and with quality
·       
Lead
high quality management of Schools2030 through the effective management of project
workplans, budgets, Performance Management Frameworks, and any others as
required. Ensure all project staff access and understand project progress and
challenges and promote participatory project planning and reviews
·       
In
partnership with the M&E team, ensure Schools2030 learning agenda,
frameworks, and tools are contextualised to Tanzania and are being effectively
implemented, including timely data collection and analysis
·       
Lead on
the development of high quality and accurate narrative reports that meet internal
and donor requirements.
·       
Ensure
all project funds are fully accounted for and financial reports and
documentation are accurate and in-line with project delivery
·       
Provide
regular project management reports to AKF leadership to demonstrate project
progress and identify any areas of concern
·       
Ensure
all project operations and interventions adhere to government legal
requirements, internal policies, and donor compliance.
·       
Ensure
all learning is effectively informing project planning and revise programme
strategies in consultation with local, national, and global Schools2030 teams
·       
Lead on
partnerships, communication and public visibility of schools2030 in Tanzania
and coordinate with the AKF and Schools2030 communications teams, AKF education
teams, and consultants to develop offline and online strategic communications,
research briefs, and social media posts.
·       
Lead the
team and ensure the team is motivated, competent, and effectively supported.
Any other responsibilities as determined by the supervisor



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must hold a BA in a related field from an accredited
university/college. MA is preferred. A range of degrees could be acceptable for
this position such as sociology, education, business administration, communications/public
relations.
·       
Proven
experience in managing high impact social programming in challenging contexts
in partnership with other organizations.
·       
At least
five years of project experience, at least two years in management
·       
Ambitious,
energetic, innovative, and hard-working professional committed to improving
lives among Uganda’s most marginalized communities. Must share a sense of
urgency about development.
·       
Analytical,
articulate and well versed in education policy and practice to communicate
effectively and succinctly the impact of the programme to a wider audience.
·       
Solution-oriented,
creative and needs to be comfortable dealing with ambiguity
·       
Strong
interpersonal skills, ability to manage culturally diverse teams and ability to
operate under high pressure
·       
Strong
communication skills written and oral, fluency in English
·       
Strong
leadership skills
·       
ICT
skills
·       
Excellent
planning, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills required
·       
Proven
experience of managing budgets and financial management capacity
·       
Strong
understanding of the Ugandan education system and/or of resource constrained
education systems.
·       
Knowledge
of emerging technologies in the education and development sector.
·       
Excellent
knowledge and understanding of gender and social inclusion issues and proven
experience of delivering programmes that explicitly address these inequalities
·       
Excellent
knowledge and understanding of child and community safe-guarding issues and
proven experience of operationalising relevant policies and procedures
·       
Evidence
of drawing on learning and evidence to inform and improve internal project
delivery
·       
Evidence
of developing strong partnerships with government, development partners, and
no-government partners to increase impact and influence in practice and policy
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 ‘Schools2030 Coordinator, 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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