Program Manager COVID-19 Response Program NGO Jobs – Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

 Job Title:    Program Manager COVID-19
Response Program

Organisation: Aga
Khan Foundation (AKF)

Duty Station:  Kampala,


About US:

The Aga Khan Foundation
(AKF), alongside its sister AKDN agencies, has implemented innovative,
community-driven solutions to development challenges for over 50 years. It
brings together human, financial and technical resources to address some of the
challenges faced by the poorest and most marginalised communities in the world.   Special emphasis is placed on investing in
human potential, expanding opportunity and improving the overall quality of
life, especially for women and girls. It works primarily in six areas:  Agriculture and Food Security; Economic Inclusion;
Education; Early Childhood Development; Health and Nutrition; and Civil


About the Project:

The AKDN East Africa
COVID-19 Response Project will provide rapid response funds to various local
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to enable them to reach their most
vulnerable constituents with support based on their emerging needs arising from
the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will also provide a platform, comprising
Human Centered Design workshops, flexible grants, and mentorship, to support
young entrepreneurs to design innovative business solutions that will meet the
medium to short term needs of the community emerging from the pandemic. The
2.5year project will be implemented in Central and West Nile (Arua) regions of


Job Summary:  The Program Manager will provide overall leadership
of the AKDN East Africa COVID-19 Response Programme in Uganda, and be
responsible for the delivery of Pillar 1 in which CSO’s will receive subgrants
and capacity strengthening support. The Programme Manager will be responsible
for ensuring that the project is delivered in a coordinated manner, on time, on
budget, with quality, and in compliance with internal and external donor


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Lead the
implementation of the 2.5year program, ensuring the program is delivered on
time and on budget and that the project meets the highest quality standards and
best practice, and in compliance with the requirements of the donor, AKF
policies, and relevant laws and regulations in Uganda.

Lead a
transparent process of identification and management of CSO partners to
implement the rapid response funds to meet the emerging needs of their
constituents, and provide capacity strengthening support

responsible for the budget, ensuring that all project funds are fully accounted
for and financial reports and documentation are accurate and in-line with
project delivery

responsible for programme reporting and donor compliance requirements,
including the preparation and submission of the project annual work plans,
evidence based annual and semi-annual narrative reports, and oversight of
financial reports in compliance with the and AKF requirements.

all narrative and financial reports are submitted through AKF’s reporting
structure on time and with quality

Lead and
mentor the project team, conduct regular performance appraisals and ensure that
the team is supported to deliver on their tasks

all project management processes comply with AKF’s gender and social inclusion
and child and community safeguarding policies




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate should hold a graduate degree in social development or other
relevant field is required and post-graduate qualifications are desirable

At least
three years of experience at senior project management level is required

managing programs with through partners with sub-grants is required

working with/building capacity of local Civil Society Organisations is required

with the Human Centered Design methodology will be an added advantage

inter-personal skills and ability to work collaboratively with internal teams
and project and non-project partners

communication skills, written and oral, and fluency in English

leadership skills with diverse competencies in organisation, multi-tasking,
critical thinking, and M&E

knowledge of ICT


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV
including contacts of three references online at the link below.




Deadline: 19th March 2021


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