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Programme Manager, West Nile Non-profit Jobs - Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Job Title:         Programme Manager, West Nile
Organization: Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)
Duty Station: Arua, Uganda
Reports to: Country Director

About US:
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational international development agency of the Aga Khan Development Network promoting creative and effective solutions to selected problems that impede social and economic development in parts of Africa and Asia. In Uganda, AKF is managing a robust and expanding portfolio of multi-sectorial initiatives that includes programmes in education, early childhood development, sustainable economic development and civil society strengthening. 

Job Summary: The Programme Manager, West Nile will take lead in developing links between community-based savings groups and private commercial banks (Diamond Trust Bank) to promote rural access to banking via digital financial services, strengthening education systems including via ICT, and ECD, child and community health services, and empowering youth socially and economically through local governments and civil society, etc. The incumbent will be responsible for the overall running of the multi-sector programmes on a day-to-day basis, strategically, programmatically and administratively.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Lead, manage and mentor a multi-disciplinary team
·         Ensure that ALL AKF West Nile Programmes are achieving the desired results and impact
·         Ensure coordination and synergy among various sectors and projects implemented in West Nile by AKF
·         Build and manage relationships with local government, NGOs and private sector in the region
·         Ensure compliance with donor and AKF regulations and policies
·         Actively promote and institutionalize monitoring and evaluation, reflection and learning within AKF West Nile programming
·         Foster a culture of team building and support, integrity, high performance and accountability.
·         Ensure high quality implementation of ALL AKF West Nile programme activities, including management and oversight of grants
·         Manage the operations to ensure effective delivery of programme activities
·         Provide overall leadership and management to ALL AKF programmes in West Nile, including overseeing programme implementation, financial management and monitoring and evaluation.
·         Steer the development of strategic and annual programmatic plans and ensure coordination and synergy of various programme components to meet the desired outcomes
·         Ensure compliance with AKF policies and procedures and donor regulations, including financial oversight and grant management
·         Supervise, mentor, recruit and orient staff directly and indirectly including but not limited to promoting capacity development of staff in accordance with the needs of the programmes
·         Represent AKF and maintain relationship with relevant government authorities and external organisations and supporting AKF in policy engagement
·         Contribute to the development of high quality project proposals and budgets for the resource mobilization strategy in the region

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate for the Programme Manager, West Nile must hold a Master’s degree in education, economics, business administration, international development or a relevant field
·         At least five years’ relevant sector experience in development with a similar organisation
·         At least three years’ experience in a leadership position in the development sector in Uganda, East Africa or other regions of the developing world
·         Previous experience with multi-sector programming
·         Prior exposure and experience with results-based management
·         Familiarity with grant management, including preparation and monitoring of budgets
·         Knowledge of the government administration and the legal, fiscal and policy context in Uganda an advantage
·         Proven skills in project development, proposal writing, implementation and monitoring
·         Excellent organisational, inter-personal and communication skills

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV (not exceeding 3  pages) and the names and contact information of three referees addressed to Human Resource & Admin Manager, Aga Khan Foundation (Uganda) via e-mail to:
akf.uganda@akdn.org. Please mention the title of the position being applied for “Application for Programme Manager – AKF West Nile.”

Deadline: 4th November 2016

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