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
Lead, manage and mentor a multi-disciplinary
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
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
Qualifications, Skills and
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
Prior exposure and experience with results-based
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: 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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