16 May 2017

Partnerships Manager Non-profit Careers - Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Job Title:         Partnerships Manager
Organisation: Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country Director

About US:
Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is an international private, not-for-profit, non-denominational development agency developing and promoting creative solutions to problems that impede social development. AKF works broadly across five thematic areas: Health, Education, ECD, rural sustainable economic development and civil society strengthening.

Job Summary: The Partnerships Manager will be responsible for driving an ambitious resource mobilization programme across Uganda while distilling key lessons from, and leading the dissemination of lessons/best practices of, the existing education, early childhood development (ECD), rural development (youth, rural financial inclusion, agribusiness, environment) and civil society and organisational strengthening portfolio. The Partnerships Manager will also steer the building of a wide-ranging network of new and existing partnerships across government, civil society and the private sector.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The jobholder will effectively mobilise resources for new and existing projects through the development of high-quality funding proposals in collaboration with the regional partnerships and programmes teams in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam
  • Build and maintain a broad network of external partnerships with donors, government, and other partners
  • Support development of quality communications materials and other reports to position AKF as a key development partner in Uganda
  • Distil key lessons from programming to develop a strategy and materials for engagement with donors, government and other partners
  • Actively contribute to the management of the existing programmes portfolio, ensuring all monitoring and evaluation, and reporting requirements are met.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Partnerships Manager  job opportunity must hold a Master’s Degree or equivalent in International Development, Public Policy, International Education, Public Health, Social Development, Rural Development, or other relevant fields;
  • At least five years’ experience in donor dialogue and communications, preferably in the field of international development;
  • A minimum of two years of direct experience in managing a grant/project or programme, preferably in youth social and economic empowerment, rural financial inclusion, public health, agribusiness, environment, ECD and/or primary education, with a willingness to visit programmes in the field;
  • High degree of creativity and drive to establish and maintain positive working relationships with diverse stakeholders across Uganda, East Africa and globally
  • Programme development experience with ability to write strong funding proposals and responsive bids for new programming;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, ability to network with a range of development partners and organisations
  • Proven management experience including ability to support and/or supervise a team;
  • Exceptional English communications skills, able to make strong oral presentations and produce high quality written reports, concept notes and proposals.
  • Solid experience in grant management, including M&E, preparation, and monitoring of budgets;
  • Knowledge of rural economic development and social development sectors;
  • Knowledge of the Uganda development context and the Aga Khan Development Network will be an added advantage.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter explaining why they are best suited for this position, CV (not exceeding 4 pages) and the names and contact information of three professional referees  to the Country Director - Aga Khan Foundation, Uganda, by e-mail to akf.uganda@akdn.org

Deadline: 26th May 2017

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