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

Job Title:        Partnerships Manager
Organization: Aga Khan
Foundation (AKF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Country Director
About US:
Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational, development
agency promoting creative solutions to problems that impede social development.
AKF (East Africa) seeks sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty,
hunger, literacy and health, with a special emphasis on the needs of rural
communities in coastal and other resource-poor areas. AKF (EA) works in five
sectors including Health, Education, Early Childhood Development, Rural
Development and Civil Society enhancement. Over the last several years, AKF
(EA)’s programs have evolved and expanded in response to government policies,
beneficiary demand and assessment of needs. In order to optimize AKF (EA)’s
efficiency and effectiveness as a development actor in the region, it seeks to
support and improve innovations that create viable solutions to community
problems that impede development.
Job Summary: The
Partnerships Manager will be responsible for driving an ambitious resource
mobilization of AKF’s 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 lead
on cultivating a wide-ranging network of new and existing partnerships across
government, civil society and the private sector.
Key Duties and
  • The incumbent 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
  • Render support in the 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
  • Contribute to the management of the
    existing programmes portfolio, ensuring all monitoring and evaluation, and
    reporting requirements are met.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Aga Khan
    Foundation (AKF) Partnerships Manager job opportunity should 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
  • 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;
  • Significant 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
  • 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 on grant management,
    including M&E, preparation, and monitoring of budgets;
  • Extensive 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 should send their
applications with updated CVs including desired project location, cover letter
explaining why they are best suited for the position and names and contact
information of three referees to the Country Director, Aga Khan Foundation
(Uganda) by e-mail to:
Deadline: 8th
September 2017
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