Regional Education Programme Manager, East Africa

Are you interested in finding innovative ways to improve education opportunities for the children of East Africa? As a result of programme growth Aga Khan Foundation East Africa (AKF) is seeking a dynamic, creative Regional Education Programme Manager for East Africa. The position will be responsible for driving an ambitious education and early childhood development programme across Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. This programme experiments with new ways of achieving excellence in the classroom while working with partners to strengthen the broader education system. The key objective of this role is to provide overall leadership to the education program strategic development, management and related planning, implementation, monitoring and policy dialogue for AKF East Africa.
AKF is a private, non-denominational development agency promoting creative solutions to problems that impede social development. AKF works broadly across five thematic areas: Health, Education, Early Childhood Development, Economic Development and Civil Society Strengthening.
  • Support in providing strategic leadership in education and early childhood development
  • Mentor, coach and provide capabilities building support to education programme staff
  • Provide technical support in education and early childhood development project implementation
  • Provide support in programme proposal development and identify relevant partners and donors
  • Participate in networks and discussions on strategy formulation
  • Proactively establish partnerships with external donors in the private sector, government and civil society
  • Lead in communicating programme learning to ensure findings are shared across and between countries
  • Manage selected education grants, budgets and ensure high quality timely and high quality narrative reports
  • Mentor, coach and provide capabilities building support to education programme staff
Qualifications and Experiences
  • Graduate degree in the education sector or a related discipline (extensive work experience may be accepted in lieu of a Masters’ degree)
  • Minimum 8 years’ working experience in International Development in education or early childhood development sectors
  • Experience working with governments, bilateral, multilateral and other development partners to form positive relationships and effective partnerships
  • Experience managing development projects, including design, monitoring & evaluation, grant administration and budgeting
  • Strong networking skills
  • Experience and/or knowledge of East Africa
  • Strong interpersonal skills to influence programme direction and influence policy and practice of external actors
  • Excellent verbal and written skills to deliver messages clearly and succinctly for target audiences

Interested applicants in this exciting opportunity are requested to submit their applications with CVs, and a covering letter explaining why they are best suited for the position by 17th June, 2016 to the Regional Human Resources Officer, Aga Khan Foundation, East Africa, by e-mail to: recruitment@akfea.org
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. www.akdn.org
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