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Programme Associate, Education Job in Nairobi Kenya

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational development agency promoting creative and effective solutions to selected problems that impede social development in developing countries.

AKF East Africa invites applications for the following position based in Nairobi.

Programme Associate, Education

The Education Programme Associate is a key member of the regional education team and will report to the Regional Programme Officer, Education.

S/he will be responsible for providing support to AKF education programme.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the education grants in the sector including ensuring timely and high quality narrative reports and adherence to donor grant conditions;
  • Participate in, organise, and/or lead capacity building and training for AKF education projects and partners staff on improving the overall understanding of donor requirements, including producing high quality reports;
  • Oversee activity realignment of program activities and budgets utilisation with donor requirements in consultation with the Regional Education Programme Officer;
  • Ensure delivery of high quality communications materials in consultation with the Communication Officer for external audiences;
  • Provide support in identifying potential funding for education programmes and support in the development of new programme proposals and concept notes.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • University Degree preferably in education, international development, or related fields;
  • Proven experience in grant management in the context of complex integrated development programms;
  • Experience in the development of various communications products is desirable;
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills;
  • Good analytical mind with ability to grasp complex details;
  • Strong commitment to development issues and willingness to help build capacity of programme staff
Interested applicants are requested to submit CV including names and email contacts of three referees and, cover letter explaining why you are best suited for the position by Friday 19th August, 2011 to the

Regional Human Resources Manager,
Aga Khan Foundation, East Africa,

by e-mail to: recruitment-akfea@akdn.org

or mail to

The Aga Khan Foundation, Kenya,
P.O. Box 40898, 00100,
Nairobi.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org)


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