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Regional Education Programme Manager Job Vacancy

Employment Opportunity: Regional Education Programme Manager, East Africa
Are you interested in finding innovative ways to improve education opportunities for the children of East Africa? 

Aga Khan Foundation East Africa (AKF) is seeking a dynamic, creative Regional Education Programme Manager (REPM) for East Africa. 

The REPM 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 REPM will also drive stakeholder engagement and foster relationships with partners and donors to ensure quality programmes across the region.

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. AKF is an equal opportunity employer.

Responsibilities / Competencies
  • Provide strategic leadership in education and early childhood development sector strategy development, and country specific programme concepts and proposals;
  • Provide technical support in education and early childhood development project implementation;
  • Participate in networks and discussions on strategy formulation for education and early childhood development policies in East Africa;
  • Proactively establish partnerships with external donors in the private sector, government and civil society;
  • Lead the communication of programme learning to ensure findings are shared across and between countries.
Qualifications and Experiences
  • Postgraduate degree in education or related sector, especially in early childhood development or primary education;
  • Minimum 10 years’ working experience in the education or early childhood development sectors;
  • Familiarity with international development organisations and donors, especially DFATD, USAID and DFID;
  • Experience working with governments, bilateral, multilateral and other development partners to form positive relationships and effective partnerships;
  • Experience working across cultures with proven skills to communicate effectively;
  • Experience working in the East African context a plus;
  • Strong interpersonal skills to influence programme direction and meet diverse stakeholders’ expectations;
  • Excellent verbal and written skills to deliver messages clearly to various target audiences.
Interested applicants are requested to submit their applications with CVs, and a covering letter explaining why they are best suited for the position by 6th June, 2015 to the 

Regional Human Resources Director, 
Aga Khan Foundation, East Africa, 
by e-mail to: 

or mail to 

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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