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Partnerships Manager Job at Aga Khan Foundation - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Partnerships Manager

Jobs at:
Aga Khan Foundation

Deadline of this Job:
25th May 2017

Duty Station:
Uganda

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Job details:
Do you have the creativity and drive required to establish and maintain positive working relationships with diverse stakeholders across Uganda, East Africa and globally? Aga Khan Foundation, East Africa is searching for a self-driven, dynamic and innovative Partnerships Manager to be based in Uganda. 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 lead on cultivating a wide-ranging network of new and existing partnerships across government, civil society and the private sector. The position is based in Kampala and will report to the Country Director, Uganda.
AKF is a 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. AKF is an equal opportunity employer.
Specific responsibilities include:
  •  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
  •  Distill 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/Experience:
  • Minimum of Master's Degree or equivalent in international Development, Public Policy, International Education, Public Health, Social Development, Rural Development, or other relevant fields;
  • Programme development experience with ability to write strong funding proposals and responsive bids for new programming;
  • Strong 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.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in donor dialogue and communications, preferably in the field of international development;
  • At least 2 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;
  • Solid experience on 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.
Job application procedure
Candidates interested in this unique career opportunity with AKF (Uganda) should submit 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 by 25th May 2017, to the Country Director - Aga Khan Foundation, Uganda, by e-mail to akf.uganda@akdn.org
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network ( www.akdn.org  )