Project Coordinator

The Aga Khan Foundation

The Aga Khan Foundation is a private, not-for-profit international development agency, which was founded in 1967 by Shah Karim Al Hussaini, Aga Khan IV, the 49th Hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.

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Vacancy title:Project Coordinator

Deadline of this Job:07 December 2021  

The Project Coordinator will oversee the implementation of all project activities within the two districts to ensure timely delivery of project deliverables. S/he will also be responsible for advancing partnerships with other stakeholders within the districts to build a resilient learning ecosystem

Roles and Duties

  •  Implementation
  • Lead the processes for identifying partner schools, civil society organisations and others as may be needed to successfully implement the project activities
  • Support processes for identify sites within the districts where the project will be implemented
  •  Develop strategies for ensuring that the project is driven by demand for services by the communities and to encourage active participation by all relevant stakeholders
  • Oversee packing and distribution of learning kits and ensure decentralised and sustainable mechanisms are in place
  • Coordinate community partners to set up spaces that enable children to access fun learning materials to supplement in-school learning. This will focus on reading for enjoyment NOT curriculum aligned materials
  • Support community partners to use existing community spaces e.g community centres, community-based organisations, religious centres and existing libraries among others to establish strategies that ensure such learning spaces meet the needs of parents and children
  • Represent AKF in district events and all relevant forums, in ways that advances feedback from the local government leadership, partnerships and build support for AKF programmes
  • Finance, budgets and compliance
  • Ensure that the relevant donor and internal policies for procurement, travel, payments etc are followed throughout the implementation
  •  Work with procurement teams to ensure timely procurement and distribution of project resources to the beneficiaries/participants
  • Prepare activity budgets, workplans (including procurement plans) and ensure implementation of corresponding activities in line with the approved budgets and work plan.
  • Take responsibility for providing budget variance explanations on quarterly basis
  •  Quality Assurance and Reporting
  •  Lead in monthly, quarterly, annual project review and planning meetings
  •  Lead development of quarterly and final project reports and ensure timely submission per the grant agreement
  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with programme activities and take appropriate actions
  • Support the MEAL team in collection of Data, lessons learnt, best practices to inform reports for internal and external use.
  •  Monitor and review project activities to ensure quality, compliance and timely reporting.
  •  Ensure timely compilation and submission of regular periodical project narrative reports and other progress reports as may be required from time to time
  •  Ensure quality and timely implementation of the programme activities against set objectives, targets, timelines and budget as per the approved work plan and budget.
  • Review and provide feedback on activity level reports
  • Undertake any other delegated responsibility as assigned by the immediate supervisor

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  •  A bachelor’s degree in education, Early Childhood Development/ECCE, Social Work or any other relevant field
  •  At least 5 years’ experience of working on learning programmes, with a minimum of 2 years experience at supervisory level.
  •  Demonstrable experience with adult learning facilitation
  • An excellent command of spoken and written English, including report writing and computer skills, especially MS Word and Excel.
  •  Good at mobilising stakeholders and respectfully work with them to develop action plans, monitor implementation, document and disseminate findings.
  • Familiar working with Local Governments to promote education and gender advocacy
  • Experience of working in multi-cultural and diverse teams including experience of working in Refugee Settlement context
  •  Evidence of understanding of and commitment to child protection and safeguarding as well as other vulnerable populations
  • Fluent in one or more of the following three local languages: Kakwa, Lugbarati and Aringati, will be an added advantage
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle and possession of a valid riding permit will be an added advantage.

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Candidates interested in this unique career opportunity with AKF should submit a two-page cover letter and a maximum three-page CV including the names and contact information of three professional referees by 4:30pm on December 7th, 2021.
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