Project Officers

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 Officers

Deadline of this Job:07 December 2021  

The Project Officers will support day-to-day the implementation of all project activities and ensure timely delivery of project deliverables. S/he will also be responsible for planning implementation of activities under the guidance of the Project Coordinator.

Specific Duties include:

  • Implementation
  • Support organizing of project inception meetings for key stakeholders and implementing partners
  • Work with coordinator and consultants to undertake rapid assessments in project sites to establish learning opportunities that may be emerging during COVID 19
  • Support establishment of learning libraries and work with community librarians to identify caregivers to support the project
  • Identify and select participants for various ongoing project trainings
  • Support project actors to conduct quarterly and monthly stakeholder visits to promote COVID responsive learning practices for children
  • Organise training on learning through play with a focus on Toy making for caregivers
  • Facilitate implementation of the Community Action Cycle in target communities (including the formation and training of community mobilisation teams, issue prioritisation, and conducting social audits)
  • Distribute and support communities to adapt learning materials and associated equipment including Yoto players
  •  Project Compliance
  •  Ensure that activity plans and budgets are developed/submitted to the Program Manager in time
  • Draft activity reports to contribute to the quarterly and annual project reporting deliverables and flag challenges and other key concerns
  • Support drafting of interest stories, lessons learnt and share with senior management team.
  • Partnerships and collaborations
  • Maintain good/efficient working relationship with partners including district authorities, other CSOs, targeted centres, and other institutions.
  • Support integration of Child Protection activities for other collaborating CSOs including orientation of staff on child safeguarding and other good practices
  • Laisse with centre management committees to engage parents in the development and implementation of Centre Child friendly spaces
  • Maintain effective networks with all partners local government and participates in district based forums for promoting learning
  • Participate in project-wide level and district level regular work planning and review/reflection
  • Organise, coordinate and conduct field visits for district, internal and external visitors including consultants interested in learning from AKF interventions.
  •  Perform other relevant duties as and when assigned by AKF

Minimum qualifications and experience

  • A recognised degree in Education, gender, Social Sciences, or similar fields with children and adult learning background.
  • 3-5 years relevant experience of working on learning programs
  • Familiar with TOT evidence-based models for facilitators and other community Change Agents/Resource Persons
  •  Experience mobilising stakeholders and respectfully working 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 Aringa’ti, 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: 36

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 4:30 pm on December 7th, 2021.
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