• Regional Education Advisor East Africa Job at Aga Khan Foundation

  • Posted on: 13 December, 2016 Deadline: 22 December, 2016
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  • The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, not-for-profit international development agency, which was founded in 1967 by Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini, Aga Khan IV. AKF seeks to provide long-term solutions to problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy and ill health in the poorest parts of South and Central Asia, Eastern and Western Africa, and the Middle East.

    Regional Education Advisor East Africa


    Education Advisor Job Responsibilities/Competencies

    • Lead in the development and review of the education and early childhood development sector strategies
    • In conjunction with the Resource Mobilisation & Partnerships Unit, lead in the development of ideas, programme concepts and proposals for growing the education portfolio
    • Provide quality assurance and technical support in education and early childhood development to the
    • Programme Implementation Team
    • Lead in the development of policy briefs and position papers for policy influencing in conjunction with the communications team
    • Lead the communication of programme learning to ensure findings are shared across and between countries

    Qualifications and Experiences for the Education Advisor Job

    • Postgraduate degree in education or related sector, especially in early childhood development or primary education
    • Minimum 8 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

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants are requested to submit their applications with CVs, and a covering letter explaining why they are best suited for the position by 22nd December, 2016 by e-mail to: recruitment@akfea.org . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. www.akdn.org

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