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Partnerships Coordinator

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Organization:

Aga Khan Foundation

Vacancy Number:

IR/KBL/12/16/068

Category:

Other

Location:

Kabul, KA 

Salary:

0000 afs

Minimum Education:

Master Degree

Employment Type:

Full time
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Nationality:

International

Experience:

3 Years

Gender:

Any

No. of Jobs:

1

Duration:

1 year

Posted:

01.09.2017

Closing Date:

01.23.2017

Job Views:

41
Company Info
Aga Khan Foundation
Afghanistan
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Company Profile

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Background:

About Aga Khan Foundation:

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a non-denominational international development agency established in 1967 by His Highness the Aga Khan. Its mission is to develop and promote creative solutions to problems that impede social development, primarily in Asia and East Africa. Created as a private, non-profit foundation under Swiss law, it has branches and independent affiliates in 19 countries.

 

AKF seeks to provide sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and ill health. In Afghanistan, AKF works with rural communities in mountainous, remote or resource poor areas to improve quality of life in the areas of natural resource management, market development, governance, education and health.

 

The Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan (AKF (Afg)) is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of international, private, non-denominational development agencies working to improve living conditions and opportunities for people in some of the poorest parts of the developing world. The Network’s organizations have individual mandates that range from the fields of health and education to architecture, rural development and promotion of private-sector enterprise and institutions that seek to empower communities and individuals, usually in disadvantaged circumstances, to improve living conditions and opportunities. 

 

Job Description:

Job Description:

Objective of the Position:

Grant management coordinator, supporting AKF’s integrated and cross-sector development programming.  Producing high quality reporting, sharing successes and lessons from programming.  Ensuring good knowledge management and coordination of grants internally, and facilitating better integration between programs and sectors.

Core Responsibilities and Duties:

Resource mobilization and proposal development: Identify future resource needs in relevant sectors and highlight future funding gaps, in dialogue with programme heads and regional teams where relevant. Lead the process of consultation and proposal writing, including coordination with sector experts and regional teams to prepare new concept notes and full proposals to donors, with systematic and timely inclusion of Human Resources, Finance, and Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) teams. Support the internal grant cycle process, ensuring its development, circulation, and explanation to Programme Coordinators and PMSOs, and ongoing use.

Grant Management: Manage portfolio of donor relationships at a strategic level. Advise Project Focal Points on grants/contracts management. Ensure programme and sector understanding of donor commitments and contractual compliance. Assess grant issues and prepare regular analysis for Senior Management, particularly flagging problematic cases for attention.

External Relations: Lead on donor relations and correspondence. Focal point for coordinating donor or consultancy visits to the field. Develop constructive working relationships with donors. Contribute to strategic management of relationships with other AKDN agencies and key stakeholders in coordination with the P&P management team and the programme team. Represent AKF in external meetings with relevant donors and in national policy fora and Government working groups with other key stakeholders. Build relationships with potential donors.
Knowledge Management: develop and maintain systematic branding for proposals and reports, working to standardize stylistic elements of proposals, reports, etc. where possible.
Strategic Communications: Work with the Communications Team to develop case studies and communications materials for external audiences, regularly and as requested.
Integration between sectors: Ensure regular communication with Program Management Support Officers and sector staff in the field on regional/national developments, and work with other National Managers and Coordinators to develop innovative linkages and knowledge sharing between sectors and programs.
To carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way which reflects AKF-A’s commitment to protecting children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy.

Occasional Significant Duties:

Conduct focused research and program reviews.
Backstopping PMSOs: Travel to regions to support Provincial Units with grant reporting and grant management on a needs basis.
Facilitate/organize workshops to build capacity and coordination among field teams related to new grants/programme components.
Any other duties relevant to this positions’ core responsibilities and duties, as assigned by the Partnerships Manager

Grant management coordinator, supporting AKF’s integrated and cross-sector development programming.  Producing high quality reporting, sharing successes and lessons from programming.  Ensuring good knowledge management and coordination of grants internally, and facilitating better integration between programs and sectors.

Core Responsibilities and Duties:

Resource mobilization and proposal development: Identify future resource needs in relevant sectors and highlight future funding gaps, in dialogue with programme heads and regional teams where relevant. Lead the process of consultation and proposal writing, including coordination with sector experts and regional teams to prepare new concept notes and full proposals to donors, with systematic and timely inclusion of Human Resources, Finance, and Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) teams. Support the internal grant cycle process, ensuring its development, circulation, and explanation to Programme Coordinators and PMSOs, and ongoing use.

Grant Management: Manage portfolio of donor relationships at a strategic level. Advise Project Focal Points on grants/contracts management. Ensure programme and sector understanding of donor commitments and contractual compliance. Assess grant issues and prepare regular analysis for Senior Management, particularly flagging problematic cases for attention.

External Relations: Lead on donor relations and correspondence. Focal point for coordinating donor or consultancy visits to the field. Develop constructive working relationships with donors. Contribute to strategic management of relationships with other AKDN agencies and key stakeholders in coordination with the P&P management team and the programme team. Represent AKF in external meetings with relevant donors and in national policy fora and Government working groups with other key stakeholders. Build relationships with potential donors.
Knowledge Management: develop and maintain systematic branding for proposals and reports, working to standardize stylistic elements of proposals, reports, etc. where possible.
Strategic Communications: Work with the Communications Team to develop case studies and communications materials for external audiences, regularly and as requested.
Integration between sectors: Ensure regular communication with Program Management Support Officers and sector staff in the field on regional/national developments, and work with other National Managers and Coordinators to develop innovative linkages and knowledge sharing between sectors and programs.
To carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way which reflects AKF-A’s commitment to protecting children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy.

Occasional Significant Duties:

Conduct focused research and program reviews.
Backstopping PMSOs: Travel to regions to support Provincial Units with grant reporting and grant management on a needs basis.
Facilitate/organize workshops to build capacity and coordination among field teams related to new grants/programme components.
Any other duties relevant to this positions’ core responsibilities and duties, as assigned by the Partnerships Manager

 

 

Job Requirements:

Job Requirements:

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Master’s degree in relevant field and at least three years of field experience in a similar or relevant field;

Experience working in a multicultural environment, preferably in a post-conflict one;
Excellent English written and verbal skills;
Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
Ability to critically analyze and provide constructive recommendations;  
Good team player with ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues; 
Willingness to live and work in a post-conflict zones 

Required Core Competencies:

Integrity, professionalism, accountability, client orientation, communication, planning and organizing, building trust, judgment and decision-making, leadership.

Submission Guideline:

Submission Guideline:

Application:

Please apply through our Career Centre: http://www.akdn.org/careers

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for further assessment.

Aga Khan Foundation – Afghanistan is an equal opportunities employer. Women are encouraged to apply.

Aga Khan Foundation – Afghanistan recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safeguarding of children from abuse.

 


Submission Email
jobs.afghanistan@akdn.org