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Program Manager


ABOUT AGA KHAN FOUNDATION U.S.A. (AKF-USA)

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 and sustainable solutions to problems that impede social development. AKF is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network, a group of agencies with mandates that include the environment, health, education, architecture, culture, microfinance, rural development, disaster reeducation, the promotions of private-sector enterprise, and the revitalization of historic cities. AKDN agencies conduct their programs without regard to faith, origin or gender.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Program Manager manages a portfolio of projects and programs, and supports the management of relationships with stakeholders which are a part of the portfolio. The incumbent will also be expected to lead the program and business development across Aga Khan Foundation Donor Units. The incumbent is responsible for overall management and oversight of a team of Program Officers/Associates to ensure high quality program development and implementation of grants in the organization. The incumbent participates in corporate discussions to improve processes and procedures to facilitate the overall effectiveness of the Program Team. The incumbent manages and provides leadership to the portfolio of programming they are responsible for.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·      Provides supervision and mentorship to Program Officer(s)/Associate(s), coaching them to become exemplary grant managers and members of the AKF Program and Partnerships Team in North America.

·      Acts as focal point for AKF’s portfolio of programs in the United States and provides overall guidance, oversight, quality control and coordination for all projects in their portfolio, liaising closely with the Communication and Resource Mobilization and Finance Teams.

·      Works in partnership with the Global Program Team, AKF Country Teams and other members of AKF North America team to support Aga Khan Foundation’s business development efforts across all sectors.

·      Support the development of a long-range pipeline of current and future funding opportunities with North American institutional donors, foundations, prime agencies and other partners corresponding to AKDN priorities and Board-approved strategies.

·      Oversee the development and review of specific concept notes and proposals (competitive and unsolicited) for North American donors. When needed, provide direct hands-on support at the field level (or elsewhere) in the design of concept notes and proposals.

·      Supports systemic improvements in pipeline development and grant management and tracking of results through simple, but effective processes and instruments as needed.

·      Presents at, and organizes meetings, conferences, programs and knowledge sharing regarding AKF programming with external audiences in North America and other Aga Khan Foundation offices worldwide.

·      Participates in cross team collaboration with other departmental senior staff to develop processes and procedures, and resolve issues.

·      Prepares briefing notes, summaries, background papers and program analysis for a variety of audiences as needed and assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

•        Master’s Degree in International Development, Public Health or other related fields.

•        Minimum seven (7) years experience in project or grant management, institutional resource mobilization and non-for-profit business development.

•        Minimum three (3) years experience in leading, supervising and coaching staff.

•        Experience managing Global Affairs Canada and USAID grants will be an asset.

•        Must have demonstrated and thorough understanding of major donors policies, budgets, financial management, program design, monitoring and evaluation, and performance based management.

•        Incumbent must be skilled at relationship building and have exemplary interpersonal skills.

•        Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate and interact with internal and external stakeholders.

•        Must exhibit good judgement, analytical thinking and problem solving skills.

•        Must be adept with standard technical and computer tools commonly used in office applications, including Microsoft Office Programs. Excellent inter-personal and communications skills.

•        Ability to work in a fast paced, culturally diverse environment.

•        Ability to travel to programming countries in Africa and Asia.


LEVEL OF DIRECTION RECEIVED

Incumbent reports to the Deputy Director of Programs and Partnerships (North America) and maintains a consultation line with the Regional Director of Programs and Partnerships (North America). The position is based in AKF-USA’s office in Washington DC.


Please submit a resume and cover letter together with the names and contact details of three professional references to: humanresources.akfusa@akdn.org subject line: “Application for Program Manager position”


Deadline for application: 21 July 2021


AKF-USA is committed to advancing gender equality and inclusion through our programming and operations in the USA and overseas. AKF-USA employees requires all employees to review and abide by the AKF Gender Equality Policy.


AKF-USA recognizes the importance of safeguarding and is committed to ensuring it manages a wide range of risks such that beneficiaries, staff, other associates, and the organization as a whole are kept safe from harm. AKF-USA requires all employees to review and abide by the AKF Safeguarding Policy.

Program Manager


ABOUT AGA KHAN FOUNDATION U.S.A. (AKF-USA)

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…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    August 16, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    July 21, 2021
  • Education
    M.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Benefits

Medical, Dental and Vision

Life Insurance

401 (k) with employer match

Medical, Dental and Vision

Life Insurance

401 (k) with employer match

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
Washington, DC, USA

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter together with the names and contact details of three professional references to: humanresources.akfusa@akdn.org subject line: “Application for Program Manager position” 

Please submit a resume and cover letter together with the names and contact details of three professional references to: humanresources.akfusa@akdn.org subject line…

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