The Programme Coordinator will be responsible for the high-quality delivery of all projects under the Education Improvement Programme (EIP) operating within the County. This will include direct delivery of programme activities, developing and managing positive partnerships with government, civil society partners and other stakeholders through effective communications. This role is dynamic and fast paced and it is critical for the Program Coordinator to ensure compliance by working closely with colleagues on the Coast, EIP colleagues from the region, and the Coast Region Programme Manager.
Education Improvement Programme
The EIP articulates how AKF partners with a global network of local government schools and civil society actors within education systems to co-develop and test affordable and scalable.
AKF is delivering a programme approach in the Coast Region of Kenya under which different projects contribute to the EIP Theory of Change to achieve AKFâs education goal of equipping all boys and girls with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values needed to successfully navigate uncertainty and become contributing members of society. Under the Kenya education portfolio, AKF has several projects funded by bilateral, non-traditional, and private foundation donors with an emphasis on values-based education, gender-responsive and inclusive education, and play-based learning. AKF will develop its partnership approach over the coming two to three years to directly partner with 400 primary schools and 30 secondary schools across four counties on the Coast.
Duties and Responsibilities
Required Skills & CompetenciesAmbitious, energetic, innovative, and hard-working professional committed to improving lives among Kenyaâs most marginalized communities. Must share a sense of urgency about development. Analytical, articulate, and well versed in education policy and practice to communicate effectively and succinctly the impact of the programme to a wider audience. Solution-oriented, creative and needs to be comfortable dealing with ambiguity. Strong interpersonal skills, ability to manage culturally diverse teams, and ability to operate under high pressure. Strong communication skills; written and oral, fluency in English. Strong leadership skills. Strong in a relevant EIP technical domain. ICT skills.
Qualification, Knowledge & Experience BA in education or a related field from an accredited university/college. MA is preferred. A range of degrees could be acceptable for this position such as sociology, education, business administration, communications/public relations. Proven experience in managing high impact social programming in challenging contexts in partnership with other organizations. Minimum of five years of project experience, at least two years in management. Excellent planning, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills required. Proven experience in managing budgets and financial management capacity. Strong understanding of the Kenyan education system and/or of resource-constrained education systems. Knowledge of emerging technologies in the education and development sector. Excellent knowledge and understanding of gender and social inclusion issues and proven experience of delivering programmes that explicitly address these inequalities. Excellent knowledge and understanding of child and community safeguarding issues and proven experience in operationalizing relevant policies and procedures. Evidence of drawing on learning and evidence to inform and improve internal project delivery. Evidence of developing strong partnerships with government, development partners, and non-government partners to increase impact and influence in practice and policy. How to Apply
Candidates interested in this exciting career opportunity with AKF should submit a cover letter and maximum three-page CV including the names and contact information of three professional referees by 8th September 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
AKF is committed to advancing gender equality and inclusion through our programming and operations. AKF requires all employees to review and abide by the AKF Gender Equality Policy
AKF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is Committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and Expects all Staff and Partners to Share this Commitment.
The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org)
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