Job: Programme Manager, Economic Inclusion - AKF

Organization: Aga Khan Foundation
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 04 Dec 2017

Do you have the creativity, maturity and drive to develop new and innovative economic inclusion programs, mobilise resources, manage a sizeable portfolio of projects, and foster productive partnerships with diverse stakeholders in Tanzania? If yes, then apply for this position.

AKF Tanzania is searching for a dynamic Program Manager for its Economic Inclusion thematic portfolio based in Dar es Salaam. This position is part of AKF Tanzania’s senior management team and provides an exciting opportunity to oversee and shape the Foundation’s programming portfolio in agricultural market systems, enterprise development, and financial inclusion in Tanzania and across East Africa. This portfolio comprises of market systems development projects and innovative mobile money based initiatives that AKF facilitates through private sector partnerships. The Program Manager will also be responsible for driving an ambitious resource mobilisation effort for AKF’s economic and agriculture sector programming in Tanzania. Reporting to the Director of Program, the Program Manager will be assisted by a Program Officer in managing and growing the portfolio.

Background: The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational, international development agency promoting creative and effective solutions to problems that impede social and economic development in selected areas of Africa and Asia. AKF Tanzania is part of the AKF East Africa regional structure that implements programmes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. In Tanzania, AKF is managing a robust and expanding portfolio of multi-sectorial initiatives that includes programmes in economic inclusion, food security and agriculture, education, early childhood development, health, and civil society strengthening.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Effectively mobilise resources for new and existing projects within the economic inclusion and agriculture sectors through the development of high quality funding proposals
  • Oversee management of the existing economic inclusion portfolio of six projects, currently focused in Lindi, Mtwara, Morogoro, and Arusha regions of Tanzania, ensuring all grant management requirements including work-planning, budgeting and accountability, monitoring and reporting, are met with quality assurance standards. Build and maintain a broad network of external partnerships with national government, parastatal, donors, private sector, civil society organisations and other partners
  • Support development of quality learning and communications materials including policy briefs and case studies to inform policies, programs, and practices
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in international development, business, or a related field
  • At least six years of solid experience working in the international development sector, with specific experience in resource mobilisation and rural economic development
  • Program development experience with ability to write strong proposals and responsive bids for new programs on market systems development, agri-business/enterprise development, value chain development, and financial inclusion
  • Exceptional English communications skills, able to make strong oral presentations and produce high quality written reports, concept notes and proposals
  • Strong interpersonal skills, initiative, ability to network with a range of development partners and organisations
  • Solid experience on grant management, including work-planning, M&E, report writing, preparation and monitoring of budgets
  • Thorough understanding of the global and national efforts on rural economic development
  • Experience working in Tanzania or East Africa will be highly preferred
  • Strong leadership, teamwork and management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work on tight timelines Knowledge of Kiswahili will be an advantage
How to apply:

Candidates interested in this unique career opportunity should submit a cover letter explaining why they are best suited for this particular position, CV (not exceeding 4 pages) and the names and contact information of three professional referees by 4th November, 2017**,** to the Country Director - Aga Khan Foundation, Tanzania, by e-mail to [email protected]. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.