Are you a creative, strategic and committed leader? Are you cut out to energise a team engaged in developing creative solutions for inclusive development in East Africa? Do you thrive in developing new programmes and mobilising funds for them? If yes, then apply to this position at Aga Khan Foundation, East Africa (AKF) to be based in Nairobi. This position will report to the Regional Chief Executive Officer and will lead a team of Technical advisors, consultants and leads on special initiatives.
For nearly 50 years, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) has been partnering with communities, governments and private sector to harness the best from people from all backgrounds to improve the quality of life. The Foundation’s work is rooted in core values of self-reliance, pluralism, and respect for human dignity. AKF is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), one of the world’s leading poverty solutions networks. AKDN makes long-term investments, builds permanent institutions and cultivates an active civil society, impacting tens of millions of people annually in 30 countries. Alongside its sister AKDN agencies, the Foundation implements innovative, community-driven solutions that are based on decades of experience, learning and evaluation.
The Regional Head of Strategy and Innovation will be responsible for ensuring the alignment of programs and initiatives within the region to the regional and global strategies through promoting the focus on priority initiatives and funding opportunities. S/he will promote innovative, creative thinking within AKF, strengthen AKF’s design processes, both systemic and human-centered, with the aim of increasing quality, scale, depth of impact and resources. Ensure programs are built on and responsive to contextually derived evidence.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
How to apply:
Interested and qualified applicants in this exciting career opportunity should send their cover letter, CV and the names and contact information of 3 professional referees to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Regional Head of Strategy and Innovation”* in the subject line, addressed to the Regional Human Resources Manager**, Aga Khan Foundation East Africa by **31 st August 2018*.*
NB:Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org)
Responsible for ensuring the alignment of programs and initiatives within the region to the regional and global strategies through promoting the focus on priority initiatives and funding opportunities.
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