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January 18, 2018

Aga Khan Foundation looking for Project Manager – Education

Organization: Aga Khan Foundation

Position: Project Manager – Education
Reporting to: State Programme Manager / Programme officer (Education)

Location: Hyderabad, Telangana

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

Educational Qualification: Post-graduate qualifications in education or social work/social science and graduate qualifications in education
Experience: 
— A minimum of four years of experience working in a similar role, with a specific focus on technical capacity building and training.
— Experience of working with public education systems is required

Skills required:
— Knowledge of national and state level government policies and programmes related to education
— Excellent interpersonal, MS office and communication skills (both verbal and written) in Hindi and English.
— Knowledge of Telugu would be preferred.
— Self-driven and highly motivated, with a commitment to improving the quality of life of marginalized communities, and willingness to work within a team.

The Foundation’s education vision is to improve the quality of learning opportunities to all sections of society while also supporting government institutions to improve the quality of education being provided in government schools and in government ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services) centres. The Project Manager (Education) will be responsible for programme management to ensure quality and effectiveness of all education projects. The position will lead the education programme teams, with support from the AKF Delhi office, as well as coordinate with other relevant stakeholders at the local and state level.

Roles and Responsibilities:
— Lead and steer the education programme teams towards defined objectives in close consultation with the donor and other project partners, and with inputs and technical support from the AKF Delhi office.
— Contribute to the development of annual work plans and budgets for the programme and ensure their effective implementation through regular field monitoring visits.
— Build the capacity of the field team and other stakeholders based on programme needs and requirements, and provide regular guidance and technical inputs to strengthen programme quality and reach.
— Ensure timely preparation and submission of MIS data, narrative and financial project progress reports and budgets to the AKF (India) senior management and donor. Ensure that management and stakeholders are updated regularly on project progress
— Ensure programme efficacy, identify and mobilize external technical assistance in close consultation with the AKF Delhi office, and respond to community, programme and donor requirements.
— Ensure regular exchange of knowledge, good practices, case studies and lessons learned among team members, government counterparts and other partners. Keep track of new developments and best practices in the education sector and facilitate adoption by the programme.
— Liaise with civil society organizations, including NGOs and government departments, to build and strengthen strategic partnerships that will contribute to the achievement of education programme objectives.
— Carry out any additional duties and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time

Remuneration: Rs 3.5 to 4 lacs per annum depending upon experience

Interested candidates should submit an updated CV via email to akfindiarecruit1@gmail.com accompanied by a cover letter stating the reasons for your interest and your qualifications for the position. Please mention the position title in the subject line of your email message; please indicate your current and expected salary in the body of the cover letter.

Last date to apply: 28 November 2016


About AKF:

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), is a private, non-denominational development agency established by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1967. AKF (India) seeks the empowerment and transformation of marginalized communities through interventions that prioritize improvements in the quality of life and promote pluralism and inclusive development. Creating and strengthening community institutions to actively participate in development interventions, and building their capacity to take over and lead the development process, is a core strategy across all AKF (India) programmes. In India, AKF works in the sectors of education, drinking water and sanitation, rural development, and strengthening civil society.

AKDN has maintained a long presence in Hyderabad. Aga Khan Education Services, India (“AKES, I”) runs schools in Hyderabad, Warangal and Adilabad. AKFF (India) and its partners implemented a Programme for Enrichment of School Level Education (PESLE, 1997-2007). The Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad also established an international school in 2011 and implements government school outreach programmes. In 2015, AKF (India) along with its partners agency – the Aga Khan Academy – has begun implementation of a School Improvement Programme in 21 government schools in Bahadarpura block, Hyderabad, funded by United Way Hyderabad. As part of its education strategy, AKF (India) is seeking to increase its footprint with regards to the School Improvement Programme as well as establish Early Childhood Development and Adolescent Education programmes.

The Aga Khan Development Network is an international group of private, non-denominational development agencies and institutions that seek to empower marginalized communities by improving their opportunities and quality of life.