Manager and Programme Officer Required at AGA Khan Foundation (AKF)

27-May-2012 (Sunday)  in  Jang  
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Manager and Programme Officer Required at AGA Khan Foundation (AKF)
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The Aqa Khan Foundation (AKF), an agency of the Aqa Khan Development Network (AKDN)I is a
private, non-denominational, international development aency estaUished in 1967. It seeks
sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy and ill-health with seciaI
enipbasis on the needs of rural communities in mountainous and other resource poor regions,
primarily in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Its main areas of locus are education, health, rural
development, environment and strengthening civil society.
AKF(P) is seeking high calibre professionals for the USAID funded Project, Satpara Irrigation &
Agriculture Development Project (SIADP) located in Skardu, Gilgit-Ballistan. The main components
of the Project are: Efficient use of on farm water, Enhancing Productivity cf High-Value Horticulture
and Dairy Products, Enhancing Processing and Marketing Capacity of the Area, and Creating an
Enabling Environment for the Agriculture Sector to Grow. The project will involve: strengthening
governance, private sector development, agricu hure and micro-finance.
The following positions will be based in Islamabad:
The incumbent will play a key role in overseeing all the procurement (ot goods and services
including engineering and construction services) and donor (USAID) compliance fcr the
Salpara Project.
Main Duties 8 Responsibilities:
. To prepare and review budget and financial reports for Annual Satpara Budget
. Maintains grants in compliance with USAID Grants AanuaI and USG and USAID regulations
(FARs and AIDARs) as well as internal AKF(P) policies and regulations
. Advises and assists the Director in the preparation and implementation, monitoring and evaluatìcn
of contracting documents graits and short-term technical assistance
. To liaise with programmes, procurement and finance departments, ensuring that grants are
closed as per schedule agreed with USAID
. Provides guidance, as necessary, on all potential sub-gíantees on the requirements of the
proposal preparation and submission process, Inancial management requirements, and any
other administrative requirements pertinent to working with a USAID-financed activity
Required Qualifications:
The incumbent should have a minimum of Bachelors degree and at least 10 years of relevant
experience working on all stages (design to construction) of engineering projects and familiarity
with USAID policies and procedures. Candidates wh good written & spoken English, excellent
interpersonal skills arid knowledge of MS Office, flexibility to travel and abìty to work in a diversified
team environment are encouraged to apply,
the incumbent will report to the Director Rural Development and will play a key role for the
Salpara Project.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
. Provide leadership and oversight for programme planning, implementation, monitoring and
evaluation of the project
. To ensure timely delivery of Programme rebted documentation and will be the responsible
person for reviewing regular progress reports for the senior management
. To provide technical assistance and coordination support to partners in the preparation of annual
work plans and assists in the design of project implementation strategies and budgets
. To provide suppo to the project and ensuring information-sharing, integrated planning across
all Programme components and implementers
Required Qualifications:
The incumbent should have a minimum of Bachelors degree in Social Sciences preferably in
Economics or Rural Development and at least 5 years of relevant experience in the development
sector and demonstrated experience in programme/project management. Working knowledge of
development interventions relating to governance, economic development and private sector
development is desirable. Candidates with good written & spoken English, excellent interpersonal
skills, analytical