Closing date: June 14, 2021
About the Aga Khan Foundation
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is an Agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of private, non-denominational development agencies that share a mission to improve the living conditions and opportunities for marginalized communities across some target countries in Africa and Asia.
AKF was established by His Highness the Aga Khan in Switzerland in 1967 and began working in East Africa in 1974. Globally, AKF seeks sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and ill-health, with special emphasis on the needs of rural communities in mountainous, coastal, and other resource-poor areas, to improve the quality of their life. In East Africa, the AKF responds to local and regional priorities by developing and implementing effective programming, measuring, and documenting results and sharing lessons with governments, donors, and development actors to influence policy and practice. In Tanzania, AKF operates a multi-sectoral portfolio that includes programming in Education, Economic Inclusion, Civil Society, Health, and Early Childhood Development (ECD) in West Nile and Central Regions.
This position will be based in Arua. In West Nile, AKF, and more broadly AKDN, aims to ensure equal opportunities to quality education for girls and boys through stronger education systems, more capable female and male education professionals, reduced gender and social barriers to education, and increased evidence generation for better policy and practice. In addition, through the Civil Society portfolio, AKF aims to strengthen civil society through innovative approaches and develop the next generation of female leaders.
Beyond the West Nile Team and the AKF Uganda Country Team it is expected for the Gender Coordinator to work collaboratively with the Gender Coordinators in Kenya and Tanzania, the AKF Regional Programme Team including, but not limited to, the Regional Gender, Education and ECD, and Civil Society Advisors, and the Foundations for Education and Empowerment Manager.
The specific roles and responsibilities of the Gender Coordinator will include:
Lead the design and delivery of activities and interventions:
Lead the design of AKF gender related activities in the West Nile as directed by project designs and the GES.
Develop and integrate all activities into the broader West Nile Programme Workplan and ensure these are delivered efficiently, effectively, on time, and on budget.