Entry Level

Programme Assistants

Aga Khan Foundation

Kilifi County, Kwale County


Vacancy Description


Purpose of the position

Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is seeking dynamic, enthusiastic, and self-motivated individuals to ensure effective implementation of the Foundation for Learning Project in Kwale and Kilifi Counties. Working under the programme officers respectively in Kwale and Kilifi the Programme Assistants are responsible for supporting the delivery of AKF Education programme activities on time, on budget, and with quality. The Programme Assistants will be part of a broader Coast Region education team and within the Foundations for Learning projects. This successful candidate will work within a dynamic, fast-paced environment and work closely with the broader Coast Region and East African education, programme, gender and monitoring and evaluation teams.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Assist in developing and maintaining positive, respectful, and trusted working relationships with key stakeholders including, partner Civil Society Organizations (CSO), county government and community partners.
  • Participate in other development partner forums at both local and national levels and coordinate actively with other Non-Governmental Organizations and actors that support education and gender related activities within the county areas, to collaborate and ensure complementarity whilst avoiding duplication of efforts.
  • Work closely with gender equality organizations, women’s organizations, teachers and CSOs specialized in women and adolescent human rights.
  • Assist to facilitate teacher professional development courses, including values-based education and gender responsive play-based learning, creating Inclusive Learning Environments.
  • Promote and support teacher led solutions to improving learning environment and learning outcomes across AKF’s network of schools in Kwale/Kilifi counties.
  • Effectively assist to manage processes to provide teachers with the opportunities to develop globally informed locally rooted solutions.
  • Partner with local CSO to deliver the whole school approach at the school level to promote greater parental and community engagement in their schools and their children’s in and out of school learning.
  • Partner with CSO to develop inclusive community engagement plans to conduct activities ranging from community events to targeted in home visits.
  • Ensure all funds are utilised in line with AKF financial procedures and policies as well as donor requirements.
  • Contribute to Education Improvement Program learning agenda.
  • Compilation of quality and timely activity reports.
  • Any other duties assigned by the respective Programme Officer, County Programme Coordinators and the Coast Region Programme Manager.

Key qualifications and experience

  • Strong knowledge and proven experience of working in education sector, preferably primary education with formal and non-formal learning Systems.
  • Experience delivering participatory development tools and community driven approaches.
  • Experience delivering teacher professional development courses.
  • An in depth understanding of the local context in Kwale and including community dynamics.
  • A University degree in education, community development or social sciences.
  • At least 2 years relevant working experience in the Education sector.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Kenyan education system and the policy context.
  • Proven problem solver with the ability to work in adverse team environment.
  • Proven facilitation skills.
  • Flexible, professional with the ability to manage multiple responsibilities with strict deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate and interact at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent MS Excel and MS Word skills

About the Agency

The Aga Khan Foundation is a leading global development organisation working to tackle the root causes of poverty. For more than 50 years, we have helped create strong community institutions that support sustainable, locally driven initiatives to improve the lives of millions of people. By combining local knowledge with global best practices, we strive to bring about transformative and long-lasting improvements to quality of life.

Working alongside the agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network and through partnerships with local communities, civil society and business as well as governments and international aid agencies, we are building a future where we all thrive together.

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