Partnerships Officer

Aga Khan Foundation, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource MobilizationFundraisingMedia and CommunicationStrategic Alliances
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th April, 2020


Job Description

The position will be based in Dushanbe with travel to rural Tajikistan, and report to the Head of Partnerships of AKF Tajikistan.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Proposal development (35%)

  • Identify, vet, and track funding opportunities and provide AKF Tajikistan's input into AKF's global Proposal Approval Process
  • Coordinate high-quality development of AKF Tajikistan proposals across sectors, by coordinating inputs from AKF global offices, AKF Tajikistan office and implementing partners
  • Consolidate, edit, and at times write proposals to ensure quality prior to submission to donors or upstream partners

Programme support (25%)

  • Provide editing quality assurance of donor narrative reports from project managers and implementing partners
  • Support project managers on compliance with donor policies and procedures, such as visibility requirements and amendments to budgets and log frames
  • Support project managers with project inception workshops, coordination events, steering committee meetings and learning events

Partnership management (30%)

  • Provide information and intelligence on activities of donors, development community and international organisations in Tajikistan to AKF and AKDN partners
  • Maintain and strengthen relations with donors, implementing partners, international organisations, and government partners to advance AKF and AKDN objectives
  • Coordinate strategic site visits, meetings, events, and other engagements with donors and partners (existing and prospective)
  • Conduct due diligence of new partners and donors, including safeguarding due diligence

Communications and outreach (5%)

  • Support Communications Officer to expand the inventory of AKF communications materials to meet project obligations, raise awareness and support resource mobilisation, and contribute to AKF objectives

Policy and strategy (5%)

  • Provide input on or lead strategy papers, reporting and responses to other requests from AKF Geneva headquarters, AKDN Tajikistan Diplomatic Office, and other strategic obligations

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in social sciences or other related discipline
  • Minimum two years of professional experience in partnerships or business development for international development or a relevant field
  • Strong written English, communication etiquette, and verbal skills
  • Native-level English
  • Strong knowledge of proposal development, including narratives, budgets, and logical frameworks
  • Strong knowledge of grant management or programme support, including editing narrative reports, reviewing financial reports, supporting grant agreement amendments, and responding to other grant-related obligations
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines proactively in a solutions-based manner

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in communications work, preferably for international development
  • Experience with client-facing or external-oriented positions (e.g., partnerships, PR, advocacy)

APPLICATION PROCESS

A cover letter (1 page maximum) and resume (3 pages maximum) clearly demonstrating how applicants meet essential qualifications and asset criteria should be submitted to: Human Resources Department at hr.recruitment@akdn.org by no later than 9 April 2020.


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