Title: Manager, Project Management Unit (PMU), AP Asia
Report to: CEO, Aga Khan Foundation (Pakistan)
Technical Advisory: AKF Regional Advisor Economic Inclusion
Location: will be based in Islamabad with extensive travel to project areas.
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), is a private, non-denominational, international development agency established in 1967. It 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 and other resource poor regions, primarily in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Its main areas of focus are education, health, rural development, environment and strengthening civil society.
The overall objective of the action “Accelerate Prosperity in Central and South Asia” (AP Asia) supported by the European Commission (EC) is to contribute to the enhanced equitable economic well-being of women and men in rural Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic. The specific objective of this Action is to improve self-employment and employment of women and men in supported enterprises. The Action will achieve this through two intermediate outcomes:
The creation of new start-up enterprises, the growth of small businesses, and a focus on youth and women led ventures will be critical. The Action aims to contribute to positive trends in Gross National Income, Gender Development Index scores and contribute to relevant Sustainable Development goals.
AKF Pakistan is actively looking for a PMU Manager who shall be responsible for the management of the recently awarded multi-country action “Accelerate Prosperity in Central and South Asia” which will be implemented in Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic and Afghanistan. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is passionate about promoting entrepreneurship in Pakistan and has the required project management experience, specifically in EC-funded projects, to be able to facilitate implementation of 4-country action in liaison with country-specific implementation teams. The successful candidate is expected to actively contribute to shape the PMU and effectively meet all reporting and compliance requirements of the action in liaison with country-specific programme and finance teams of the Aga Khan Foundations, Accelerate Prosperity, Aga Khan Rural Support programme, Mountain Societies Development Support programmes, and University of Central Asia.
The PMU Manager will be responsible for programme and financial reporting to the donor and meeting compliance requirements of the Action, under the direct supervision of the Aga Khan Foundation Pakistan and UK, and in liaison with relevant programme and operational teams of partner entities in all four countries. She/ He will play a pivotal liaison role with all internal and external stakeholders, spanning all work plans (WPs) and tasks of Action and its implementation. These include but are not limited to:
Monitoring the overall progress regarding milestones and deliverables;
● Technical Knowledge
● Soft Skills
AKF(P) offers a competitive remuneration package and conducive working environment. AKF(P) recruitment and selection policy and procedures reflect our commitment to equal opportunity and the safeguarding of children, beneficiaries, partners, community members and employees in accordance with AKF(P)’s Safeguarding policy.
Kindly note that this is not an expatriate position. The deadline for applications is 19th February, 2020. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), is a private, non-denominational, international development agency established in 1967. It seeks sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy and ill-health with special emphasis on the ...Read More