Regional Programme Officer - Kenya

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The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational development agency promoting creative and effective solutions to selected problems that impede social development in developing countries.

Location: Kenya (East Africa)

The Regional Programme Officer is a senior member of AKF(EA)'s programme team.

He/she is responsible for ensuring the quality, effectiveness and smooth implementation of the Foundation's primary education programmes in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

Other key responsibilities include substantive engagement in national education policy forums, resource mobilisation, grant management, programme planning and supervision of project staff.

He/she reports to the Regional Programme Manager.

The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with practical management experience and will have:

  • A Master's degree in education;
  • 8-10 years experience in the education sector in East Africa;
  • Proven experience in whole school improvement approaches and innovative techniques to overcome challenges in the public education system in East Africa;
  • Knowledge of the government education systems in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda including proven familiarity with sector strategies and major working groups;
  • Proven experience in resource mobilisation in the education sector, including knowledge of key donor priorities, approaches and systems;
  • Significant experience working with grantees;
  • Proven skills in proposal development, report writing and monitoring and evaluation;
  • Proven initiative and attention to detail;
  • Ability to efficiently co-ordinate and manage multiple demands, excel in multitasking, yet remain focussed and detail oriented;
  • Ability to work independently to strict deadlines; and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, fluency in Kiswahili is desirable;
  • Excellent computer skills and high familiarity with Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Outlook).

    Vacancies Contact

    To the Regional Chief Executive Officer,
    Aga Khan Foundation,
    East Africa,

    by e-mail to akf.east-africa [at] or

    by mail to;

    The Aga Khan Foundation,
    P.O. Box 40898,

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