EMACK Deputy Chief of Party Job 

Location: Garissa, North Eastern Province

Education for Marginalized Children in Kenya (EMACK) is an initiative of the Ministry of Education and the Aga Khan Foundation made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development.

The program seeks to improve access to quality education and increase retention and completion rates for children historically underserved by the education system.

The four year extension and expansion phase will cover 23 districts across the Coast, North Eastern and Nairobi Provinces.

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Chief of Party and based in Garissa, the Deputy Chief of Party will provide oversight, strategic planning and technical expertise on effective education interventions for the entire region as described below:

1) Strategic development:

Facilitate the design and implementation of innovative and effective strategies for the development of education programs in North Eastern Province;

Overall responsibility for the quality of program and plans developed by both EMACK core team members and partners in North Eastern Province;

Overall responsibility for EMACK’s capacity building efforts for District and Provincial Education Officials in North Eastern Province.

2) Programming:

Support Education Specialists in the design of innovative education programs, linking this effort to EMACK’s objective of scaling up and mainstreaming of successful features and approaches;

Facilitating capacity building efforts for District and Provincial Education Officials including DEBs, in readiness for mainstreaming of successful EMACK approaches;

Facilitating program reviews and monitoring of KESSP II plans and budgets by DEBs and PDE offices.

3) Finance and Administration:

Responsible for the development and accountability of the North Eastern Province program budgets in close collaboration with CoP, DFA and Education Specialists.


-Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Education or related field;

-Minimum of 10 years in senior leadership and management position within an NGO, public or private sectors;

-Knowledge of logical framework analysis and other planning tools;

-Experience with program design, planning, action research and monitoring and evaluation, especially in the context of ASALs and promoting education initiatives amongst pastoralist communities;

-Knowledge of basic education including Early Childhood Education, Primary and Secondary Education;

-Willingness to work additional hours during critical implementation periods.

If you had applied for this post earlier, please do not re-apply. Applications, along with a cover letter and an up-to-date CV, names of three referees and a daytime telephone contact should be sent to the address below.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Regional Human Resources Manager,

Aga Khan Foundation,

East Africa,

P.O. Box 40898, 00100,


Email: akf.east-africa@akdn.org

The Aga Khan Foundation is an Agency of the Aga Khan Development Network.

Deadline 24th January,

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