AKDN Organization and System Design Specialist Jobs in Kenya

AKDN Organization and System Design Specialist Jobs in Kenya


Why Aga Khan Foundation?

  • For nearly 50 years, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) has been partnering with communities, governments, and local leaders to harness the best from people from all backgrounds to improve the quality of life.

  • The Foundation’s work is rooted in core values of self-reliance, pluralism, and respect for human dignity.

  • AKF is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), one of the world’s leading poverty solutions networks.

  • The USAID and AKF co-financed the Yetu Initiative since 2014, contributing to the self-reliance of Kenyan civil society by building the capacity of Kenyan civil society organizations (CSOs) to engage and catalyze citizen support for their missions.

  • USAID and AKF are both looking to further expand and support civil society in Kenya, through the Kaunti Kuimarisha Uendelevu – Strengthening County Sustainability - Annual Program Statement (APS).

  • The goal of Yetu extension is to “Enhance capacity of Kenyan civil society to catalyze and engage citizens, government and private sector support for county-level development”.

  • Yetu will engage and build the capacity of county-wide Local Development Organizations (LDOs) to foster community-led, community-managed and community-owned development to build local civic engagement capacity.

    Role Summary

  • The Organization and System Design Specialist - Yetu Initiative will play key role information, engagement, strengthening and positioning for LDOs at the counties.

  • He/ she will report to the Program Director – YETU Initiative and work closely with AKF East Africa Civil Society Advisor.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the Project Director in the formation, engagement, strengthening and positioning of county LDOs to effectively engage government, private sector, and other civil society actors in county development agenda

  • Coordinate the development, implementation and learning around the LDO organization modeling and capacity strengthening. This includes capacity assessments, training, technical assistance, coaching and mentorship and providing direct
    capacity development support to the LDOs

  • Provide support in building county-level relationships with relevant stakeholders such as community leaders, government and the private sector to engage them on county-level development issues

  • Facilitate close collaboration with other county-level projects and USAID organization development partners to position LDOs and CSOs to deliver on their mandate

  • Provide support to the initiative to articulate lessons learned, challenges, and risks emerging from the initiative and incorporate feedback into the planning and implementation processes

  • Provide support in work planning and reporting processes respectively, and submission to the donor

  • Design and deliver, or manage the design and delivery of leadership development training

  • Ensure the capacity strengthening initiative has a visible profile within and beyond the counties

  • Provide technical oversight, lead and motivate the County LDOs Coaches


    Does This Sound Like You?

  • A Bachelor’s degree in international development, organizational development, business, or a related field

  • At least 3 years’ experience with designing and implementing organizational and systems strengthening initiatives, ideally at the county-level in Kenya;

  • Advanced skills in facilitation, human-centred design, systems thinking, consulting, coaching, program development, and management#

  • Exceptional written and oral English communication skills.

  • Ability to communicate in Kiswahili is an advantage

  • Knowledge of and prior experience working on USAID-funded will be an added advantage

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; AKDN Organization and System Design Specialist Jobs in Kenya


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