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3 Job Opportunities | Nafasi za Kazi Aga Khan Foundation


About the Aga Khan Foundation

Established in 1967, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) brings together human, financial and technical resources to address the challenges faced by the poorest and most marginalised communities in the world.

Special emphasis is placed on investing in human potential, expanding opportunity and improving the overall quality of life.


AKF works primarily in six areas with gender equality and inclusion mainstreamed throughout all programmes: Agriculture and Food Security; Economic Inclusion; Education; Early Childhood; Health and Nutrition; and Civil Society.


A vibrant and competent civil society is the cornerstone of a healthy and prosperous nation.  It is essential to improving the quality of human life because people themselves know best how to drive progress.

Yet, in many parts of the world, civil society suffers from a dearth of technical knowledge, human resources and financial means.  To address these gaps, for over 100 years the AKDN has been carefully building robust institutions that experiment, adapt and accommodate diversity.

Founded on the ethics and values that drive progress and positive change, these civil society institutions – of education, health, science and research, and culture, to name a few – harness the private energies of citizens committed to the public good.

3 Job Opportunities | Nafasi za Kazi Aga Khan Foundation

1. Admin Assistant ~ LINDI

The requirements

Certificate or Diploma level with at least two years’ experience as an Administrative Assistant, virtual assistant or office admin assistant.

Knowledge of office management systems and procedures

Working knowledge of office equipment, like printers and fax machines

Proficiency in MS Office (MS Excel and MS PowerPoint, in particular)

Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work.

Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task

Additional qualification as an administrative assistant or Secretary will be a plus

Strong accountability, inter-personal skills and working collaboratively with the internal project team and non-project partners.

Excellent communication skills in English and Swahili language, Strong team player, creative and problem-solving skill.

Commitment to safeguarding Policies and guidelines


2. Management & Programme Liaison Officer ~ Aga Khan Development Network

The requirements

The ideal candidate should have the following profile:

A keen appreciation of the objectives and ethical underpinnings of the AKDN including a strong interest in international development and the developing world, along with a high degree of cultural sensitivity

A preference for an advanced degree or professional qualification. Excellent English communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written, including the ability to write business proposals and prepare presentations.  A strong preference for the candidate to speak Kiswahili.  For non-Kiswahili speakers, it is expected that the candidate is willing to undergo training to speak the Kiswahili language in the short-medium term.

Strong project management and financial management skills; including experience with budgets.

A self-starter, able to work in unstructured situations with minimal supervision.   Good judgement and experience of situations involving a degree of sensitivity and confidentiality.

Strong inter-personal skills and an ability to work effectively at all levels with teams in a supervisory capacity and with a wide range of stakeholders, with a collaborative and collegial style, and the ability to influence through reason and common sense.

Capable of working in a lean staffing environment with demonstrated ability to work under sustained pressure, manage competing priorities and deliver to tight deadlines.

The position is based in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.


3. Programme Director ~ Madrasa Zanzibar

The requirements

Minimum Master’s degree or equivalent in Development, Education, ECD or related field

Minimum four years senior management experience

Experience in management, leadership and mentoring staff with willingness to visit programmes in the field

Experience developing relationships with government and development partners to generate income and influence policy and practice

Excellent communication skills, able to make strong presentations and produce high quality written reports

Experience of working across geographical, organisation boundaries, cultures & diverse stakeholders.


The deadline for submitting the application is 15 August 2021.


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