Regional Partnerships Coordinator

Position: Regional Partnerships Coordinator

Employer: Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: August 31, 2023

Employment Type: Employment

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: August 31, 2023

Full Description

Brief Description:

Regional Partnerships Coordinator
Host Agency: Aga Khan Foundation East Africa
Placement: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: 6 Months
About AKF Canada
Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is a leading global development organization and
registered charity working to tackle the root causes of poverty. Since 1980, we have helped
create strong community institutions that support sustainable, locally-driven initiatives to
improve the lives of millions of people in Africa and Asia. By combining local knowledge with
global best practices, we strive to bring about transformative and long-lasting improvements to
quality of life. In Canada, AKFC mobilizes funding and expertise, and promotes awareness of
global issues. In all of our work, advancing gender equality, inclusion and pluralism are key
objectives and approaches.
Working alongside the agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network and through
partnerships with local communities, civil society, and business as well as governments and
international aid agencies, we are building a future where we all thrive together.
About AKF East Africa
AKF 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, coastal, and
other resource-poor areas. In East Africa, AKF works in collaboration with partners to develop
and promote innovative solutions that contribute to improving the quality of life of communities
in East Africa. AKF responds to local and regional priorities by developing and implementing
effective programming, measuring, and documenting results, and sharing its lessons with
governments, donors, and development actors, contributing to the improvement of policy and
practice. To promote and sustain growth, AKF EA aims at diversifying funding streams and
strengthen relationships with both bilateral and private funding bodies. Across this crucial
moment for the organization, AKF will need to find sustainable routes for generating financial
contributions and build a strong portfolio of relationship-strengthening modalities, such as
donor-facing engagement and internal capacity building.
Consultancy Summary
The AKF East Africa Regional Partnerships Coordinator will support the development of the AKF
EA Program portfolio by contributing to business development toward meeting ambitious annual
partnership targets. The Partnerships Coordinator will support the development of concept notes
and proposals and coordinating resource mobilization efforts in the region, including relationship
building with funding partners.
▪ Support in identifying and following up on funding leads and analyze resource
mobilization trends in AKF East Africa.
▪ Identify funding needs/programmatic intervention opportunities (through regular
interaction with AKF EA program staff) and update resource mobilization priorities
▪ Support the maintenance and updating of resource mobilisation tools and tracking
▪ Support in development of concept notes and proposals through close collaboration with
management and technical teams.
▪ Lead application of project opportunity vetting and verify theme-specific opportunities,
geographic alignment, and AKF EA strategic focus.
▪ Conduct due diligence of implementing partners in coordination with AKF EA finance
and program teams.
▪ Contribute to partnership documentation, including positioning pieces and
communication materials (e.g., presentations, narrative overviews, donor visit briefs, etc.)
designed to enable regular and effective engagement with various donors and partners.
▪ Prepare donor briefs and talking points for donor meetings, referencing latest donor
strategies, field-level discussions, and possible donor/AKDN matches to consider
positioning during meetings.
▪ Coordinate weekly, monthly, and quarterly conference calls, organising the resource
mobilisation tracker and relevant documents for specific units to support pipeline and
grants management processes.
Required Qualifications & Experience
▪ Minimum Master's Degree in international development, development studies, social
sciences, or relevant fields.
▪ 3-5 years’ experience in an NGO or donor context
▪ Demonstration of knowledge of program design; grant acquisition and management; and
cross-functional coordination.
▪ Experience in developing and writing proposals, budget plans, concept papers, briefs, and
executive summaries, and coordinating multiple inputs from a variety of sources,
simultaneously managing a variety of relationships.
▪ Technical competency in compiling and editing compliance reports, and presentations.
▪ Exceptionally strong communication skills in English, both written and oral.
▪ High analytical skills and the ability to assimilate and process information on a wide
range of issues, excellent writing, communication, and financial analysis skills. Agile
thinker and able to work within and through systems.
▪ Strong IT skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, SharePoint,
Databases, etc.).
Additional Characteristics
▪ Respectful of diversity: sensitive toward others in their context, situation, and challenges;
pluralistic, open, and understanding toward other people’s cultures, values, autonomy,
and faiths; demonstrates compassion and empathy; is courteous to others with respect for
their background, religion, ethnic, social, cultural, gender, and age.
▪ Team player: collaborates effectively to create a culture of knowledge sharing and team
learning to strengthen business performance.
▪ Committed to acting ethically and upholding safeguarding standards towards all staff,
volunteers, and beneficiaries of the organisation.
▪ English proficiency required.
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by clicking the link below.
Deadline: August 31, 2023 by 11:59pm EDT
Please note that due to the nature of funding for this position, the placement is
only open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.
AKFC is committed to advancing gender equality and inclusion through our programming and
operations in Canada and overseas. AKFC requires all employees to review and abide by the
AKFC Gender Equality Policy.
AKFC recognizes the importance of safeguarding and is committed to ensuring it manages a
wide range of risks such that beneficiaries, staff, other associates and the organization as a
whole are kept safe from harm.
AKFC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations
are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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