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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Deputy chief of party (DCoP) – Garissa, North Eastern Province job in Kenya

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 programme 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 (2010 – 2014) will cover 23 districts across the Coast, North Eastern and Nairobi Provinces.

We invite applications from suitable candidates to fill the following position:

DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY (DCoP) – Garissa, North Eastern Province

Reporting to the Chief of Party (CoP) and based in Garissa, the DCOP will provide oversight, strategic planning
and technical expertise on effective education interventions for the entire region.

Essential Job Functions:
1) Strategic development:
Facilitate the design and implementation of innovative and effective strategies for the development of education programmes in North Eastern Province;
Overall responsibility for the quality of programme 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 of design innovative education programmes, 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 programme 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 programme budgets in close collaboration with CoP, DFA and Education Specialists;

Master’s Degree in Education or related field; Minimum of 7 years in senior leadership and management position within an NGO; Knowledge of basic education including Early Childhood Education and Primary and Secondary Education; Experience with programme design, planning, action research and monitoring and evaluation, especially in the context of ASALs and promoting education initiatives amongst pastoralist communities; willingness to work additional hours during critical implementation periods.

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 by 24th January, 2011.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Regional Human Resources Manager, Aga Khan Foundation, East Africa
ICEA Building, 8th Floor
P.O. Box 40898, 00100, Nairobi

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

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