Aga Khan Rural Support Programme
Last Date: January 18, 2011
Rural Support Programme
General Manager, Rural Support Programme
Social Development - Rural Development
Aga Khan Rural Support Programme
January 18, 2011
General Manager of
Khan Foundation (AKF) is part of the Aga Khan
Development Network (AKDN), a group of private, international,
non-denominational agencies founded by His Highness the Aga Khan. The Network's
organisations have individual mandates that range from the fields of health and
education to culture, rural development and the promotion of private-sector
enterprise. AKDN is dedicated to improving living conditions and opportunities
for the poor, without regard to faith, origin or gender.
Reporting directly to Chairman and the Board of Directors of AKRSP
The General Manager (GM) will report directly to the Chairman
and to the Board of Directors of the AKRSP and will be responsible for the
delivery of the overall objectives and targets set by the Board.
strategic leadership to programme development, strengthen partnerships with
NGOs, influence practices and polices of the Government at provincial and
national levels, and explore innovative engagements with the private sector.
and manage resources including funding, finance and people.
well-grounded analytical understanding of rural development issues in Pakistan;
innovative and solution-focused thinking; high levels of productivity and
quality output; and strong processes of team building and management.
in management, natural sciences or social sciences with relevant experience in
the development sector with at least 7 years experience in a strategic
leadership role. Candidate should have a track record of applying various
development approaches including policy influencing, community development &
facilitation and innovative programming. Experience and skills in dealing with
senior Government officials/donors at the provincial and national levels is
leadership, communication and relationship management skills.
willingness and ability to work collaboratively within the various network
organisations of the AKDN.
to ensure effective achievement through the leadership of the organization, by
setting clear objectives in order to maximize individual and departmental
demonstrable track record of achieving positive changes on the ground while at
same time having an ability to engage in constructive and productive policy
candidate must have strong belief in the values governing civil society and
understanding of the unique role of independent civil society, including cross
cutting values of AKRSP, Pakistan such as gender and inclusiveness. The
candidate can be keen to explore the new roles and approaches of civil society
in a rapidly changing context in Pakistan.
Main Areas of
formulation & implementation
Contribute to the
development and refinement of the organizationís vision and strategy.
leadership to the programmes and to implement the vision, mission, and
strategic plans in order to maximize the impact of grants received by
Liaise with other
executive heads in government and other NGOs on the implementation of the
organizationís strategic and operational plans.
the overall performance of the organization.
and report on the organizational and different programmatic strategies,
ensuring the strategic objectives are well understood and executed by the
heads of department.
for developing and nurturing network and relationships with key stakeholders.
Lead an executive
team and ensure effective achievement through the leadership of the
organization, by setting clear objectives.
Build and lead an
effective and cohesive management team.
resource allocations are in place or available to support the regional offices
governance and compliance as per organization policy, donorís perspectives and
develop organizational culture, values and reputation in its sector and with
all staff, all other stakeholders and regulatory/official bodies.
meet with and integrate with organizational requirement for quality
management, health and safety, legal and statutory requirement and
authenticate all documents related to organization and formulate
leadership for effective programme design, delivery and impact.
and representation skills with a variety of stakeholders including Government,
NGOs and private sector.
skills including programmes, people, budget and Management Information Systems
(MIS), Monitoring and Evaluation.
interpersonal communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with a
wide range of stakeholders.
written and spoken English and Urdu. Familiarity with at least one of the local
languages spoken in Gilgit-Balitistan & Chitral.
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