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Senior Programme Officer: Finance and Grants Management
Aga Khan Foundation (UK)
Location: London, UK
Last Date: September 23, 2011
Officer: Finance and Grants Management
Aga Khan Foundation
The Aga Khan
Foundation (UK) 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
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.
objective of AKF (UK) is to support the work of ten AKDN agencies and two
universities. It is present in three continents, five sub-regions and thirty
countries. To this end, partnerships and funding relationships are cultivated
and managed with European and Asian donors, multilateral development banks, and
other development finance institutions.
Senior Programme Officer: Finance
and Grants Management -
Based in London.
AKF (UK) has a
new exciting and demanding opportunity for an ambitious and hardworking
professional committed to improving lives in the developing world. The person
will be a key liaison between the Programme and Finance teams at AKF (UK) and
other AKDN agencies and will be the internal focal point for knowledge related
to donor requirements. The role will perform a wide range of functions related
to proposal development, grants management, and financial reporting: internal
planning, project budgeting, donor compliance, financial monitoring and
analysis, monitoring of implementation and quality assurance, writing and
preparing narrative and financial reports for internal stakeholders and external
Qualifications and experience required:
Master’s level degree in a
relevant field; Finance and/or Accounting training (or equivalent experience)
Minimum of five to seven years of
relevant experience in finance, accounting, or programme management.
Familiarity with procedures and
requirements of bilateral and multilateral partners (e.g. Asian Development
Bank, DFID, EC, JICA, KfW)
Project budgeting, accounting and
financial management, including cash-flow management and forecasting.
Compliance and reporting to
bilateral, multilateral, and other donors.
Designing and managing effective
administrative systems and procedures.
Excellent writing, communication,
and analytical skills; financial analysis, and financial presentation skills.
Excellent technical and IT
skills, especially Excel and database management platforms.
Attention to detail; problem
Ability to work in a dynamic,
candidates should apply immediately at
Closing date Friday 23 September 2011.
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