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Chief Executive Officer / Senior Executives

Aga Khan Foundation
Location: Africa and Asia
Last Date: April 15, 2011


The Aga 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. More

Chief Executive Officer / Senior Executives
Various locations in Africa and Asia

AKF has a number of CEO and Senior Executive level positions in key locations throughout Africa and Asia. These are exciting and challenging opportunities to contribute to high quality multi-input development programmes in the developing world. The CEO / Senior Executive for a given Country will have responsibility for ensuring AKF has, and executes a clear direction, sense of purpose and a well-defined proactive agenda that strives to continually create new opportunities, improve the organisation's human and financial capacity and positively influence the Country’s environment within the global development agenda.

The CEO / Senior Executive must be able to demonstrate the highest level of responsibility and leadership under extreme deadlines with experience in financial management, personnel management, and public and donor relations. Experience and knowledge of the developing world or experience working in a demanding environment would be a distinct advantage and commitment and compassionate concern for development, and inter-cultural sensitivity. The post requires travel to remote and difficult project sites to understand, assess and oversee project design, implementation and results orientation. The candidate should have a willingness and ability to learn quickly about a broad range of development issues in which AKF is involved. Fluency in English, both written and oral, is a requirement. Knowledge of one of the following languages would be desirable: Arabic, Farsi, French, Russian or Portuguese.

Salary and international package to attract the best candidate.

Qualified applicants are invited to apply via the AKDN Career Centre at by Friday, 15 April 2011.


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