AKU Academic Admin Mgr, and Grants Mgr Jobs in Kenya

The Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, not-for-profit, international University first established in 1983, with 13 teaching sites in eight countries. It is a non-denominational institution open to all, irrespective of religion, ethnicity, gender or national origin. Since 2001, AKU has offered academic programmes in nursing, medicine and education for and in countries in East Africa.
The Aga Khan University invites applications for the following positions:

Manager, Academic Administration 
(Based in Nairobi)

Reporting to the Provost, the Manager Academic Administration will support the Provost in the development of academic strategy and implementation plans. 
S/he will also manage annual budgets, monitor academic performance and participate in reviews including special projects. 
Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Supporting the development of AKU’s overall academic strategy, especially shaping and guiding the work of ad hoc task forces or working groups set up to further the Academic Strategy design and implementation, including setting up and facilitating discussions; articulating and synthesizing concepts, ideas, and generating feedback and responses for further consideration
  • Designing a portfolio of projects in close consultation with the Provost that support the development and implementation of the Academic Plan, measure its quality and outcomes and/or fine-tune its direction
  • Undertaking key Projects as required or oversee and monitor the successful delivery of agreed projects undertaken by others
  • Establishing program office functions to manage large projects and/or institute structured Project management methods to ensure that projects are successfully delivered on time and within budget
  • Undertaking feasibility studies, option appraisals and project evaluations as required
  • Overseeing the development of annual budget and activity plans from respective academic entities, and for the Provost’s office, which support the delivery of the academic strategy and its implementation plans
  • Working with the Provost and the Deans, strengthen the process and measures for quarterly and annual monitoring and review of departments performance against their annual plan goals and deliverables within the academic strategy.
Required Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess a master’s degree from a recognised university and have at least five years management experience preferably within an academic setting or developmental sector. 
The candidate must be a strategic thinker, have the ability to present compelling and complex ideas concisely and clearly in writing and orally, excellent interpersonal, team-working skills and project management skills.
 S/he will be flexible, creative and have the ability to work under pressure with attention to detail.

Manager, IED Projects, Grants & External Relations 
(Based in Dar es Salaam)

Reporting to the Director Aga Khan University Institute of Education Development (AKU-IED), the incumbent will act as a support person to the Director, to pursue grants for programmes &student scholarships. 
Specifically, they will be responsible for:
  • Coordinating and managing all grants from external donors and organisations, as well as undertaking effective follow up with funders (donors, funding agencies, consortium partnerships)
  • Seeking new funding opportunities for IED, including an income stream for scholarships and bursaries to support students on IED programmes
  • Developing high quality proposal submissions, taking the lead in the writing & coordinating the production of high quality grant applications and the development of budgets with IED Finance Office
  • Conducting relevant background research, reviewing funding opportunities & managing the resource mobilisation processes within IED
  • Providing support to build and maintain effective partnerships and special relationships with key partners.
  • Managing IED projects & on-going relationships with other organisations including working closely with prospective funders e.g. donor representatives &funding agencies.
  • Providing information to support the Director, IED in decision making on financial & academic administrative matters.
Required Qualifications
  • The ideal candidate will possess a post-graduate degree in a relevant field, strong interpersonal skills with exceptional and proven written and verbal communication, analytical, presentation and IT competencies. 
  • S/he will also have experience in developing and writing proposals, coordinating multiple inputs from a variety of sources, managing grants and external relations, ensuring compliance with donor/funding requirements and donor reporting.
  • S/he should have the ability to work under pressure with multiple tasks, demands and deadlines, be self-motivated, and ability to work independently. 
  • Successful candidates must have excellent written and spoken English and ability to speak Kiswahili is desirable.
To Apply:

Please send your curriculum vitae; copies of academic qualifications; and copies of professional certificates as follows:
  • Manager Academic Administration: To the Recruitment Manager P.O. Box 39340 – 00623, Parklands Nairobi by November 9, 2012. Email: hr.ans@aku.edu.
  • Manager, IED Projects, Grants & External Relations:To the Recruitment Manager, AKU – TIHE P.O. Box 125, Dar es Salaam; Fax (+255) (0)22 2150875 or email: hr.tihe@aku.edu by November 9, 2012
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
For further information, please visit http://www.aku.edu

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