Aga Khan Foundation is looking for State Programme Manager, Bihar - Apply by 7th March 2011

Aga Khan FoundationAga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational development agency, established by His Highness the Aga Khan in Switzerland in 1967. In India, AKF has been working since 1973 in four thematic areas: Health, Education, Rural Development and Civil Society. The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is implementing a Multi Input Area Development (MIAD) programme in the state of Bihar. The programme aims to improve the quality of life of marginalized communities by addressing their multi-faceted poverty through a multi-year and multi-sector approach.

The programme currently works in four districts - Muzaffurpur, Samastipur, Kishanganj and Patna - and plans to expand coverage and diversify interventions significantly over the coming 1-3 years.

Aga Khan Foundation is seeking to hire a State Programme Manager to provide overall leadership and ensure the delivery of a high quality MIAD programme in the State of Bihar. The position will represent AKF in Bihar and supervise the state-based AKF team.


  • A post-graduate degree in one of the programme’s sector priority areas is required.
  • At least 8 to 12 years of work experience in rural development, including at least 3-5 years of experience at a senior
  • Position leading a field implementation programme in a rural area
  • Experience of implementing and managing multi sector programmes involving education, health, livelihoods and civil
  • Society and leading multidisciplinary teams is highly desirable
  • Strong Human Resource and financial management skills
  • Experience of working and liaising with the government at different levels, as well as establishing and nurturing partnerships with other stakeholders
  • Demonstrated communication in Hindi and English (verbal and written) and mature inter-personal skills are essential.

Last date for application: 7th March 2011

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Contact Details:
Viral Makwana
Senior Consultant
Third Sector Partners
502, 5th Floor," A" wing , Aurus Chambers,
S. S. Amrutwar Marg, Near Sumer Kendra, Worli, Mumbai - 400 013
Tel: +91 22 4349 3333

March 7, 2011 12:00AM