Thank you for your interest in working with Aga Khan Foundation. The Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. supports this website for outreach and awareness raising within the United States. PartnershipsInAction is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. and its network of volunteers in communities across America. Additional information about the Foundation as an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network can be found on www.akdn.org/usa.
AKF USA Fellowship Program
The AKF USA Fellowship offers a unique two-year experience that combines consecutive placements at AKF USA and an overseas AKDN office. The first placement of 11 months will be spent in Washington, D.C. working with either the Programs, Impact Investing, or Communications teams. For the second placement of 12 months, fellows will be matched up with an AKDN office in Asia or Africa to spend a significant portion of their time on monitoring, evaluation and reporting to maximize exposure to different aspects of international development work. Together, the full program offers diverse opportunities to acquire first-hand knowledge on a range of global development issues and activities and to gain invaluable international experience working alongside AKDN professionals and beneficiaries.
The deadline for the 2015 applications has already passed, however you can learn more about the program by reading the FAQs here.
Chief Executive Officer
The Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. is seeking a Chief Executive Officer. S/he is responsible to the National Committee for the management of the unit and day-to-day implementation of its affairs in accordance with the strategy/policies/procedures established by the AKF Board and refined for the local context by the National Committee. Specifically, the Chief Executive Officer's primary functions covers eight areas: 1. Assistance to the National Committee in Planning and Policy Development; 2. Program Development and Implementation; 3. Properties; 4. Financial Management and Control; 5. Communications and External Relations; 6. Resource Development; 7. Liaison with AKF Geneva; 8. Administration. Please click here and click on the "Chief Executive Officer" position for AKF USA for a full job description and information on how to apply.
The Grants Accountant will lead on U.S. Government (USG) grant compliance and management for AKF USA and AKF field offices in Africa and Asia. The position will be housed in the Finance department and work closely with the Programs & Investments Department. For more information on the position and how to apply, please see the full job description here.
Communications and Resource Development Associate
The Aga Khan Foundation is working to expand and diversify its resource base through a variety of new resource development strategies, while continuing to maintain and improve its fundraising through events, campaigns and volunteer outreach. The Communications and Resource Development Associate will provide assistance and support in those functions of the department that contribute to expanding and enhancing AKF USA fundraising and outreach opportunities. S/he will ensure efficient and timely processes for engaging with stakeholders, stewardship, supporting volunteers and events. He/she will be an important asset to departmental teams responsible for new campaigns, marketing initiatives and customer service. For more information on the position and how to apply, please see the full job description here.
The Finance Department Accounting Assistant will provide support to all functions within the finance department including G/L accounting, grants management and support of the donor services functions. For more information on the position and how to apply, please see the full job description here.
A Retrospective Study on the Evolution and Impact of AKF’s MIAD Approach to Development in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, 2004-2014
MIAD-GDA is a five-year (2013-2018), $60M rural development project being implemented by AKDN in Badakhshan Province in northern Afghanistan. Initiated in March of 2013, the project is funded jointly and in equal shares by AKDN and USAID. Because of the U.S. source of external funding, AKF-USA figures as the official USAID cooperating partner for the project. In that capacity, AKF-USA is ultimately responsible for compliance to USAID and accountable to that agency for achieving the project’s aims in an effective and efficient manner. Operations are carried out on the ground by AKFAfghanistan (AKF-A), Aga Khan Health Service (AKHS), and the University of Central Asia (UCA), and are coordinated with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). See the full Terms of Reference here.