Vakant Project Manager

AKF is looking for a Project Manager for an anticipated project to support improvement in the performance and accountability of primary and secondary schools through a piloting approach that focuses on stimulating community awareness and engagement, and parent-school interaction, for improved student performance in selected poorest districts of the Kyrgyz Republic.


Duty Station: Bishkek City, Kyrgyzstan


Duties and Accountabilities:


  • Leadership over the project, ensuring a timely, efficient and effective delivery of activities in line with the timeframe and work plan, setting priorities and direction, maintain and value team spirit
  • Develop and nurture relationships with the stakeholders/partners/government institutions within the project, region and at national level
  • Ensure effective project financial management and implementation, as well as conduct regular monitoring of progress made towards the objectives and indictors set in the project through the organization of regular management meetings and field visits
  • Prepare accurate and comprehensive reports on the project progress as per donor requirements and maintain communication with the donor on issues related to the implementation and management of the project
  • Conduct field visits and spot checks, identify training needs for the project team and partner organizations essential for the implementation of the project activities and support skill development as required


Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master Degree in Social Science/Management/Governance
  • At least 5 years of experience and proven background in development management and programming
  • Familiar with the WB requirements for projects implementations and reporting
  • Previous experience on managing small scaled grants to community based organizations
  • Good knowledge of BoTs law and its structure/operation guidance in schools, developing training modules
  • Solid understanding on social accountability tools including community scorecards, social audit, budget hearings is preferable
  • Good knowledge of education and local government system in KR
  • Excellent report writing capacity and computer literacy
  • Excellent communication skills with a high level of written and spoken English, Kyrgyz and Russian


Interested candidates should submit their CV, motivation letter and 2 references in English and Russian by February 12, 2017 to


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for the interview.


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