The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a non-denominational international development agency whose mission is to develop and promote creative and sustainable solutions to problems that impede social development.
AKF is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network, a group of agencies with mandates that include the environment, health, education, architecture, heritage restoration, culture, microfinance, rural development, disaster reduction, the promotion of private-sector enterprise, and the revitalization of historic cities.
AKDN agencies conduct their programs without regard to faith, origin or gender.
Reporting to AKF USA’s Programs Director, the Manager, Institutional Partnerships and Business Development will be responsible for cultivating partnerships with institutional donors and peer organizations and developing new business in the United States.
Working with a multi-disciplinary team at AKF USA, as well as colleagues overseas, the Manager will (i) identify new funding opportunities from US-based donors that are in line with AKF and AKDN strategy; (ii) develop and strengthen relationships with potential and current institutional donors, including US government, foundations, corporations, and impact investors; (iii) coordinate proposal development processes and related negotiations; (iv) be a lead or contributing writer for AKF USA’s proposals (v) strengthen capacity for proposal development, where necessary, of field-based teams; (vi) facilitate and participate in programmatic design consultations with field offices and stakeholders and (vii) oversee grant management, reporting and technical support to specific projects, as needed.