Job Opportunity: AKF needs a Costing Consultant – EDIP


The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), is a private, non-denominational, international development agency established in 1967. It seeks sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy and ill-health with special emphasis on the needs of rural communities in mountainous and other resource poor regions, primarily in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Its main areas of focus are education, health, rural development, environment and strengthening civil society.

The Aga Khan Foundation (Pakistan) [AKF(P)] is seeking high calibre professional for the following position to be based in Gilgit:


The incumbent will play a key role within the Education portfolio of AKF(P) and his/her Main duties & responsibilities will be as follows:

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

A. Background

The Department of Education (DoE) GB formulated the Gilgit-Baltistan Education Strategy (GBES) in 2008, in consultation with and input from key stakeholders and education experts in Gilgit-Baltistan. The document needs to be costed prior to its formal approval. AKF(P) is looking for professionals with the relevant experience/qualifications in the regard.

B. Objective

The main objective of this consultancy assignment is to facilitate the operationalization of GBES through cost modeling, budget and financial analysis and development of budgets and cost details supporting the G-BES operationalization process and select fiscal reform. 

C. Scope of Work

The Costing Consultant (hereafter referred to as Consultant) will act as a technical resource and documentation person for the functioning of the Working Group. Consultant will be responsible to:

  • Analyze and revise costing and budgeting aspects of the G-BES costing framework and related fiscal.
  • reform as applicable.
  • Develop a mid term (3 year) budgetary/costing framework.
  • Develop a costing framework supporting G-BES until 2025.
  • Other related deliverables identified and specified periodically upon the deliberations of the working.

D. Reporting

Consultant will report in-region to the Chair of the Working Group or his/her representative. S/he is also expected to seek guidance from and periodically update Director Education and Project Manager EDIP, AKF (P).

E. Duration of the Consultancy

The duration of this Consultancy is one year (from time of joining) with the possibility of an extension until June 2015.

F. Travel and Accommodation

All logistics and travel cost related to this assignment outside Gilgit Town shall be borne by the Project. 

Required Qualifications:

The incumbent should have a Masters in Accounting (or equivalent) or MBA Finance with 3 to 5 years of relevant experience. Candidates with good written & spoken English, excellent interpersonal skills & knowledge of MS Office, flexibility to travel and ability to work in a diversified team environment.

AKF(P) offers a competitive remuneration package and conducive working environment. We are an equal opportunity employer. Females are encouraged to apply.

Candidates fulfilling the above mentioned criteria can send their applications online at the following:

Only online applications will be entertained. The deadline for applications is April 20, 2014.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For more information about AKDN, please visit 

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