Digital Financial Services (DFS) Insights Executive

Report to: Program Manager DFS
Location: Islamabad
Application deadline for the position is April 30, 2022


About Us

Karandaaz (KRN) believes that every Pakistani deserves to be Financially Included and Economically Empowered. Our mission at Karandaaz is to foster economic growth and create jobs through financial inclusion of unbanked individuals and unserved enterprises.

Karandaaz Pakistan is a not-for-profit organization, based out of Islamabad, registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan under Section 42 of the Companies Act 2017. We are supported by Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). Karandaaz is governed by an eminent board who set the strategy of the organization and steer it towards achievement of its objectives.

 Position Summary

This person will be the nexus for all Insights and Analytics work conducted in the DFS area. This will include generating insights and data analytics from various DFS projects, being a knowledge-base for the DFS team on relevant insights and trends in the wider industry and economy, and generating content where required. The candidate will work closely with all internal and external stakeholders to produce and deliver the above and to ensure that it is executed efficiently, with consistently high quality, and in full alignment with Karandaaz Pakistan’s broader objectives.

Job Description

  • Executing the insights work plan successfully in ensuring timely completion of deliverables and milestones
  • Analyzing a wide range of data from primary and secondary research to help inform the DFS team in designing future interventions in the private and public sector
  • Working closely with workstream leads in DFS to ensure timely capturing of data and insights from ongoing projects and interventions
  • Synthesizing data and analysis into impactful, action-orientated reports for internal stakeholders.
  • Communicating the key findings and insights to senior stakeholders and peers both conversationally and in presentation style
  • Ensuring effective dissemination of insights, knowledge products and other information to maximize reach.
  • Maintaining knowledge of previous analysis to avoid duplication and sharing learnings from relevant past projects
  • Developing a research agenda for the DFS industry to support industry development
  • Research vendors and develop TORs (Terms of Reference) for research projects.
  • Build a central repository of relevant data, insights and in-depth knowledge of the DFS space in Pakistan.


A successful candidate will need to have:

  • Bachelors/Masters in Business Administration/Economics/Finance with 0-2 years’ formal/informal experience in research and analytics.
  • Proficient in research, writing and analytical skills.
  • Proficient in quantitative analysis tools
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Google Suite
  • Ability to gather data and information from various local and international sources like WB, SBP, FII, CGAP, etc. that is relevant to Pakistan.
  • Ability to synthesize researches, case studies, industry notes into actionable findings.
  • Understanding of the financial sector and an appetite to learn more
  • Understanding of a not-for-profit organization
  • Time management skills
  • Planning, organization and interpersonal skills.
  • Relationship management
  • Attention to detail
  • Learning agility

Culture and Values at Karandaaz

Karandaaz Culture is guided by our values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Equity (ICARE). These values shape our choices on what we do and how we do it, both with colleagues internally and partners externally. We also believe that we are all responsible for creating a great place to work and are constantly looking to hire individuals who bring the same level of passion and commitment to the purpose of the organization.

If you believe in the Karandaaz vision and values and feel excited about the work we are offering, please send us your application for this position at clearly mentioning the position title in the subject line. We will be accepting submissions till Saturday, 30th April 2022. 

Karandaaz is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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