Executive Digital Public Infrastructure

Report to: Senior TPM (Digital Public Infrastructure)
Location: Islamabad
Application deadline for the position is February 13, 2024


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.

Karandaaz Digital aims to catalyze the financial services industry towards greater financial inclusion by employing cutting-edge innovations and digital solutions for social impact. Karandaaz collaborates across the financial services ecosystem to maximize impact through improved access to digital finance for low-income, rural, and otherwise excluded population segments, especially women. With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Karandaaz Digital aims to work with all stakeholders to facilitate the digitalization of government and other payment streams and provide support to innovative digital financial service startups.

Position Summary

Executive Digital Public Infrastructure will be a part of the Digital Public Infrastructure team within the DFS unit and will help execute and coordinate the Raast adoption plan. The incumbent will be responsible for all adoption related activities including overall brand & partnerships development, designing and driving campaigns to acquire, retain and engage users. The position will also be responsible for monitoring and assessing uptake related data, identifying emerging market needs, and use cases.

Job Responsibilities

Support Management and Coordination of Raast Ecosystem Development Programme

  • Support the planning, execution, and monitoring of projects pertaining to the Raast ecosystem to ensure timely delivery of milestones.
  • Support the launch of pilot plans and ensure success criteria is met; as part of the rollout plan for the industry.
  • Monitor execution of the overall brand and communication development plan for Raast in line with Raast Adoption Strategy
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to align project activities with overall Raast strategy and vision
  • Manage procurement processes in collaboration with the Procurement team
  • Coordinate merchant onboarding programmes and product innovation

Documentation and Reporting

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date project documentation, including project plans, progress reports, and risk assessments.
  • Generate regular reports on project status, highlighting key achievements, challenges, and recommended actions.
  • Ensure full compliance with the policies & procedures of Karandaaz and the DFS stream

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Seek opportunities for industry engagement with the Raast team
  • Coordinate engagement with industry (fintechs, financial institutions, other participants and other adoption entities) to help develop Raast awareness and drive adoption (CEO Roadshows, Raast Marketing Committee etc.)
  • Facilitate communication between State Bank of Pakistan (SCB), vendors and/or any/all other stakeholders, ensuring that project requirements and expectations are understood and met.
  • Organize and participate in project meetings, workshops, and presentations as required.

Data Analyses

  • Conduct basic data analysis related to Raast project performance and outcomes
  • Assist in the preparation of data-driven insights for project evaluation and improvement
  • Undertake additional tasks to optimize the performance of the Karandaaz DFS stream


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from a reputable institution in a relevant discipline such as, but not limited to, project management, business, economics, etc.
  • 0-1 year of work experience preferably in project management related roles ideally with digital payments and/or instant payment systems.
  • Proven experience in managing vendors and agencies

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong understanding of the digital financial services ecosystem and a burning appetite to learn more through research and learning from experts in the constantly changing DFS space.
  • Good understanding of Global & Pakistan’s financial and banking landscape, regulatory environment, and digital instant payment ecosystem.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Project Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate on multi-stakeholder initiatives
  • Ability to work and collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Attention to detail – ensuring accuracy and consistency in all tasks of the job role
  • Innovative and solution-oriented approach to problem solving for effective and quick execution of projects

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 Karandaaz vision and values and feel excited about the work we are offering, please send us your resume for this position to careers@karandaaz.com.pk clearly mentioning the position title in the subject line.

Karandaaz is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications by all population

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