Executive Program Office (CIC)

Report to: Associate Strategic Equity Investments
Location: Islamabad
Application deadline for the position is May 28, 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 Capital aims to support the development of a market for MSME financing by deepening access to growth capital for MSMEs that will result in the generation of broad-based employment in Pakistan and financial returns for Karandaaz. Karandaaz makes investments that are categorized into four buckets: Direct Investments, Wholesale Investments, Strategic Investments, and Green Investments. These investments by Karandaaz help develop pilot investment models and identify new investment avenues and generate learning for commercial capital providers.

Job Responsibilities

Program Monitoring & Coordination

  • Support the monitoring and follow-up of investment program initiatives in progress.
  • Collaborate closely with all teams to provide program management coordination.
  • Assist in the development of effective dashboards and processes for rolling out investment projects.
  • Provide support for backend processes with internal stakeholders.
  • Assist in producing program reports for management and stakeholders.
  • Support the team in prioritizing project tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Aid in establishing a robust monitoring mechanism throughout the investment lifecycle to ensure proactive issue resolution.
  • Assist in overseeing the implementation of work plans and tracking the progress of various projects.
  • Work closely with project sponsors and cross-functional teams to plan and implement project scope, deliverables, resources, work plans, budgets, and timing for new initiatives.
  • Help maintain overall program structure and management processes to ensure successful completion of projects.
  • Assist in accurate budgeting and accounting of expenditures, ensuring compliance with program policies and procedures.
  • Act as a central point of contact for interdepartmental and cross-departmental communication and reporting.

Strategic Planning and Leadership Support

  • Assist in preparing materials for strategy reviews, learning sessions, briefings, and submissions to donors, CIO, and Board of Directors.
  • Support the development of annual program work plans and strategic plans through effective portfolio planning.
  • Help with annual planning, work plan development, budgeting, and implementation of strategic goals.
  • Help ensure compliance with established portfolio management governance and processes, including quarterly reviews and annual planning.


A preferred candidate will need to have:

Education & Experience

  • Bachelors/Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or related discipline from a reputable institution
  • 0-2 years of relevant experience preferably in project/program management

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of donor-funded programs is desirable
  • Knowledge of and practice in monitoring and evaluation principles and approaches
  • Knowledge of budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis and synthesis.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office Suite
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and understand policy compliance.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of an integrated, diverse team and be comfortable in multiple, high varied settings, and tight deadlines with different work and learning styles.

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 groups

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