Program Advisor

Location: Islamabad
Application deadline for the position is July 21, 2019

About Us

Guided by Karandaaz vision, we believe 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 Non-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 Department for International Development (DFID) 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:

The incumbent will work on compiling, researching and conceptualizing programme ideas for Karandaaz Pakistan within the overall framework agreed with the sponsors. The advisor will work with senior management at Karandaaz to socialize and improve the ideas after consulting the relevant teams. The Advisor will support in the development of concept/ position papers, summary of business plans or research reports and make presentations. The Advisor while working on these program level ideas will be required to support senior management in the tracking of different projects and programmes.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

The core functions and responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop position papers, summary of research reports or business case
  • Engage with stakeholders for development of concept notes;
  • Research topics and ideas and create management summaries for decision making;
  • Support in the tracking various projects in the programmes

Candidate Profile

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors / Master’s degree in business administration, economics, or related discipline from a reputable international or Pakistani Institution.
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant experience in programme management or programme delivery design within financial services – or development-related field, preferred.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and understand policy compliance.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and stakeholder management
  • Ability to work with senior management team
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite; advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • Knowledge of budgeting, financial analysis and synthesis preferred
  • Knowledge of working with donor-funded programs is desirable
  • 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.
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing demands, and establish priorities.
  • Passion for the mission and alignment with core values of the organization.

 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 application for this position to clearly mentioning the position title in the subject line. We will be accepting submissions till 21st July 2019 

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

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