Careers

Program Assistant

Report to: Chief Investment Officer & Head of Corporate Investment & Credit
Location: Islamabad
Application deadline for the position is August 18, 2019

Reporting Line: Chief Investment Officer & Head of Corporate Investment & Credit     

Location: Islamabad

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:

Karandaaz Pakistan is seeking a Program Assistant to provide project and portfolio management support. The Program Assistant is a member of the Corporate Investment & Credit (CIC) Team reporting to the CIO. The incumbent will support the CIO in coordinating all the deliverables of the different projects of the CIC Team.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

The Program Assistant is responsible for coordinating the overall program management and reporting to the CIO. Responsibilities include monitoring and reporting progress and inputs against targets etc.

The core functions and responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide project assistance for large, complex grants and inputs against targets. Provide analytical and research support to the CIO as needed
  • Assist the CIO in the overall implementation of the work plan
  • Facilitate in the preparation of materials for annual budgeting and planning
  • Provide clerical support in the documentation of the team’s projects
  • Provide high level, confidential administrative support to the CIO which may include scheduling travel, arranging meetings, handling information requests, preparing reports and correspondence with other teams
  • Prepare meeting agenda and provide needed background information to the CIO before the meeting
  • Responsible for the coordination of meetings, tasks and deadlines for the CIO
  • Prepare and coordinate for the tasks related to the Investment Committee and Board Meetings

Candidate Profile

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors / Master’s degree in business administration, economics or related discipline from a reputable international or Pakistani Institution.
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in project/program assistance/ coordination within financial services – or development-related field, preferred
  • Previous experience of working as an executive assistant to a C suite professional for a financial sector company would be preferred

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Excellent organization and coordination skills and attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and understand policy compliance
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite; advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing demands and establish priorities
  • Prior experience of performing administrative duties and clerical support would be preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast paced work environment
  • 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 careers@karandaaz.com.pk clearly mentioning the position title in the subject line. We will be accepting submissions till 18th August, 2019 

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