Careers

Project Coordinator (SECP)

Report to: Associate Director Projects, Digital Transformations (SECP)
Location: Islamabad
Application deadline for the position is October 23, 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

 Karandaaz Digital

Karandaaz Digital aims to catalyse the industry towards greater financial inclusion by employing cutting-edge innovations and digital solutions and has undertaken a few digital transformational projects in public sector, supporting the public organizations to develop their digital capabilities and hence benefit from the resulting efficiencies. Karandaaz now aims to work with Securities and Exchange Commission (SECP) to facilitate its digitization in three key areas. i) To help SECP deliver better transparency, speedier decision making and  ease of doing business by implementing an organization wide ERP, ii) improving analytics and policy making based on companies filling by converting them digitally using XBLR (Extensible Business Reporting Language) and iii) implementing Secure Transaction Registry (STR) that will facilitate small borrowers amongst SMEs and agri sector to secure credit from financial institutions against their movable assets under Secure Transaction Act. This support will be provided to SECP through Karandaaz.

Position Objective:

The Project Coordinator (SECP) will be responsible for the coordination, implementation and maintenance of digital transformation projects undertaken by Karandaaz for SECP.

 Job Responsibilities:

 The Program Coordinator (PC) will support a portfolio of projects in support of strategic goals of the program. The PC will provide budget oversight and planning, financial analysis, financial reporting, and/or portfolio operations support. The PC will work closely with the team internally, as well as partners externally, to manage projects in an efficient and aligned manner. The PC will also serve as a liaison across multiple internal teams. Duties may include any or all of the following:

  • Data Input, Management & Analysis: Manage data for all projects and contracts in multiple databases. Provide detailed financial analysis and ensure data integrity to support team’s financial decision making. Work with the team to keep all pertinent information accurate and up-to-date for reporting and analysis. Serve as point-person for team members regarding budget targets and individual project management.
  • Grants and Contracts Administration: Work with Associate Director Projects, Digital Transformation SECP, team members, and contractors during the early stages of contract making (e.g. sending out requests for proposals, co-creating project proposals, driving key deadlines for submissions and revisions). Assist with contract management and evaluation by requesting and reviewing written materials (including contract summaries and reports).
  • Grant and Contracts Coordination: Coordinate contracts, including tracking of invoicing and deliverables, receipt of required reports and monitoring expenditures. Support the development, management, and close out of grants. Coordinate the end-to-end contract and grant processes with internal parties (contracts, grants & legal business partners) and external parties (vendors & grantees).
  • Project support: Work on special team projects as needed, usually related to supporting a grant or supporting the efficiency of team processes and meeting all organizational reporting requirements. Identify areas for process improvement and make recommendations.

The Program Coordinator has a high level of interaction with both internal and external partners. Provide hands on guidance and support for grantees and vendors with budget templates, reporting requirements, technical assistance, and proposal development processes.

Job Specifications:

Candidates must have demonstrated skills and/or experience in project management, working with databases, analytic and writing skills, and excellent communication skills to effectively interact with internal and external partners. Additional qualifications include:

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Bachelors / Master’s degree in business administration, engineering or project management or related discipline from a reputable international or Pakistani Institution.
  • 4 years of relevant experience, experience in managing & deploying ERP projects preferred
  • Experience in either working in IT/Technology in large scale organizations including regulator or authorities managing critical systems like ERP or working with top tier IT and or ERP consulting & implementing firms.
  • Prior experience of managing IT transformational projects in public sector is preferable

Behavioral Skills:

  • Excellent organization skills & attention to detail, deadlines & policy compliance.
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional team of people.
  • Ability to analyze data across multiple databases.
  • 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.
  • Strong project/process management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple & competing demands and establish priorities.
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to change in processes and organization.
  • Willingness to act as a strong team player and bring an optimistic level of energy to this dynamic team.
  • Passion for Karandaaz’s mission and alignment with core values

Technical Skills:

  • Highly functional in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; mastery of more advanced skills in Excel to generate reports efficiently (or willingness to learn) preferred.
  • Knowledge of budgeting, financial analysis and synthesis.
  • Knowledge of, or interest in, applicable programmatic subject.

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.

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