Careers

Senior Analyst, Knowledge Management

Report to: Director Knowledge Management and Communications
Location: Islamabad
Application deadline for the position is August 16, 2018

Karandaaz Pakistan seeks to hire a Senior Analyst, Knowledge Management (KM). The primary responsibility of the incumbent is to support the Knowledge Management and Communications (KMC) team in developing and executing research strategies and projects undertaken at Karandaaz Pakistan, and managing the company blog. From time-to-time, the incumbent will also provide support in developing and executing communications strategies and tasks.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • RESEARCH:
    • Build a thorough understanding of the financial access space in Pakistan, including the regulatory landscape, players, opportunities and challenges, especially in the SME finance and digital finance areas
    • Support the development and execution of research strategies based on identification of research gaps within Karandaaz’s focus areas
    • Work with the Senior Manager, KMC to developing requests for proposal (RFP) and terms of reference (TOR) documents
    • Conduct primary and secondary research (alone or as part of a team), synthesize external research, and draw on international lessons to collate, consolidate and document findings into reports, blogs, presentations
    • Manage research projects outsourced by KMC
    • Ensure accuracy of technical content, quality and timeliness across all research projects
    • Remain abreast with global research relevant to Karandaaz’s development agenda
  • BLOG MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage the Karandaaz Pakistan blog including chairing and running the blog committee
    • Create and maintain the blog calendar for the year (recruit writers, set blog topics, brainstorm outlines and finalize blog post flows)
    • Work with blog contributors to ensure quality and technical accuracy (provide feedback on outlines, edit draft posts and finalize)
    • Post blogs online and monitor activity (social media shares and unique views) for each post
  • OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Provide support on developing and executing dissemination strategies for research products
    • Contribute to development of web and social media content
    • Monitoring and Evaluation – Work with the M&E team from time-to-time to enable efficient and accurate donor reporting

CANDIDATES PROFILE:

  • Master’s degree from a reputable international or Pakistani institution
  • 2-5 years of experience preferably in a financial research/financial consulting/financial advisory firm 

BEHAVIORAL SKILLS

  • Passionate and self-driven with the ability to handle assignments with minimal supervision
  • Team player with ability to work across departmental teams
  • Have strong decision-making skills, analytical skills and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to interface with and manage stakeholders at senior level 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Strong understanding of financial concepts (equity, debt, due diligence, financial ratios, etc.)
  • Excellent report writing and presentation drafting skills
  • Excellent ability to analyze and synthesize data/information and present it using appropriate frameworks
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Proficient in MS. Office
  • Knowledge of the financial access space (especially digital finance and/or small medium enterprise financing) will be an added advantage

For Applying,

Please send your applications to careers@karandaaz.com.pk clearly mentioning the position title in the subject. Deadline for applications is August 16th, 2018. 

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