Senior Analyst Private Sector Engagements

Report to: Group Head DFS Projects
Location: Islamabad
Application deadline for the position is February 26, 2024


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 (KRN) is a not-for-profit organization, 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 that sets the strategy of the organization and steers it toward the achievement of its objectives.

Karandaaz Digital encompassing Digital Financial Services (DFS) aims to catalyze the financial services industry towards greater financial inclusion by employing cutting-edge innovations and digital solutions for social impact. Karandaaz collaborates across the financial services ecosystem to maximize impact through improved access to digital finance for low-income, rural, and otherwise excluded population segments, especially women. With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Karandaaz Digital aims to work with all stakeholders to facilitate the digitalization of government and other payment streams and provide support to innovative digital financial service startups.

Position Summary

KRN DFS has initiated and completed many engagements in both public and private sectors that include infrastructure development, policy creation, experiments, and pilots. The incumbent on this position will be responsible to work along with the Group Head for DFS Projects to create a pipeline of projects as per the impact objectives of the organization and create potential projects for KRN DFS. The incumbent will manage the grant-based projects with private sector partners, ensure effective coordination with the Grantees for timely delivery of project and committed impact and report project updates.

Job Responsibilities

  • Identify potential partners, evaluate opportunities for partnerships, and create a pipeline.
  • Assist with creation of projects, identifying scope, timelines, cost, and budget.
  • Research on new developments in the financial ecosystem and assist in creation of developmental thematic areas.
  • Manage and operationalize projects, ensuring control on timeline, objectives, and impact tracking.
  • Ensure effective coordination with the partners in order to deliver the committed impact.
  • Ensure compliance with approved business processes as prescribed in the DFS Operational Manual.
  • Support various audit activities and provide timely information for reviews.
  • Manage project budgets, reporting, and documentation updates for stakeholders including senior management, partners, and donors.
  • Demonstrate passion for KRN mission and alignment with core values.
  • Undertake additional tasks to optimize the performance of the team.


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from a reputable institution in a relevant discipline such as, but not limited to, Project Management, Business, Economics, Information Technology etc.
  • 3-5 years of work experience in a relevant field. Demonstrated experience with project management in the DFS space will be preferred.
  • Experience of creating high quality supporting documentation such as concept papers, business cases, funding narratives etc.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Understanding of the DFS ecosystem and an appetite to learn more
  • Passion for driving financial inclusion through innovation and experimentation in Pakistan
  • Excellent business writing and presentation skills
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Demonstrated skill in budget planning, monitoring, controlling, and reporting.
  • Must be self-driven with the ability to work and deliver in a diverse team.
  • Ability to assess the viability and impact of a project idea and provide recommendations on the most promising project to be pursued.
  • Ability to adopt an innovative and solution-oriented approach towards the efficient and effective execution of ongoing projects

Culture and Values at Karandaaz

KRN 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 the Karandaaz vision and values and feel excited about the work we are offering, please send us your application for this position at 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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