Technical Project Manager (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 Summary:

The Technical Manager will support the Associate Director Projects, Digital Transformation SECP, in successfully implementing the projects undertaken by Karandaaz. The incumbent will be responsible for interface with vendors and key stakeholders to define technology requirements, conduct technical analysis of proposals and advise on technology procurements and architectures. The individual will serve as an in-house technical expert on the team and will be expected to provide technical expertise.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

The core responsibilities include the following:

  • Conduct business analysis of requirements of SECP and convert into IT and technology requirements, architecture and roadmaps
  • Review all IT technical components of the project and provide feedback
  • Provide input into technical sections of RFPs for procurement of technology & implementation vendors
  • Create Terms of Reference and Scope of Work for RFIs/RFPs/EOIs, in line with Karandaaz procurement policies, to engage technical consultants and technology consulting companies for development of digital solutions.
  • Manage the implementation of technology through effective project management and timely collaboration between vendors and various internal/external stakeholders;
  • Create technology agreements/contracts with consulting companies or technology service providers
  • Provide financial forecasting for implementation of technology infrastructure and digital transformation projects
  • Any other task as assigned by the line manager

Candidate Profile

  • A seasoned executive with 6-8 years of work experience in relevant field with atleast 3-4 years experience in managing & deploying ERP projects.
  • 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.
  • Experience in selecting, procuring, managing and deploying IT transformational projects including top tier ERPs, DWH and other such systems.
  • Ability to advise on choosing technology architectures and manage technology vendors
  • Experience in delivering IT transformational projects in public sector is preferable
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with stakeholders to implement technology projects
  • Driven and 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 styles.
  • Passion for Karandaaz’s mission and alignment with core values
  • Bachelors / Master’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related Engineering discipline from a reputable international or Pakistani Institution.

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 23rd October 2019.

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

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