Technical Project Manager (SECP)

Report to: Associate Director Digital Transformation
Location: Islamabad
Application deadline for the position is September 28, 2023


About Us

Karandaaz (KRN) believes 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 not-for-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 Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) 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 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. 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. The unit further aims to reduce the gender gap in financial inclusion by designing and implementing multiple interventions.

Position Summary 

The Technical Project Manager supports the Associate Director Digital Transformation in successfully implementing projects undertaken by Karandaaz for the public sector primarily and for the private sector, where deemed necessary.

The individual will serve as an in-house technical expert to the team and will be expected to provide technical expertise to all internal stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct need analysis and convert into IT and technology requirements, architecture and roadmaps.
  • Assess potential technical components of a project and give recommendations based on current available solutions and global best practices considering a long-term landscape
  • Provide input for eliciting technical sections of Request for Proposals (RFPs) for procurement of technology and implementation vendors
  • Create Terms of Reference (ToRs) and Scope of Work (SoW) for RFIs/RFPs/EOIs, in line with Karandaaz Procurement policies, to engage technical consultants/vendors for delivering digital solutions.
  • Create technology agreements/contracts with consulting companies or technology service providers
  • Manage the implementation of technology through effective project management and timely collaboration between vendors and various internal/external stakeholders
  • Provide financial forecasting for implementation of technology infrastructure and digital transformation projects
  • Create project management trackers, communication plans and processes.
  • Maintain project time-frames, budget estimates and status reports.
  • Hold regular technical team meetings to help address any questions or challenges regarding upcoming or ongoing projects
  • Any other task necessary to ensure smooth execution of all running projects


Education & Experience

  • Bachelors/Master’s degree in Computer Sciences, Engineering, Business Studies or related discipline from a reputable Institution. Project Management qualification and/or certification is highly desirable.
  • At least 5 years of overall work experience with 2 years of specific experience in the domain of technology. Experience with agile methodology will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in managing technology vendors/service providers for deploying technology projects involving software (mandatory) and hardware (preferable)
  • Demonstrated experience of IT transformational projects lifecycle from inception till implementation
  • Experience in delivering IT transformational projects in public sector will be a significant advantage

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Understanding of a not-for-profit organization
  • Knowledge of donor-funded programs
  • Strong knowledge of techno-commercial solutions with the ability to leverage that knowledge for advising on technology selection
  • Proficient skill in MS Office Suite and Google Suite
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work with stakeholders to implement technology projects
  • 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.
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing demands, and establish priorities.

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 resume for this position to 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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