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We are a lead institution in the development sector which embodies the spirit of a public-private partnership to address the multi-pronged dimensions of poverty across Pakistan. We are focused on achieving sustainable outcomes and impact that brings about meaningful social and economic transformation in the lives of the poor. The essence of our work is to support and strengthen institutions of the poor that are well-governed, transparent, democratic, accountable and inclusive. Through a community-led demand-driven approach, we are focused on achieving sustainable outcomes and impacts that bring about meaningful social and economic transformation in the lives of marginalized and disadvantaged – a true spirit of development.

We are looking for high caliber professionals for the following position based at our office in Islamabad.

Head of Quality Assurance, Research & Design

The position reports to the Chief Executive of the organization. The incumbent will be responsible to supervise and provide strategic guidance to Monitoring, Evaluation & Research, Environment & Social Management, Communications & Media, Resource Mobilization & Donor Outreach, IT and MIS departments of the organization. He/she shall be required to design and successfully implement strategic framework aligned with the overall organization’s strategic plans and policy; ensure that high standards of excellence and teamwork are inculcated in these areas. The role is of the senior management team and requires ensuring that MER framework is well-designed and implemented; assessing outcome & impact against the strategic/result based framework; drawing key learning from internal & external evaluations. He/she shall ensure that the overall impact assessment is aligned with organization’s strategic goals and donor objectives. The job incumbent will provide reliable, real-time analysis of data for organization’s management; to streamline business processes and create one platform for data sharing and data reporting. This role also requires ensuring that data is recorded in time from all groups/units and shared with key stakeholders that include Partner Organizations in order to ensure a user-friendly MIS with easy to understand user manual. The person will ensure mainstreaming, compliance and oversight of environmental and social safeguards in all organization’s funded interventions; dissemination and application of the Environmental & Social Management Framework. Besides, the incumbent shall also supervise IT & MIS function, Communications & Media Unit and Research & Donor Outreach Department of the organization.

At least 16 years of education or equivalent or Masters in Social Sciences and relevant disciplines / Project Management/Masters in Business Administration / Masters in Public Administration. A minimum of 12 years’ relevant work experience at the national/international level in the development sector, out of which 05 years in a senior management position.

The candidate should have a track record of managing portfolios or institutions where similar work was designed, strategic frameworks created, and project cycle management is undertaken. A high level of personal skills is required to deal effectively with the stakeholders. He/she should be a system’s thinker, goal-driven, innovative and action-oriented. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical, leadership, interpersonal and communications skills. He/she should be proficient in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications. Willing to travel in the field across Pakistan.