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 Alight (formerly American Refugee Committee) is an international nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that that has worked to provide support, opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities for over 40 years. We help people survive conflict and crisis and rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency. Alight is committed to the delivery of programs that ensure measurable quality and lasting impact for the people we serve.  Alight has been working in Pakistan since 2002 initially on addressing the refugee crisis and responding to the natural disasters and emergencies. Since 2015, Alight has reinvented its program strategy in Pakistan. Alight is now both a trusted provider of emergency and relief services and also a front runner in tackling the most pressing development challenges in the country. Focused on innovation, high-quality delivery and geographic diversification, Alight is bringing new value to the people of Pakistan. Today Alight stands amongst the leading partners of Government of Pakistan that are contributing to education, health and socio-economic empowerment through social innovation. Under its Education theme, Alight Pakistan launched the biggest ever three years (2018-2020) education initiative for Out of School Children (OOSC) in Pakistan in collaboration with Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, Government of Pakistan and Educate A Child (EAC).


Alight has initiated a program “Improved Access to Quality Education in Gilgit Baltistan”. The overall goal of the program is “Increased and equitable education and skills development opportunities for girls and boys in Gilgit Baltistan”. The program will focus on two thematic areas 1. Education and 2. Skills Development. The focus of its education component will be to enhance the enrolment, retention and quality of education in 4 districts of Baltistan (Shigar, Skardu, Kharmnad, Granche) and in 6 districts of Gligit (Hunza, Gilgit, Ghizer, Diamer, Astore, Chitral) of Baltistan and collaborating with Department of Education Gilgit Baltistan to support the interventions contributing in to achieving the commitments under its education strategy 2015-2030. In the skills development component Alight will focus on engaging with communities and stakeholders and conduct an in-depth assessment and market analysis to identify trends and demands of existing labor, business and employability trends and opportunities within Gilgit Baltistan

POSITION TITLE:              Program Officer


COUNTRY PROGRAM:         Pakistan


LOCATION:                         Gilgit and Skardu


POSITIONS:                       02 (01 posittion for each district)


DUTY SATION:                    District Gilgit and Skardu 


REPORT TO:                       Provincial Manager


DATE:                                 19 September 2019




 The main purpose of this position is to oversee and supervise the program activities in Giglit Balistan. The position will also be responsible for reporting on the progress of program activities to the Provincial Manager


  • Provide assistance to PM for implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Program
  • Support PM in program, financial, procurement planning and implementation
  • Support PM in grant management in coordinated way with the help of support functions
  • Coordinate and liaison with respective district officers for the successful development and implementation of agreed work plan.
  • Coordinate with district officers for information from districts, compilation of monthly reports of the program
  • Develop and implement a plan to regularly collect case studies, success stories and information about the program from the districts, its compilation for further sharing with Islamabad office
  • Provide orientations on program as per proposal to staff members internally and externally as and when needed.
  • Ensure effectiveness of program activities on weekly/ monthly basis and submit weekly/monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports as per set indicators and targets of program
  • Collaborate with the Finance and Operation Manager to ensure that program supplies and resources are available in a timely manner to support program implementation.
  • Support exchange visits to share information, identify best practices and challenges and enhance collaboration and networking among partners.
  • Regularly report to the PM in all activities, weekly, bi-monthly & monthly with progress, achievements, bottlenecks to document challenges and lesson learned.
  • Assist with any other duties as assigned necessary by the PM


  • Bachelor degree in Social Sciences or in a relevant subject.
  • At least 4 - 5 years’ experience in program implementation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and report writing skills.
  • Experience of networking with Government line departments/ district administration and donor liaison.
  • Communicate effectively should be a good and strong communicator.
  • Team working should be able to work as a team player.
  • Time Management ability to manage stiff work and submission deadlines in the assigned timeline  

American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.  American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.