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14 March 2012

Head of Programmes Pakistan Jobs

We are looking for candidates for the position of Head of Programmes
(Sindh & Balochistan) at a Large International Organization.

Position Title: Head of Programmes (Sindh & Balochistan)
Location: Karachi
Sector: Development Sector
Company Type: Large International Organization
Duration: Indefinite Contract
Salary: Rs 112K to 175K -- based on candidate credentials

Essential Requirements:
-- Minimum 3 years work experience in Development Sector or Educational Organizations or Government Departments/Organizations
-- Experience related to Project Management (management of people/teams/projects)
-- Experience of working with numerous stakeholders
-- Excellent English writing skills

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Purpose of job
• To ensure effective delivery in Sindh & Balochistan of the
organization's cultural relations
programmes work across the organization’s core strategic business
areas (English, Education &
Society and Arts) in collaboration with the programme leads based in
Lahore and Islamabad who are
responsible for the projects and programmes in these fields
• To lead the development and delivery of a high impact Schools
programme with our Schools
education partners across Pakistan
Context and environment
• Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, offers considerable opportunities
to engage, and create partnerships
with, target groups in all of the British Council’s core programme
areas. Beyond the city of Karachi
the organization aims to reach its target groups in universities,
colleges and schools in other towns
in Sindh, and to a lesser extent in Balochistan, with high-impact
projects in education, English and
• Schools work, with its focus on global citizenship skills for young
people, sport, increasing the
international perspective of teachers and linking their schools to the
UK, is developing to be one of
the organization most exciting areas of activity in Pakistan

Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties
• To lead and manage a programmes team based in Karachi using the
organization's performance
management system to address staff development needs and any performance issues
• To ensure financial controls, and impact measuring methodologies are
implemented by the Karachi
programmes team and that they meet the organization's corporate standards
• To plan, implement, monitor and report on a programme of engagement
in Schools education in
Pakistan, agreeing plans and financial targets (expenditure and
income) with the organization’s
Wider South Asia lead for Schools and with its Director Programmes, Pakistan
• To meet income and expenditure targets for the organization Schools
programme in Pakistan

Key relationships

The post holder will need to develop successful relationships with
• Schools education policy makers, head and deputy-head teachers in
Sindh & Balochistan, and a
range of schools educators in other priority areas of Pakistan
• The organization's manager for Schools in wider South Asia
(currently based in Dhaka)
• A range of officials and practitioners in English, higher education,
skills, society and the arts in
Karachi, elsewhere in Sindh and in Balochistan
• The organization's lead managers for programmes in English, higher
education, skills, society
and arts
•The organization Schools education teams in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad
• The organization programmes project officers in other areas of work
based in Karachi

Other important requirements of the job

The post holder is required to travel frequently, primarily within Pakistan
-- Right to work in Pakistan: Passport/visa and/or nationality requirement.
-- Security or legal checks required for this role: Security check as
applicable to all organization staff; child-protection check


• Connecting with others
• Working together
• Making it happen
All at more demanding level

• Shaping the future
• Being accountable
At more demanding level

Skills and Knowledge
Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English and Urdu

Substantial knowledge of the Schools sector in Pakistan or in an
country with a similar context

At least 3 years of relevant experience in a local/ international
organization e.g. education organisation/s, governmental department/s,
not-for-profit organisation/s

- Management of schools or youth work as a teacher or volunteer
- Experience of project content development and strategic project management
- Experience of financial planning, monitoring and evaluation

Bachelors Degree

- Qualification in education (e.g. teaching qualification)
- Masters Degree

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