Programme Officer


Job Description




Background & Description

The Kaghan Memorial Trust (KMT) is a non-profit organisation that is operating the charitable Kaghan Memorial School (KMS) in the Kaghan Valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. This school provides free education to underprivileged children from its surrounding areas.

KMT is presently interested in hiring a Programme Officer for its Head Office in Bani Gala, Islamabad. Qualified Candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria below may apply for this position.

Job Details

Position: Programme Officer
Industry: Education – Non-profit
Functional Area: Planning & Development
Total Positions: 1 Post
Job Shift: First Shift (Day)
Job Type: Full Time/Permanent
Job Location: Islamabad, Pakistan
Gender: No Preference
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree with excellent English writing skills
Career Level: Young Professional
Experience: 1 Year (Experience of writing donor proposals and grant requests will be considered a strong asset in the selection process).
Salary Range: 30,000/- to 45,000/- per month (to be negotiated within this range depending upon individual experience).
Posting Date: 13/02/2020
Apply Before: 05/03/2020

Job Description

As part of the Head Office team, working under the supervision of the KMT Managing Trustee, the Programme Officer will be responsible for:

Preparation of proposals, presentations and documentation for donors;
Organisation of various fundraising events for the Trust.

With donors and child sponsors;
With job applicants;
Between the School and the KMT Head Office.

  • Preparation of reports for donors, government agencies and the Trustees, as required.
  • Procurement and supply of resources and furnishings for the School.
  • Any other Trust-related tasks that may be assigned.
Requirements and Skills

Applicants will need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree (preferred degrees: Social Sciences, Project Management, English), one year of relevant work experience (Non-Profit Organisations), strong communication skills and, most importantly, excellent English writing and speaking skills. An English writing test will be taken from any candidates who are shortlisted for interviews. Experience of writing donor proposals and grant requests will be considered a strong asset in the selection process. Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop will be a plus.

It is essential that candidates have a firm sense of commitment to the Trust's objectives and are willing commit to work for KMT for at least one full year. This is a non-negotiable requirement for this position. Applicants must also be a team player who are willing to follow instructions from supervisors and team leaders, and who can also lead independently when needed.

Why YOU should apply to the Kaghan Memorial Trust:
Working in the Non-Profit sector is better than being at home fantasising about a perfect society you want to live in. The only way to achieve a perfect society is, to make one, by working positively towards societal development. As a Programme Officer at KMT, you will be:
  • helping to make a positive contribution in the growth and development of the Kaghan Valley;
  • learning to work with people of a different culture; increasing your ability to acclimatize to diverse cultural demands and behavioural expectations which will ultimately impact your aptitude to handle complex situations;
  • given a platform to build your network with influential people, local and international companies;
  • offered a team-centred environment;
  • provided with endless opportunities to take and show initiative for our organization;
  • gaining leadership skills and will get a chance to employ them too;
  • developing a diverse skillset.
Your time at KMT might ultimately influence your outlook and shape your career in the Non-profit sector.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the minimum educational and work experience requirements mentioned above may apply for the position by sending their resumes, along with a detailed covering letter and their updated design portfolio (if possible) in PDF format on the email ID provided.
The covering letter should give a brief introduction to the candidate, and it should explain the motivation behind the candidate’s interest in this position, along with reasoning for why the candidate believes that he/she will be a good fit for this job.
The closing date for applications is March 05, 2020.

KMT reserves the right to reject any application at its sole discretion and without assigning any reason. Applicants may not contact us to inquire about the status of their applications. Candidates shortlisted for an interview shall be contacted directly by the KMT Head Office sometime in March 2020.

About Organization

KMT is a non-profit Charitable Trust registered in Islamabad, Pakistan in the aftermath of the earthquake of October 2005. The Trust has been focused since its inception on building and operating a large school in the Kaghan Valley, one of the areas most devastated by the earthquake. This Kaghan Memorial School (KMS) provides quality education completely free of cost to disadvantaged children from the Kaghan Valley. KMS is committed to the education of girls and boys alike, with both genders represented equally in each class.

The management and administration of KMT are overseen by a Board of Trustees headed by an elected Managing Trustee. This Board is also responsible for developing, organizing and implementing the Trust’s fundraising programme. The Trustees of KMT are all members of civil society who have a genuine desire to provide quality education to those who cannot afford it.

KMT was initially established by three friends, all members of civil society, who wanted to play their part in helping with the long term rehabilitation of the Kaghan Valley. Since its inception, other concerned members of society wanting to support the cause of the Trust have been co-opted as Trustees.

The Kaghan Memorial Trust and Kaghan Memorial School are both dedicated to the memory of the thousands of children who lost their lives to the earthquake of October 2005.

You can visit the following links for more details:
Our website:
Our Facebook Page & YouTube Channel: The Kaghan Memorial Trust

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