Code for Pakistan is looking for an exceptional and organized DOER – a brilliant, fearless, multi-faceted, and passionate leader who is uncompromising in the pursuit of creating an organization that positively impacts the lives of Pakistanis every day.

The role entails hands-on contribution as well as management, leadership, and oversight of our programs, operations, and growth. You will collaborate closely with and report directly to the Board, and be responsible for a young and upcoming organization of full-time employees as well as a potentially large volunteer base. We like to think of ourselves as a family, oriented around our mission. 

This is a full-time, permanent position based in Pakistan. 


  • Deep understanding and execution of the vision and mission, defining organizational strategy, and creating prioritized work plans to achieve quarterly goals
  • Organizational leadership, staff management, coaching and developing high-performance teams, setting and achieving strategic objectives
  • Financial planning, budgeting, and resource management
  • Developing a long-term sustainability and fundraising plan, and executing that plan by raising resources and support
  • Extending the reach of our current programs, supporting and enhancing existing programming and strategy, and operating as a thought partner for emerging opportunities
  • Creating new, innovative, and measurable programs that seek to inspire participation in civic innovation in public services
  • Driving our brand, storytelling, and thought leadership both nationally and internationally
  • Business development with government, private sector partners, and civil society partners
  • Building and maintaining relationships, engaging with key project partners and donors
  • Representing the vision, strategy, and values of Code for Pakistan with stakeholders through a good pitch, and coaching and preparing team members to do the same
  • Boosting organizational capacity by analyzing and improving existing systems, workflows, and practices
  • Creating a proactive, driven, motivated team culture of learning from global civic tech work
  • Driving high-level tracking, evaluation, and proactive reporting of program impact
  • Conducting regular project and program retrospectives for continual learning and improvement
  • Recruiting, hiring, retaining, and developing top talent and outstanding team members who are engaged, high performing, proactive, and doing their best work
  • Creating new ways to expand and engage our volunteer base
  • Solving problems proactively and positively to move things forward quickly

Required Qualifications

  • 12+ years of professional work & leadership experience in business development, technology, product development, international development, social enterprise, public sector, community engagement, or other fields related to civic tech.
  • 7+ years of people management experience, including managers and volunteers.
  • Experience in operational planning, development, and management.
  • Experience working with large and high-level stakeholders. 
  • Organizational development experience — including growing and managing teams, managing budgets and financial administration, creating, running and scaling programs, culture transformation, and/or leading organizations.
  • Experience in corporate sponsorship, grant proposals, and donor relations.
  • Experience in impact measurement, with a metric-driven approach to growth. 
  • Exceptional communication (Urdu and English), presentation and analytical skills; both written and verbal. Ability to clearly articulate vision and inspire others.
  • Strong relationship building and networking skills, with an ease at building and leveraging networks via multiple channels.
  • Interest — though not necessarily deep experience — in curating meaningful events and gatherings.
  • Experience with coalition-building and driving movements.
  • Highly professional work ethic.
  • Ability to stay calm and work well under pressure and exhibit good judgment, and ideally, a sense of humor.
  • Experience in and/or familiarity with the nonprofit sector is a plus!

Desirable Traits

  • Execution skills. Excellent problem solving, budgeting, strategic planning, prioritization, and implementation skills.
  • Leadership. Collaborative, inclusive, transparent, and can-do leadership style. Willingness to “make the road by walking.”
  • People management. Excellent people manager with a good balance of empathy, empowerment, and accountability; strong leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Mission focused. Strong desire and passion to make an impact in Pakistani society.
  • Quality. Unwavering commitment to quality of programs and projects and data-driven evaluation.
  • Inspiring. Knack for storytelling and passionate engagement with the power of civic tech to make a difference.
  • Bias for action. An entrepreneurial startup kind of person who gets things done, consistently. Demonstrated self-management skills and resourcefulness. 
  • Solutions orientation. Solution-focused and medium-agnostic, willing to step outside core skillset or discipline to find the best solution to a challenge.
  • Proactivity. Self-motivated and self-directed in setting targets and in following up with others to ensure their targets are met. 
  • Design Thinking. Exposure to and understanding of design thinking, needs finding discovery research, approaches to innovation, lean product development, creative cultures, and workshop facilitation.
  • Organization. Solid on process and operations management and highly organized.
  • Multi-tasking. Ability to handle multiple, concurrent, high priority projects.
  • Responsiveness. Swift response and ability to overcome bottlenecks to ensure tasks are completed on time - without the need for follow-up reminders.
  • Keen on tech. Demonstrated interest in the application of technology for addressing real-world needs.
  • Network. Natural proactivity in building and leveraging relationships. 
  • Positive. Ability to set the tone and dynamic for the team — one of a positive can-do attitude and a lens of gratitude.
  • Flexibility & adaptability. Comfort with morning, night-time, and weekend calls, as well as working remotely as and when needed.
  • Values. Strong north star values of inclusion, openness, humility, equity, non-partisanship, emotional intelligence, collaboration, integrity, helpfulness, accountability, generosity, reliability, learning, and growth mindset. 
  • Openness to feedback. Desire to truly seek feedback for guidance and improvement.
  • Purpose. A belief that this is not a job, but a calling of purpose and mission, driven by desires to serve the public and create real impact for others.

How To Apply for This Job

Think you’d be a great fit? 

Apply by emailing to your resume and a cover letter explaining why you’d be a good fit, what excites you about working for Code for Pakistan, and an example from the world of civic tech that you find inspiring. To be considered, both the resume and cover letter must be submitted in one single PDF file. 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so the sooner you apply, the better!