Job Opening: Program Associate

Posted: 15 September 2022

Job Title

Program Associate

Department

Program Pillar - Fellowships

Location

Peshawar

Reports to

Fellowship Program & Director Fellowships

Travel Required

Yes, Inter-city

Type of Position

 Core Business/Full-time

Level/Grade

Independent Contributor

 

About Us

Code for Pakistan is a civic innovation platform made up of a passionate community of talented professionals and students in Pakistan and the US, driven by a strong belief in civic innovation and social impact that can move Pakistan forward in measurable and meaningful ways. Code for Pakistan has successfully implemented 7 cycles of its flagship Civic Innovation Fellowship Program. We have successfully managed the  Fellowship Program, and the Women’s Civic Internship Program in KP, and continue to do so,  as well as several other civic engagement related initiatives such as Civic Hackathons (in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Islamabad), which have led to startups like Savaree. Code for Pakistan is an official partner and active member of the international Code for All network.

Think about your last time stuck in traffic, or getting your National ID Card renewed….Ever had to go to the police station? Visited a ghost government school? What about spending untold hours with no electricity thanks to load-shedding?

No one wants to spend countless hours in traffic or wait in that interminable CNG line. Or pretty much have anything to do with public services, if they can help it. What if interacting with public services wasn’t so painful? What if every trip was a positive, easy experience?

Enter the world of civic hacking. The good kind of hacking. It’s the empowerment of citizens to create solutions themselves. It’s the opportunity to improve civic services that impact millions of lives. And it goes hand-in-hand with Government 2.0.

 

Description of Role

 

This is a high energy role central to efficient delivery of services and solutions to government partners. The ideal candidate is an organized DOER – brilliant, fearless, and a passionate professional who is uncompromising in his or her pursuit of building solutions and delivering services that will positively affect the lives of Pakistanis every day.

 

The Program Associate will, primarily, be responsible for flawless execution of the KP Fellowship and Internship cycles. In this context, the major tasks are to assist in:

 

  • Supporting the planning, launching and execution of the Fellowship and Internship program cycles
  • Facilitating the shortlisting and recruitment of candidates for the cycles
  • Collecting problem statements from government departments at scheduled times
  • Scheduling and tracking administrative, logistics and communication tasks
  • Engaging focal persons from government partners for essential input and effective participation
  • Facilitating the process of user acceptance and deployment of digital solutions
  • Organizing events such as demo days, hackathons, hack days, graduation ceremony etc., alongside the Operations Associate
  • Local coordination with the Communications team in media and PR activities related to the cycles

 

In addition, the Program Associate is responsible for serving the other 3 Program Pillars, namely Digital Solutions and Services, Community Network Engagement and CfP Civic Tech Academy, in specific, defined areas. These are:

 

  • Supporting the Project Management Lead in selected projects by way of coordination and communication
  • Conducting M&E exercises for selected projects in a matrix team structure
  • Once adequately trained and certified, moderating workshops and bootcamps covering Project Management and M&E methodologies which would be conducted by lead team members
  • Becoming part of the Community Engagement team in selected, relevant initiatives
  • Working with the Communications team, where required, to create umbrella cover for the 4 Program Pillars

 

Core Competencies

 

  • Proven experience in the process of services delivery in a technology context
  • PM (project management) and M&E (monitoring and evaluation) methodology and practice exposure would be highly desirable
  • Good practice in usage of digital tools related to the areas of responsibility
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organizational and time-management skills
  • High energy and positive attitude

 

Experience and Education

 

  • Min 2 years of hands-on experience in functions described above
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Sciences, Project Management or related field

 

How to Apply

 

Please send the following to hiring@codeforpakistan.org by the 25th of September, 2022

 

  • A cover letter that explains your interest in the role
  • Your resume
  • A link to your LinkedIn profile
  • Female applicants are encouraged to apply!