Background & Description

THE KAGHAN MEMORIAL TRUST

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

PROGRAMME OFFICER

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: Rs. 30,000/- to 45,000/- per month (to be negotiated within this range).

·      Apply Before: 28/11/2020

·      Posting Date: 28/10/2020

  Job Description

As part of the Head Office team, working under the day-to-day supervision of the Programme Manager and overall supervision of the KMT Managing Trustee, the Programme Officer will be responsible for:

1.       Fundraising:

·         Preparation of proposals, presentations and documentation for donors;

·         Organization of various fundraising events for the Trust.

2.       Communication:

·         With donors and child sponsors;

·         With job applicants;

·         Between the School and the KMT Head Office.

3. Preparation of reports for donors, government agencies and the Trustees, as required.

4.       Assist the Programme Manager in:

a. Exploring and identifying suitable university admissions and scholarship opportunities for the placement of KMS senior students in reputable universities, military academies or other institutions, as per their respective preferences and aptitudes, following the completion of their Higher Secondary School education. This process shall include assisting the KMS Academic and Administrative teams in helping the students to complete and fill requisite forms and submissions documents for each application, as required, and to ensure that all submissions are made on time and within announced deadlines;

b. Assisting with the arrangement of various teacher training and capacity-building initiatives for the KMS Academic Team, from time to time, as required;

5. Procurement and supply of resources and furnishings for the School.

6. Any other Trust-related tasks that may be assigned.

 
Requirements and Skills

Applicants will need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree, one year of relevant work experience, 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.

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.

 
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 to info@kmt.org.pk. 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. 

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.

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.