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Job title: Head of Program

Company: CESVI (Pakistan)

Job description: Job Title: Head of Program

Job Grade Level: V

Duty station: Islamabad – Pakistan

Reports to: Head of Mission


Under the guidance and supervision of the Cesvi Head of Mission (HoM) Head of Programs will, coordinate and be responsible for all the activities related to program management and the following deliverables:

  • Oversight and technical back stopping of Cesvi programs to make sure quality program delivery and effective grants management.
  • Analyze Cesvi programs and update Cesvi Pakistan country strategy for effective engagement with diverse actors at strategic, partnership, donor and stakeholder level.
  • Ensure timely and quality implementation of ongoing projects reference to contractual obligations.
  • Work with all departments/unit i.e. logistic, finance and program to follow up project and programs activities and achievements.
  • Liaise with area coordinators, MEAL and technical coordinators to make sure production of quality reports across areas, projects and across donors.
  • Ensure implementation of effective contract management, compliance and upward and downward accountability principles across the country program.
  • Channelized energies for effective pre-positioning and positive relationship development with key donors, partners and potential allies.
  • Coordination with other organizations working on similar and diverse themes for synergy development, networking and promoting Cesvi’s work.
  • Maintain record of calls for proposals and other opportunities for synergies and/or resource mobilization for timely and quality submissions.
  • Ensure in particular that reporting guidelines, formats, philosophy, deadlines for each project and donor is communicated clearly and standardized across the country for new and ongoing projects.
  • The Program Manager/Head of Programs, in close coordination with and supervision of the HoM, will be in charge to manage and develop relations with donors and partners (national and international), promote Cesvi’ strategy and brand; identify calls and write winning proposals or negotiate new projects. S/He will be in charge of coordinating all the writing process of a project including but not limited to budgets.
  • Coordinate and support all proposal writings with program, finance, technical & logistics units ensuring high-quality, well-written and timely proposals meeting donors and Cesvi requirements, with guidance from the HoM.
  • Lead resource mobilization process at Cesvi Pakistan and ensure a steady pipeline of concept notes and proposals for effective fundraising. Review of project proposals ensuring quality and adherence to procedures of the donors & Cesvi.
  • Analyzes the strategies, activities and opportunities of donors and key stakeholders in the country (monitoring calls, collecting information, fundraising strategy and planning, and ad-hoc meetings).
  • Update on a weekly and monthly basis the external relations database, which documents latest negotiations and proposal possibilities with a number of key donors;
  • Act as point of contact for donor communication, including the organization of and hosting of donor visits in the field.
  • Represent Cesvi, in coordination with the HoM, vis-à-vis partners (including Alliance-2015), stakeholders, clusters and coordination body and fora, and any other appropriate networks aiming at raise Cesvi’s profile within the country;
  • Support the strategic vision of Cesvi in Pakistan to serve more people with the highest quality programming possible, and secure the necessary resources to ensure its realization, expanding Cesvi activities in the country, and identifying new funding sources.
  • Keep up a good knowledge of Cesvi program, codes of conduct and Cesvi Pakistan internal guidelines.
  • Develop a relative autonomy in the implementation of her/his tasks report activities’ progress to the (HoM).
  • Timely report to the (HoM) about any problem arising during the implementation of any project that might harm the achievement of the projects’ objectives or the organization’s values.
  • Timely inform the (HoM) and other colleagues of any issues that might endanger the security of people and goods related to the project.
  • In general, guarantee availability and co-operation to any other Cesvi staff, at any level.
  • Be available for any other tasks directly related to the activities of Cesvi in different geographical locations in Pakistan in case of emergency provinces in case of emergency.
  • Perform other duties, including administrative, as necessary and/or as requested.


a. Education

Masters’ degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences or any other relevant field of study.

b. Experience:

Minimum 7 years of proven experience in development/humanitarian sector, in managing international development programs and liaising with donors. Proven experience in project planning, proposal development, report writing, resource mobilization, networking, partnership building and working with INGOs. Demonstrated experience in contract management and resource mobilization from key institutional donors especially BHA, DFID, WFP and ECHO & EU.

c. Competencies:

Superior organizational skills and ability to multi-task, work under pressure, meeting deadlines in a fast-paced fluid environment.

Excellent interpersonal communication skills to build the link with staff, partners, government officials, donors, and other relevant stakeholders.

Creative and flexible with problem-solving skills.

Demonstrated professionalism and diplomacy.

Ability to confidently represent oneself to high-level officials.

d. Technical Skills:

Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office, proficiency in English language (written and spoken) is mandatory. Understanding of the complete project cycle and implementation is desired.

Contract Duration


Monthly Salary

500,000 – 600,000

Applications received till 11:59 Pm hrs. (PST) on 28th January 2024 will be considered for further evaluations/shortlisting. Positions will be filled on a first come first basis.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only the shortlisted will be contacted for an interview. Interviews will be held in Islamabad. TA/DA for the interview will not be admissible by Cesvi. Cesvi is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at

Expected salary:

Location: Islamabad

Job date: Sun, 21 Jan 2024 04:54:53 GMT

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