CARE International In Pakistan
Project Assistant
CARE International In Pakistan
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Posted date 14th June, 2024 Last date to apply 29th June, 2024
Country Pakistan Locations Islamabad
Category Development Sector
Type Contractual Position 1
Experience 1 years
Status Closed

CARE is a leading global humanitarian and development organization. Since its establishment in 2005, CARE Pakistan (CP) has been responding to major disasters and undertaking an array of development projects. CP works through its local partners and a range of stakeholders for development, as well as emergency response-related interventions, which makes collaboration a key component of its work, across the country.

Job Summary

To unlock the power of entrepreneurs worldwide, CARE and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth (the Center) launched the Ignite program in 2020 with funding from the Mastercard Impact Fund. This global partnership dramatically accelerated the growth of enterprises while advancing financial security and promoting inclusive growth. Recognizing that female entrepreneurs represent one of the most powerful – and one of the most constrained – groups of entrepreneurs, Ignite prioritized actions that helped women thrive with resounding success.

With a proven model that delivers meaningful financial inclusion for Women-led Micro and Small Enterprises (W-MSEs), which aligns with Financial Services Provider (FSP) incentives and drives sustainable business outcomes, CARE and the Center are well positioned to deepen and scale impact through the next phase of programming called Strive Women.

The program will directly improve the financial health of W-MSEs by increasing business growth and financial resilience while also catalyzing replication of the model through strategic engagement and influence. CIP aims to support striver entrepreneurs (micro and small businesses with at least 2 employees) by improving their access to finance and encouraging them to use digital tools such as mobile wallets, and marketing platforms to grow their businesses. The program is anticipated to be implemented in Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan.

In order to implement this program CIP is seeking a Project Assistant with a strong grip on technical skills, interpersonal abilities, and relevant experience that align with the Strive Women project. The selected individual will provide support to Senior Project Manager in different program activities leading towards supporting women entrepreneurs. The project assistant will work together with a highly motivated program team with 5-7 other members contributing to connected program areas on enterprise development, research and communications.

Job Responsibilities and Tasks

1- Support in Project Implementation (70% of time)

  • Assist and support in the implementation of project activities
  • Assist project team to efficiently meet commitments and deadlines in achieving results. Assist and support in processing payments, and other day to day tasks.
  •  Support in training need assessment, and development of business plans of micro-entrepreneurs.
  •  Plan, organize, and modify work plans by identifying priorities in consultation with the Senior Project Manager
  •  Assist in designing and facilitating the workshops, training sessions, and meetings
  •  Build synergies with other CARE Programs.

2-Coordination with Implementing partners (15%)

  • Coordinate with implementing partners/Consultants/stakeholders/collaborators and ensure effective implementation of project interventions.
  • Build synergies among different stakeholders which include CARE program team, consultants, skill development entities, employers, Mentors and other key players.

3-Documentation (10%)

  • Support and assist in generating reports that can guide future programs/Interventions.
  •  Collect case studies, photographs and insights from the field.
  •  Support Project team to promote visibility of CARE Programs through relevant channels.
  •  Ensure that project documentation is compliant with CARE and reports are prepared well in time.
  •  Conduct all business in a manner that respects local culture

4- Other responsibilities as assigned (5% of time)

  • Any other tasks or responsibilities based on organizational and programming needs as assigned by the Line Manager.

A) Qualifications (Know How)

Required 

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in economics, finance, business administration, social sciences, and/or related field.

B) Experience/ Technical Skills 

Required

At least one year’s experience of working in similar positions with the reputed National, or International organizations.

Well aware of the entrepreneurship ecosystem of Pakistan.

CARE participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we hereby request information from the candidate’s previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the candidate left employment. All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks. By applying, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Note: Individuals can apply using Brightspyre or send their resumes directly to [email protected] clearly mentioning the position title in the subject line of the email, before the stated deadline. Please share your current as well as salary expectations along with the CV.


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