Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
The mission of the i-Care Foundation is to improve the quality of life of underprivileged Pakistanis, by enhancing the level of philanthropic support to non-profit organizations (NPO’s) and by working with them to improve their capacity to deliver more, with greater impact. Our vision includes collaborating with organizations that can help to bring about positive change in the lives of marginalized and vulnerable communities.
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating monitoring and evaluation, program development, and communications. The Program Coordinator reports to the Chief Executive Officer.
A. Monitoring and Evaluation
Develop monitoring and evaluation frameworks, policies and processes for i-Care Foundation and lead in the design of evaluation plans for partner charities.
Ensure inclusion of monitoring and evaluation components in grantee agreements and ensure that grantees provide the reports of high quality in a timely fashion.
Establish management information system and ensure collection of data and reports from grantees against performance management plan indicators, and work with partner charities to ensure data is collected as required.
Conduct M&E visits to the grantees and generate monitoring reports based on the M&E frameworks.
Provide training to partner charities in monitoring and evaluation, and learning and knowledge management.
B. Program Development
Identify institutional funding opportunities in line with i-care priorities and lead in the development of institutional funding applications including both concept notes and full proposals in close coordination with partner charities and i-Care management.
Maintain and regularly update a database of potential institutional donors and advise management on donor strategies, geographical and thematic priorities, future calls and requirements for applications.
Establish and strengthen excellent relationships with existing and potential donors and develop a full understanding of key donor strategies, priorities and requirements.
C. Communications and Knowledge Management
Development and implement communication strategy for internal and external audiences.
Prepare and coordinate written, graphic, visual materials, web site content and other social media for public presentation/dissemination (networking, public relations purposes or for revenue generation).
Coordinate with partner charities to ensure program learning across diverse activities and dissemination of good practices.
Contribute to the organization websites and newsletters, writes abstracts, and keep information current, coordinate content and prepare program profiles.
Ensure all external facing documents are of high quality and are submitted on time.
Knowledge, Skills And Experience
Masters qualification in Social Sciences, Development Studies, or related field.
At least 4 years of experience in health, education, poverty reduction or similar programs in Pakistan.
Excellent communications, analytical and knowledge management skills including experience of content development for both traditional and new media.
Diverse experience in developing proposals, logical frameworks, and performance monitoring plans.