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Required Chief Executive Officer for Rupani Foundation, Pakistan

Date of Issue: 24-2-2021
Deadline for EOI: 10th March, 2021
Duty Station: Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan(Extensive Traveling Involved)
Duration of Assignment Open ended (six month probation)
Organizational context
Rupani Foundation (RF) is a not-for-profit organization working in Pakistan since 2007. The key thematic areas include Early Childhood Development, Economic Inclusion & Empowerment and NRM. Over a period more than one decade, Rupani Foundation has invested diligently in Human Capital Development by promoting skill development, assisting social entrepreneurship and through collaborative ventures in Early Childhood Development (ECD) across Pakistan.
Post’s organizational accountability
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is accountable for the Rupani Foundation (RF) Pakistan core values of integrity, transparency, and equity in the management of assigned portfolio. The CEO’s accountabilities/key results also include advocacy for and enhancement of national programs that improve the access of poor rural and urban people to education, ECD, natural resources; agricultural technologies; financial services; markets; employment opportunities and enterprise development. The CEO additionally promotes capacity building of key staff, and partners and institutions in terms of the skills required for their participation in national and local policy and programming processes.
The Key Results Expected Comprise Five Broad Thematic Areas
• Country Strategy Management
• Country Program Management
• RF Institutional Leadership and Partnership Development
• Contribution to Policy Leadership
• Office Management
CEO is overall supervised by the board through Chairman, Global Head of Programs through Group CEO (reporting line). S/he also receives first level operational support from the Group CEO.
Key results expected / Major functional activities
COUNTRY STRATEGY MANAGEMENT: The CEO leads strategic positioning and country strategy development. S/he is accountable for leading and managing the development and implementation of medium to longer-term strategies (COSOP) for RF’s collaboration with governments and other national stakeholders for the development of target beneficiaries following the principle of ownership, alignment and harmonization. This entails analysis of the dynamics of social development and rural/Urban poverty reduction; development of relevant country-specific strategies and the definition of RF’s value added in this context.
COUNTRY PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT: The CEO manages RF program and related RF and donor funded projects within the portfolio assigned by the Board through Group CEO. S/he leads the design and supervision of the projects as well grant negotiations, all in accordance with RF’s applicable policies. The CEO is accountable for analyzing relevant information, assisting in the periodic monitoring and evaluation of results achieved and reporting on and dissemination of findings. S/He contributes effectively to the RF organizational change agenda, with reference to issues related to RF’s direct supervision and implementation support modalities.
POLICY AND PARTNERSHIP MANAGEMENT: The CEO ensures RF presence at country-level. S/he contributes to catalyze effective partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders in social and economic development, including government and non-governmental institutions, bilateral and multilateral financing institutions, civil society organizations, research centers and the private sector. Additionally, S/he enhances RF’s relationship and collaboration with in-country partners focusing on synergies and coordinated strategies with multilateral/bilateral donors and civil-society organizations and CSR involved in social and economic development.
OFFICE OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT: The CEO supervise and supports the regional program managers, thematic program leads in managing the utilization of the allocated resources and programs. S/he supports the management of human resources, contracting goods and services, and financial management. S/he also supports budget preparation, management, and monitoring of expenditures. S/he ensures a robust knowledge management through results-based management MER and communications.
IMPACT OF KEY RESULTS / KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS: CEO provide technical and managerial leadership to the substantive development and execution of the assigned country program(s), including providing (i) managerial direction to regional program managers and managers country program managers, leads of finance, operations and MERC; (ii) effective country present and representation with government counterparts and other program collaborators; and (iii) ability to anticipate and manage potential risks to the success of programs.
CORE COMPETENCIES
ORGANIZATIONAL
o Strategic thinking and organizational development: Strategic leadership
o Demonstrating Leadership: Leads by example; initiates and supports change
o Learning, sharing knowledge and innovating: Challenges, innovates and contributes to a learning culture
o Focusing on beneficiaries: Contributes to a client-focused culture
o Problem solving and decision making: Solves complex problems and makes decisions that have wider corporate impact
o Managing time, resources and information: Coordinates wider use of time, information and/or resources
o Team Work: Fosters a cohesive team environment
o Communicating and negotiating: Acquires and uses a wide range of communication styles and skills
o Building relationships and partnerships: Builds and maintains strategic partnerships internally and externally
o Managing performance and developing staff: Manages staff and teams effectively
TECHNICAL/FUNCTIONAL
o Senior expert in program development and management as well as specific expertise in project management and market development.
o Extensive field experience related to socio-economic development.
o Excellent knowledge of policy oriented, program based pro-poor approaches and grant management.
o Capacity to communicate fluently with different counterparts (civil society, government authorities, local communities, project staff) to align parties and build networks.
o Ability to represent RF as a trusted and reliable partner.
o Communicates verbally and in writing clearly, succinctly and convincingly; listens and communicates effectively to engage others.
o Demonstrated analytical skills in order to identify systemic issues and derive viable, sustainable solutions.
EDUCATION
MINIMUM RECRUITMENT QUALIFICATIONS
• Advanced university degree from an accredited institution in education management, rural development, agriculture, economics, rural finance, development policy or other job related fields.
EXPERIENCE
• Minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in international/national organizations, rural development/financial institutions or government services, preferably in area of implementation and supervision of development program of which at least two (2) years’ experience working in the organizational lead roles. Experience may include project design, development, implementation and evaluation.
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Urdu.
OTHER INFORMATION
RF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Foundation considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, marital status, veteran status or disability. In the interest of making most cost effective use of funds and resources, we are only able to respond to applicants who are short-listed for interview. Candidates who do not receive any feedback within one month should consider their application unsuccessful. Candidates may be required to take a written test and to deliver a presentation as well as participate in interviews.

Chairman Rupani Foundation’s message

Meeting with Ali Amin Khan Gandapur, Federal Minister

Chairman Mr. Nasruddin Rupani and CEO Mr. Waseem Samad had a meeting with Mr. Ali Amin Khan Gandapur, Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan in Islamabad.