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Chief Executive Pakistan

As our first country of operation, Pakistan is one of Malala Fund’s priority countries, with the largest portfolio of grants. We are seeking an experienced professional to guide our strategic direction and lead our team in-country, with hands-on senior management experience in grantmaking, advocacy, policy, and communications. They must have a strong track record as an executive, able to motivate and lead teams and provide pro-active representation among our stakeholders, including grantee partners, government, and international policy-makers. They must also demonstrate sound financial and operational management skills and have solid experience leading and managing a team in highly complex operating environments. Finally, they must be well-versed and well-networked in the education sector in Pakistan and be committed to advancing increased rates of girls enrolling in and completing their education. 

The successful candidate has exemplary, demonstrated leadership abilities and deploys strong communications and interpersonal skills effectively, both internally and externally. They will be a strategic thinker and enjoy contextual analytical skills with an ability to translate the impact of geopolitical events to our day-to-day strategy and operation. They will focus on growing the grantmaking portfolio of the country program to maximize scale, reach and impact by building a strong network of diverse partnerships to further impact girls’ education. They will be directly responsible for the overall coordination and strategic direction of the country program staff and across the organization; providing oversight and coaching for senior managers; leading country program teams to identify, design and deliver responsive, high-quality grants and advocacy; ensuring efficient management of donor funds for results, focused, timely reporting; and ensure sound financial management and compliance. They will cultivate and mobilize Pakistan grantees in service of collective global action for girls’ access and completion to secondary education in Pakistan.