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The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), is a private, non-denominational, international development agency established in 1967. It seeks sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy and ill-health with special emphasis on the needs of rural communities in mountainous and other resource poor regions, primarily in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Its main areas of focus are education, health, rural development, environment and strengthening civil society.

The Aga Khan Foundation (Pakistan) [AKF(P)] is seeking high calibre professional for the following position to be based in Islamabad:



The incumbent will report to the Chief Executive Officer and will play a key role within the Finance portfolio of AKF(P).

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to broader strategic planning for AKF’s work in Pakistan with particular relevance to cooperation with the agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network.
  • Assist the Chief Executive Officer with oversight, administration and streamlining of practices and systems and establishing effective procedures.
  • Assist in the assessment of the systems and process related to the improved management and efficiency of the AKF (Pakistan) programmes and provide continual input, recommendations and solutions on methods for improvement and innovation.
  • Establish standard operating procedures and practices in line with guidance from the National Committee, CEO and the AKF Head Office, inter alia, employment conditions, service or vendor contracts, procurement, leasing agreements, time and resource allocation management.
  • Supervise regular forecast analysis of the unit budget and oversee all financial reporting to the Head Office in Geneva.
  • Ensure statutory compliance under the Income Tax Ordinance, and Companies Ordinance and provide advice and assistance to the CEO on all related matters.
  • Prepare budgets and accounts ensuring accuracy and correctness of all information presented.
  • Prepare regular management reports for the CEO on effective forward planning and resource management.
  • Supervise and ensure effective cash and currency management instruments, including liaison with the banking and financial services industry.
  • Supervise the preparation of various documentations, budgets, reports and presentations for the AKF (Pakistan) National Committee and the AKF Board.

Required Qualifications

The incumbent should be a qualified Chartered Accountant or equivalent having at-least ten years of post-qualification (relevant) experience. Familiarity with computerized accounting systems and attention to detail would be required. Some knowledge of donor agency grant processes, procedures, and auditing requirements would be desirable but not necessary. Candidates with proven experience in leading the finance function at a reputable institution, good written & spoken English, excellent interpersonal skills & knowledge of MS Office, flexibility to travel and ability to work in a diversified team environment are encouraged to apply.

AKF(P) offers a competitive remuneration package and conducive working environment. We are an equal opportunity employer - females are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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