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Program Manager - Pakistan

  • Leading International development organisation
  • Bring your skills and experience and help us end avoidable blindness
  • Full – time position, based in Islamabad

A unique opportunity has become available to join one of Australia’s most well respected and fastest growing international development organisations – The Fred Hollows Foundation. Working across 26 countries, our vision is for a world where no one is needlessly blind. We have an ambitious 5-year strategic plan that aims to take The Foundation even closer to realising our vision of ending avoidable blindness.

In order to help us achieve our vision, we are looking for a Program Manager to join our Pakistan team.   Reporting to the Senior Program Manager, and leading a small team of project officers, you will be accountable for working with our implementing partners in Pakistan in the areas of project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation to ensure the effective implementation and coordination of a number of  project activities. You will utilise your highly developed project design, project management and budgeting skills and proven stakeholder relationship abilities to ensure successful project outcomes. As part of this position, you will be required to travel domestically and lead a small team. 

The successful candidate will bring a strong background in program cycle management and leadership, along with highly developed communication skills.  We are looking to recruit a talented local professional who understands the Pakistan health sector and has the passion and drive to make a significant contribution to ending avoidable blindness in the region.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in International Development, Community Development, Public Health or Social Sciences (Masters’ level desirable.)
  • Extensive experience (minimum 5 years) in  program and project management and Monitoring and Evaluation within the international development sector, particularly in Public Health
  • Previous experience leading others
  • Previous experience, working with and influencing government partners
  • Knowledge of the Pakistan health system
  • Well-developed partnership and stakeholders skills.
  • Strong written and spoken English.
  • Eligibility to work in Pakistan