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ALIGHT, formerly known as American Refugee Committee (ARC) is both a trusted provider of humanitarian services and a frontrunner in tackling the most pressing development challenges faced by the country. Today, ALIGHT stands amongst the leading partners of the Government of Pakistan that are contributing to sustainable development and socio-economic empowerment of its citizens. Serving in Pakistan since 2002, our focus is on building a relationship with diverse partners to innovate and deliver high-quality programs and establish mechanisms that demand radical accountability and transparency.

POSITION:                         Program Officer Program Development & Strategy

COUNTRY PROGRAM:         Pakistan

LOCATION:                         Islamabad

RESPONSIBLE TO:              Coordinator Strategy & Development 



The main purpose of this position is to work with the program development & strategy unit and provide support in designing the country strategy and fundraising efforts including donor mapping, donor cultivation and developing robust programs and proposals.


  •   Provide support in finalizing of the ARC strategy for year 2019- 2020 in Pakistan aligned with its core values and programmatic focus.
  •   Regularly update, maintain and follow up on the new funding opportunities vis-a vis its programmatic areas. This includes Regularly update donor mapping and lead the  donor cultivation plan.
  •   Analyze identified notices of funding opportunity (NOFOs)/requests for applications (RFAs) and conduct and lead the internal process of program development.
  •   Conducts regular and thorough research to grow and maintain a short, medium, and long term pipeline of institutional funding opportunities (USAID, The World Bank, DFID)
  •   Schedule and initiate go/no go decision meetings and drafts proposal timelines.
  •   Serve as Team Lead on assigned proposal opportunities, which includes keeping proposal teams adherent to internal and external proposal deadlines.
  •   Edit and draft proposals/applications as necessary, depending on strength of team and volume of submissions and submission of completed proposal packages.
  •   Coordinates the Program Development Community of Practice, which includes field-based program staff and strategic potential partners from government and other non-      government sectors.
  •   Develop a proposal win-loss database to facilitate learning and strategic thinking across the
  •   Identify opportunities for collaboration across other agencies (e.g. donors, foundation, UN, INGOs, Local organizations) and liaise as needed to strengthen information     


  •  Master's degree in Social Sciences or in a relevant subject.
  •  At least 05 years' experience in implementation of program and proposal development
  •  Excellent Proposal writing skills and verbal communication skills.
  •  Experience of networking with diverse partners and donors
  •  Excellent analytical and problem solving skills


  • Communicate effectively: should be a good and strong communicator.
  • Stress tolerance: should be able to work accurately under such conditions.
  • Team working: should be able to work as a team player.
  • Time Management: Ability to manage stiff work and submission deadlines in the assigned timeline


  •   Keep close liaison with the all departments


  • Keep close liaison with donors and stakeholders


ALIGHT is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. ALIGHT complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

ALIGHT contributes towards the sustainable development and socioeconomic empowerment of people of Pakistan under the provision of an MoU signed with the Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Interior vide letter No 4/17/2016-PE-III dated 24.03.16, as American Refugee Committee International. The American Refugee Committee International was incorporated on December 13, 1978 with the State of Illinois as a not-for-profit corporation and is a tax exempt nonprofit under the section 501(C)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. In June of 2019, American Refugee Committee International has changed its name globally to “ALIGHT” and has recorded the name amendment with the State of Illinois on May 15, 2019.