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Total Position:                    (1)

Job Type:                         Contract Position (Two years)

Department:                      Research

Job Location:                     Islamabad

Gender:                            No preference

Minimum Education:            Masters in Social Sciences/Humanities

Career Level:                    Senior Program Officer

Minimum Experience:           5-10 years

Postal Address:                      31-Mauve Area, RDF Centre, Near NHA Building

Sector G-9/1, Islamabad


The Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) is a nonprofit public service organization with a mandate to promote the volume and effectiveness of philanthropy for development in Pakistan.


The Senior Program Oficer – Research will directly report to the Head of Research Unit.


The Tasks and Responsibilities of Senior Programme Officer (SPO) are described below who will report to the Executive Director (ED) through the Programme Manager-Research.:

  • Developing a comprehensive research agenda for PCP in line with the guidance provided by PCP Research Committee
  • Identifying research problems, developing appropriate research methodology, designing data collection instruments  and supervising data collection, tabulating and analysing data, and report writing.
  • Ensuring quality of data collection and analysis, and editing/ reviewing the reports submitted by other consultants, and writing research reports for in-house research activities.
  • Developing terms of reference (ToRs) for outsourced research, assist the management in identifying suitable consultants (individuals or organisations) to outsource research or a component thereof, supervising outsourced research, and assist in building partnerships with other research organisations.
  • Literature review and production of information about the programmes and policies in the philanthropy sector. This may involve examination of programmes conducted by philanthropy institutions in the world, with a special focus on developing links with other Centres of Philanthropy in the South Asia to acquire information about their activities and their initiatives about funding.
  • Developing research proposals on emerging issues in the philanthropy sector,  identifying specific needs for philanthropy promotion, and defining the broad contours of new philanthropy support programmes.
  • Collecting relevant information about various funding programmes of the corporate sector, international foundations, Pakistani diaspora organisations and international aid agencies; targeted dissemination of such information to certified and other nonprofit organizations.
  • Reviewing relevant websites to identify funding opportunities for the Centre.
  • Any other task assigned by the Management.


  1. Proficiency in MS – Office, MS – Excel, MS- Power Point, SPSS and research based softwares
  2. High Integrity and professionalism
  3. Respect for diversity and results-based outcomes
  4. Effective planning and organization
  5. Excellent communication and writing skills
  6. Affirmative commitment and ownership of work
  7. Constructive team work


  1. Masters from any reputed foreign/Local recognized university in the field of Social Sciences/Humanities or in Development Studies.
  2. Minimum 5 - 10 years of experience in research and related activities required.

PCP is an equal opportunity employer.