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Social Mobilizer

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I-SAPS is currently undertaking an initiative titled ‘Sustainable Transition and Retention in Delivering Education (STRIDE)’ in two districts of Punjab and two districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. For the implementation of project activities, I-SAPS is hiring social mobilizers for these districts.

Qualifications/Experience:

- Bachelor/Masters Degree or relevant advanced degree in Public Policy, Social Sciences or Humanities.

- At least 3 years’ experience in the field of working on an education-related project.

- Proficient in MS Office, MS Word, etc.

- Good writing skills in English, especially report writing.

- Advocacy and communication skills.

- Expertise in community mobilization.

To Apply:

Please send you CVs to info@i-saps.org by 20th March 2017.



District Coordinator

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I-SAPS is currently undertaking an initiative titled ‘Sustainable Transition and Retention in Delivering Education (STRIDE)’ in two districts of Punjab and two districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. For the implementation of project activities, I-SAPS is hiring district coordinators for these districts.

Qualifications/Experience:

- Masters Degree or relevant advanced degree in Public Policy, Social Sciences or Humanities.

- At least 5 years programme / project coordination experience in the field.

- Proficient in MS Office, MS Word, etc.

- Good writing skills in English, especially report writing.

- Advocacy and communication skills.

- Expertise in community mobilization and project management.

To Apply:

Please send you CVs to info@i-saps.org by 20th March 2017.



Statistician

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Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAPS) is an independent think tank which has contributed high quality research and innovative models to link evidence, political and bureaucratic decision-making and citizen accountability in policy, financing and systemic reforms in the education sector of Pakistan.

 

I-SAPS designs and executes different types of surveys, assessments, reviews and evaluations that are best suited to address the research needs in governance, law, economy, development and social change. In addition, the Institute provides full range of data collection, management and processing services to meet the clients' needs for analysis, and report writing. In this context, I-SAPS is currently seeking the services of an experienced Statistician on full time basis. The Statistician will be part of I-SAPS Knowledge Management Unit (KMU).

 

The candidate should have:

 

- A master’s degree or its equivalent in statistics, economics or a related field with a strong background in quantitative and qualitative methods.

- At least 2 years’ experience as a professional statistician.

- Proficiency in MS-Excel with the ability to finalize survey findings’ tables and statistic reports

- Extensive experience of working with a variety of statistical software like SPSS, EViews, STATA, etc.

- Experience with sampling methods, design and implementation

- Experience with design and system programming of questionnaires in survey software



Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RM&E) Expert

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In Punjab the legislators and political leaders have been performing their oversight and supervision functions in a limited manner, In the above context, I-SAPS is implementing an initiative for Strengthening Educational Legislative Governance in Punjab, through evidence-based advocacy that informs and engages provincial legislators to raise voice for amendment in the Rules of Procedure for standing committees.

 

Scope of Work and Key Tasks

In order to produce baseline of the project regarding role of standing committees and public accounts committees in legislative governance especially in education sector an assessment will be carried out. The expert is expected to conduct baseline assessment and prepare report utilizing both quantitative and qualitative data collected for this project. Following methods will be applied to collect baseline and endline data:

1. Documentary Review

2. Key Interviews



Program Manager/Research Fellow (Conflict Resolution & Stabilization)

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Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAPS) is a national policy research institute working across Pakistan to undertake multi-disciplinary research, develop human resources and inform public policies.

I-SAPS seeks services of a Project Manager/Research Fellow (Conflict Resolution & Stabilization) for managing and implementing its in itiative Conflict Resolution and Stabilization in Pakistan (CRSP). The Program aims to fill in the knowledge gaps on nature and dynamics of conflicts in Pakistan; initiate an informed and evidence based dialogue; and engage the stakeholders in a proactive and sustained manner.

 

Qualification and Skills Required:

Masters Degree or relevant advanced degree in Law, Public Policy, Peace and Conflict, or Social Sciences.

A good understanding of the discourse on conflict resolution and Pakistan’s policy environments in which these issues are addressed.

Experience of engaging and influencing policy processes, governments, parliamentarians and the media in order to facilitate change in policy and practice

A good understanding of Pakistan’s political institutions and processes and how they link to initiative’s objectives.

At least 5-7 years program/project management experience with minimum 4 years of experience in Conflict resolution and stabilization related activities.



Research Associate (Governance)

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Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAPS) is a national policy research institute working across Pakistan to undertake multi-disciplinary research, develop human resources and inform public policies. I-SAPS requires services of a Research Associate for assisting the team working on education sector. The selected candidate will be responsible for data and information collection, putting up draft reports on the assigned topics, assisting in program/project planning, execution, and information services; supporting in policy advocacy and public outreach and data management. Major responsibilities will include to:

Qualification and Skills Required:

M Phil/ Masters Degree or relevant advanced degree in Public Policy, or Social Sciences.

At least 4 years program/project management experience with minimum 2 years of experiences especially in education sector.

Proficient in MS Office, MS Project, etc.

Acumen for policy and inter-disciplinary research

Excellent writing skills in English.

 



Public Policy and Law Expert

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Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAPS) implemented various activities all across Pakistan for improving education governance and financing. I-SAPS is implementing an initiative for Strengthening Educational Legislative Governance in Punjab, through evidence-based advocacy that informs and engages provincial legislators to raise voice for amendment in the Rules of Procedure for standing committees. We understand that the standing committee on education will serve as the entry points for initiating debate for enhanced participation of standing committees in the legislative governance in Punjab. Under this initiative, I-SAPS will also engage CSOs and media to leverage evidence-based demand for strengthening education governance, financing and oversight. It is expected that the project will help create political and legislative support for improvement in procedures of the standing committee and effective participation of provincial legislators for improved education governance.

Purpose of Engagement

The main purpose of the activity is to identify issues faced by provincial legislators in the education governance. It will inform about the restrictive clauses of the rules of procedures of standing committees that hinder effective legislative governance at provincial level. This evidence shall be used to sensitize provincial legislators about amendments required in the rules of procedures.



Education Public Financing Expert

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Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAPS) implemented various activities all across Pakistan for improving education governance and financing. I-SAPS is implementing an initiative for Strengthening Educational Legislative Governance in Punjab, through evidence-based advocacy that informs and engages provincial legislators to raise voice for amendment in the Rules of Procedure for standing committees. We understand that the standing committee on education will serve as the entry points for initiating debate for enhanced participation of standing committees in the legislative governance in Punjab. Under this initiative, I-SAPS will also engage CSOs and media to leverage evidence-based demand for strengthening education governance, financing and oversight. It is expected that the project will help create political and legislative support for improvement in procedures of the standing committee and effective participation of provincial legislators for improved education governance.

Purpose of Engagement

The main purpose of the activity is to produce evidence to engage provincial legislators and government officials for improved education financing and provide guidance for effective implementation of Right to Education (RTE) (Article 25-A) in Punjab.



Front Desk Officer

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Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAPS) is a national policy research institute working across Pakistan to undertake multi-disciplinary research, develop human resources and inform public policies. I-SAPS require services of Front Desk Officer to provide necessary support and administrative services. Candidate should have 4-5 years’ experience working as Front Desk Officer preferably in a development sector. The candidate is expected to have a graduate degree, with proficiency in computer skills like Excel, Power Point, and Microsoft-Project and be proficient in spoken and written English. Please see the job attached document for job description details.
Interested candidates may send their resumes on the following mailing address with subject line: Front Desk Officer E-mail. hrl@i-saps.org or P.O Box No. 1379 Islamabad.

Skills & Attributes

Proactive with a commitment to quality and accuracy with close attention to detail.

​Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.

Able to prioritize, multi-task, and work well under pressure.

 



Economist / Public Finance Expert

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I-SAPS is a national policy research institute working across Pakistan to undertake multi-disciplinary research, develop human resources and inform public policies. I-SAPS requires services of an Economist / Public Financing Expert for undertaking rigorous analysis and research on public financing, private investment and donor funding in the education sector in Pakistan. The selected candidate will perform high level tasks and will be responsible for producing analytical reports as well as audience-specific research products and information material. Major responsibilities will include: 


- Undertake analytical research and produce research reports on trends and pattern of allocations, release and utilization of education financing including public, private and donor support.

- Conduct research and analysis by employing techniques such as budget tracking, benefit incidence analysis, gender responsive budgeting, performance-based budgeting, etc.

- Analyze and identify existing gaps and potential problems in the education financing in Pakistan and developing problem-specific solutions for policy community, education managers and development partners

- Develop liaison with political parties, policy makers and education managers at ministry and department levels to highlight findings and share evidence-based policy options to accomplish program objectives.

- Give presentations during seminars, policy dialogues, training workshops and meetings with reference to education financing and key findings for policy advocacy, awareness raising and capacity building.

- Conduct analysis and prepare policy briefs and case studies on various issues and challenges highlighted during research.

- Prepare training material and conduct training workshops on education financing and related themes.

- Any other task assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualification:
- Masters Degree or relevant advanced degree in Economics or related field.

- At least 6 years experience conducting research and analysis on budgets and public financing.

- Proficient in MS Office, MS Project, etc.

Skills Required:
- Outstanding analytical and conceptual skills to structure complex research.

- Excellent report preparation (graphics) and writing skills in English.

- Advocacy and communication skills.      



Finance Manager

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Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAPS) is a national research and advocacy organization engaged in planning, budgeting and implementation of various development programmes and projects. Currently, we are in the process of hiring the services of a Finance Manager having the experience of 5-6 years in the relevant field. The prospective candidates should be preferably CA Inter qualified. MBA Finance/ M-com qualified persons are also eligible for the post. Candidates meeting the above criteria are requested to send their CVs to hrl@i-saps.org latest by May 15, 2013. I-SAPS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages females and minorities to apply.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.    Maintain financial records for each project in a manner that facilitates management reports.
2.    Ensure that accurate and timely financial Reports are prepared in accordance with contract agreements with funders. 
3.    Provide accurate and timely reporting on the financial activity of individual projects.
4.    Establish guidelines for budget and forecast preparation, and prepare the annual budget in consultation with the Executive Director. 
5.    Assist Project Managers with the preparation of budgets for funding applications.
6.    Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure that personnel and financial information is secure and stored in compliance with current legislation.
7.    Ensure that all statutory requirements of the organization are met including Charitable Status, Withholding Payments, Income Tax, Goods and Services Tax.
8.    Supervision and verification of Bank Reconciliation Statements.
9.    Reconciliation of ledgers with suppliers and debtors at the end of each month.
10.     Participate in the development of subordinates by setting performance targets and monitoring their performance.



Contact for more information

info@i-saps.org

Tel: +92-51-111-739-739
Fax: +92-51-2825336

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