Associate Program Development - PSDF

Associate Program Development

Last date to apply: October 19, 2022

Getting to know PSDF

Our purpose – You will be part of the largest skills development fund in Pakistan. PSDF’s purpose is to shape the future and well-being of our poor and vulnerable youth by giving them access to skills training of the highest standard so they can find sustainable employment and income-generating opportunities in Pakistan and beyond.

The impact we have created – PSDF started its operations in the 4 poorest districts of Punjab. Since 2016, the geographical remit has expanded to the entire 36 districts of Punjab. PSDF has trained almost 300,000 underprivileged youth across Punjab, which includes 180,000+ male and 110,000+ female graduates. These graduates have been trained in approximately 250 demand-driven and market relevant trades across 10 sectors.

Diversified and challenging team – At PSDF, our team constantly works in a fast paced and challenging environment and needs someone who can match and deliver at our pace. We are looking for a passionate and innately talented individual who can actively pursue and drive the agenda of PSDF and is always ready to take up new challenges.

How the Role looks like ?

The incumbent will carry out mobilization activities to develop TSP Bank and assist in performing all capacity building sessions to enhance participation in PSDF funded schemes. He/She will contribute to development of mobilization plan and creation of potential collaboration with employer/industry and formal training institutes and addressing their daily concerns.

The main accountabilities for this role include:

  • Assist in increase the Training Provider Bank
  • Mobilization of Industries to Achieve 30% Employment targets.
  • Mobilization of 50 new Training Providers per year.
  • Mobilization of 50 new Businesses/Industries per year
  • Maintaining close relations with various TVET & educational establishments, chambers, and industry
  • Ensure the on-time fulfilment of Data requirements from internal and external teams related to PD.
  • Capacity building of the new and existing Training Partners and the Businesses

The main opportunities and challenges for this role are to:

  • Prepare scheme mobilization plans based on future targets, past performance and approved operating plans.
  • Maintain relationships with existing and potential Training providers.
  • Undertake research and prepare training material for mobilization and capacity building based on scheme designs and improve training material as per supervisor’s review.
  • Develop content for advertisement of bidding document and ensure all documents are published in various newspapers and other platforms.
  • Assist in undertaking mobilization activities through capacity building workshops, Pre-Proposal Seminars, meetings, and other ways of formal communication to enhance participation in PSDF funded schemes.
  • Undertake research on TVET Institutes, industries and potential employers and create and update data bank for Potential Training Providers.
  • Assist in institutional capacity development of Training Providers.
  • Develop Program documents and ensure that all documents are forwarded timely to the relevant teams

Assist in any other activities, duties and responsibilities assigned to him/her from time to time

What do we expect you to achieve?

To collaborate and perform effectively, the role requires you to
  • Build strong relationships with External Teams e., TSP’s, Business, Chamber of Commerce, TVET Institutes, Employment Partners etc.
  • Build strong relationships with Internal Teams; Monitoring & Evaluation, Program Development, Marketing & Communication
Preferred mindset and capabilities we are looking for:
  • Results driven and persistent to get the desired results and takes ownership of
  • Innovative and has an aptitude to welcome and try new ways of doing things and push for their execution
  • Willing to strive for excellence and can anticipate challenges for continuous
  • A team player with an aptitude to work with the mantra of one team by proactively supporting others to solve challenges
  • Demonstrates respect for all and can put things in perspective and gauge all actions through merit and performance

Are you the right fit for this job?

To apply, you must have
  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree (16 years) from an HEC-recognized / accredited university with Business Administration / Marketing / Economics / Social Sciences or a relevant discipline from an HEC-recognized university. Master’s degree in any relevant discipline preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience preferably in development sector
The required experience for this role requires you to have
  • Knowledge of research methodologies
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
  • Good research and report writing skills
  • Excellent in Microsoft Excel

What are we offering?

PSDF has a lot more to offer than a market competitive salary and perks. As a PSDF employee you will get:

  • Professional development and career growth opportunities with the largest skills development fund in Pakistan.
  • Experience a professional environment that believes in innovative solutions to addressing youth employment and entrepreneurship.
  • Opportunity to develop and execute innovative approaches to skills development for Pakistan’s youth.
  • Opportunities to interact, learn and develop expertise by actively working on large-scale donor funded projects. PSDF works closely and collaboratively with large international donors and organizations such as World Economic Forum, UNICEF, DFID-UK Aid, ILO, and World Bank as well as with the most influential business leaders of Pakistan through the Parwaaz platform
  • Opportunity to work as one team with the most talented, dynamic, and seasoned professionals in the Development Sector.
  • Experience a progressive, transparent, and fair organizational culture.
Job Reports to:

Manager Program Design, Planning & Mobilization




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