Programme Officer (Volunteer) - Kaghan Memorial Trust, Islamabad

The Kaghan Memorial Trust (KMT) is a non-profit charitable organisation that is currently establishing the first of a number of schools providing free quality primary education for underprivileged children in Pakistan.

KMT is currently recruiting a female Programme Officer to work on a volunteer basis at its head office in Islamabad. The tentative starting date of the position is October 2012, the contract length is one year.

The main responsibilities of the Programme Officer include:
  • Preparation of proposals, presentations and documentation for donors;
  • Communication with donors, potential donors, child sponsors;
  • Organisation of fundraising events and activities;
  • Liasion with the Kaghan Memorial School;
  • General office administration;
  • Serving as a substitute teacher at the Kaghan Memorial School for short periods if required.
Applicants must have a college degree, strong communication skills, and excellent spoken and written English langauge skills. Experience of writing donor proposals and grant requests will be considered a strong asset in the selection process. Experience overseas is desired. It is essential that the candidate has a strong sense of commitment to the trust’s objectives and is willing to volunteer to work for KMT for one full year. The applicant should also be able to adapt to a different culture.

KMT provides its volunteers with accommodation, meals, one return air ticket per year for travel between their home country and Islamabad, visa expenses, local health coverage, local transport facilities and a monthly stipend of Pak. Rs. 10,000 (approx US $106) to cover incidental expenses. Programme Officers are entitled to 36 days leave per year as well as local national holidays.

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals wishing to bring a real and sustainable difference to a severely deprived community. It will also allow the volunteer to experience a rich, incredibly beautiful, and frequently misunderstood part of the world.

Further details about the school and KMT can be found on our website:
How to apply: 
Interested candidates should apply in writing to Mr. Khurram Khan, Managing Trustee of the Kaghan Memorial Trust, at All applications should be accompanied by a covering letter, detailed resume, photo and passport copy. The closing date for applications is August 15th 2012. Please note this position is open to female applicants only. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.