Job Description - Teach For Pakistan

Job Description
Short-Term Consultant, Finance & Accounting
Position Title:
Short-Term Consultant, Finance
& Accounting
Finance & Accounting
Reporting To:
Project Manager
April – August 2015
Position Summary:
The Short-Term Consultant, Finance & Accounting will report directly to the Project Manager at Teach For
Pakistan and oversee all finance and accounting related to the DFID-funded Teach For Pakistan and Ilm Ideas
project, “Encouraging Micro-Innovations in Education.” He/she will be responsible for managing all
associated business regarding financial governance, reporting, and accounting functions of this project.
He/she will participate in strategic, financial, and human resource planning as well as provide financial and
accounting advice, direction, leadership, and reporting. This is a short-term position that will begin
immediately and run through until August 31st, 2015.
About “Encouraging Micro-innovations in Education Competition”:
As part of a grant received through Ilm Ideas, Teach For Pakistan is:
i) Leading a competition-style campaign to identify the most effective low-cost or no-cost teacher-led
micro-innovations (innovative teaching practices) from public and private schools all over Pakistan,
ii) Compiling them in a guidebook, and
iii) Disseminating the guidebook to teachers and educationists for shared learning.
This project has four phases:
In Phase 1 of Development and Solicitation, TFP will collect impactful low-cost micro-innovations, through a
nationally advertised competition, an online campaign and snowballing through key network partners.
In Phase 2 of Testing, a Review Committee formed by education experts will outline a criteria and shortlist
micro-innovations based on it. Rapid Assessments will also be conducted to verify the submission.
In Phase 3 of Review and Synthesis, 30 micro-innovations will be selected for publishing, and top 10-15 for
receiving cash or in-kind awards. This will require going through a criteria agreed on by the Review
In Phase 4 of Documentation and Dissemination, the top micro-innovations will be featured in a guidebook
for teachers. This user-friendly guidebook will be designed in-house and disseminated online as well as
through three conferences in Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi.
About Teach For Pakistan:
Teach For Pakistan is a leadership development Fellowship for outstanding graduates and young
professionals who commit two years to social change, transforming academic outcomes and life paths of
students in under-resourced schools. Upon completing their two-year commitment, Fellows graduate to
become Alumni, skilled and aware leaders of educational equity. In 2011, Teach For Pakistan inducted its first
cohort of 17 Fellows placing them in Karachi’s poorest classrooms. In 2014, Teach For Pakistan has 49
Alumni who have completed the Fellowship, and 65 Fellows in classrooms across Karachi and Lahore. Teach
For Pakistan is an initiative of the Aman Foundation and a partner of the international Teach For All network.
Ensure the integrity of Teach For Pakistan’s financial data as it relates to the micro-innovations project.
Supervise the general accounting, accounts payable, cash management, financial and regulatory reporting,
grant and contract accounting and reporting, payroll operations and government registrations for the
micro-innovations project
Oversee and manage all accounts, ledgers, and financial reporting, including the preparation of monthly
financial statements and financial projections, ensuring timeliness, accuracy, and the standards of Teach
For Pakistan, Ilm Ideas, and Aman Foundation are met
Maintain systematic and up-to-date records of all financial and accounting data related to the project
Assist the project team with other business as necessary
Be responsible for procurement, safeguarding, and maintenance of project assets and equipment
Coordinate with the project team to ensure consistency of reporting to Ilm Ideas
Manage and coordinate any audit processes
Work closely with project management to administer and maintain the project’s budget tracking system
Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions
 Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or finance
 Minimum of 3 years work experience in accounting, business, or finance
 Experience in grant management, financial reporting and financial projections
 Experience in the non-profit sector strongly preferred
 Experience working on internationally funded projects and donor coordination is preferred
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Urdu
 Strong work ethic; appreciation for deadlines and adherence to project plans
 Excellent skills in Microsoft Word and Excel
 Strong forecasting skills; experience in modeling
 Familiarity with the education sector in Pakistan
How to Apply:
Please send your (i) resume (ii) a 3 to 5 page writing sample and (iii) cover letter to
[email protected] with a cc to [email protected] clearly stating “Application –
Short-Term Consultant, Finance & Accounting” in the subject heading. This position will remain posted until filled.