Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP)
Program Officer– Research
Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP)
Posted date 16th December, 2021 Last date to apply 15th January, 2022
Country Pakistan Locations Islamabad
Category Program Management
Positions 2
Status Closed

Industry:                                 N.G.O./Social Services

Total Position:                    (2)

Job Type:                         Contract Position (Two years) Extendable

Department:                      Research

Job Location:                     Islamabad

Gender:                            No preference

Minimum Education:            Masters/Undergraduate  

Minimum Experience:           3-5 years

Apply By:                         Decemeber 15, 2022

Email:                              Brightspyre  

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 Program Officer – Research will directly report to the Research Manager.


Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) is a nonprofit organisation that aims to enhance the volume and effectiveness of philanthropy. The specific objectives of the Centre include creating a more enabling environment for philanthropy promotion through enhancing professionalism within the civil society organisations, assisting donors by professionalising grant-making, and raising awareness and understanding about the importance of giving among all stkeholders. The Centre seeks to promote philanthropy through its various programmes, namely, Nonprofit Organisations (NPOs) Certification Programme; Philanthropy Services Programme; and Research Programme.

Research programme has two components: 1) conducting research to increase societal awareness about the nature and dimensions of philanthropy in Pakistan; and 2) developing new programmes to contribute to PCP’s mission of enhancing the volume and effectiveness of philanthropy in Pakistan, implementing the newly developed programmes in the pilot phase and handing over to the Philanthropy Services Programme for subsequent implementation. The Programme Officer-Research will assist in both these components.


  • Assisting in developing a comprehensive research agenda for PCP in line with the overall guidance provided by Executive Director.
  • Identifying research problems, developing appropriate methodology, developing terms of reference (ToRs) for outsourced research, supervising outsourced research, ensuring quality of data collection and analysis, and editing/ reviewing the reports submitted by consultants.
  • Designing data collection instruments, and supervising data collection, tabulating and analysing data, and writing research reports for in-house research activities.
  • Preparing papers, articles and reports from in-house and outsourced research. Writing articles for strategic positing of PCP and its programmes in the development context.
  • Proving coordination and assistance in the strategic planning exercise for PCP. 
  • Conducting Literature Review and providing information about the programmes and developments in the philanthropy sector. This may involve examination of programmes conducted by other philanthropy institutions in South Asia, in particular and other parts of the world in general.
  • Compiling relevant information and materials related to research in philanthropy,  consulting stakeholders to identify specific needs for philanthropy promotion and defining the broad contours of new philanthropy support programmes.
  • Assist in developing detailed concept notes, project proposals, estimating resource requirements and developing implementation frameworks for new programmes.
  • Assist in implementing new programmes on a pilot basis.
  • 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, PSS or other 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. Undergraduate / Masters from any reputed foreign recognized university in the field of Social Sciences or in Development Studies.
  2. Minimum 03 - 05 years of experience in research and related activities required.

PCP is an equal opportunity employer.

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