RSPN announces Young Development Professionals’ program


The Rural Support Program Network (RSPN), as part of its M&E, RSPN component of SUCCESS aims to engage recent graduates as Young Development Professionals (YDPs) who have a passion to understand Community Driven Development (CDD) approach of RSPs and contribute to empowerment of rural women in Sindh. The YDPs will be engaged with M&E teams of the implementing RSPs and M&E team of RSPN for conducting qualitative and quantitative surveys and for assisting in data analysis and report writing.
Eligibility and Skills Required:
– Recent university graduates with a degree in social sciences; preferably have taken courses in economics,
development science or business analytics
– Willing and able to conduct extensive field work in Sindh to collect data collection
– Have good writing skills in English and/or Sindhi.
– Possess data analysis skills and a good command on MS Office especially MS Excel or any other statistical
analysis tools e.g STATA and SPSS preferred
Duration: 03 months with a possible extension for 6 months depending on the performance of the YDP and availability of work.
Note: The YDPs will be provided a two days training prior to start of their tasks, are paid monthly stipend and experience certificate upon satisfactory completion and approval of tasks by the Programme Manager.
Application Deadline: Interested candidates are requested to submit their CV at by July 18th, 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview.

6 Research Assistants needed at NUST (NBS)

nustNUST Business School (NBS) invites applications from postgraduate research students for the position of Research Assistant (RA) for the following HEC Approved Projects:

A suitable candidate is required to be enrolled/have MS (management, business administration, entrepreneurship).

 Project 1: “ Exploring the Determinants of Mobile Financial Service Adoption in Pakistan: The Moderating Role of Government Regulations and Demographics “. A suitable candidate is required to be enrolled/have MS (management, business administration, entrepreneurship).

Project 2: “Knowledge Retention from the Critical employees of the Organizations: Strategies, Issues and Challenges-An Investigation of the Banking Sector of Pakistan”.

Project 3: “Tit for Tat? When and How Subordinate’s Behaviour Instigates Abusive Supervision: A Case Study from Pakistan”.

Project 4: “Antecedents of Sustainable Performance Among ISO14001- Certified Manufacturing Companies in Pakistan “.

Project 5: “The Broken Connection of Firm Internationalization: The Case of International New Ventures from Emerging Economies”.

Project 6: “Design of the Order Fulfilment Process for Mass Customization in Manufacturing SMEs”.

The Position

The RA will support teams of researchers and technical assistance providers in executing high quality work for these funded projects. RAs work as part of larger project teams and must balance the fast pace of working on multiple assignments simultaneously. The position offers qualified applicants the opportunity to learn about policy topics within the division’s practice areas and develop professional skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods, analytic reasoning, verbal and written communication, project management, and related areas.

For details:

Courtesy: NUST

Islamabad Policy Research Institute is hiring for various vacancies


The Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) is one of the oldest independent, non-partisan think-tanks on international relations, peace, security and defence, in Pakistan. Founded in 1999, IPRI exemplifies two decades of rigorous and timely analysis of crucial strategic agendas and intergovernmental processes that influence national and regional policy corridors.

The following positions are vacant at IPRI:

  • Senior Research Fellow
  • Consultant
  • Research Fellow
  • Assistant Research Officer
  • Junior Consultant
  • Assistant Editor
  • Administrative Officer
  • Media Coordinator & Protocol Officer
  • Technician

Applications may be submitted by post latest by 10 May 2019 along with:

(i) Bio Data form (Click link to download)

(ii) 1 bound dossier of attested documents, containing CV, 2 recent photographs, CNIC, experience certificates, educational degrees/other testimonials along with equivalence certificate in case of Foreign Degrees

(iii) Copies of research published in HEC recognized journals (where applicable).

  • NOC from the Department and Educational Degrees/other testimonial will be demanded in original at the time of interview.
  • Government employees have to submit NOC also.
  • The Institute reserves the right to increase, decrease or cancel any of the advertised post.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be called for written test and interview for which no TA/DA will be paid.

 IPRI is an equal opportunity employer.

Courtesy: IPRI

VSO International to recruit qualified professionals in Islamabad


VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organization that offers volunteers the chance to work abroad to fight poverty in developing countries. In Pakistan it has been working for long. For Islamabad office, VSO is recruiting qualified professionals. Following are the advertised positions: PKR 96000 will be paid monthly as gross salary against each post:

  • Grants Coordinator
  • Youth Resilience and Humanitarian Coordinator
  • Finance Coordinator
  • Education and Gender Coordinator
  • People & Recruitment Specialist.

The deadlines for submitting applications lie in the first week of May and interviews will be held in the second and third weeks of May.  For details, please visit



GIZ Pakistan announces paid internships 2019 for females


Islamabad (Monitoring Desk): The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Pakistan is offering paid internship for those females who have done Bachelors or Masters/MPhil degrees in different fields. The selected female interns will work in different cities under GIZ.

More than 20 internship positions have been announced recently and the deadline to apply for these vacancies is January 07, 2019. Interns will be based in Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar.

The GIZ is a well-known German organization working in different countries of the world. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been working in Pakistan since 1963 and has maintained a country office in the capital, Islamabad, since 1990. Currently 320 national and 41 international employees and 1 integrated specialist are working in the country.

Detailed information can be found via


PM office annouces 7 vacancies for Team Leaders and Senior Associates

Applications are invited for the positions of Team Leader and Senior Associates in Prime Minister’s Reforms Team (PMRT) an independent Unit under Performance Delivery Unit, Prime Minister’s Office (Public) Islamabad to become an integral part of a dynamic team implementing the Prime Minister’s 100-day agenda and beyond by providing high quality technical advice to meet/resolve delivery challenges across various priority sectors by taking all concerned on board.

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pm houseInterested candidates may send their applications/CV within 15 days on e-mail address and only short listed candidates will be called for interview

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5 Simple Yet Highly Effective Job Hunting Techniques to Land Your Dream Job

Available research shows that more than half of people who are currently employed are considering getting a new job. Furthermore, more than half of people currently employed feel that they have just a job and not a career.

Whether you are fresh out of college and looking for your first job, or whether you’re tired of your current job and need a replacement job, some job hunting techniques are bound to give you an edge. The following are five seemingly-simple but highly effective job hunting techniques that will inch you closer to your dream job.

  1. Spend More Time on Your Resume

Your resume is likely to influence your chances of getting hired more than anything else. Research shows that the average recruiter will spend about 3.14 minutes reading your resume and will make up his/her mind about whether to hire you within the first minute of reading your resume. Consequently, 1 in 5 recruiters will reject a candidate before they’ve finished reading the candidate’s resume.

In essence, your resume can make or break your job prospects — which means you probably should be spending more time on it. Here are some quick tips:

  • Carefully proofread and edit your resume: research shows that 59 percent of recruiters will reject a candidate because of poor grammar or spelling errors — since this is usually indicative of sloppiness and a candidate’s lack of attention to details.

  • Keep it simple and to the point: Avoid trying to be too clever. Just go straight to the point and keep things simple. Research shows that more than half of recruiters reject candidates due to overuse of cliches or trying to be too clever. The same goes for design: more than 40 percent of recruiters reject candidates due to too much design, inappropriate fonts, clip art images, or emojis. Just keep it simple.
  1. Employ the Use of Multiple Resumes

Many job seekers are of the impression that a resume has to be fixed and consistent across all job search efforts. Not necessarily. If you haven’t been using it yet, having multiple resumes could give you an edge when it comes to getting your dream job.

Having multiple resumes can come in handy in several scenarios. For example, you might be looking for a different position in the same industry or the same position in different industries. You might also be considering an option that allows you to telecommute. Your resume should include relevant information that indicates the fact that you are qualified for the position or nature of job you are interested in. Instead of having to modify your resume with each new job application (increasing the chances of mistakes and errors — which can affect your job prospects as earlier indicated), you can simply employ the use of multiple resumes.

  1. Get an Insider Recommendation

Another seemingly-simple, but highly-effective way to get your dream job is by getting an insider recommendation. With an insider recommendation, the odds are stacked in your favor for getting your dream job.

Just take a look at the following statistics:

  • Around a third of external hires in organizations are attributed to referrals.
  • 80 percent of jobs are not posted online.

In essence, not only are you highly unlikely to be aware of most job openings in your dream organization because they won’t be posted online, but the hiring decision will be heavily skewed in favor of people who are referred by someone already working at the hiring organization.

If you are interested in working at an organization and have a point of contact at that organization, don’t wait for a job posting to be made. Ask for a referral to the people making hiring decisions and make your case.

  1. Work on Your Email Game

It’s often difficult to see the connection between your email skills and your possibility of getting hired, but experience and research show that your email game matters a great deal. According to research from CareerBuilder, over 20 percent of hiring managers will not hire a job candidate that did not send a thank you email after a job.

In other words, even if your job application process didn’t take place online, finding the email address of your hiring manager and sending a simple thank you email after being interviewed can inch you closer to your dream job.

If, on the other hand, your job application process involves using email, here are some tips for you:

  • Ensure your email is personalized and sent to the right person— this shows you’ve done your groundwork and will give you an edge. Research also shows that personalized emails tend to get more opens and responses.
  • Use the KISS principle: keep both your email subject line and body short and simple. A study involving 1,000 executivesin Fortune 500 and Inc 500 companies found that simple, clear, and curiosity-driven subject lines result in more email opens than longer subject lines.
  • Don’t delay your follow up. If you don’t hear back after 48 hours, follow up. A study by the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, that analyzed 16 billion emails, found that 90 percent of people who don’t respond to your email within 48 hours are unlikely to ever respond. In other words, if it’s been two days and you haven’t heard back then you’re unlikely to hear back — follow up!
  1. Create a Website Demonstrating Your Ability to Function in Your Desired Position

Most job search experts will advise you to polish your LinkedIn resume, get good job experience, and build solid connections to increase your job prospects. Very few, however, will advocate creating a website, yet it can seriously increase your chances of getting your dream job. Just take a look at the following case studies:

  • Matthew Epstein desperately wanted to work at Google, but he couldn’t get in. He decided to set up a website targeted at Google. The website went viral, resulting in Google getting in touch with him and many other organizations trying to woo him to work with them. While Epstein didn’t get the job at Google, he got so many options and decided to go with the one that appealed to him most.
  • Leslie Samuel was able to land his dream job as a lecturer thanks to a biology website he created.

After creating her website The Book Wheel, Allison Hitz was able to land her dream job. Despite having a Master’s degree, Hitz found out that employers were more interested in her website than in her Master’s degree.


By: John Stevens

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