Governance specialist

  • Posted on 19 September 2019

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a governance specialist for the anticipated Department for International Development (DFID)-funded Punjab Education Program (PEP). PEP supports the government of Punjab, Pakistan to deliver equitable access to better quality education through a range of interventions, including technical assistance to improve program delivery, capacity building to support institutional development, and policy reform. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead a small team of technical personnel aimed at improving education governance in Punjab, including public and private school management and public-sector financial management
  • Provide technical governance knowledge and leadership
  • Coordinate with relevant government personnel and work closely with other technical staff to ensure consistency with project aims


  • Mid-level professional experience in the education sector in Pakistan or similar contexts at a minimum
  • Advanced degree in education, political science, or another relevant field
  • Experience in school management, public-sector financial management, public-private partnership models, and field-office staff management
  • Experience liaising with government officials and vulnerable groups, including women, children, and individuals with disabilities
  • Prior experience with DFID-funded projects preferred
  • Sector-specific experience in Punjab highly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in governance of both public and private sector
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required

Application instructions:

Please submit your CV and cover letter using the form at by October 10, 2019. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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About the Organization

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.

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