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Punjab Education Program Governance Specialist

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At Chemonics, we promote meaningful change around the world, helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives. From our founding in 1975, we have worked in more than 140 countries to help our clients, partners, and beneficiaries face difficult challenges, from political instability to limited healthcare to a lack of market infrastructure. We have helped them overcome those challenges by working together to find and implement innovative projects that achieve development impact. We are entirely employee-owned and committed to living our values of caring, excellence, innovation, integrity, and opportunity to implement efficient and effective programs that build a better future for those we serve. Please visit our website to learn more about our work.

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Chemonics seeks a governance specialist for the anticipated Department for International Development-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
  • Provides technical governance knowledge and leadership
  • Coordinates with relevant government personnel and work closely with other technical staff to ensure consistency with project aims.


  • At least mid-level professional experience in the education sector in Pakistan or similar contexts
  • Advanced degree in education, political science, or other 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 proving highly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in governance of both public and private sector
  • Fluency in English required