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Country: Pakistan

Job Type: For Experienced

Established in 2007, AAN Associates  is one of the leading research and development consulting firms, with a growing portfolio of both national and international projects. AAN works with a diverse array of development partners such as IFIs, UN Agencies, public agencies and so on, enabling them to deliver their intended objectives.

AAN has successfully implemented over 110 projects in more than  25 countries in the Pacific/East, West and South Asia, Middle East, North Africa (MENA), and South and West Africa regions; and is reckoned as the practice lead for development evaluation with a global footprint, through its stellar track record of producing internationally recognized, award winning evaluations. AAN is looking for Data Analysts (both qualitative and quantitative) for its Project Management Unit, with the following requirements:

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Key tasks and responsibilities

  1. Create analytic reports and dashboards using program data that demonstrate an initiative’s performance and outcomes for the client.
  2. Respond to internal and external requests for aggregated data and statistics by querying and analyzing the client’s or AAN’s captured program datasets to inform policy projects.
  3. Spearhead the data management of AAN’s knowledge repository on a secured cloud server.
  4. Build processes/protocols for data quality assurance, data collation, data coding and analysis.
  5. Perform other related duties and tasks including:
  • Participate in the evaluation scoping discussions with the client and prepare a justified sample size for the assignment.
  • Contribute to the inception phase of an evaluation by assisting the Assignment Managers and Report Writers in the development of Inception Report. This will include supporting in the development of an Evaluation Matrix (EM) and data collection tools; and prepare Data Analysis Plan (DAP) aligned with these tools.
  • Prepare guidelines for in-field data management, and templates for data collation (tagging/labelling/nesting); and train the field teams on how to use them.
  • Carry out Data Quality Assurance (DQA) of captured data.
  • Consolidate all qualitative/quantitative/desk review data in the procured data management software and standardize it for analysis and reporting. This will include data interpretation; coding; input; cleaning; and synchronization.
  • Use tools such as STATA, SPSS, R, ECONO, NVivo, MaxQDA, Atlas.ti and others, for Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis.
  • Assist the project delivery teams in developing and populating the Findings Matrix.
  • Support the Report Writer by providing relevant information and its visuals (graphs, pie charts, etc.) for the findings part of the report.

Requirements:

  1. At least sixteen (16) years of education, preferably a degree in Social Sciences from a reputable/recognized university.
  2. Over five (5) years of experience using statistical software, working with complex datasets, in a professional or institutional setting.
  3. Possess an in-depth understanding of about inferential and descriptive statistics, as well as sampling approaches (such as Simple Random, Systematic, Stratified, Clustered, Convenience, Quota, Judgement or Purposive, and Snowball sampling).
  4. Must be able to perform under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  5. Experience working in teams and collaborating on projects.
  6. Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  7. Able to create Tabulation and Data Analysis Plans.
  8. Could extrapolate relevant information and identify patterns and trends in datasets.
  9. Excellent problem-solving, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

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Country: Pakistan

Job Type: For Experienced

Established in 2007, AAN Associates  is one of the leading research and development consulting firms, with a growing portfolio of both national and international projects. AAN works with a diverse array of development partners such as IFIs, UN Agencies, public agencies and so on, enabling them to deliver their intended objectives.

AAN has successfully implemented over 110 projects in more than  25 countries in the Pacific/East, West and South Asia, Middle East, North Africa (MENA), and South and West Africa regions; and is reckoned as the practice lead for development evaluation with a global footprint, through its stellar track record of producing internationally recognized, award winning evaluations. AAN is looking for Evaluation Project Officers for potential upcoming assignments with the following requirements:

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Key tasks and responsibilities

  1. Assist the Evaluation Project Manager, and where required work independently, in undertaking project delivery tasks such as an exhaustive literature review of the project documents and other web-based information sources, contributing in formulating research design, methodology and tools for both qualitative and quantitative research, preparing work plans, participate in field data collection, developing and applying quality control procedures, monitor/supervise data management processes (data entry, cleaning, editing, coding, preparing data sets), analysis, reporting and closure) or other research-based tasks as and when assigned by the Evaluation Project Manager.
  2. Assist/lead in coordination and communication with associates/partners, consultants and field data collection teams; and undertake negotiations with partner, consultants, field data collection teams as and when required basis;
  3. Maintain project/s folder/s on electronic central data repository, keep it up to date with all the relevant documents either being sent by UNICEF or internally produced;
  4. Communicate with project teams on daily basis and undertake any other tasks assigned by designated team leader;
  5. Be cognizant of, and maintain all documents related with UN standards, norms, ethics and quality assurance measures that apply to AAN’s work;
  6. Focuses on capacity building of the team as well as his/her own on continuous basis;
  7. Liaises with the admin and finance staff to ensure items required for/during field visits are available on time;
  8. Keeps liaison with admin/finance section to update the project budget, project folder (with Consultants’ contract, invoices, time sheets or other administrative documents related with PMU), project progress and planned future activities;
  9. Adhere and comply with AAN’s rules and regulations in all aspects as well as AAN’s quality standards for delivering projects;
  10. Strictly observe and maintain the confidentiality of all the information/documents of the organization.
  11. Perform any other task assigned by the Evaluation Project Manager and the Managing Director AAN.

Requirements:

  1. Master’s degree preferably social sciences from a reputable and recognized university.
  2. Minimum three (3) years’ experience, in research and project coordination.
  3. Strong communication skills (verbal and written) in English
  4. Knowledge and experience about data analysis (Qualitative and Quantitative).
  5. Basic understanding/ background in; Health and Hygiene or Education or WASH would be an added advantage
  6. Computer proficiency (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, relevant software),
  7. Good self-awareness, interpersonal communication and problem-solving competencies;
  8. Self-driven, resourceful and innovative and drive to manage multiple tasks and deliver results in time constrained environment;
  9. Ability to plan and organize work by identifying priority activities and adjusting priorities as required, and;
  10. Ability to work independently and as part of diverse teams.

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Country: Pakistan

Job Type: For Experienced

Established in 2007, AAN Associates  is one of the leading research and development consulting firms, with a growing portfolio of both national and international projects. AAN works with a diverse array of development partners such as IFIs, UN Agencies, public agencies and so on, enabling them to deliver their intended objectives.

AAN has successfully implemented over 110 projects in more than  25 countries in the Pacific/East, West and South Asia, Middle East, North Africa (MENA), and South and West Africa regions; and is reckoned as the practice lead for development evaluation with a global footprint, through its stellar track record of producing internationally recognized, award winning evaluations. AAN is looking for an Evaluation Project Manager to work with our Project Management Team, with the following requirements:

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Key tasks and responsibilities:

  1. Anchor the evaluation execution following the contract signing to close-out by taking lead at each step (i.e., planning and initiation, research design, literature review, kick-off, inception, field planning, data collection, data processing/management, analysis, reporting, dissemination, and knowledge documentation) of the project/evaluation.
  2. For the assigned evaluation, coordinate with AAN’s Programs Management Unit (PMU) staff in planning and documentation of the ‘Project Inception Phase’. This may entail team-based discussions to plan and document detailed project delivery plan (i.e., work plan with clearly stated deliverables; budget; resource costing and recruitment plan, including scope of work including deliverables and quality standards for any consultants and sub-contractors), and identify any support required from AAN’s Operations Unit.
  3. Provide technical leadership to capture and communicate evaluation results, as well as ensure high-quality, timely, valid, and verifiable data collection, reporting and analysis.
  4. Interact with the client and AAN’s Core Project Delivery Team (CPDT) to design the evaluation and develop or refine Scope of Work (SoW) in accordance with the organizational policy, its operational guidelines, and standards.
  5. Prepare and oversee implementation of field plans for quantitative and qualitative data collection. The plans must include processes/mechanisms and guidelines for quality assurance and compliance to the client’s standards and requirements; any possible risk and their mitigation strategies, or necessary corrective actions/ crisis management (whenever required).
  6. Handle and manage recruitment, deployment and overseeing the work of local project teams, consultants, and partners; and provide technical input pertaining to their contracts management.
  7. Perform internal quality assurance function for delivery of products/deliverables.
  8. Oversee and report on implementation of work plan and planned activities.
  9. Support and in some cases lead in the development of reports and deliverables pertaining to the assigned evaluation as per AAN’s quality standards and client’s requirements
  10. Lead documentation and record management and produce a concise Project Closure Report (PCR).

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, from a reputable National/International University.
  • The candidate must bring at least 5-8 years of experience in managing projects, relevant to monitoring, evaluations and research in the development sector.
  • Background in planning and managing multi-sectoral research, design and implementation of M&E systems, and leading independent assessments
  • Good communications (written and verbal) and client management skills.
  • Understanding/background in any of the following thematic areas will be an added advantage: WASH, Health and Hygiene, Education (focusing on out of school children) etc.

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Country: Pakistan

Job Type: For Experienced

Established in 2007, AAN Associates  is one of the leading research and development consulting firms, with a growing portfolio of both national and international projects. AAN works with a diverse array of development partners such as IFIs, UN Agencies, public agencies and so on, enabling them to deliver their intended objectives.

AAN has successfully implemented over 110 projects in more than  25 countries in the Pacific/East, West and South Asia, Middle East, North Africa (MENA), and South and West Africa regions; and is reckoned as the practice lead for development evaluation with a global footprint, through its stellar track record of producing internationally recognized, award winning evaluations. AAN is looking for an HR Officer with the following requirements:

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Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Manage, track and ensure compliance on all employee information and documentation as per the organization policies, including new hire required documentation, employee actions, performance reviews, progressive discipline, and termination.
  • Assist with the recruitment process by identifying candidates, reference checks and issuing employment contracts.
  • Update organizational organogram according to business needs & update JDs accordingly.
  • Ensure that performance appraisal system is in place and is carried out as per organizational policies & procedures.
  • Should have knowledge of prevailing labour law & make sure that organizational policies are in line with the same.
  • Contract management for staff, consultants & other stakeholders.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • Assist with all internal and external HR related inquiries or requests.
  • Update the organization polices as per the need.
  • Take lead in preparation of annual budgets.
  • Manage and record staff attendance and leave record.
  • Maintain both hard and digital copies of employees’ records.
  • Supervise the process of payroll, benefits; EOBI, Gratuity etc., or other HR programs and recommend corrective action.
  • Preserve the employer-employee relationship through effective employee relations strategies.
  • Develop in house training and development programs;
  • Support teamwork through HR strategy, stronger employee relationships, leading to higher morale and motivation

General Tasks:

  1. Supporting any other task as deemed necessary related with the Operations, Project Development, Project Management etc., or AAN’s other operations (consulting work and/or institutional management);
  2. Participating in staff meetings as and when required;
  3. Compliance with AAN’s rules and regulations;
  4. Support other staff members in maintaining a good conducive work environment and morale, and;
  5. Complying with AAN’s policies as are prescribed in AAN’s manual on Administration and HR, particularly maintaining confidentiality and security of AAN’s key information and documents.

Requirements:

  • BBA/MBA Degree in Human Resources;
  • 3-5 years of experience in a similar role;
  • Experience with development/consulting sector in similar roles will be a plus,
  • Ability to work independently and as part of diverse teams.
  • Proficient in MS Suite applications

Preferred Skills: 

  • Excellent/strong standards of verbal and written English
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Computer proficiency (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, relevant software)
  • Strong interpersonal, listening and communicative skills
  • Efficient in meeting commitments and tight deadlines in achieving results
  • Ability to plan and organize work by identifying priority activities and adjusting priorities as required

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Country: Pakistan

Job Type: For Consultants

AAN Associates is an international development consultancy based in Pakistan. AAN is currently working in over 24 countries globally. AAN is looking for a Report Writer with the following requirements:

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Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  1. Identify key client needs and work collaboratively with a team of program manager and analysts, meeting deadlines and contributing to the assignment’s success.
  2. Interpret and consolidate qualitative, quantitative and literature review data into a meaningful report.
  3. Produce insightful reports via data-driven analyses on the most impactful trends.
  4. Create stylesheets and templates for reports, lead AAN Programs Management Unit (PMU) team’s trainings on Report Writing.
  5. Assist in the preparation of content for AAN’s Social Media posts, blogs, newsletters, etc.
  6. Perform other related duties and tasks including:
  • Participate in the evaluation scoping discussions with the client and gain a clear understanding of the program and client’s expectation from the evaluation.
  • Provide input to the project delivery team in preparing the Evaluation Matrix (EM), and review the data collection tools to ensure that they are aligned with the EM.
  • During the inception phase, structure the Inception Report utilizing information conveyed during the scoping mission, and relevant data extracted by researchers from their desk/literature review.
  • Participate in the trainings of local partners to brief them about the granularity of information expected from their field data, and how they can keep data quality checks during this process.
  • Support the Assignment Managers and Data Analysts in preparing and populating the Findings Matrix.
  • Work with the project delivery team in drafting reports, and PowerPoint presentations; and contribute to their dissemination sessions.

Requirements:

  1. Professional writing skills/ research experience about UN Agencies’ practices, preferably penning, editing, and proofreading evaluation reports.
  2. Proficiency working with data and with MS Office (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point), and any other relevant software.
  3. At least sixteen (16) years of education, preferably a degree in Social Sciences from a reputable/recognized university.
  4. Eight to Ten (8-10) years of similar work experience (preferably in research and evaluation), with consulting entities and social sector organizations, including UNICEF.
  5. Detailed know-how of report structure demonstrated through proven experience in report writing;
  6. Knowledge of Social sciences sector will be an asset;
  7. Proficient in extrapolating information from various data sources (including Qualitative, Quantitative and Desk research data).
  8. Competent Writing and Presentation Skills.

Preferred Skills:

  1. Excellent command in written and spoken English is essential;
  2. Understanding of international development, resource mobilization, and the UN context;
  3. Good understanding of usability, optimizing content for the web and search;
  4. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

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Country: Pakistan

Job Type: For Experienced

AAN Associates is an international development consultancy based in Pakistan. AAN is currently working in over 24 countries globally. AAN is looking for PMO Officer with the following requirements:

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Key tasks and responsibilities

  1. To support the Head of Projects Management Unit (HoPMU) in the preparation of Project Planning Toolkit (Work plan; Resource Plan; and Financials-Accounts receivables/payables) for each awarded evaluation.
  2. To provide support to the HoPMU to insert data (i.e., phases; steps within each phase; and their respective activities, along with their timelines and responsible individuals) in the PMO tool (e.g., Asana, etc.), gather information via coordinating with the project delivery teams (PDTs); followed by day-2-day management of its data commented by these PDTs.
  3. Support the HoPMU in the PMU activities’ briefing sessions to the Managing Director (MD).
  4. Assist the HoPMU in the recruitment of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), National Consultants (NCs) and National Partners (NPs) for each awarded evaluation via preparation of ToRs/JDs, conducting comparative analysis and their value-for-money.
  5. Support the HoPMU with the compilation of projects’ data and its organisation for its Knowledge Management Portal.
  6. Any other relevant task assigned by the HoPMU.

Requirements:

  1. University education, Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in project management.
  2. A minimum of 3-4 years of professional experience in the social development sectors or any other relevant experience with at least 3 years of cumulative experience in handling Project Management Tools such as ASANA, Primavera, MS Projects etc
  3. Experience and/or academic training in managing project management tools.
  4. Proven ability to adapt to evolving tasks related to the responsible role
  5. Strong writing skills, and experience in preparing status updates.

Preferred Skills:

  1. Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills in English.
  2. Ability to deliver outcomes in timely manner.
  3. Proven ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines.
  4. Good computer skills, including knowledge of MS Word; Excel; and research software.
  5. Team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and works well with others.

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Country: Pakistan

Job Type: For Experienced

AAN Associates is an international development consultancy based in Pakistan. AAN is currently working in over 24 countries globally. AAN is looking for Evaluation & Quality Assurance Manager with the following requirements:

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Key tasks and responsibilities

  1. Support/guide Project Teams (PTs comprising Managers, Officers, Associates, Sector Expert and PMO team) to review the research/evaluation TORs; evaluation proposals (for which contracts are awarded) to help achieve common understanding around consulting expectations; and explain AAN’s internal processes and systems for projects delivery;
  2. Together with PMO team, guide/review the PTs put together evaluation work plans; resource plans; and budgets, route through Director/Head of Department (D/HoD) PMU, and present to COO/MD for final approval;
  3. Together with PMO team, guide PTs to initiate kick-off meeting/s and participate (where required) with the clients and where required seek clarifications around evaluation expectations and management:
  4. Guide and moderate session/s with PTs to understand evaluation objectives and questions (as listed in the TORs/Proposals) as to enable PTs to develop first cut of Evaluation Matrix (EM), share constructive feedback and enable finalization to be able to share with the client;
  5. Enable and train PTs to produce Draft/Final Inception Report/s (including reporting templates and assessment tools such as GEROS); Evaluation Tools; Analysis Plans; Field Staff Training Package; and critically review and improve the draft and final products;
  6. Guide/support PT to understand and then assemble the documentation for ethical approval application/s, help with submission and addressing feedback;
  7. Enable PTs to run field training and where required facilitate/moderate sessions;
  8. Guide and train PTs to understand and implement AAN’s quality assurance protocols (data quality checks) for field data collection, consolidation and transfer to AAN;
  9. Guide and train PTs on data analysis and assembly into ‘Findings Matrix’ ; organize internal review session; enable improvements and then prepare team (and where appropriate participate with PMO team) for client presentation/briefing and validation sessions;
  10. Guide and enable PTs to produce draft/final Evaluation Report (ERs) and other end products such as policy briefs, final Ppt, and review critically, edit/improve and share thoughts on improving the report before processing for internal review and clients’ review/approval;
  11. Work together with PTs/PMO on assignment closure documentation including lessons learnt and share ideas with PMO team for improving AAN’s evaluation management practices and tools (EPM, EPM Training Package, and others);
  12. Support PMO in setting templates, standards and other documentation for consistent and quality delivery of projects in future

Requirements:

  1. Masters’ degree from a reputable university, preferably from International recognized institutes.
  2. At least Ten (10) years with 6 years of relevant/similar work experience, preferably in evaluations of social/development sector initiatives.
  3. Prior knowledge of quality assurance mechanisms for evaluations applied by UN agencies.

Preferred Skills:

  1. Excellent/strong standards of verbal and written English
  2. Strong Projects Planning and Management Skills
  3. Self-starter, Multi-tasker & resilient to work under multi-sectoral/cultural teams
  4. Computer proficiency (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, relevant software),
  5. Strong interpersonal, listening, and problem-solving skills
  6. Efficient in meeting commitments and tight deadlines in achieving results
  7. Ability to plan and organize work by identifying priority activities and adjusting priorities as required

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Country: Pakistan

Job Type: For Fresh Graduates

Applicants who are seeking opportunities of working in a professional environment full of development opportunities are invited to apply for AAN internship program. Our HR team is always looking for eligible candidates who have an educational background in Development Studies, Project Management, Management and Social sciences.

AAN is currently welcoming candidates all across Pakistan. Individuals who are looking to work as a team in the head office of this development consulting entity can apply. The intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects.

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Requirements

  • Undergraduate student
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Driven and hard-working
  • Ability to take direction and multi-task
  • PowerPoint, Word and Excel experience a plus

Benefits

  • Practical experience with understanding of contemporary market
  • Shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with leading consultants
  • Opportunity to participate in networking events and company meetings
  • Compensation available

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