Project Officer

Fred Hollows Foundation
  • Location
    Lahore, Pakistan
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 28

Position description

The Foundation is an international development organisation working to prevent blindness and restore sight. We continue to carry on the legacy of Professor Fred Hollows, who believed every person had the right to quality eye care, no matter where they live. The Foundation is known around the world as an organisation that works with purpose and determination. With a reputation for excellence, we are well known for making change happen.

The Foundation has grown to work in more than 25 countries throughout Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific, as well as Australia. The Foundation has restored sight to more than 3 million people worldwide. We have an ambitious five-year strategic plan that aims to take us even closer to realising our vision of a world in which no person is needlessly blind, or vision impaired and Indigenous Australians exercise their right to sight and good health.

We are also proud to announce we were awarded the Employer of Choice Award (Public Sector and NFP) at the 2022 Australian HR Awards. The Foundation is also endorsed and in partnership with The Life You Can Save.

To find out more about our work, please visit our website


To be successful in this role, you will need to possess strong project management skills, with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects while ensuring deadlines are met. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential, including fluency in English. Additionally, you should have strong report writing and documentation skills to ensure that all project deliverables are documented and presented effectively.

Moreover, you will demonstrate a track record in influencing and fostering collaborative relationships with partners and stakeholders, including Government officials. Stellar stakeholder engagement skills, particularly in navigating relationships with partners and officials, will be a defining trait. Your ability to effectively engage and communicate with these entities will be pivotal in steering projects toward their intended goals.


The Project Officer is accountable for working with implementing partners in Pakistan to ensure the effective implementation and coordination of project activities (planning, coordinating, monitoring and evaluation and reporting) that are aligned to Project Implementation Plan and The Foundation’s strategic framework.


  • Program coordination to ensure implementing partners achieve program activity and outcomes in accordance with agreed Project Implementation Plan, Partnership Agreement, project work plans and overall agreed annual budgets based on assigned provinces.
  • Facilitate timely submission of quality quarterly, annual and any other financial and progress reports from Partners to the Line Manager and assist partners with timely mobilization of goods and services to initiate and complete activities.
  • Actively participate in the project planning, proposal development and project design documents for any new activity or initiative.
  • Support the Line Manager in organizing and monitoring joint engagements with partners, relevant government ministries and other partners.
  • Coach and mentor implementing partners with the assistance of the FHF Finance Officer to prepare funds requests, procurement and comply with FHF finance Manual and donor guidelines, ensure all requisitions are appropriate and align with planned and budgeted activities.
  • Monitor and evaluate stages of project/ program implementation to ensure partners are achieving the required outcomes; identify new approaches and strategies that would benefit the program design and implementation; identify and compile lessons learned, report back on learnings.
  • Work closely with the partners and relevant finance team to ensure proper partner accountability for FHF funds.
  • Organize and undertake review meetings of partners to ensure they achieve their targets met agreed quality standards and follow the internationally accepted approaches.
  • Ensure that partners submit timely monthly/or and quarterly / annual financial returns.
  • Provide support by assisting Partners to prepare and monitor annual financial budgets, review partners’ advance and settlement in the assigned provinces, ensure that partners submit timely monthly/ or and quarterly financial returns and utilize project assets as per FHF’s policy.


  • Application of project design, project management, budget development and monitoring.
  • Successful implementation of health projects with required outcomes
  • Proven ability to influence and work with multiple partners/stakeholders at one time.
  • Work independently and in a team environment.
  • Experience of managing projects in development context.

How we recognise your contribution

Through our internal programs and employee benefits we aim to create an environment where you will feel supported and empowered. Whether your focus is on continuous learning, professional development or finding an environment which enables you to thrive while balancing family or personal commitments, we have a range of programs in place to support you.

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