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BULPIP-AIPS Program Manager in Lahore

Deadline: JANUARY 20, 2017

Job Description: The American Institute of Pakistan Studies and the Berkeley Urdu Language Program in Pakistan invite applications for appointment as a Program Manager to coordinate their semester-long intensive Urdu language program. The appointment is for five months (August 1 – December 31, 2017). The Program Manager will be based in Lahore (Pakistan), must be able to travel in and to Pakistan, as well as participate in a pre-departure orientation in May 2017 at the University of California, Berkeley.

Responsibilities: The Program Manager will be required to:

  • Provide oversight over all aspects of the Urdu language program including student life and housing as well as administration of the academic and institutional aspects of the program;
  • Provide weekly program updates to the BULPIP-AIPS office in the United States;
  • Act as the primary liaison between the BULPIP-AIPS Urdu Program teaching staff in Lahore and associated faculty and staff at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS);
  • Assist students in integrating into the academic and social life of the LUMS campus;
  • Help students in identifying and connecting with scholars in their fields of study or topics of research interest at LUMS as well as other local universities and institutions;
  • Organize weekly program lectures by prominent literary figures, artists, activists, etc. 
  • Organize, coordinate and oversee weekly field trips by program participants;
  • Help students at any time of the day/night in case of an emergency

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree (M.A. or higher; preference will be given to graduates of US educational institutions);
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Proficiency in spoken and written Urdu;
  • Experience living, working, or studying in Pakistan;
  • Familiarity with the diverse academic, professional, and artistic communities of Lahore;
  • Experience in international education;
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently. 

Application: Applications and all supporting materials outlined below must be submitted via email to:

  • A letter of application;
  • A resume;
  • A one-page statement outlining a 10-week speaker series (drawing on the resources available in Lahore) that would introduce a diverse group of American graduate students to the social and cultural life of contemporary Pakistan;
  • Reference letters from three referees are required; applicants are responsible for requesting letter from their letter-writers by the deadline. 


  • Salary: $20,000
  • Benefits: Secure lodging and transportation in Lahore for duration of appointment

 The deadline to apply is JANUARY 20, 2017.

All inquiries should be directed to