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Hidaya Trust offers a competitive salary and benefits package designed to meet the varying needs of our employees. There are two types of employment opportunities at Hidaya Trust:
  •  Contract positions

     Short-term, Part-time (Contracts for specified task for any duration)
     Long-term, full-time (1 year renewable contracts based on performance)

  •  Permanent positions
Short-term, Part Time Contract Positions are better suited to teachers and technical personnel who are interested in pursuing part time teaching or training opportunities in the non-profit sector or those individuals who want to contribute to Hidaya by working on specific, short-term projects,and may not be interested in making a longer term commitment to stay with Hidaya. Most of these positions are filled locally. Such positions are offered at hourly rate, based on their experience and nature of task.

Long-term Contract Positions are designed to meet the needs of those individuals who want the flexibility to work for Hidaya for at least one year, while they have a long-term goal to seek alternate career paths, or are interested in exploring a career in non-profit sector. Preference is given to those who are local residents or within short commuting distance from Hidaya office who is hiring for the position.

Permanent Positions are reserved for those who have an interest in making a long-term commitment to Hidaya. All management jobs, senior team-lead roles and critical jobs including IT, Accounting, HR, etc. are designed to be permanent in nature. Naturally, compensation and benefits for permanent positions are more comprehensive in nature since Hidaya Trust wants to reward those who have a desire and have made a commitment to stay with Hidaya over a sustained period of time.

Most positions at Hidaya are contract-based in nature; permanent positions are a natural path for high performing long-term contract employees who may progress into permenant positions.
 
Hidaya Trust's current benefit package (Subject to change without notice)
 
Benefit Permanent Employees Long-term  Full-time contractors Short-term  Part-time contractors
National holidays (annual)  8 days 8 days None
Paid vacation(annual) 15 days 12 days – fixed (each year) None
Casual  leave (annual)  9 days 6 days None
Sick days (annual)  12 sick day per year at ¾ pay. 12 sick days per year at half pay None
Annual bonus Up to 6 months basic pay, based on performance and contribution to Hidaya.   Bonus is paid six months after (on December 31) scheduled salary review of June 30.  Bonus is not paid if employee leaves or is let go before completing the one year contract and if additional 6 month period is not passed. Up to 4 months basic pay, based on performance and contribution to Hidaya.   Bonus is paid six months after (on December 31) scheduled salary review of June 30.  Bonus is not paid if employee leaves or is let go before completing the one year contract and if additional 6 month period is not passed.
None
Housing allowance (monthly) Based in the zone Hidaya operations exist. See table 1. Based in the zone Hidaya operations exist. See table 2. None
Transportation allowance (monthly) Based in the zone Hidaya operations exist. See table 1. Based in the zone Hidaya operations exist. See table 2. None
Cost of living adjustment At least once a year, as determined  by Hidaya COLA index Once a year upon renewal of contract – management discretion None
Heath care  Employees, their spouse and children covered up to 50% of  Doctors’ visits, tests, procedures and prescription medicines up to maximum of Rs,50,000 during fiscal year are covered on providing original receipts to Hidaya.  Medical bills to be submitted. A fixed allowance - 5 % of basic monthly compensation. Minimum amount Rs-500.  No bills need to be submitted. None
Children education Eligible for all free IT and career coaching classes offered by Hidaya Eligible for all free IT and career coaching classes offered by Hidaya after completing the first year of employment
None
Children Education continuity If an employee passes away, his children will be sponsored to complete to Intermediate school level under Hidaya’s “No orphan without Education” program. Education beyond Intermediate level may be considered on a case-by-case basis None None
Recognition on special milestones in life Special gift on marriage, birth of a child or graduation of a child from University None None
Employee tuition assistance
Partial assistance towards work related course or approved degree program (fees (admission and examination )

 

80% on grade A
60% on grade B
40% on grade C
Partial assistance towards work related course or approved degree program (fees (admission and examination )

 

80% on grade A

60% on grade B
40% on grade C

 

after completing two years of employment

 

None

 

 

 

Table 1. Permanent Employees: 
Allowance

Zone 1

Karachi

Lahore

Islamabad

 

Zone 2 Hyderabad

Rahim YarKhan

Multan

 

Zone 3 Sukkur Abbottabad Larkana Zone 4 Shikarpur Jacobabad Zone 5 Villages
House 2,000 1,500 1,200 1,000 250
Transportation 1,500 1,000 800 500

250

 

 

Table 2.  Contract Employees:

Allowance

Zone 1

Karachi

Lahore

Islamabad

 

Zone 2 Hyderabad

Rahim Yar Khan

Multan

 

Zone 3 Sukkur Abbottabad Larkana Zone 4 Shikarpur Jacobabad Zone 5 Villages
House 1,000 750 600 500 125
Transportation 750 500 400 250 125

 

 

Sitara-e-Isaar Awarded to Hidaya Foundation

The sister organization of Hidaya Trust, Hidaya Foundation was awarded Sitara-i-Eisaar (Star of Sacrifice) by the Government of Pakistan, in recognition of the results-oriented relief efforts of both the organizations during the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. It was awarded during a special ceremony held at the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington, DC.

In Keeping with our commitment to the communities in which Hidaya Trust operates, it hires its work force as an equal opportunity employer.  It means that employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, status in the society, ancestry, sex, age, religion, creed and marital status.