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Project Manager

Job Category:
Administration
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
Area Development Programme Balochistan (ADPB-II)
City/Location:
Quetta
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
02 March, 2013
Last Date to apply:
16 March, 2013
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

• At least 10 years experience in management preferably related to development programs.
• Ability to work in a multi-stakeholder environment
• Proficient in English language and excellent writing and communication skills
• Computer literate
• Work experience in Baluchistan
• Past employment with the UN / UNDP and the Government of Baluchistan is an added advantage.

Description:
 

Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direction and supervision of National Project Director (NPD) and where necessary with his/her assistance, the Project Manager (PM) will perform the following tasks: Management and Coordination • Manage assistance to the program administratively, financially, logistically, professionally and technically according to the standard UNDP procedures. For financial matters, the PM will act as the certifying authority whereas the NPD will be the approving authority. • Lead and co-ordinate the activities of the UNDP Specialists and ensure their effective deployment for dispensing the inputs and collection of results. • Regularly organize the Program Joint Steering Committee and other coordination meetings. • Facilitate the mobilization of resources and prepare / regularly update the work plan for the Programme. • Assist the NPD in operation, running and recording the Joint Steering Committee and implementing its decisions. • Develop competence in the counterpart staff of the GOB departments and others in producing the Program outputs through a participatory process. • Identify, together with the specialists the need for additional short-term consultancies or sub-contract inputs, prepare TORs and initiate their process. • Prepare and timely submit all the reports required by UNDP and the Government. 9. Procure equipment and ensure its full operation and maintenance; and maintain an inventory record of the program and submit inventory reports to UNDP. • Liaise with UNDP, other UN agencies, multi-lateral and bi-lateral funding agencies, GoB and NGOs operating in the Project area for possible coordination in program implementation and mobilize resources for expanding with the Program’s objectives. • Carry out any other relevant duties identified from time to time by the NPD and/or UNDP to further develop the Programme. Technical • Take a proactive role in policy advocacy for advancing sustainable development in the province. • Provide technical input in sustainable rural development and advance the agenda of sustainable development through community organizations, in collaboration with experts, line departments and NGOs. • Provide technical advice and guidance for the improvement and sustainability of rural livelihoods in the Program area. Coordinate with the Community Development Supervisors in the Regions and Social Mobilizers in the field, to ensure that community needs are met in a sustainable manner. • Assess the needs of communities and facilitate the flow of inputs for addressing the issues of sustainable livelihoods. • Pay special attention to the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources especially water • Work closely with counterparts in the relevant departments of GOB to ensure their full participation in the design and implementation of community development proposals in the context of poverty-environment nexus. • Ensure transfer of programme intervention techniques and methodology to concerned line departments. • Support and, where necessary, train GOB counterparts in the relevant departments and people (both men and women) from villages in implementation of productive activities, demonstration schemes and support services. • Conduct field visits to assess the progress of the Program on a continuous basis to make recommendations to the National Project Director for modification to the Program inputs and to the composition of the team of specialists. • Contribute in achieving the Government’s commitments to international forums and conventions in the context of poverty-environment nexus. • Identify and supervise the activities of short-term consultants / missions that may assist in dealing with Program activities. B. Qualifications and Experience: • At least Master Degree in social sciences, rural development or related field. • Minimum 10 years of experience (For Masters Degree holders) and 7 years (for Ph.D) of practical experience in the design, management and implementation of development / recovery programmes / projects • At least 5 years of experience of managing projects with any international agency and should have a good understanding of the UN Agencies programs in Pakistan. • Familiarity with the UNDP procedures will be an added qualification. • Must be familiar with the global issues of sustainable development and GoP’s commitments in that regard. • Must be totally committed to the participatory philosophy of the Program and have demonstrated commitment to creating sustainable livelihoods and alleviating the poverty of rural communities. • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills • Experience in programme coordination with local community organizations, local NGOs, districts government institutions and other stakeholders “Equally Qualified women will be given preference "


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
 Master DegreeMasters Degree PhD/Master degree social sciences, economics, rural development or any other related.

Skills
Must Title Level Description
 comunicationNever Used  Excellent Communication skills