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National Project Coordinator

Job Category:
Project Coordinator
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
Livelihood Recovery Programme for Earthquake Affected Areas of NWFP and AJK
City/Location:
Islamabad, with extensive travel to the project areas in NWFP and AJK.
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
03 May, 2006
Last Date to apply:
15 May, 2006
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

Knowledge of UN system operating procedures and ability to work in multi-cultural environment.

Possess good managerial skills and ability to handle project

At least fifteen years experience of working with multi-national organizations

Excellent English/ Urdu writing and communication skills.

Knowledge of finance/ experience in developing project budgets and financial reports

Demonstrably computer literate. Should be familiar with Internet.

Good interpersonal skills with experience and familiarity of the gender issues.

Problem solving skills and results orientation

Description:
 

1.    Context

Pakistan was rocked by an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale. This earthquake has devastated, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and northern parts of the NWFP Province. Immediate relief phase for the most affected population of NWFP & AJK has been successfully carried out by UNDP.

UNDP has prepared an Early Recovery Framework (ERF) in accordance with the strategy established by the UN in November 2005. The ERF incorporates and builds upon the project submitted in the South Asia Earthquake Flash Appeal, and is designed to meet the needs identified by the Early Recovery Framework and Action Plan. Community Based Livelihoods Recovery Programme for earthquake affected areas of NWFP and AJK is a component of the ERF. The project aims to support immediate and mid-term livelihood recovery of the vulnerable populations in the earthquake affected areas in AJK and NWFP, directly supporting the ERF and the Action Plan. This is envisaged to be achieved through reviving the capacity of the concerned line departments, NGOs and CBOs for restoring livelihood of the affected earthquake vulnerable groups by improving agricultural production, rehabilitating critical minor infrastructure, MED, vocational skill training and preventing environmental degradation.

2.  National Project Coordinator

Under the overall supervision of the ARR, CPRU and the direct supervision of Program Officer, the National Project Coordinator will be responsible to:


Lead and manage the project, applying administrative and technical procedures as required by the UNDP.

Provide close and regular administrative and technical backstopping to all programme components and respective PMUs.

Coordinate the technical activities of all programme components.

Prepare and update consolidated work plans and budgets for the PMU.

Provide assistance to the field offices in the preparation and regular updating of their respective work plans, and monitoring of the progress of planned activities.

Coordinate resource mobilization efforts to be initiated under the programme.

Organize quarterly meetings of the PIC, and assist in organizing meetings of the Programme Steering Committee.

Ensure finalization of detailed concept papers for different Livelihood Programme.

Assist the implementing agencies in the preparation of TOR for subcontracts, evaluation of tender documents, and execution of subcontracts.

Participate in the development of methodological framework for various technical studies to be carried out under different components of the programme.

Assist the implementing agencies in the organization and implementation of training programmes.

Arrange for financial disbursements of the programme budget in accordance with the agreements reached with the implementing agencies.

Establish reporting systems between the PIUs and CO.

Lead the preparation of progress/financial reports of the whole programme.

Act as a liaison with the implementing agencies, other UN agencies, UNDP, and the donors providing financial support to the programme.

Timing & Duration: One year with possibility of extension.


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMastersMasters DegreeMasters degree in a development related discipline with documented experience of handling such Projects.