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Project Manager

Job Category:
Project Managers
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
2
Agency / Project:
Livelihood Recovery Programme for Earthquake Affected Areas of NWFP and AJK
City/Location:
Balakot and Muzaffarabad
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
03 May, 2006
Last Date to apply:
15 May, 2006
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

At least 15 years’ experience of work in issues related to development;
A basic understanding of the UN system and its operational modalities;
Willingness to serve in difficult and remote regions;
Availability for numerous visits outside the base location;
Excellent communication and IT skills;
Excellent writing and language skills in English

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.   Terms of Reference:

Under the direct supervision of the National Project Coordinator, the Project Manager will be responsible for:

Establishing the project office in the target areas and supervising the installation of the equipment and supplies procured for the purpose;

Directly supervising the staff in the project offices;

Preparing and maintaining the inventory of all the expendable and non-expendable items provided under the Livelihoods Recovery  Project;

Taking full responsibility for a proper maintenance of all administration and finance related documentation;

Maintaining communication with the partners on all matters pertaining to the project;

Overseeing the establishment of monitoring benchmarks for the project outcomes and facilitating a smooth monitoring process for project sites;

Supporting and providing technical advice to the staff and partners in tasks related to mobilizing and executing early recovery interventions under the project;

Creating and sustaining synergies with the government, other UN agencies and the NGO community working on early recovery;

Overseeing the process of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) ’ identification to ensure the targeting of aid to the most vulnerable and needy sections of the community;

Supervising the Community Development Supervisors and Monitoring Officers for discharge of their respective responsibilities and following up on the deadlines and work plans;

Liaising with the other project partners to consolidate actions on local development plans;

Networking with other sectoral agencies to facilitate communities’ access to the services not falling under the immediate purview of the project;

Establishing and sustaining close communications with local and provincial/state  authorities on recovery programming issues;

Preparing monthly progress reports;

Preparing interim reports on the achievements of the project and the lessons learnt, by each quarter, for review meetings with steering committees.

Timing and duration: 1 Year (with possibility of extension)


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMastersMasters DegreeAn advanced degree in a development related field;