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Project Manager - Support to National Elections 2007

Job Category:
Governance
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
Support to National Election 2007 Project - UNDP
City/Location:
Islamabad
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
16 September, 2006
Last Date to apply:
26 September, 2006
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

The candidate should possess at least at least 8 years working experience, at least 5 years of which involves management and implementation of technical assistance programmes at a senior level.

Sound liaison, negotiation and representational skills, and ability to interact with senior officials;

Able to work effectively in a sensitive environment and exercise discretion, impartiality and neutrality;

Excellent analytical, organizational and supervisory skills;

Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality results with strong skills in planning, implementation and operational management of complex technical assistance projects.

Ability and willingness to transfer skills, work independently with minimum supervision and work under time pressure to meet deadlines;

Demonstrated proficiency in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing, PowerPoint or equivalent, internal databases, Internet, etc. Knowledge of information te

Description:
 

Background

The Election Commission of Pakistan and several donors expressed a strong interest in ensuring coordinated support to the next elections. UN/UNDP and several donors undertook an assessment of the environment within which the next elections will take place, with a view to identifying the needs for technical assistance. In light of the findings and recommendations of the assessment missions, Support to National Elections in Pakistan has been formulated to support a free, fair and transparent electoral process. The project would be implemented using the UNDP Direct Execution (DEX) arrangements under the supervision of Project Steering Committee (PSC).

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The Project Manager will be responsible for the operational management of the project under the supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor. The key responsibilities would include:

Assist the CTA in management, planning, implementation and monitoring of project activities and achieving the desired results;

Manage planning, budgeting and management of project activities, including technical assistance and sub-contracts in close cooperation with UNDP country office for support services;

Prepare reports in a timely manner to be submitted to UNDP, Government, and cost-sharing donors on progress and achievements, against agreed outcome and output targets

Oversee the work of project staff/sub-contractors and ensure timely submission of required outputs;

Preparation of financial reporting for the programme, as per UNDP rules and regulations. This includes preparing budget revisions as necessary and ensuring appropriate use of donor funding as per funding agreements;

Manage all liaisons with donors related to the project, including support to concluding funding agreements and ensuring timely reporting;
 
Ensure proper organization and management of project records, files, inventory and documentation. Ensure compliance with UNDP procedures and policies for DEX projects and audit standards;

Undertake regular monitoring of project activities;

Plan and organize project audits and evaluations;

Undertake other relevant tasks assigned by the CTA.

Qualified Women are particularly encouraged to apply


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMastersMasters DegreeA minimum of a Master’s degree in political science, law, development studies/ international relations, management or other relevant field.