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National Project Manager (NEX-SC)

Job Category:
Project Managers
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
Gender Justice and Protection Project
City/Location:
Islamabad
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
07 April, 2007
Last Date to apply:
20 April, 2007
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

Possess at least 5-7 years work experience on VAW and gender justice issues, project development & management, preferably with the UN or international development organizations.
An expert knowledge of the development landscape and sound understanding of VAW issues and gender justice frameworks in local government.
Demonstrable experience in program development, management and coordination.
Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
Experience of working with NGOs and Government is an added advantage.

Description:
 

Background
The Gender Justice and Protection Project aims is “to bring about a sustainable reduction in violence against women in accordance with the government’s policy commitments”, with an objective “to create and support mechanism to support a sustainable reduction in Violence Against Women (VAW) in Pakistan”.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Project Manager will undertake the following tasks:

Coordination:
Internal
• Provide strategic coordination support to all projects funded through GJP fund through information provision, convening of thematic coordination forums, meetings or orientation sessions as appropriate.
• Identify areas for building synergies between projects funded through GJP fund, highlight duplication of effort, while actively building productive relations with all VAW stakeholders and partners.
• Ensure effective management and coordination of projects funded through GJP fund with special emphasis on creation and development of close working relations with all stakeholders, and especially the Government of Pakistan and civil society.
• Management of project staff and ensure that their inputs are provided in a timely manner, and provide overall guidance.
External
• Harmonize project interventions funded through GJP fund with those of other donors/CSOs in pursuit of effective and efficient implementation. Identify areas for cooperation to generate increased recognition of UNDP gender equality initiatives in Pakistan.
• Liaison with various partners to create demand and supply for the GJP funds

Monitoring and Reporting:
• Submit annual project work plan submitted within 15 days of the end of the calendar year.
• Submit one biannual progress report and one annual progress report within 15 days of the end of the half-year or year respectively. The reports will be strategic monitoring tools addressing the log frame, provide consolidated sub-project results and impact; key implementation issues and risks affecting work-plan implementation and proposed mitigating strategies; document experiences and strategic lessons learnt
• Budgetary and financial expenditure details.

Implementation:
• Facilitate the convening of Project Steering Committee and the Gender Resource management committee meeting and serve as their Secretariat
• Assist the partner organizations seeking funding to complete the project proposal format in accordance with the requirements set.
• Assist project implementation in close collaboration with the Programme Coordinator, GSP-PMSU, to ensure conformity and coherence with project outputs and compliance with UNOPS procedures. For example facilitate recruitment, subcontracting, procurement processes to expedite project delivery.
• Facilitate timely budget revisions to ensure effective delivery
• Any other duty assigned by GSP Programme Coordinator or Chief Poverty Reduction and Gender Unit.
• Perform any other duties as required.
Supervision
The NPM and PMU will report to UNOPS Bangkok and UNDP Poverty Reduction and Gender Unit and will seek guidance and policy decisions from the UNDP PR&GU and GSP-PMSU.


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesM.A./M.Sc./MBAMasters DegreeMasters degree in social sciences