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National Project Manager

Job Category:
Project Managers
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
Wind Energy Project (WEP)
City/Location:
Islamabad
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
12 February, 2008
Last Date to apply:
25 February, 2008
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

This position requires minimum 8-10 years of relevant experience in the area of Energy & Environment preferably Wind Energy Projects and project management related experience.

Applicant with relevant qualification, previous experience in similar position and familiarity with UNDP procedures will be preferred.

He/She must have strong cross-cultural communication, management, coordination and leadership skills and experience, problem-solving skills and results orientation and sensitivity to gender issues. Must have ability to work under pressure and to prepare reports in a clear and concise manner, solid computer skills in relevant software packages (MS office), ability to work in multi-cultural environment. Candidate must be fluent in English (writing and communication).

Description:
 


The services of the NPM will be required for the first phase of project implementation.  He/She will work under the under the supervision of National Project Director (NPD). NPM will collaborate closely with NPD, UNDP, Government counterparts and key stakeholders in order to facilitate project implementation towards the desired goals and objectives.  NPM will be responsible for general and financial administration, progress reporting, monitoring and the quality control of inputs from consultants and subcontractors providing assistance to the project.

Scope of Work:
NPM will be responsible for undertaking the following specific tasks:

Advise the executing agency in establishing of Project Coordination and Implementation Structure;

Finalize the detailed action plan for each of the outputs of Phase I of the project;

Support in developing linkages among various outputs and provide substantive knowledge for promoting wind energy in Pakistan;

Analyze the baseline assessments, incorporate results into the policy framework and create an enabling environment for the promotion of wind energy technologies;

Strengthen networking amongst key stakeholders by conducting a consultation process, involve and learn from all the key stakeholders and identify linkages between on-going activities;

Identify needs and ways for strengthening relevant institutions and provide support from the project resources to meet the targets under each of the outputs;

Organize consultative workshops, trainings, seminars, field trips and delegation incentive tours according to  work plans;

Set up monitoring work plans that account for related activities undertaken by various partners and identify the evaluation methodology;

Lead and manage the PIU applying administrative and technical procedures as required;

Day to day monitoring of project implementation based on the Annual Work Plan

Prepare ToRs for the sub-contracts and procurements for approval by the Executive Committee (EC) and Project Steering Committee(PSC);

Advise and assist the NPD in the mobilization of inputs and resources; 

Provide operational management for the production of project outputs according to the project document and the procedures in UNDP/GEF Project Cycle Operations Manual (PCOM); knowledge of government rules and regulations are preferable;

Act as the Secretary of the Project Steering Committee (PSC);

Evaluate reports on execution of outputs;

Arrange and submit within the deadlines the Tripartite Review  (TPR), Annual Project Report (APR), Project Implementation Report (PIR), technical reviews, quarterly progress reports, financial progress report, updated work plans and budget and any other required reports as required;

Provide required information and support to the annual external audit and an external independent evaluation at the end of phase 1.


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesElectrical/Mechanical Engineering Masters DegreeMaster Degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering (preferably Master in Renewable Energy Resources) from well reputed foreign or local university.