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National Project Manager

Job Category:
Project Managers
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
Mass Awareness on Water Conservation and Development
City/Location:
Islamabad
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
30 March, 2008
Last Date to apply:
12 April, 2008
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

Significant experience (preferably 10-15 years) in programme/ project development, management, monitoring and evaluation is required, especially, dealing with environment generally but water sector particularly in areas of conservation and development. A good understanding of issues involved in poverty reduction within the context of Pakistan is essential. Prior experience with capacity- and institution-building programmes/projects will be highly desirable. Familiarity with the working of electronic and print media and its effective use for mass awareness programme would also be highly desirable. Familiarity with UNDP rules with respect to national execution (NEX) modality will be an added advantage. Should be fluent in English with excellent report writing skills.

Description:
 

 
Government of Pakistan with support from UNDP is implementing the Mass Awareness for Water Conservation and Development (MAWCD) project. The National Project Manager (NPM) will serve as one of the core staff members of Project Management Unit (PMU) for three years to provide technical support and assistance in all aspects of the project i.e. from programming to management, coordination, and monitoring and evaluation.

SCOPE OF WORK

The incumbent will work under the supervision of the PSC and in collaboration with the staff of PMU and Provincial PMUs to carry out the following specific tasks:
Lead and manage the PMU, applying administrative and technical procedures as required by PCRWR and UNDP.
         Develop and launch, in consultation with all the stakeholders and relevant organizations, a well designed campaign on mass awareness for water conservation and development.
         Develop and strengthen coordination within media circles for launch and consistent follow up on mass awareness programme.
         Provide close and regular administrative and technical backstopping to all project components and respective PPMUs.
         Coordinate the technical activities of all project components.
         Prepare and update consolidated work plans and budgets for PMU and liaise for the same for PPMUs.
         Provide assistance to the implementing agencies in the preparation and regular updating of their work plans and monitoring of the progress of planned activities.
         Organize workshops / Training sessions as planned
         Coordinate resource mobilization efforts to be initiated under the project.
         Organize quarterly meetings of the PMU and ensure that PPMUs also follow the pattern.
Assist the implementing agency in preparation of TORs for the national and international consultants, identification and evaluation of prospective candidates.
         Assist the implementing agency in preparation of the TORs for the Sub-contracts, evaluation of tender documents and execution of subcontracts.
         Participate in the development of methodological framework for various technical studies to be carried out by different organizations.
         Assist the implementing agencies in the organization and implementation of training programmes.
         Arrange for financial disbursement of the project budget in accordance with the agreements reached with the implementing agencies.
         Establish reporting systems between the PMU and PPMUs.
         Lead the preparation of Annual Project Report (APR) and report physical and financial progress of the entire project.
         Act as a liaison with the national implanting agencies, UNDP and other donors providing financial support to the project.
         Assist the implementing agencies in the finalization of planned outputs in the form of reports and technical papers.


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesWater Resources/Environmental ManagementMasters DegreeThe incumbent should hold a Master’s degree in Water Resources/Environmental Management or Sciences/Natural Resources Management/ or any other closely related field. Preference will be given to PhD degree holders.