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Project Manager

Job Category:
Project Managers
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
UNDP-Support to National Election in Pakistan
City/Location:
Islamabad
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
27 April, 2008
Last Date to apply:
06 May, 2008
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

Essentials:
Candidate should possess at least 6-8 years of relevant working experience, which mainly involves management and implementation of technical assistance programmes at a senior level.

Desirables:
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 technology systems and applications in electoral management would be an asset.

Description:
 

Background:
After successful completion of the Project “Support to National Elections in Pakistan”, The Election Commission of Pakistan and several donors expressed a strong interest in continued support to electoral assistance and reforms. The project is being implemented in close collaboration with ECP and will promote strategic partnership between ECP & CSOs for strengthening electoral processes in Pakistan. The intended outcome of the project is legal and institutional frameworks that enable free, fair, transparent and credible elections at all levels in place.

Job Descriptions:
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;

Regularly review the work plan and ensure appropriate prioritization of project resources

Efficient management of human and financial resources to ensure unhindered flow of activities.

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;

Maintain liaison with donors of 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.


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 from a University recognized by HEC.