Project Manager - CPEC
The incumbent will be responsible for implementing the project in coordination with Manager Islamabad Programme Office.
The incumbent will also be responsible to coordinate with Government of Gilgit Baltistan, for developing, managing, coordinating and providing support in the effective implementation of the project activities at GB. The incumbent will also collaborate with other partners in GB in coordination with Manager Islamabad Programme Office.
S/He will be expected to demonstrate the project management and conceptual input in natural resource management in general and biodiversity conservation in particular. S/He will be expected to have clear idea of the functioning of government departments, civil society, local organizations and area context. The incumbent will be expected to be well aware of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and Belt and Road Initiative particularly in context of socio-economic and environmental aspect for Pakistan.
SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
1 PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT:
1.1 Set up the project implementation as per the project document and as per IUCN rules and
1.2 Organize the inception workshop in coordination with Manager Islamabad Programme Office
and the GB Government.
1.3 Participate in the selection process of Project Team.
1.4 Prepare work plans and progress reports as per the project document and signed agreement.
1.5 Coordinate and facilitate overall on-the-ground management and implementation of the
1.6 Liaise with the respective government departments for the effective implementation of the
project as well as exploring further opportunities for expansion and enhancing the
1.7 Explore opportunities for resource mobilization for the extension of project beyond 2
years and other relevant programme development in GB.
2 TECHNICAL SUPPORT:
2.1 Provide technical guidance and support in all interventions related to the project.
2.2 Identify the additional technical support required within or outside the organization in
coordination with Manager Islamabad Programme Office.
3 OVERSIGHT AND QUALITY CONTROL FUNCTIONS:
3.1 Keep track of project budget and ensure that the project expenses are strictly in line
with the budget and expenses are made as per IUCN procedures for requisite approvals.
Strict monitoring of the expenses against budget is done on monthly basis and monthly
expenses are regularly assessed and monitored.
3.2 Submit monthly financial and progress reports of the implementation of project activities
along with plan for next month.
3.3 Ensure that lessons learnt through the project are documented and internalized in IUCN
Pakistan’s current and future work and shared with donor when required.
3.4 Collaborate and ensure that the M&E system is in place as per the goals and objectives of
4 NETWORKING AND REPRESENTATIONAL FUNCTIONS:
4.1 Coordinate with government line departments, donors, partners and stakeholders in
implementation of project and day to day matters and meetings in coordination with
Manager Islamabad Programme Office.
4.2 Maintain regular donor coordination in collaboration with Manager Islamabad Programme
Office and Country Representative.
4.3 Maintain coordination with Pakistan National Committee members, other organizations and
stakeholders working in GB on other development projects.
5 OTHER FUNCTIONS:
5.1 Support the development and maintenance of a dynamic and enabling culture and spirit at
5.2 Provide active input to the formal and non-formal fora of IUCN and GB government.
5.3 Manage, deploy and delegate responsibilities to staff allocated to the project for
optimum effectiveness and productivity.
5.4 Supervise and guide staff in oversight and quality control functions.
5.5 Responsible for the administrative and managerial tasks of the project.
6 Carry out any other relevant tasks as required by and mutually agreed with the line
• The incumbent should have a Master’s degree in Natural Resource Management
• At least ten years of relevant experience with international organizations, preferably in development of projects and programme/project management in the development sector, with the ability to lead a team.
• Demonstrate strong collaboration and liaison with the relevant Government departments.
• Demonstrated experience in applying Results Based Management tools in managing complex donor-funded projects.
• Expertise in project formulation and implementation will be an added advantage.
• The candidates must be well versed in written and spoken Urdu/English/local language with strong analytical and interpersonal skills, positive attitude and ability to work in a team and willing to travel in connection with project activities.
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