Project Management Consultant

  General Directorate of Programs and Design
  Afghanistan Unspecified 700
Date Posted:Sep 28, 2010
Reference:VA# 0165
Closing Date:Oct 9, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Management
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About General Directorate of Programs and Design:


Job Summary:

The Project Management Consultant will provide organizational, training and mentoring services for the development or formulation of pilot project proposals, identification of fund sourcing, and management of projects proposed to the members of Planning and Policy Unit of Herat Provincial Governor Office. He/She will be responsible for managing the pilot at the provincial level as well as tracking status of the pilot.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Prepare a rapid assessment of the specific needs of relevant counter part in the area of Project Development and Management at the provincial department level.
2. Assess the specific areas of weaknesses of the members of Planning and Policy Unit in the pilot provincial department against the five (5) stages and components of the Project Development and Management Life Cycle;
3. Work with the Planning and Policy Department (PPD) of relevant counter part to prepare the resource support of IARCSC and donor agencies in staffing, support assets, capital expenses and operating and maintenance expenses at pilot provincial department.
4. Organize and provide relevant training based on need assessment to members of Planning and Policy Unit of pilot provincial department in the different stages of project development and management life cycle.
5. Coach/Mentor the members of pilot provincial department on all stages of the life cycle of project development and management.
6. Participate in various coordination platform/meetings at different levels and, if needed, represent GDPDM’s and PPU’s viewpoints in these platforms

Results expected

1. Implementation of the action plan
2. Policies and assistance strategy framework is in place
3. Increment in the number of projects
4. Reports on the results of the projects
5. Analysis and research documents are in place
6. Financial Management System of development funds in place

Reporting obligations

The Project Management Consultant shall report to (Director Project Development and TA Coordinator).

Job Requirement:

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

1. Minimum of bachelor degree in related fields (i.e., economics, public or business administration)
2. Minimum of four (4) years of work experience in project development and/or management work in small to medium development projects
3. Minimum of two (2) years of work experience in training and development (May be concurrent with experience in project development and management)
4. Minimum of two (2) years of experience liaising and communicating with a variety of stakeholders including governments, donors, and non-governmental organizations (May be concurrent with other experiences)
5. Work experience in a foreign-funded project in Afghanistan will be an advantage.
6. Fluency in written and spoken Dari or Pashto, and English
7. High level of proficiency in the use of MS Office packages
8. Strong self-management competencies and stability in highly a stressful country environment.
9. Excellent command of written and spoken English, national and official languages of the country.
10. Computer skills, MS office packages, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint

– Desirable attributes

1. Experience of programs of international cooperation
2. Ability to work independently and effectively under pressure;
3. Experience of leading and motivating teams of people towards the achievement of agreed ends.
4. Awareness of explanations concerning project presentation to donors as per their procedure and culture, and ability to raise development fund
5. Excellent analytical, research, report writing and presentation skills
6. Good writing skills, with experience in preparing precise and detailed narrative reports;
7. Willing to devote his or her out of office time to join with other MCP appointees in developing professional skills in leadership and public service management.

Notice of revision

These terms of reference may be revised subject to operational needs.

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