Project Manager

  Pajhwok Afghan News
  Afghanistan Unspecified 398
Date Posted:Jan 11, 2011
Closing Date:Jan 20, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Management
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Pajhwok Afghan News:


Pajhwok Afghan News ( is the leading independent news agency registered with the Ministry of Information and Culture of Afghanistan. Pajhwok has a network of reporters nationwide larger than any other news agency in the country. Pajhwok provides comprehensive, reliable, timely and bias-free news about Afghanistan from an Afghan perspective. It distributes and publishes online daily reports and photographs as a service to newspapers, radios, and television news channels as well as individual and institutional subscribers. In the Seven years of its existence, Pajhwok has become Afghanistan most credible news and feature service-provider to national and international media outlets on a national and international level.

Job Summary:

Exercise overall responsibility for Pajhwok's AMDEP activities.

-Liaise between all departments and project staff and serve as main point of contact on AMDEP activities

Duties & Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities include are:

Ensure all project activities are completed and deadlines are met

- Prepare project plan in monthly, weekly and task formats, including modification of existing plans to handle changing circumstances, using Fast Track project management system.

- Oversee hiring of new staff and coordination of HR activities (e.g. orientation, HR policies) for new staff with HR manager.

- Define details of work responsibilities for project staff and provide guidance and detailed instructions on how to carry out tasks, where appropriate.

- Coordinate with Pajhwok Training Manager to arrange required training for AMDEP project resources.

- Ensure project expenditures are within budget.

- Coordinate with Operations department to ensure that procurement policies are followed (e.g. requests for proposals published, proper number of bids solicited, vendors paid on time, purchasing documentation maintained) for all purchasing activities related to AMDEP project.

- Prepare and submit scheduled narrative reports on project to funder on deadline.

- Coordinate with finance manager to ensure that financial reports required by funder and Pajhwok management are completed and submitted on schedule.

- When required, give verbal / in-person updates on project to funder representatives

- Attend all required project meetings, including with project coordinator, lead technical advisor and other stakeholders.

Job Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree in Project management /Master degree is desirable.

Minimum 2 years experience in the relevant field at national and international organizations

Strong proficiency in English, Pashto and Dari is required

Able to work late hours when required

Capable of handling pressure and prioritizing activities to meet the deadlines

Having team work spirit.

Strong Communication and Leadership skill

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