Project Manager

  Castle Company
  Afghanistan Unspecified 357
Date Posted:Feb 24, 2011
Reference:HR0023/Feb/2011
Closing Date:Mar 30, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:3
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Construction
Nationality:International
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Castle Company:

 

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Job Summary:

Duties & Responsibilities:

The role of the Project Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to
strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating
the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver
projects according to plan. The Project Manager will also define the project’s objectives
and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.

• Direct and manage project development from beginning to end.
• Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in
collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
• Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.
• Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders
in a timely and clear fashion.
• Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
• Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.
• Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes
where necessary.
• Where required, negotiate with other department managers for the acquisition of
required personnel from within the company.
• Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the
appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle.
• Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other
stakeholders.
• Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
• Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.
• Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
• Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
• Track project milestones and deliverables.
• Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation,
and presentations.
• Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team,
analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.
• Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and
devise contingency plans.
• Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties
throughout project life cycle.
• Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors,
and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned
work.
• Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the
project.
• Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to
identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
• Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management.

Job Requirement:

Qualifications
• Master or University degree relevant to the position.
• Overall 3-15 years’ experience.
• Technical and Designing skills.
Languages
• Dari, Pashto and English

Desirable Qualifications
• Strong organizational and analytical skills.
• Excellent written and oral communications skills.
• Excellent communication in English required.
• Experience in designing, implementing and advising on large corporate networks;
• The ability to communicate, negotiate, analyze, elaborate and present reports and statements
Skills
The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills:
Supervisory skills
• team building
• accounting and bookkeeping skills
• analytical and problem solving skills
• decision making skills
• effective verbal and listening communications skills
• effective written communications skills
• ability to communicate effectively in English
• Computer skills including the ability to operate computerized accounting, spreadsheet and word processing programs at a highly proficient level
• stress management skills
• time management skills
Personal Attributes
The incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties. The incumbent must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:
• be honest and trustworthy
• be respectful
• possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
• be flexible
• demonstrate sound work ethics
Flexibilities
• Able to travel other locations when/as needed.

Contacts
• Internal - CASTLE teams and staff and every department head
• External - Staff in donor organizations and clients

Duration of the assignment.
Subject to the technical capabilities with 3 months probationary period.

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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