Project Manager - PriSec Project

  Kakar Advocates LLC
Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 701
Date Posted:Jan 21, 2020
Closing Date:Jan 27, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Management,Business Administration
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:7 - 10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Project Based
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Kakar Advocates LLC:


Kakar Advocates, LLC, is a full-service international commercial law firm based in Kabul, Afghanistan. We are a diverse group of lawyers uniquely positioned to provide a broad range of legal services to international and Afghan business enterprises. Driven by the passion for teamwork, global outlook and local execution, we strive to serve our clients efficiently and effectively to help them achieve their business goals and objectives. Our team combines international experience with local knowledge to provide the highest standard of service to clients. The team includes internationally trained attorneys, Afghan attorneys, tax and corporate consultants, as well as Afghan government relation specialists. The attorneys have worked in large and prominent US law firms, in addition to occupying important positions, among others, as Advisor to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff, Advisor to the Attorney General, Advisor to the Minister of Justice, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of a commercial bank, US Army Judge Advocate, Senior Defense Counsel, scholar at Harvard Law School, and U.S. diplomat in the Middle East.

Job Summary:

We are looking for an effective project manager to maintain the delivery of appropriate tracking of project progress through monitoring, evaluating and reporting.

Maintain collaborative working relationships among key project partners and donors, through effective communication, consultation and reporting.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Support to the Secretariat and its members in achieving the Committee’s objectives.

2. Predict resources needed to reach objectives and manage resources in an effective and efficient manner.

3. Determine and define project scope and objectives

4. Prepare budget based on scope of work and resource requirements

5. Track project costs in order to meet budget

6. Develop and manage a detailed project schedule and work plan

7. Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress

8. Manage contracts with vendors and suppliers by assigning tasks and communicating expected deliverables

9. Utilize industry best practices, techniques, and standards throughout entire project execution

10.Monitor progress and make adjustments as needed

11.Measure project performance to identify areas for improvement

Job Requirement:

• Master’s degree from a well-recognized university in relevant fields, i.e. public administration, economics, law or business administration. 

• Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred

• Must have at least 7-10 years of relevant experience of working for/with the Afghan government on private sector development. 

• Must indicate his/her experience dealing with senior government officials and must indicate his availability for participation in monthly PriSec meetings.

• Detail-oriented with strong communication, time management, follow-up, and analytical skills.

• Proven ability to solve problems creatively.

• Strong familiarity with project management software, tools, methodologies, and best practices.

• Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline.

• Excellent command of English language, knowing the local languages (Dari and Pashto) will be an advantage. 

• Proactive and multi-tasking skills.

• Ability to produce well-written documents, presentations and reports in English.

• Flexible working hours to cope with work pressure.

• Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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