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Job Title:   National Project Manager
Category:   Project Management
Total Positions:   1
Job Location:   Islamabad
Gender:   No Preference
Minimum Education:   Bachelors
Degree Title:   University degree in an area related to public administration, international management, project management and/or international affairs
Career Level:   Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:   5 Years
Apply By:   Jan 29, 2021
Job Description:

Reference No. IP5 2021/001

A.     Responsibilities

The National Project Manager provides support for

  •   the Principal Advisor/AV, Team Leader and Project Manager at HQ for whom he/she performs technical and administrative tasks in coordinating project activities
  •   ensuring EU approval procedures and documentation of NKE selection, IE approvals
  •   ensuring quality of processes- support in preparation, appraisal, trainings and overall components of the projects, and internal evaluation
  •   carrying out specific tasks in connection with knowledge management for the project independently
  •   processes which require representation of InS within GIZ Pakistan and towards the project partner 

The National Project Manager performs the following tasks: 

B.     Tasks 

1.      Coordination and monitoring

The National Project Manager

  •   liaises with focal points at GIZ Country office, clients and partners on administrative procedures
  •   supports project monitoring, updates information on project progress, documents and reports regularly on the status of results recording and documenting the results of all activities
  •   assists with coordinating and documenting meetings, workshops, seminars and other project activities
  •   assists short-term experts assigned to the project in completing their tasks and deals with administrative procedures in respect to the implementation of the project
  •   collects and distributes time sheets of KE and NKE for approval and monitoring
  •   maintains the timesheet tracker and partner monitoring
  •   acts as focal point in respect to several topics within GIZ Pakistan (gender, communication)
  •   preparation, monitoring and documentation of EU approvals (NKE and IE) 

2.      Knowledge management

The National Project Manager

  •   in charge of activities regarding communicating, updating and collecting information on project progress
  •   DMS filing of all project documents especially such as timesheets, technical reports, NKE reports, NKE and IE approvals by EU, EU communication
  •   organises and updates project/programme documentation, the filing systems and the project/programme library 

3.      Implementation of project activities

The National Project Manager

  •   coordinates communication activities with HQ, within the project team and with the GIZ bi lateral portfolio
  •   gathers knowledge on GIZ and EU project management cycle to provide basic training to project staff 

4.      Other duties/additional tasks

The National Project Manager

  •   performs other duties and tasks at the request of management
  •   builds up networks and connections to other development programmes outside GIZ, donors and government bodies to support upcoming acquisitions 

C.     Required qualifications, competences and experience 


  •   University degree in an area related to public administration, international management, project management and/or international affairs 

Professional experience

  •   At least 5-7 years’ experience in the areas of project management, international development, M&E
  •   Prior experience in international development organisations, implementing EU service contracts is considered an asset 

Other knowledge, additional competences

  •   Good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office, database programmes)
  •   Working knowledge of communication systems e.g. MS-Teams, Skype for Business
  •   Excellent proficiency in English
  •   Strong research and reporting skills
  •   Excellent communication, inter-cultural competencies and networking skills
  •   Ability to work efficiently and independently under pressure and considerable time constraints

Company Information
Company Name:  GIZ Pakistan
Company Description:

As a federal enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. Germany and Pakistan have been partners in sustainable development since 1957. The Deutsche Gesellschaft Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been working in Pakistan since 1963 and has maintained a Country Office in Islamabad, since 1990. Currently more than 300 national employees are working in Pakistan for GIZ. GIZ is an equal opportunities employer, which promotes individuality and works to enhance each employee prospects regardless of aspects such as gender, nationality or religion. GIZ strongly encourages interested female applicants to apply.

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