Project Manager – IP3 Overall rating: 5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.

Overview

Directorate   or Region

South   Asia

Department/Country

Pakistan

Location   of post

Islamabad

Pay   Band

PB7   / F

Reports   to

TBC

Duration   of job

18   months – until December 2014 

Purpose Of Job:   

The   Project Manager IP3 will be responsible for the delivery of Improving   Parliamentary Performance Pakistan project (IP3). This is an EU technical   assistance contract and the post holder will work with a range of internal   and external stakeholders to ensure that the contract is managed in a way   that maximises profitability, client satisfaction, compliance with internal   and contract requirements, and contribution to cultural relations impact.

They   will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with clients,   consortium partners, consultants and internal teams and for ensuring that   projects / contracts are managed to client and British Council global   standards.

Context And Environment:

British Council Pakistan manages contracts for   international donors including the European Union and the UK Government’s   Department for International Development.

The postholder will be expected to work closely with   the British Council’s Programmes and Project (P&P) Department, which is   largely based in the UK and is currently accountable for the successful   delivery of these contracts.

This is an exciting post for working within a   multinational team that is working with senior stakeholders in the Pakistan   Parliament. The post holder will have strong management experience, an eye   for detail and experience of establishing and developing teams.

Accountabilities, Responsibilities And Main   Duties:   The   Project Manager is a lead project role at a country level, co-ordinating   internal and external resources to ensure delivery of the service contract in   line with P&P Global standards for project, contract and financial and   client management 

  •   Ensures successful implementation of the contract to the   highest quality and as efficiently as possible.
  •   Ensures that effective   contract and compliance management are implemented within the project.
  •   Implements   a range of project management systems/tools, to ensure compliance. May   contribute to design of these systems/tools where appropriate
  •   Contributes to financial /risk management reporting for   project(s), ensuring senior managers have up to date and relevant information   which facilitates transparent decision-making and reporting
  •   Develops   and maintains excellent networks and relationships with internal/external   stakeholders to ensure effective delivery.   
  •   Leads   on in-country day to day client management for the project, meeting client   requirements and P&P global standards.
  •   Identifies and makes   recommendations in the light of personal operating experience on improvements   to ways of working, processes and procedures, which will secure compliance   and enhanced efficiency and effectiveness

Staff Management:

Direct:     Project / contract team members  

Indirect:   External suppliers and partners

Key   Relationships:(include external and internal)

  •   IP3 Technical Assistance Team
  •   P&P Operations teams, including Account Management,   Finance, Contracts
  •   Pakistan country directorate.

Other Important Features Or Requirements Of The   Job   (e.g. travel, unsocial/evening hours, restrictions   on employment etc)

This   post will be expected to work in both the British Council office in Islamabad   and in the IP3 project office.

Please   specify any passport/visa and/or nationality requirement.

Applicants   must be Pakistani passport holders and have a prior right to work in Pakistan

Please   indicate if any security or legal checks are required   for this role.

                                                                                       


Person Specification

Essential

Desirable

Assessment   stage

Behaviours

Behaviours assessed during interview   stage of recruitment process

Making   it Happen –          

More demanding level

Being   Accountable–             

Most demanding level

Connecting   With Others –   

More demanding level

Behaviours not assessed during   recruitment process

Creating   Shared Purpose-              

More demanding level

Working   Together –           

Most demanding level

Shaping   the Future –           

More demanding level

Skills and   Knowledge

Project and Contract Management (L3)

Business Management and Development   (L2)

Financial Planning and Management (L2)

  •   Planning and Forecasting
  •   Monitoring and Reporting
  •   Risk Management
  •   Impact of financial transactions on   statutory reporting and other reporting obligations

Human Resource Management (L2)

  •   People and Performance
  •   Development

Communication   Skills (L3)

Experience   of financial planning in project delivery/design

Short listing, Test   and Interview

Experience

Three years of relevant experience

Experience   of operating within a geographically dispersed matrix structure

Short listing   and Interview

Qualifications

14   years of education

Professional qualification in Project Management or   a related field

Short   listing

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