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Project Manager – SESSP

Directorate   or Region : South   Asia

Department/Country : Pakistan

Location   of post:  Karachi

Pay   Band : PB7   / F. Salary starting at PKR 241,267/- per month

Duration   of job : 3   years full time 

Purpose Of Job:   

The   Project Manager SESSP will be responsible for the delivery of the Sindh   Education Sector Support Programme (SESSP). 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 someone looking to help   support education reform in Sindh province. 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:

  •   SESSP 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 Karachi,   and in the SESSP 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



Assessment   stage


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


Three years of relevant experience

Experience   of operating within a geographically dispersed matrix structure

Short listing
  and Interview


14   years of education

Professional qualification in Project Management or   a related field

Short   listing

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