Project Manager

Опубликовано 02 Feb 2021
З/П договорная
UNDP.
Ташкент
Сфера
Другое
Опыт работы
от 3 до 5 лет
Должностные обязанности

Background

UNDP in Uzbekistan in partnership with the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR) of the Republic of Uzbekistan initiated a project “Adapting population skills to the post-pandemic economy in Ferghana Valley”. The initiative is funded by the Russian Federation - UNDP-Trust Fund for Development (TFD). The project is aimed at contributing to poverty reduction through increased employment and entrepreneurship opportunities of the population, especially the youth of Fergana Valley by building entrepreneurship and future skills among students and job-seekers. 

The project aims at forging a new pathway for the future of work—based on continuous skills attainment, digital leapfrogging and a new balance between life and work. The development objective of the project is reskilling and upskilling of the workforce to deliver new business models in the post-pandemic era. It will target college and university graduates, young women and men in informal employment, returning migrants and other vulnerable groups and help Uzbekistan Government and private sector to craft policies and talent strategy that develop employees’ critical digital and cognitive capabilities, their technical and socio-emotional skills, and their adaptability and resilience. At least 20,000 young people will be benefiting from the project annually.  

 

The project will concentrate its work in three major directions:

  1. Creating decent employment opportunities by improving technical and digital skills and competencies of self-employed and unemployed women,
  2. Returning migrants, youth and other vulnerable groups in Fergana Valley that are future-resistant, sustainable and adaptable to changing environment;  
  3. Strengthening entrepreneurship skills development and start-up ecosystem; 
  4. Support re-designing of Government labour market programmes (LMPs) and increasing their impact and reach to create better opportunities for those employed in the informal economy. 

In this regard, UNDP is now seeking an experienced Project Manager to manage project activities on adapting population skills to the post-pandemic economy in Ferghana Valley, provide operational and thematic services ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work in line with the Project document.  

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Project Manager will work under the direct supervision and guidance of the UNDP Inclusive Growth Cluster Lead and close collaboration with the National Project Coordinator. The Project Manager will ensure smooth and timely delivery of operations in accordance with annual and quarterly work plans of the Project through performing the following duties and responsibilities:

 

1. Overall project management:

  • Manage the realization of project outputs through activities; Provide direction and guidance to project team(s)/ responsible party (ies);
  • Liaise with the Project Board/ its appointed Project Assurance role (UNDP Inclusive Growth Cluster) to assure the overall direction and integrity of the project;
  • Identify and obtain any support and advice required for the management, planning and control of the project;
  • Responsible for project administration;
  • Liaise with any suppliers; 
  • May also perform Team Manager and Project Support roles.

2. Running the project

  • Plan the activities of the project and monitor progress against the initial quality criteria;
  • Manage the project in accordance with the project document, UNDP rules and procedures;
  • Coordinate and manage Project’s day-to-day activities and its overall implementation process, including planning and monitoring towards optimal use of resources, in an effort to ensure successful achievement of the projects’ objectives;
  • Supervise the accomplishment of the Project work-plans, analyze emerging problems and take adequate measures to ensure timely fulfilment of envisioned tasks;
  • Oversee selection, recruitment and supervision of the Project task teams and their activities, including full-time and part-time national and international consultants;
  • Mobilize goods and services to initiative activities, including drafting TORs and work specifications;
  • Determine and implement partnership and fund raising strategy to further strengthen Projects’ activities;
  • Ensure that project contributes to the promotion of gender equality by reaching, involving and benefiting both women and men in its activities (gender mainstreaming);
  • Monitor events as determined in the Monitoring & Communication Plan, and update the plan as required;
  • Monitor financial resources and accounting to ensure accuracy and reliability of financial reports;
  • Manage and monitor the project risks as initially identified in the Project Document appraised by the LPAC, submit new risks to the Project Board for consideration and decision on possible actions if required; update the status of these risks by maintaining the Project Risks Log; 
  • Be responsible for managing issues and requests for change by maintaining an Issues Log.
  • Prepare the Project Quarterly Progress Report (progress against planned activities, update on Risks and Issues, expenditures) and submit the report to the Project Board and Project Assurance (UNDP Inclusive Growth Cluster);
  • Prepare the Annual review Report, and submit the report to the Project Board and Project Assurance (UNDP Inclusive Growth Cluster);
  • Based on the review, prepare the AWP for the following year, as well as Quarterly Plans if required.

3. Closing the Project

  • Prepare Final Project Review Reports to be submitted to the Project Board;
  • Identify follow-on actions and submit them for consideration to the Project Board;
  • Manage the transfer of project deliverables, documents, files, equipment and materials to national beneficiaries;
  • Prepare final CDR for signature by UNDP and the Implementing Partner


Competencies

I. Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity;
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
  • Self-development, initiative-taking;
  • Acting as a team leader and facilitating team work;
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively;
  • Creating synergies through self-control;
  • Managing conflict;
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others;
  • Informed and transparent decision making


II. Functional Competencies:

1. Communications and Networking

  • Has excellent oral communication skills and conflict resolution competency to manage inter-group dynamics and mediate conflicting interests of varied actors;
  • Has excellent written communication skills, with analytic capacity and ability to synthesize project outputs and relevant findings for the preparation of quality project reports;
  • Maturity and confidence in dealing with senior and high-ranking members of national and international institutions, government and non-government.

2. Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the team through leadership and personal example;
  • Actively mentoring project staff under her/his supervision;
  • Leadership and Self-Management;
  • Focus on results for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Competent in leading team and creating team spirit, stimulating team members to produce quality outputs in a timely and transparent fashion.

3. Development and Operational Effectiveness

  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities;
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints.

4. Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise 

  • Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning;
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments.

5. Leadership and Self-Management

  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills.


Требования
  • График работы - Полный рабочий день
  • Образование - Высшее
  • Знание языков - Русский (Свободное владение), Узбекский (Свободное владение), Английский (Свободное владение)
  • Знание компьютера - Уверенный пользователь
  • Дополнительные требования:

    Education:

    Masters’ degree in labour economics, international economics or trade, business management, management, public policy, law, international relations or other related fields;

    Experience:

    At least 3 years of progressive work experience in the field of economics and/or project management in the sphere of economic development / social development/employment promotion. Work experience in any development organizations is an advantage.

    Language Requirements:

    Fluency in English, proficiency in Uzbek and Russian languages.

     

    Others:

    Ability to use information and communication technology as a tool and resource;

    Experience in handling web-based management systems. 

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