Project Manager at UNDP, Baku, Azerbaijan

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Deadline: 16 December 2018

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Project Manager in Baku, Azerbaijan. The duration for this post is 1 year.

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The Project Manager will be responsible for meeting all obligations under the project and will perform a liaison role with the NCCSD, UNDP and other UN Agencies, CSOs and other project partners.

UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.

Key Job Responsibilities

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The Project Manager will perform the following functions:

  • Supervise and coordinate the production of project outputs, as per the project document.
  • Mobilize all project inputs in accordance with procedures for nationally implemented projects.
  • Coordinate the recruitment and selection of project personnel.
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of all project staff, consultants and sub-contractors.
  • Prepare and revise project work and financial plans.
  • Supervise and coordinate the production of project outputs, as per the project document.
  • Liaise with UNDP, relevant government agencies, and all project partners, including donor organizations and CSOs for effective coordination of all project activities.
  • Oversee and ensure timely submission of required donor reports, project progress reports, financial reports, and other reports as may be required by UNDP and donor.
  • Disseminate project reports and respond to queries from concerned stakeholders.
  • Report progress of project to the PSC, and ensure the fulfilment of PSC directives.
  • Oversee the exchange and sharing of experiences and lessons learned.
  • Ensure the timely and effective implementation of all components of the project.
  • Coordinate and assist the NCCSD and CSOs with the initiation and implementation of project activities.
  • Carry out regular, announced and unannounced inspections of all sites and project-funded activities.
  • Coordinate and supervise the work of all consultants and sub-contractors, ensuring the timely delivery of expected outputs, and effective synergy among the various sub-contracted activities.
  • Prepare Annual Work plans in advance of each successive year and submit them to the Project Executive Group for approval.
  • Facilitate administrative backstopping to subcontractors and training activities supported by the Project.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

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  • Master’s degree in management and other related areas;
  • At least 4 years of project/programme management experience (Proven management expertise – must be able to smoothly handle the political, technical, and people management challenges that will face the Project Manager on a daily basis.
  • Experience in working with ministries and national institutions in Azerbaijan.
  • Experience in effectively coordinate a large, multi-stakeholder project.
  • Experience in administering budgets, train and work effectively with counterpart staff at all levels and with all groups involved in the project.
  • Strong presentation and reporting skills.
  • Strong computer skills, in particular mastery of all applications of the MS Office package and internet search.
  • Advanced knowledge of social-economy sector related issues in Azerbaijan, including the political, institutional contexts is an asset.
  • Excellent writing and oral skills in English and Azerbaijani.
  • Nationality of Azerbaijan.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNDP.

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