Deadline: 22 April 2016
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Project Manager in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The duration of this post is 1 year.
The Project Manager will be placed in the Rule of Law Programme and will be responsible for the effective achievement of the Sentencing and Bail project under the direct supervision of the Rule of Law Program Specialist.
UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Project Manager will perform the following functions-
- Support the RoL Program Specialist in his/her functions to oversee and manage all programme implementation functions with a specific focus on the Sentencing and Bail project, including budget and finance management, work planning, procurement, recruitment, monitoring and evaluation and reporting functions.
- Support the Sentencing and Bail Working Group in planning and implementing all activities in coordination with national and bilateral partners – leading to the development of the sentencing and bail instruments.
- Support the RoL Program Specialist in her/his functions to coordinate and manage the overall delivery of the project in an effective and efficient manner, working closely with the justice institutions, civil society organizations, academic institutions, UN agencies and entities, and donors/development partners.
- Prepare the annual work plan for the Sentencing and Bail INL funded project, a human resource plan and procurement plan in line with the project outputs and objectives.
- Closely monitor the delivery status and prepare progress updates – both narrative and financial – in relation to the agreed work plan, implementation strategy, and the agreement signed between UNDP and the donor.
- Ensure proper information sharing, coordination and cooperation with other development actors.
- Ensure strict adherence to UNDP procedures, rules and regulations.
- Ensure integration of cross-cutting issues into the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
Applicants must have-
- Master’s degree in Law or any other relevant discipline, preferably with specialization in human rights and/or criminal law.
- At least 5 years’ professional experience in developing countries and substantial experience with access to justice, judicial reform and strengthening the rule of law.
- High-level planning, facilitation, communication and capacity development skills with a demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge and skills in a complex institutional environment.
- Proven knowledge of project management and project tools.
- Sound knowledge of UNDP procedures, rules and regulations.
- Prior experience working in Africa is considered an asset, but not a requirement.
- Fluency in English, including excellent writing skills.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNDP.