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Job Description

(Reference No. FDP 2020/041)

 A.       Responsibilities

The Team Leader Project Management Unit (PMU) is responsible for:

  • Independently managing the PMU of the FATA Development Programme (FDP) in accordance with the commission and project goals and activities agreed with the partner, team agreements and/or agreements with the superior
  • Providing professional advice to the Head of Programme / AV and the Team Leaders of the programme
  • Integrating results and experience into teamwork and the work of all relevant groups
  • Technical management of experts in the PMU

The Team Leader performs the following tasks:

 B.       Tasks

 1.        Management responsibility

The Team Leader Project Management Unit (PMU):

  • Is responsible for managing all staff members who report to him/her
  • Manages staff in accordance with management principles and guidelines to promote a sense of corporate identity, enable employees to carry out tasks independently and create scope for developing creativity and innovation
  • Is responsible for recruiting, selecting, grading, planning the assignment of and professional development of staff members who report to him/her
  • Is also responsible for monitoring, managing staff and ensuring that they provide cost-effective services
  • Carries out the annual staff assessment and development talk for staff members who report to him/her

2.        Content Related Tasks

The Team Leader Project Management Unit (PMU):

  • Is responsible for ensuring that the services provided by the PMU (design, coordination and implementation of the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) framework; implementation of the Communication & Visibility Strategy; organisation of effective sharing, usage and management of knowledge and information and; ensuring compliance, quality and timely  implementation of contracts with implementing partners) are aligned with the needs of the Head of Programme and Team Leaders of the programme
  • Designs group and working procedures in line with objectives, requirements and the needs of the Head of Programme / AV and Team Leaders of the FDP programme
  • Further develops themes and instruments in the areas of M&E, Communication, Knowledge Management and Contract Management Support and incorporates these into the FDP programme
  • Formulates job descriptions and terms of reference and selects and supervises third parties in the course of carrying out activities in the areas of M&E, Communication, Knowledge Management and Contract Management Support, including performance evaluation
  • Oversees and advises on the development and monitoring of contracts with implementing partners, taking into account GIZ rules and regulations
  • Advises counterparts in the areas of change management, organisational development and institutional strengthening
  • Networks with other teams/components and takes into account management goals and requirements in providing services
  • Formulates solutions for complex issues and fundamental issues relating to project management

 3.        Project management

The Team Leader PMU:

  • Is in charge of monitoring progress of all result areas of the FDP Programme and of the activities of its result areas, identifies bottlenecks and reports on progress to the Head of Programme, the Team Leaders and the team 
  • Is responsible for planning the activities of the PMU and develops concepts and strategies that support implementation of the programme. 
  • Develops ready-to-use strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures to facilitate project management
  • Coordinates and prioritises relevant PMU activities in consultation with the Head of Programme and the Team Leaders
  • Formulates appropriate input for various project/programme reports including annual reports, and contributes to the other reports required by the programme manager and GIZ Head Office
  • Carries out research for activities and studies on political issues and the result areas governance, sector governance (education and health) and state-citizen dialogue

 4.        Other duties/additional tasks

The Team Leader Project Management Unit (PMU):

  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

 C.       Required qualifications, competences and experience


  • MSc/MBA/Masters’ degree in business administration, public administration, communication, law, economics, sociology or similar area.

 Professional experience

  • 5-7 years’ professional experience, with at least 5 years’ professional experience in a comparable position
  • Experience in procurement and financial management

 Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Sound understanding of and professional experience in project management
  • Strong skills and professional experience in communication (preferably in the context of development cooperation)
  • Good understanding of project monitoring & evaluation (M&E) and knowledge management
  • Fluent written and oral knowledge of English. A working knowledge of German would be an asset
  • Good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management
  • Willingness to travel to undertake official travel on a regular basis to work with the team based in Peshawar
  • Willingness for occasional travel to the Merged Areas

Job Details

Functional Area:
Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Job Location:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Degree Title:
Business Administration, Public administration, Communication, Law, Economics or Sociology
Career Level:
Department Head
Minimum Experience:
5 Years
Apply Before:
Apr 06, 2020
Posting Date:
Mar 21, 2020
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