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Purpose of the Position

The Project Manager will be responsible for the overall management, implementation, and coordination of a project to be implemented in Lahore on countering child labour. S/He will be responsible to liaise with relevant governmental departments and institutions and to increase conceptual understanding, awareness and technical capacity of Literacy and Non-Formal Basic education department. Provincial Education departments and Labour and Human Resource department. S/He will review reports received from the partners and provide inputs for child-labour, applicable models, guidelines and necessary donor reports.  S/He will be responsible for representation and relationship-building between implementing organisation and other international and national NGOs, donor partners, and government stakeholders at national and provincial coordination and advocacy platforms. S/He will be responsible for the development and delivery of advocacy activities with donor partners and government stakeholders, both high-level (policy/legislation) and project-level. S/He will facilitate in the development of all written materials produced under the project including, training manuals, education materials, curriculum, and policies/governance documents.

Specific Responsibilities

Thematic 

  • To strengthen existing capacities to counter child labour, PM shall manage the process of building capacity of key government departments (Labour and Human Resource department ,  Literacy and Non-Formal Basic Education  department) and civil society stakeholders (parents, children, religious leaders, civil society organisations) in Lahore.
  • Coordination with state and non-state actors, providing services to counter child labour in order to achieve decrease in child labour prevalence.
  • Engaging child labourand peers in to non-formal education and creating strong referral mechanism for protection of child labour.
  • Formal and in formal Capacity building of governmental counterparts, parents ‘committees, child rights representatives and peers on child friendly support mechanisms.
  • Raising awareness of state and non-state actors on relevant laws and legislation on countering child labour in Pakistan.
  • Leading to organize quarterly meetings to enhance existing and new governmental initiatives in countering child labour.
  • Evidence based Policy advocacy for protecting and promoting the rights of child labourers in Pakistan
  • Facilitation in development and piloting the institutionalized model on countering child labour for possible up scaling and replication in future.
  • Lead preparation, review, and periodic revision of the project implementation plans
  • Keep close coordination with the relevant staff of the implementing partner for harnessing support for the Project.
  • Make sure that the project activities are implemented effectively with high impact according to agreement with donor and technical quality standards.
  • Provide strategic and day to day support to the field teams for implementation of the project activities in the targeted area.
  • Monitor progress through field visits, review of indicators, and meetings with staff, communities, partners, and other stakeholders.

Management

  • Responsible  for the overall management,implementation and monitoring of the project.
  •  Responsible  for the financial monitoring and control of the project budget.
  • Support field staff involved in the project by providing assistance and guidance where necessary and appropriate.
  • Reporting, lessons learnt and knowledge sharing
  • Identify valuable experiences, promote and share good practices and lessons learned 
  • Have overall responsibility for supervising the monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of the project
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of the project to the donor 
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, annual and project reports 

Coordination

  • Responsible for liaison with focal points in governmental authorities at provincial level.
  • Maintain close linkages with the partner for development of common tools and advocacy strategy.
  • Coordinate regularly with relevant stakeholders for resource and knowledge sharing.
  • Coordinate closely with other projects funded by the same donor on the same thematic areas being implemented in the project area.
  • In addition to the laid out terms, the Project Manager is responsible to fulfil any additional duties put forward by his/her direct supervisor or senior management team. 

Required Qualifications and experience

Essential:

  • Master Degree in development studies,, Education/Non-Formal Education, Social Science disciplineDemonstrable experience of project management (at least 5 years’ experience of project management) including planning, monitoring, financial and budget management and reporting
  • Demonstrated experience of working with government authorities and communities on Non-Formal education and/or experience/knowledge of countering child labour programs will be preferred
  • Knowledge of current state of child labour and non-formal education in Lahore and overall country.
  • Excellent representational and advocacy skills with experience of negotiating and influencing governments, working with partners, donors and development agencies.
  • High fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication skills and ability to build a strong and highly functioning team
  • Training/capacity building development and delivery skills and experience.
  • Strong presentation and reporting skills

Desirable

  • Familiar with development context of Lahore in addition to cultural contexts
  • Experience of working with the government and communities in Lahore
  • We commit to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to child safeguarding.

Job Details

Functional Area:
Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent
Job Location:
Gender:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Masters
Degree Title:
Master Degree in development studies,, Education/Non-Formal Education, Social Science disciplineDemonstrable experience of project management
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
5 Years (at least 5 years’ experience of project management) including planning, monitoring, financial and budget management and reporting)
Apply Before:
Aug 15, 2017
Posting Date:
Aug 04, 2017
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