Duties and Responsibilities
The Project Manager will perform the following duties:-
·In consultation with the Rural Development Adviser, Rural development & Environment Unit, SUVIDHA , Uttarakhand, be responsible for planning, coordinating and monitoring the activities during the preparation phase of the project;
·Develop and implement work plan and critical results path, monitor activities of the Project and ensure accurate and timely reporting to senior managers ;
·Ensure 100% delivery against planned project results and financial delivery targets in the work plan. Closely track slippage against work plan and take corrective action;
·Develop Terms of reference and concept notes to define scope of project activities;
·Commission activities like research studies, state level assessments training workshops etc. and manage the operational aspects of procurement, event management, logistics etc. in coordination with SUVIDHA;
·Foster partnerships with key state government and relevant technical institutions working on Rural development;
·Identify capacity development needs of implementing partners and arrange for necessary trainings. Facilitate technical assistance/support for project partners in all relevant areas as appropriate;
·Undertake review meetings with partners and field visits to track progress made in implementation of the project and take corrective action as required;
·Review quality and consistency of reports and deliverables by partner institutions/ responsible parties including financial reports from all project partners;
·Regular financial management and reporting as per the SUVIDHA financial guidelines; Ensure effective financial management and reporting as per the SUVIDHA financial guidelines;
·Prepare Monthly , quarterly project progress reports, prepare presentations and other documents for project steering committee and review meetings as required by SUVIDHA;
·Facilitate and participate in the periodic review meetings and discussions related to project implementation, monitoring and follow-up;
·Supervise the work of team members or consultants, as may be recruited under the Project;
·Any other responsibility related to the project assigned by the Rural Development Adviser &
Environment Unit, SUVIDHA.
·Demonstrates integrity by modeling the SUVIDHA’s values and ethical standards;
·Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of SUVIDHA;
·Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
·Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
·S/he should be able to build strategic partnerships with a wide array of stakeholders working in the field of rural development;
·Have very good understanding of rural development issues at national/sub national level.
·Should have requisite client orientation to understand and meet client needs;
·Should have sufficient job knowledge, technical expertise for the position;
·Should be able to promote accountability and Resource Based Management.
·In-depth knowledge of Development Sector (NGO Experience ) related concepts, theories, policies and practices;
·Adequate experience in project development and management;
·Proficiency in the use of office IT applications. Communication Skills:
·Good facilitation and communication skills;
·Receives information to seek and understand differing perspectives;
·Tailors and presents information to diverse audiences using a variety of communication delivery
methods (e.g., written, electronic, oral, interpersonal)Documentation;
·Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
·Ability to lead the Project Management Team;
·Appears credible and confident, remaining calm and pleasant when dealing with others in difficult situations;
·Builds and maintains constructive relationships with colleagues (and reports where appropriate); treats people with respect, is co-operative, supportive and helpful with a positive contribution to the working environment;
·Reliable in delivering own parts of the work as part of a team effort;
·Demonstrates an understanding of what other professionals contribute in order to work
constructively within the office.
·Required Skills and Experience Education:
·Master’s degree from a recognized institution in environmental science/Rural Development / sustainable development/ Social sciences/ public policy.
·At least 3 -5 years of Program/project management experience in development sector;
·Experience of working with Central and/or State Governments/ NGOs/ Civil Society on similar assignments will be preferred;
·Familiarity with the working environment and professional standards of international organizations and national and State Governments;
Location: Golaghat, Assam