Project Manager at the “Support to Socially Responsible Enterprise Restructuring in Belarus” project


Location : Minsk, BELARUS
Application Deadline :03-Jun-12 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-4
Languages Required :
English   Russian  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Jul-2012
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months, extendable

Background


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    UNDP launches a one- year project “Support to Socially Responsible Enterprise Restructuring in Belarus”. The focus of the project is on managing the social risks of enterprise restructuring putting in place a socially responsible restructuring mechanism, and by implementing a set of preventive measures to contain unemployment and prevent the decline in popular living standards. The project will be piloted in two enterprises with modernization and restructuring programs that include personnel downsizing. The pilot will test the methodology for socially responsible enterprise restructuring and design a system for social contingency planning based on broad stakeholder participation.   

    Specific objectives:
    • To elaborate a conceptual and methodological framework to guide work on socially responsible enterprise restructuring in Belarus
    • To build national capacity for implementing socially responsible enterprise restructuring (SRER)
    • To test a Methodology for Socially Responsible Enterprise Restructuring in two pilot enterprises
    • Objective of the assignment:
    • The objective of this assignment is to ensure effective monitoring, implementation and delivery of project funds in accordance with the Project Document.
    Work Performed/or responsibilities:
    • The Project manager will be based in Minsk. He/she will work in close cooperation with the UNDP Belarus and the   Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Belarus
    • The Project Manager is expected to supervise and coordinate the project to ensure its results are in accordance with the Project Document and the UNDP programming procedures; assume primary responsibility for the daily project management   both organizational and substantive matters, budgeting, planning, controlling the project expenditures and general monitoring of the project.
    • He/she will also act as a Chief Technical Advisor/Lead Consultant in the project-related thematic area.


    Duties and Responsibilities

    Project administrative and financial management:
    • Ensure performance of the project work plan, and make timely adjustments subject to agreement with all the parties to the project;
    • Prepare terms of reference for the project consultants; monitor performance of consultants recruited by the project;
    • Review the outputs of the local consultants, and seek feedback on such outputs from the national implementing agency;
    • Prepare progress reports for UNDP and Ministry of Economy, and other reports requested by competent authorities/organizations;
    • Monitor project expenditures for compliance with the approved budget and the project document;
    • Monitor the risks and outcomes against the agreed performance indicators, as prescribed in the Project Log frame, maintain the project risk, issues, and lessons learned log, conduct day-to-day monitoring of the project in accordance with UNDP procedures;
    • Exercise responsibility for the delivery of the financial performance targets set by the agreed annual work plans;
    • Facilitate adequate communication and information exchange among the relevant stakeholders;
    • Prepare a report on the project's outcomes for the final conference;
    • Lease with UNDP and the implementing agency on project-related matters;
    • Explore cost-sharing opportunities by engaging in partnership negotiations with government agencies, and potential donors;
    • Prepare and distribute background material for meetings of the Project Board.
    Acting as the lead consultant:
    • Manage the team of consultants working on the SRER concept, organize discussion of the Concept with the relevant government ministries and agencies, Trade Union Federation, enterprise associations and NGOs;
    • Contribute to the drafting recommendations on improving the legal environment for SRER;   
    • Prepare information materials and a keynote presentation for the round table on the initial draft of the SRER concept;
    • Organize review of the training program on SRER for institutions of further education;
    • Supervise organizing  the proceedings of the Dispute Settlement Group at the pilot enterprises;
    • Assist in the publication of selected materials and documentation of socially responsible enterprise restructuring;
    • Perform other duties related to the project upon request from UNDP.


    Competencies

     
    • Outstanding analytical, organizational, leadership, administrative and planning skills;  proven ability to manage financial, human and material resources in project contexts;
    • Building fruitful relationships with stakeholders and partner organizations,
    • Demonstrating strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills;
    • Creating synergies through self-control;  safeguarding ethics and integrity; ability to work under pressure against strict deadlines;
    • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work.


    Required Skills and Experience

    • Working knowledge of English is an advantage;
    • University degree in economics, management, public administration, sustainable development, or other related field; advanced training or academic degree   in these areas would be considered an asset;
    • Research and consultancy experience in social development, enterprise restructuring, corporate social responsibility; academic publications in these subject areas;
    • At least 3 years of relevant professional work experience in international project management;
    • Working knowledge of UNDP rules and regulations is an asset;
    • Demonstrated experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems and advanced programmes for statistical analysis of data.


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