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  • Project Manager and Finance Officer, Pakistan. Deadline 29th July 2017

  • CLGF scholarship for distance learning Masters in Public Administration. Deadline 28 August 2017

Project Manager and Finance Officer, Pakistan.
Deadline 29th July 2017 
Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) and Local Councils Association of the Punjab (LCAP) are looking to recruit a Project Manager and Finance Officer for a 2.5 year project working to support the Local Councils Associations in Pakistan to contribute to the strengthening of local government and development in Pakistan. The project is funded through the EU delegation to Pakistan.  We are seeking experienced, competent, honest and self-motivated individuals to implement the project in all four provinces. CLGF is an equal opportunities employer and we encourage women and minorities to apply, all applicants must have the necessary permits to work in Pakistan.

Project ManagerLocation: Lahore (Pakistan)
Will be responsible for the successful planning, delivery and monitoring of CLGF’s Pakistan programme and maintaining effective relationships with the LCA staff, local partners (primarily local and provincial government), the EU, and other development partners. Qualification and Experience: Post graduate degree or equivalent having at least 10 years professional experience, preferably relating to project management and execution, particularly within the local government sector

Finance OfficerLocation: Lahore (Pakistan)
Working closely with the CLGF Project Manager will be responsible for ensuring financial, administrative and logistical support to the CLGF Programme Manager/Coordinator to ensure the smooth running of the office and all programme activities, in line for EU procedures. Qualification and Experience. Post graduate degree or equivalent in finance and accounting; preferably M. Com, MBA (Finance), CIMA and ACCA having at least five years’ experience in finance and accounting, direct experience working on European Commission funded projects shall have an advantage


Interested applicants should download the job descriptions (project manager and/or finance officer) read the detailed project overview, and e-mail a Curriculum Vitae and covering letter setting out how they meet the requirements of the role as set out in the person specification to: recruitment@clgf.org.uk

Closing Date:  29 July 2017  Interviews: 20-24 August 2017 (in Lahore)

CLGF scholarship for distance learning Masters in Public Administration.
Deadline 28 August 2017

CLGF is pleased to invite applications for a special bursary launched in partnership with the Institute of Local Government (INLOGOV), University of Birmingham for 75% of course fees for the new distance learning Masters in Public Administration. This year the competition is open to any woman working in the local government sector in a Commonwealth country. The deadline to apply is 15 June 2017.  

The programme
Earn your Masters in Public Administration and make a lasting impact on society with a practical understanding of public leadership and a global perspective. Further your career with theory and applicable strategies gained through the University of Birmingham’s advanced online platform: a modern solution for today's globally minded postgraduate, offering informed insights and flexibility to meet the demands of your schedule.

The online MPA course is taught through the Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) and led by course director Catherine Staite. INLOGOV sets the standard for progressive thinking in the public sector, and helps give students access to an international network of leaders and experts. Advance your public service career and drive meaningful change globally with an online MPA. Add to your current skill sets with knowledge and practical tools rooted in proven strategies and the experience of our international body of module leaders. To offer proactive support during your studies, this course also provides a personal tutor who will help you to further your understanding and your professional goals. Conclude your MPA with a dissertation that brings immediate benefits to your organisation,  by using the theories you’ve learned and the understanding you've gained. 

The scholarship provides for 75% of the fees which are £11,000 - the balance (£2,750) to be provided by the student or her employer over the course of the programme. Selection is by essay and Skype interview.

To apply
You need to meet all the following criteria:
•    Be a woman 
•    From a Commonwealth country
•    With a first degree or similar level professional qualification from a recognised institution
•    Working for local government, a national association of local governments or in a central government ministry which relates to local government which is a member of CLGF 

You must submit an essay of no more than 3,000 words (not including references) on the following question: 

From a public administration perspective, what do you think is the most significant 
challenge currently being faced by local government in your country and why?

If you were the advising the local government association &/or minister responsible for local government, which three key actions would you advise them to take to meet that challenge and why?

Deadline: 15 June 2017
For more information, please contact Helen Hurford-Dawson on H.Hurford-Dawson@bham.ac.uk


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