Project Manager, Governance and Civic Engagement

Date of Posting: April 23, 2024
Last Date for Application Submission: April 29, 2024
Status : Closed


Centre for Governance and Public Accountability (CGPA) is working on governance reforms since 2012. The project manager is required to steer the efforts of improving governance and civic engagement in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and in Gilgit Baltistan provinces.


The objective of this TOR is to outline the responsibilities and qualifications required for a Project Manager to oversee and coordinate governance and civic engagement activities for CGPA.


1. Develop and implement project plans, timelines, and budgets for governance and civic engagement initiatives, ensuring alignment with project goals and objectives.

2. Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders, including government agencies, civil society organizations, community groups, and donors, to facilitate collaboration and partnership development.

3. Provide technical guidance and support to project team members on governance and civic engagement strategies and best practices.

4. Monitor project progress and performance against established indicators and targets, and take corrective action as needed to ensure successful implementation.

5. Carry out research under different topics related to governance and civic engagement

6. Prepare regular progress reports, financial reports, and other project documentation for internal and external stakeholders.

7. Organize and facilitate project meetings, workshops, and events, including stakeholder consultations, training sessions, and knowledge-sharing forums.

8. Manage project risks and issues, and escalate as necessary to ensure timely resolution.

9. Foster learning and knowledge exchange among project team members and stakeholders, capturing and documenting lessons learned and best practices.

10. Contribute to the development of funding proposals, concept notes, and other project-related documents as needed.


Bachelor's or Master's degree in law, political science, public administration, international development, or economics or social sciences.

• Understanding of constitutional and legal framework, legislative process in Pakistan.

• Minimum of 7 years of progressive experience managing governance or civic engagement projects, local governments, preferably in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

• Strong project management skills, including experience developing work plans, managing budgets, and coordinating multi-stakeholder initiatives.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with diverse stakeholders.

• Knowledge of governance issues, democratic processes, and civic engagement approaches, with a commitment to promoting inclusive and participatory development.

• Experience working of carrying out research studies on local government, human rights, electoral processes, governance and civic engagement.

• Having command on written and spoken English.

• Proficiency in English, Urdu and Pashto languages.


The contract is for one year, with possibility of extension

Application Process

Submit your resume/CV on the below form or directly at Please mention Job Title in the subject. CGPA is equal opportunity employer and qualified women are encouraged to apply.


The position is based in Peshawar, with travel to Balochistan and GB.

Deadline for Applications

The last date to apply for the position is 29-April-24.