Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Program to End Modern Slavery (PEMS)

Winrock International
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 10

Position description

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of Stakeholder Engagement Manager for the anticipated US Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office)-funded 'Program to End Modern Slavery (PEMS).' The proposed objective of this global program is to advance transformational programs and projects that seek to achieve a measurable and substantial reduction of the prevalence of modern slavery. This program will leverage US Government funding to attract other resources to reduce the prevalence of modern slavery; complement and build upon existing anti-trafficking efforts; develop sustainable local capacity of governments and civil society; incorporate survivor perspectives; and include robust monitoring, evaluation, and reporting practices that contribute to improved data, analysis, lessons learned, and best practices to combat modern slavery.

The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.

GENERAL: Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

SALARY: The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.

The Stakeholder Engagement Manager will assist the Program to End Modern Slavery (PEMS) Program Director in marshaling public and private sector resources to reduce the prevalence of modern slavery. The program goal will be to advance transformational programs and projects that seek to achieve a measurable and substantial reduction of the prevalence of modern slavery. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.


The Stakeholder Engagement Manager will lead the program's efforts to leverage awarded TIP Office funding to secure additional contributions from foreign governments, the private sector, and other sources; secure increasing amounts of non-U.S. government funding for programming over time; and foster international public and private cooperation to combat modern slavery.

Duties include:

  • Work with staff, survivors, partners and other stakeholders to develop an overarching stakeholder engagement strategy and plan for the program to enhance existing funding and resources to combat modern slavery.
  • Assist the Program Director in managing and achieving the overarching vision of the PEMS project, including developing and overseeing annual planning; timely, high quality implementation of program/partnership activities; and monitoring and evaluation of program/partnership activities and deliverables.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and work with TIP Office staff to maximize the strategic value of PEMS, foster improved public and private cooperation to combat modern slavery, and leverage donor funding from multiple sources.
  • Represent the project and Winrock to donors, local and national government entities, the media, local NGOs, and the private sector.
  • Contribute to technical direction and program/partnership implementation in areas agreed upon with the Program Director.
  • Develop strategies for working with multinational bodies, national and local governments, private sector partners, civil society actors, survivors of trafficking, and other stakeholder groups.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Successful candidates will have at least seven (7) years of relevant professional experience developing public-private sector engagement and partnership strategies and at least three (3) years' experience (in the private, nonprofit or public spheres) on issues related to international development, private sector development, or other international development technical areas.

Education: Advanced degree in economics, international relations, social science, political science, public administration or related field.


  • Proven ability to leverage funding from multiple sources
  • Strong experience and established stakeholder contacts by region (e.g. Africa, Asia, Latin Americas) and/or sector (e.g. construction, agriculture, hospitality industry)
  • Experience developing partnerships in the context of international development, including identifying partnership opportunities, brokering and cultivating relationships, designing partnership arrangements, facilitating partner negotiations, and formalizing partnership deal structures
  • Private sector experience, ideally including work on issues related to the intersection of business and international development (experience relevant to human rights initiatives would be a distinct advantage)
  • Demonstrated ability to engage at senior levels in business and development sector contexts, and build trust-based relationships with senior-level executives
  • Experience working with stakeholders across the public, private and non-profit sectors, and an existing network of contacts to draw upon with respect to partnerships for development
  • Excellent diplomatic and public relations instincts.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. 
  • Ability to maintain the highest ethical standards at all times
  • Knowledge of US Government regulations, policies, and procedures or those of an equivalently complex international government funding organization.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, conflict, and ethical management skills.
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft).

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