The Project Director will be responsible for implementing a high-quality, results-oriented program focused on strengthening the efforts of the government and civil society to prevent child trafficking and provide comprehensive care to child trafficking victims. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.
The Project Director is responsible for overall project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of a high-quality program. S/he will establish and maintain systems for project operations; ensure that all agreement deadlines are met and targets are achieved; coordinate and maintain working relationships with project stakeholders (including government and private industry stakeholders, subgrantees and/or subcontractors); lead collaborative initiatives with private companies; and oversee the preparation and submission of technical and financial reports to U.S. Department of State.
- Manage the Jamaica CPC Project, which includes developing and overseeing annual planning; timely, high quality implementation of activities; monitoring and evaluation of project implementation; and project deliverables;
- Oversee project budget and ensure that all financial activity is carried out in accordance with annual budget allocations, Winrock policy, and donor guidelines;
- With support from field and home office staff, prepare and submit timely and accurate activity, financial, and other reports to U.S. Department of State and Winrock;
- Maintain close communication with U.S. Department of State, reporting regularly for formal review sessions and providing ongoing, informal updates of program progress;
- Provide technical assistance, support, and oversight to local partner NGOs and CSOs;
- Provide technical assistance, support, and information to national and local government officials;
- Provide technical assistance and support to private sector partners;
- Develop strategies for working with local government, CSOs, private sector partners, and trainers;
- Hire and supervise local project staff and annually evaluate their performance;
- Represent the project and Winrock to donors, local and national government entities, the media, local NGOs, and the local business community;
- Other duties as assigned.
Successful candidates will have strong management skills as well as salient experience implementing child trafficking prevention or government/civil society capacity building projects in the Caribbean region. Specific experience and specialization in at least one of the following is required: child sex and labor trafficking prevention, government and/or civil society capacity building, judicial and prosecutorial reform, cyber/digital crimes, financial crimes investigation/prosecution, survivor-driven service delivery and protection referral mechanisms, private sector partnerships, and/or monitoring & evaluation (of child trafficking programs). Significant USG project management experience and leadership is highly desired.
- Master’s level degree required in education, international development, leadership, political science, public policy/administration, or a relevant social science discipline.
- Applicants must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience working on child sex and labor trafficking prevention programs, including a minimum of 4 years’ of demonstrated managerial and/or team leadership experience;
- Experience in the Caribbean region is required, preferably in Jamaica.
- Experience managing international projects to the highest ethical standards;
- Demonstrated leadership and administrative skills in the management of complex, multi-activity programming, on time and on budget;
- Financial management, budget design, and budget management experience;
- Demonstrated success in motivating and supervising diverse teams of employees;
- Experience in strategic planning and implementation of strategic plans;
- Experience designing and implementing or overseeing monitoring and evaluation systems;
- Good track record working with and/or partnering with a variety of individuals and organizations, including senior US and host country government officials, international agencies, private sector companies, and donor organizations.
- Knowledge or understanding of social, economic, and political context governing anti-trafficking and child labor issues in developing countries;
- Experience working with the Government of Jamaica at the national and sub-national level and civil society organizations;
- Knowledge of US Government regulations, policies, and procedures or those of an equivalently complex international government funding organization;
- Experience with private sector engagement and partnerships in supply chains desirable;
- Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, conflict, and ethical management skills;
- Fluency in English is required;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft).
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