The Chief of Party will provide technical leadership and oversight of programmatic activities to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the USAID Asia Counter Trafficking in Persons (Asia CTIP) project. The program goal will be to reduce trafficking in persons in Asia.
The Chief of Party will be responsible for technical leadership, administrative oversight, and overall implementation of the activity. S/he will effectively manage project operations; ensure that all deadlines are met and targets are achieved; coordinate and maintain working relationships with project stakeholders (including international organizations, private industry stakeholders, subgrantees and subcontractors); lead collaborative initiatives with CTIP actors; and oversee the preparation and timely submission of deliverables and reports to USAID.
- Manage the Asia CTIP project, which includes developing and overseeing annual planning; timely, high quality implementation of activities; and monitoring and evaluation of project implementation and 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 project and home office staff, prepare and submit timely and accurate performance and financial reports to USAID and Winrock.
- Maintain close communication and coordination with USAID, reporting regularly for formal review sessions and providing ongoing, informal updates of program progress.
- Work with USAID staff throughout the Asia region and elsewhere, as relevant, to maximize the strategic value- added of the Asia CTIP LWA mechanism through marketing of and development of new associate awards.
- Facilitate regular communication between CTIP projects and provide forums for exchange of experience and integrated regional approaches. Organize regional and subregional discussions and connections to improve program effectiveness and operational efficiency.
- Provide technical, management and operations assistance to bilateral projects and existing associate awards directly and through other Asia CTIP staff and partners.
- Provide technical assistance, support, and oversight to partner NGOs; private sector partners; and regional bodies and national government officials.
- Develop strategies for working with local government, private sector partners, trainers, and youth.
- Hire and supervise 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 human rights or related development projects, preferably in Asia. Expertise in designing, managing, and implementing USAID projects is strongly preferred. Candidates should be able to demonstrate effective management of transnational staff as well as the ability to negotiate and partner with government, private sector, community, and donor entities. Significant project management experience and leadership is required.
Advanced degree required in international relations, social science, political science, or other related field.
- A minimum of 10 years' experience managing and implementing human rights or related development projects, preferably in the area of counter human trafficking in Asia.
- Demonstrated success in designing, managing, and implementing USAID technical assistance projects.
- Proven ability to effectively manage staff working transnationally.
- Experienced in negotiating and partnering with government representatives, for profit private sector entities, civil society organizations, donors and other stakeholders.
- Strong track record of creating a vision, motivating and leading diverse teams to achieve results in complex environments
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
- Excellent diplomatic and public relations instincts.
- 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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