The Chief of Party will be responsible for implementing a high-quality, results-oriented counter trafficking-in-persons (CTIP) program in Cambodia that covers the “four Ps”: Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Partnerships.
The USAID CTIP program (October 2015-September 2020) is targeting 100 communes in nine provinces of Cambodia by addressing the root causes of human trafficking; strengthening the safety nets that protect survivors; building the capacity of government to prevent, monitor and prosecute trafficking; and leveraging private sector actors to advance counter-trafficking efforts.
The duration of this role is 1 year.
The Chief of Party is responsible for overall project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of the 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 the 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.
- Develop and oversee annual planning, timely implementation of activities, and monitoring and evaluation of project implementation
- 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
- Maintain close communication with donor, reporting regularly for formal review sessions and providing ongoing, informal updates of program progress
- Provide technical assistance, support, and oversight to governmental and nongovernmental partners
- Hire and supervise local project staff and annually evaluate their performance
- Develop relationships with the private sector in order to establish public-private partnerships to promote ethical recruitment and safe working conditions, increase public awareness of human trafficking, and provide assistance to survivors
- Represent the project and Winrock to donors, local and national government entities, the media, local NGOs, and the business community
- Act as an ambassador for the project during visits from U.S. government officials and other high-profile visitors
Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:
Successful candidates will have:
- Strong management skills as well as salient experience implementing anti-trafficking programs in the Asia region, preferably in Cambodia.
- Specific experience and specialization in at least one of the following is required: trafficking-in-persons, labor migration, private sector partnerships, legal reform and policy advocacy, survivor-driven service delivery and protection referral mechanisms, job skills and entrepreneurship training, public education (including work with the media), community mobilization, and/or monitoring & evaluation (of trafficking programs).
- Significant USAID project management experience and leadership is highly desired.
- Master’s level degree required in international development, leadership, political science, or a relevant social science discipline.
- Applicants must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience working on anti-trafficking or other relevant programs, including a minimum of 5 years of demonstrated managerial and/or team leadership experience on field programs focused on CTIP.
- Experience in the Asia region is required.
- 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 and oversight 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 government officials, international agencies, private sector companies, and donor organizations
- Experience strengthening local partners’ capacity for TIP service delivery and policy engagement
- Knowledge or understanding of social, economic, and political context governing anti-trafficking and safe migration issues in developing countries
- Experience working with governmental bodies at the national and sub-national level desired
- Experience overseeing international donor-funded programs
- Experience with private sector engagement and partnerships in supply chains desirable
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, and ethical management skills
- Fluent English language skills required; Khmer skills desirable
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft)
- All employees should adhere to USAID and Winrock International’s code of ethics, and specifically child safeguarding and trafficking in persons provisions covered in the project agreement.