Chief of Party, Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) Program
Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International will be recruiting applicants for the position of Chief of Party with the Empowerment & Civic Engagement Group. 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 & BENEFITS: The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits include life, disability and medical insurance, retirement, and other normal Winrock benefits.
APPLICATIONS: Applicants should go to www.winrock.org and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Chief of Party, CTIP Program by January 29, 2010.
Winrock would like to graciously thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted. EEOE/AA.
POSITION TITLE: Chief of Party
LOCATION: Kathmandu, Nepal
UNIT: Empowerment & Civic Engagement
REPORTS TO: Group Vice President, ECE
PROGRAM SUMMARY: The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for implementing a high-quality, results-oriented program to reduce the incidence of trafficking in persons (TIP) and protect the rights of TIP survivors in Nepal. This program will:
1) Provide protection services to survivors, including rescue, repatriation, rehabilitation and reintegration of trafficked persons;
2) Support the establishment and implementation of Standard Operations of Procedures (SOP) in protection services;
3) Improve coordination and collaboration among law enforcement , shelters and the court system;
4) Build capacity of law enforcement, court staff and other service providers;
5) Prevent TIP through promotion of strong policies and good governance; and
6) Increase awareness of communities and families about TIP, particularly trafficking of young girls and boys for sex and labor exploitation.
Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: • Manage Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) Program in Nepal, with responsibilities to include: (a) developing and overseeing the program’s annual planning and timely, high quality implementation of activities and deliverables; (b) overseeing monitoring and evaluation of project implementation and deliverables; and (c) reporting lessons learned and best practices related to trafficking prevention.
• Oversee the 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 program, financial, and procurement reports to donor and Winrock.
• Maintain close communication with USAID, reporting regularly for formal review sessions and providing ongoing, informal updates of program progress.
• Provide technical assistance, support, and oversight to local partner NGOs.
• Provide technical assistance, support, and information to national and local government officials.
• Develop relationships with the private sector in order to establish public-private partnerships to increase public awareness of human trafficking and provide assistance to survivors.
• Hire and supervise local project staff and annually evaluate their performance.
• Represent the project and Winrock to donor agencies, local and national government entities, the media, local NGOs, and the local business community.
• Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND: Education: Advanced degree or equivalent professional experience in international development and human rights.
Certification, training, or experience in gender issues, labor migration, organizational development, and/or policy advocacy.
Work Experience: At least 10 years of relevant experience managing or supporting USAID-funded programs.
2-4 years of proven technical and managerial experience implementing anti-trafficking-in-persons activities in South Asia.
Experience managing to the highest ethical standards international projects valued at $2.0 million or more.
Demonstrated leadership and administrative skills in the management of complex, multi-activity programming, on time and on budget.
Experience in financial management, budget design and budget management.
Strong professional credibility and experience in at least one of the following areas: protection of victims and potential victims of trafficking, prosecution of traffickers or trafficking-in-persons prevention.
Demonstrated success in motivating and supervising diverse teams of local and ex-patriot employees.
Experience in strategic planning and implementation of strategic plans.
Experience in designing and implementing or overseeing monitoring & evaluation systems.
Good track record of effective relationship building with a variety of individuals and organizations, including senior U.S. and host country government officials, partner organizations, international agencies, private sector companies, and donor organizations.
Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, conflict, and ethical management skills.
Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft).
Other: Written and spoken fluency in English required