Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of Chief of Party for the BC/TIP project in Bangladesh. BC/TIP provides robust interventions using four approaches combat human trafficking: prevent trafficking-in-persons by strengthening the capacity of communities to identify trafficking victims and take action; protect survivors by improving trafficking victims’ access to assistance; prosecute crimes of perpetrators through increased responsiveness of criminal justice actors to trafficking victims; and facilitate effective and coordinated partnerships among stakeholders.
The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description. The BC/TIP project is based in Dhaka, with the Chief of Party expected to travel to focus districts throughout the country to monitor and support project activities.
The Chief of Party will be responsible for implementing a high-quality, results-oriented counter trafficking-in-persons (TIP) program in Asia that covers the “four Ps”: prevention, protection, prosecution and partnerships.
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 guideline
- With support from field and home office staff, prepare and submit timely and accurate activity, financial, and other reports
- Provide technical assistance, support, and oversight to governmental and nongovernmental partners
- 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 business community
- Strong management skills as well as salient experience implementing anti-trafficking programs in the Asia region.
- Specific experience and specialization in at least one of the following is required: trafficking-in-persons, labor migration, legal reform and policy advocacy, survivor-driven service delivery and protection referral mechanisms, private sector partnerships, 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.
- A minimum of 10 years’ experience working on anti-trafficking or other relevant programs, including a minimum of 4 years of demonstrated managerial and/or team leadership experience.
- 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 a strong plus.
- Knowledge or understanding of social, economic, and political context governing anti-trafficking and safe migration issues in developing countries
- Experience working with a governmental body 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
- Proficiency in English required
- 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.
About the Organization
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.