Chief of Party, Cambiodia Counter-Trafficking in Persons Project

  • Senior-level
  • Posted on 12 August 2019

Job Description

Position Summary:

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.

Essential Responsibilities:

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


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.

Management Experience:

  • 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.

About the Organization

Winrock is a recognized leader in international development with a focus on social and environmental issues. As a mission driven field-based organization, we believe that sustainable development is inclusive and that complex challenges require integrated solutions. We pride ourselves as a quality-driven organization with the desire for a continuous improvement in program results and processes and for a culture of accountability.

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