The Project Director will be responsible for implementing a high-quality, results-oriented program focused on strengthening the efforts of the government-led response to prevent child trafficking (CT) and provide comprehensive, trauma-informed, care to child trafficking victims, while increasing the number of victim- centered investigations and convictions. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.
The Project Director will be a technical leader in at least one Objective (Prosecution, Protection/Care or Prevention) and is responsible for overall project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of a high-quality government-focused capacity development 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. This includes government ministries, departments, agencies (MDAs), subgrantees and/or subcontractors, short term technical support providers and local training/academic institutions; lead collaborative initiatives to ensure all approaches are evidence-based; and oversee the preparation and submission of technical and financial reports to U.S. Department of State.
- Manage the Jamaica CPC Project, including representing the project to the NATFATIP national task force, developing and overseeing collaborative assessments with each MDA, identifying strengths and gaps, annual planning; timely, high quality implementation including in-demand training and capacity development activities; monitoring and evaluation of project implementation; and project 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 field and home office staff, prepare and submit timely and accurate activity, financial, and other reports to S. Department of State and Winrock;
- Work collaboratively with MDAs (such as MoJ, MNS, DPP, CISOCA) to improve coordination between justice system, child advocates and service providers; review protocols for victim-centered investigations, provide/oversee specialized training;
- Work collaboratively with MDAs (such as CPFSA, OCA/ONRTIP, MoH, MoEYI) to improve coordination between child protection advocates and service providers; review protocols and institutional capacity for case managers, counselors for providing trauma-informed comprehensive care, provide/oversee specialized training;
- Assist MDAs to strengthen and standardize existing referral mechanisms, including immediately referring victims to comprehensive care;
- With M&E officer oversee rigorous research on the prevalence of child sex and labor trafficking in Jamaica and the nature of these crimes; develop evidence-based pilots to prevent child trafficking;
- Provide technical support to NATFATIP and its member entities to develop an updated National Plan of Action and seek adequate resources and personnel to fully implement the NPA;
- For prevention of CT, deliver training to participating MDAs and NGO stakeholders with the Social development Commission on identifying and responding to suspected cases of child sex and labor trafficking;
- With the M&E Officer, strengthen and maintain data systems to collect/report on investigations, prosecutions, convictions, sentencing along with comprehensive protection services, identification of victims, and parish level prevention activities;
- Maintain close communication with S. Department of State, reporting regularly for formal review sessions and providing ongoing, informal updates of program progress;
- With senior national staff, provide technical assistance, support, and oversight to local partner NGOs, international and domestic consultants as STTA providers;
- Provide continuous technical assistance, support, and information to national and local government officials;
- Provide technical assistance and support to private sector partners, especially in the hotel and tourism industry;
- 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 local business community;
- Other duties as assigned.
Successful candidates will have strong management skills as well as salient experience implementing child trafficking prevention or government/civil society capacity building projects in the Caribbean region. Specific experience and specialization in at least one of the following is required: child sex and labor trafficking prevention, government and/or civil society capacity building, judicial and prosecutorial reform, cyber/digital crimes, financial crimes investigation/prosecution, survivor-driven service delivery and protection referral mechanisms, private sector partnerships, and/or monitoring & evaluation (of child trafficking programs). Significant USG project management experience and leadership is highly desired.
Education: Master’s level degree required in education, international development, leadership, political science, public policy/administration, or a relevant social science discipline.
Technical Applicants must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience working on child sex and labor trafficking prevention programs, including a minimum of 4 years’ of demonstrated managerial and/or team leadership experience.
Experience in the Caribbean region is required, preferably in Jamaica.
- 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, budget design, and budget management 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 US and host country government officials, international agencies, private sector companies, and donor organizations.
- Strong technical background in human trafficking essential, ideally in international or regional programs funded by the USG;
- Knowledge and understanding of social, economic, political and cultural context governing anti-trafficking and child trafficking/child protection issues in developing countries;
- Experience/familiarity working with the Government of Jamaica or Caribbean regional desirable; international experience working with government at the national and sub-national levels essential, including catalyzing partnership with civil society organizations;
- Knowledge of US Government regulations, policies, and procedures strongly desired;
- Experience with private sector engagement and partnerships in supply chains/labor trafficking desirable;
- Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, conflict, and ethical management skills.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft).
About the Organization
Winrock is a recognized leader in U.S. and 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 learning organization that embraces continuous improvement in program results and processes and a culture of accountability.