The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) seeks a Project Director for a forthcoming US-funded project focused on trafficking in persons. This multi-year program will work closely to implement prosecution, protection, and prevention activities to combat trafficking in persons. The Project director will enforce activities towards improving the quality of victim-centered investigations and increase the number of effective prosecutions and convictions of trafficking cases; strengthening state and civil society capacity to identify and provide comprehensive, specialized services to more trafficking victims, including for boys, adolescents, and adult victims; and increasing efforts to prevent trafficking, including through strategic community-based mechanisms. Furthermore, he/she will oversee/manage the project and ensure timely implementation of activities in compliance with US Government regulations, and delivery of anticipated results.
Major duties and responsibilities include:
Provide strategic technical direction for project implementation, ensuring high-quality outputs and outcomes;
Supervise project team, providing mentoring and guidance, as necessary;
Establish collaborative relationships with local experts and partner organizations;
Provide technical assistance to local state and non-state organizations providing protection services to victims;
Build and maintain relationships with service providers, potential partners, and Guatemalan government officials/agencies as needed;
Draft reports, analyses, and other technical documents or written outputs related to project implementation, including awareness-raising materials;
Ensure that project results and impact are monitored and captured in high-quality reports;
Coordinate training activities, high-level meetings with local and international partners, and other relevant implementation activities as needed;
Perform other work-related duties as required.
Education, Experience and Other Qualifications:
Master’s degree in international development, social work, law, political science, social science, public administration, or a related technical field is required;
Minimum 8 years of progressively responsible professional experience in relevant functional areas including anti-trafficking in persons, human rights, rights of minorities and vulnerable populations, civil society strengthening, or similar field;
Demonstrated understanding of anti-trafficking policy required;
Experience working in Latin America required; Guatemala-specific experience strongly preferred;
Experience managing anti-trafficking programs or needed related programming, as well as expertise in prosecution, protection and prevention models/activities for combating trafficking in persons;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Robust experience in monitoring and evaluation activities, as well as sub-awards implementation experience;
Knowledge of USAID or other international donor-funded projects strongly preferred;
Superior interpersonal and diplomatic skills, with the ability to work with a variety of counterparts required;
Demonstrated leadership, adaptability, creative problem-solving, ethical management and integrity;
Proven success in managing technical and operational teams;
Fluency in Spanish and professional English competency is required.
*Guatemalan nationals are encouraged to apply.