Project Director, Anti-Trafficking in Persons

Guatemala City, Guatemala
Apply by 30 July 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 27 June 2018

Job Description

Position Summary:

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.

About the Organization

Created in 1962 through a unique agreement between the Organization of American States (OAS) and the private sector, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) is an independent, non-profit organization 501(c)(3) that creates public-private partnerships to assist the least advantaged people in Latin America and the Caribbean. Having worked in every country in the region, PADF engages community-based groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), public and private sector in the process of implementing appropriate solutions for sustainable development. The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) empowers disadvantaged people and communities in Latin America and the Caribbean to achieve sustainable economic and social progress, strengthen their communities and civil society, and prepare for and respond to natural disasters and other humanitarian crises, thereby advancing the principles of the Organization of the American States (OAS).

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