Project Director, Brazil

  • Posted on 7 May 2021

Job Description

Position Summary:

The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) seeks a Project Director for a forthcoming USG-funded project focused on combating labor exploitation and forced labor in Brazil. This multi-year, multi-faceted project will work closely with local partners to implement prosecution, protection, and prevention activities to combat forced labor promote adherence to Brazilian and international labor standards and to support significant research on the topic. The Brazil-based Project Director will provide technical leadership and oversight of the project, including activities to measure the prevalence of forced labor, preventing forced labor, and to train and strengthen police, prosecutors, judges, and other justice-sector officials to enhance prosecution of forced labor in Brazil. The Project Director will also work with Brazilian civil society, public and private sector to provide attention and care to victims of forced labor. He/she will ensure timely implementation of activities in compliance with US Government regulations, oversee the work of multiple sub-awardees, and manage and supervise the local project team.

Major duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provide overall strategic and technical direction for the project and activities according to the approved work plan;
  • Ensure high-quality outputs and outcomes and the achievement of key indicators and objectives;
  • Supervise project team, providing mentoring and guidance as necessary;
  • Coordinate with PADF headquarters and relevant departments;
  • Establish collaborative relationships with local experts and partner organizations;
  • Facilitate technical assistance to local, state, and, non-state organizations;
  • Build and maintain relationships with service providers, partner organizations, and Brazilian government officials/agencies;
  • Lead preparation of high-quality report/analyses/technical documents related to project implementation in English and Portuguese;
  • 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;
  • Travel to areas of intervention within Brazil and to PADF headquarters in Washington as needed and as international public health conditions allow;
  • Perform other 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 required;
  • Minimum 10-15 years of progressively responsible professional experience in relevant functional areas including trafficking in persons, forced labor, human rights, rights of minorities and vulnerable populations, civil society strengthening, or similar field;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trafficking in persons/ labor exploitation required.
  • Experience managing anti-trafficking programs or related programming preferred;
  • Experience working in Latin America required; experience working in Brazil strongly preferred;
  • Existing contacts and relationships with key state, private sector, and NGO actors working in trafficking in persons and/or labor exploitation in Brazil strongly preferred.
  • Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages, as well as oversight of subawards preferred;
  • Knowledge of U.S. government or other international donor-funded projects strongly preferred;
  • Experience building and maintaining working relations with stakeholders required;
  • Proven success in managing technical and operational teams;
  • Fluency in Portuguese and professional English (written and spoken) competency is required.

When applying for this position, please include a cover letter and compensation requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled

About the Organization

About PADF

The mission of the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) is to create a hemisphere of opportunity, for all. We work across Latin America and the Caribbean to make our region stronger–-more healthy, peaceful, just, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable for current and future generations. For nearly 60 years, we have served the most vulnerable communities, investing resources throughout the hemisphere. We partner with and enable civil society, governments, and the private sector for the greater good of the region.

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