POSITION TITLE: Project Director, Jamaica CPC Project, Objectives 2 and 3.
LOCATION: Kingston, Jamaica
DEPARTMENT: Civil Society & Education
REPORTS TO: Sr. Director or designee
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 victims identified. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.
The Project Director will be a technical leader in at least one Objective (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 U.S. Department of State and Winrock;
- Work collaboratively with MDAs (such as CPFSA, SDC, JCF/CTOC, DPP, CISOCA) to improve coordination between justice system, child advocates and service providers, and to identify more victims of child trafficking; review protocols for victim-identification and case referral, provide/oversee specialized training;
- Work collaboratively with MDAs (such as CPFSA, OCA/ONRTIP, MLSS, MoH, MoEYI) to improve coordination between child protection advocates and service providers; review protocols and institutional capacity for case managers, increase number of trained counselors for providing trauma-informed comprehensive care,;
- Assist MDAs to strengthen and standardize existing referral mechanisms, including immediately referring victims to comprehensive care;
- With M&E manager, 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;
- Maintain close communication with U.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 rights programming, human 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, 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 international child protection or similar development cooperation programs, at least five years in human (or child) trafficking programs involving sex trafficking or labor trafficking, including a minimum of 4 years’ of demonstrated managerial and/or team leadership experience.
Experience in the Caribbean region is desired, 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 and project planning and implementation of operational 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 or child protection essential, ideally in international or regional programs funded by the USG;
- Technical specialization in at least one of the following: PROTECTION (child protection, trauma-informed care, counseling, case management, social work, referral systems) or PREVENTION (targeted prevention for at-risk or vulnerable populations; strategic behavior change programming, data use for program improvement)
- 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 region 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).
Please note: international allowances not available for this position. Relocation package negotiable.
About the Organization
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.