Chief of Party, Fight Slavery and Trafficking-in-Persons (FSTIP) Project
LOCATION: Dhaka, Bangladesh
GROUP: Human Rights, Education, and Empowerment
Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of Chief of Party for the FSTIP project in Bangladesh. FSTIP provides robust interventions in counter trafficking and child marriage to prevent and combat human trafficking by strengthening the capacities of communities to identify trafficking victims and act; protection of survivors by improving access to quality services; prosecution of traffickers through increased responsiveness of criminal justice actors; and facilitation of effective and coordinated partnerships among stakeholders.
The Chief of Party will be responsible for implementing a high-quality, results-oriented counter trafficking-in-persons (TIP) program in Bangladesh that covers the “four Ps” approach: prevention, protection, prosecution, and partnerships.
The Chief of Party is responsible for the overall project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of the FSTIP program. S/he will establish and maintain systems for project operations; ensure that all agreement deadlines are implemented, and targets are achieved; coordinate and maintain working relationships with project stakeholders (including the Government and private industry stakeholders, subgrantees and/or subcontractors); lead collaborative initiatives with private-public sector companies; and oversee the preparation and submission of technical and financial reports.
- Develop and oversee annual planning; timely implementation of activities; and monitoring and evaluation of project implementation.
- 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 the project team and home office staff, prepare and submit timely and accurate activity, financial, and other reports.
- Provide technical assistance, support, and oversight to governmental and nongovernmental partners.
- 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 business community.
- Other duties as assigned.
Successful candidates will have:
- Minimum of ten years of anti-trafficking and/or safe migration experience, ideally as Chief of Party or Project Director.
- Strong management skills as well as salient experience implementing anti-trafficking programs in the Asia region, preferably in Bangladesh or South Asia.
- Specific experience and specialization in at least one of the following is required: trafficking-in-persons, labour migration, legal reform and policy advocacy, survivor-driven service delivery, and protection referral mechanisms, private sector partnerships, and/or monitoring & evaluation (of trafficking in persons programs).
- Experience in strategic planning and implementation of strategic plans.
- Experience designing and implementing or overseeing monitoring and evaluation systems.
- Significant USAID project management experience and leadership is highly desired.
- Demonstrated experience in financial management and oversight, ensuring implementation remains within scope, time, and budget.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills and able to work in a multi-cultural-lingual environment, work under time constrictive deadlines and utilize creative problem solving and ethical management skills.
- Proficiency in English required.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft).
- All employees should adhere to USAID and Winrock International’s code of conduct, ethics, and gender and social inclusion guidelines, as well as specifically child safeguarding and trafficking in persons provisions covered in the project agreement.
Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or related development field. Masters level degree or higher preferred.
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