Project Director, Anticipated Mongolia Countertrafficking Project

Project Director, Anticipated Mongolia Countertrafficking Project

Winrock International

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Project Director will be a technical leader with demonstrated experience in child trafficking. The Project Director is responsible for overall project management, administration, and implementation of a high-quality government-focused capacity development project. S/he will maintain systems for project operations; ensure that all agreement deadlines are met, and targets are achieved; and coordinate and maintain working relationships with project stakeholders. This includes government ministries, sub grantees and/or subcontractors, short-term technical support providers, and local training/academic institutions. S/he will lead collaborative initiatives to ensure all approaches are sustainable and evidence-based. Essential responsibilities include:

  • Manage and represent the project and Winrock to external stakeholders such as the donor, local and national government entities, media, NGOs, and the local business community;
  • Work collaboratively with the Mongolian government and civil society to improve coordination among child protection advocates and service providers;
  • Provide/oversee specialized training of government officials and civil society representatives on child trafficking with the goal of increasing the number of child trafficking victims identified and improving the quality of care received;
  • With support from field and home office staff, prepare and submit high-quality, timely and accurate programmatic, financial, and other reports/deliverables to donor and Winrock;
  • Lead timely, high-quality implementation of project activities that are demand-driven and align with the objectives of the project and project documents;
  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation of project implementation and recommend areas for course correction, if needed;
  • Provide continuous technical assistance, support, and information to national and local government officials, partner NGOs, international and domestic consultants, and project staff;
  • Oversee management of project budget and ensure that all financial activity is carried out in accordance with annual budget allocations, Winrock policy, and donor guidelines;
  • Maintain close communication with Winrock home office and donor and provide ongoing, informal updates of project progress;
  • Supervise local project staff and annually evaluate their performance;
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Successful candidates will have strong management skills as well as salient experience implementing child rights programming, child/human trafficking protection/prevention, or government/civil society capacity building projects in the Asia 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, and/or monitoring & evaluation of child trafficking programs. Significant U.S. Government (USG) project management experience and leadership on international donor-funded projects 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 8 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 Asia region is desired, preferably in Mongolia.

Management Experience:

  • 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 Mongolian government officials, international agencies, private sector companies, and donor organizations.

Skills/Knowledge:

  • Strong technical background in human trafficking or child protection essential, ideally in international or regional projects funded by the USG;
  • Technical specialization in at least one of the following: PROSECUTATION (improving government capacity to investigate and prosecute cases of human trafficking); 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 Mongolia or Asia region desirable; experience working with government at the national and sub-national levels essential, including catalyzing partnership with civil society organizations;
  • Knowledge of USG regulations, policies, and procedures strongly desired;
  • Strong, detail-oriented financial and operational management skills;
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, conflict, and ethical management skills;
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft);
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English is required.

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