Associate Director, Counter Trafficking in Persons and Safe Migration

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    3 weeks ago
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    Management and Strategy, Peace and Security, Security and Safety, Social and Inclusive Development
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Position Title: Associate Director, Counter Trafficking in Persons and Safe Migration Location: US Remote, Hybrid, or Office-based Department: Human Rights, Education, and Empowerment (HREE) POSITION SUMMARY Position Overview: The Associate Director, Counter Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) and Safe Migration is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the CTIP and safe migration portfolio and supports the unit director with the overall technical, financial, and operational performance of projects in the portfolio. Under functional and regular supervision of the CTIP and Safe Migration Director, this role will oversee quality project implementation, support proactive new business development and strategic growth, and supervise, develop, and support a dynamic home office team within Winrock’s international CTIP and safe migration portfolio. The Associate Director will work closely with the HREE expanded management team and Program Delivery to ensure consistent project management practices are applied across the HREE portfolio, to leverage capabilities and resources within the broader HREE team for new business efforts and develop mechanisms for shared learning and healthy habits among project teams. As a senior member of the HREE group, the Associate Director, will substantively contribute to strategic planning, personnel management, and new and ongoing Global Programs’ and organization-wide initiatives. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES Major Responsibilities Oversee Quality Project Implementation Provide regular oversight of up to five projects on the CTIP and safe migration portfolio, and project management surge support as needed, by providing consistent direction and advisory support to home office project staff to ensure accountability for project technical, financial, and operational excellence. Utilize 4Score, Quarterly Project Reviews, and PM@Winrock tools to guide assessment of project performance, inform plans for improvement, and identify best practices for broader dissemination. Work in collaboration with the CTIP Technical Advisor(s) and Unit Director to identify, document, and promote technical best practices in project implementation for future new business design, internal learning, and external promotion. Work with Program Delivery, Operations, and Risk and Compliance groups to identify, document, and promote operational and financial best practices in project implementation. Meet monthly with Management unit to discuss overall project performance and identify tools and/or support needed for project teams to improve performance. Solicit regular support and guidance from Program Delivery to optimize team performance. Support and Lead Proactive New Business Development Support HREE new business development by: surfacing and recommending opportunities, leading proposals, and/or serving as a technical lead, writer, contributor, or reviewer where applicable; participating in regular new business meetings and helping to lead decisions on whether to pursue new business opportunities; and helping to identify human resources for proposal teams and supporting mentorship of new staff where appropriate. In partnership with the Unit and Technical Advisors and Associate Vice President, build and maintain relationships with current donors in the portfolio through quarterly calls with current donors, participation in calls with new donors to discuss the CTIP portfolio. Represent Winrock at external events, nationally and internationally, and position Winrock for expanded work in CTIP, safe migration, and other new technical areas to be identified. Support development of an Effective CTIP and Safe Migration team Supervise home office-based project staff through weekly project check-ins and quarterly staff performance check-ins, including a focus on professional development, technical and project management skills-building, and healthy habits. Meet monthly with the expanded management team to discuss professional development needs, personnel management issues, and staff spotlights to promote recognition of individual or team efforts. Serve as a champion for Winrock’s Core Values in the approach to management of the team, including clear and regular assessment and accountability mechanisms. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Master’s degree in international development, education, or relevant field preferred. Experience: Minimum of 9 years of experience in program management, new business development, and M&E, particularly for USAID and other international donor-funded projects. Computer/Technical Skills: Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams). Must have a strong attention to detail. Communication Skills: Exceptional communication skills (oral and written). Language: English required. Foreign language capabilities preferred. Required Travel: Ability to travel as needed. Position-Specific Skills: Demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar of performance, managing a heavy workload in a fast-paced environment, and history of achieving results even in the face of obstacles. Demonstrate team-building, management, and interpersonal skills to inspire and build staff capacity and foster coordination and cooperation. Experience in leading, writing, or managing donor applications/proposals. Proven program planning, budgeting, financial analysis, and problem-solving skills. Knowledge of USAID and USDOS rules and regulations International field experience preferred Physical Demands: Must not require sponsorship to work in the US As a condition of employment at Winrock, all US-based Winrock staff, regardless of location must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Winrock offers competitive pay and an excellent benefits package. Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and value diversity and inclusiveness. Winrock recruits, employs, trains, promotes and compensates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. At Winrock we have a clear mission: Empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources through unwavering dedication to accountability, equity, innovation, integrity and transformation. Winrock knows that its success comes from the hard work and steadfast dedication of its diverse workforce. Winrock remains committed to maintaining diversity, inclusion and equity across the entire organization