Program Manager, Counter-Trafficking in Persons

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    3 weeks ago
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    Management and Strategy, Peace and Security, Programme and Project Management
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POSITION TITLE: Program Manager, Counter-Trafficking in Persons LOCATION: Arlington, VA or Remote GROUP: Human Rights, Empowerment and Education Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of Program Manager for its Human Rights, Empowerment and Education (HREE). The HREE unit houses Winrock’s diverse portfolio of programs to combat trafficking in persons (CTIP) and gender-based violence and promote safe migration. The Program Manager provides technical assistance and project implementation oversight for counter-trafficking projects, liaising on a daily basis with relevant field offices and overseeing the work of one or more Program Associates. The position involves coordinating and monitoring project activities, budget management, processing technical reports and other deliverables, communicating with field staff, and liaising with donors. The Program Manager works to ensure technical, budgetary, and programmatic excellence; facilitates strong and regular communication with the project teams; provides rapid and ongoing support to program directors/Chiefs of Party; and represents Winrock’s counter-trafficking portfolio at internal and external events. The candidate is also expected to play an active role in new business/proposal development efforts, leading and/or writing proposals or playing other roles in the proposal development process as needed and expanding Winrock’s funding and partnership opportunities. The position requires occasional international travel (approximately 20%). Essential responsibilities: Exercises leadership in the HREE/CTIP team in designing programs and providing strong technical guidance and oversight to ongoing programs. Serves as home office project manager for assigned projects, working closely with project teams to develop project strategies, work plans, budgets, and reports. Tracks and monitors programs as assigned to ensure they are fulfilling deliverable and performance requirements at a high quality, on time, and on budget. Reviews and approves wire requests and field financial reports, liaising with Winrock’s Operations and Finance teams. Manages information dissemination and electronic communications among relevant parties, including project teams, internal groups, and external audiences. Builds and maintains relationships with current and future donors, partners, and external audiences Participates in new business development by contributing to and leading proposals related to HREE’s areas of expertise as well as those in other units (as needed). Promotes programming strategies that go beyond individual beneficiary-level impacts to promote systemic change, ownership, sustainability, and scalability. Represents Winrock at external events, nationally and internationally. Qualifications and background: Education: Bachelor’s level degree in public policy, international development, economics or a related field required; Master’s degree preferred. Work experience: A minimum of five years’ experience in international development in areas related to human trafficking and migration (e.g., advocacy, public policy/administration, civic engagement, organizational development, network strengthening) required A minimum of five years’ experience providing technical and administrative support and oversight to USAID, USG and other donor-funded projects Experience living and working in other countries Demonstrated success conceptualizing, leading, writing, and winning major proposals, especially with USAID and other USG entities Demonstrated experience with human trafficking programming, safe migration, women’s empowerment, gender and social inclusion, or other related areas Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; fluency in at least one other language preferred Strong drive and ability to work effectively across a broad range of cultural/geographic areas Team player with strong interpersonal skills, able to inspire staff and build the capacity of teams and junior staff Ability to demonstrate the highest level of ethical standards at all times Effective use of Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and SharePoint), and other technologies essential to working in the international development sector Adept at project planning, budgeting, management and financial analysis Proven capability in proposal writing and knowledge of quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation methods Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks while ensuring quality output 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