Title: Director/Associate Director, Human Trafficking and Safe Migration (CTIP)
Team: Human Rights, Education, and Empowerment (HREE)
Winrock International is recruiting a new leader for the Human Trafficking and Safe Migration Unit within the Human Rights, Education, and Empowerment (HREE) group. The Director/Associate Director is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the Human Trafficking and Safe Migration portfolio, leading the overall technical, financial, and operational performance of projects in the portfolio. This role oversees quality project implementation, supports impact reporting and robust technical leadership, leads proactive new business development and strategic growth, and develops and supports a dynamic home office team. S/he is responsible for setting, implementing, and meeting strategic, long term goals and objectives. The Director/Associate Director will work closely with their team and the Program Delivery unit to ensure consistent project management practices are applied across the portfolio, to leverage and develop capabilities and resources within the broader HREE team for new business efforts, and promote mechanisms for shared learning and healthy habits among project teams. As a senior member of the HREE management team, the Director/Associate Director, will substantively contribute to strategic planning, personnel management, and new and ongoing Global Programs’ and organization-wide initiatives.
Human Trafficking and Safe Migration Unit
This unit features a dynamic and growing portfolio of Winrock’s counter-trafficking in persons (CTIP), safe migration, labor rights, and sustainable supply chains projects, currently valued at $72 million and operating in ten countries. This includes both a five-country regional program in Central Asia and the USAID Asia CTIP Leader with Associates Award. The Director will partner with a progressive and passionate team of 9 staff members focused on CTIP.
Winrock’s CTIP work comprises all forms of human trafficking and forced labor and entails extensive collaboration with survivors, national and local government actors, civil society organizations, and private companies across diverse donors (primarily USAID). Implementation is focused on prevention, protection, prosecution, and partnership, as well as technical and data-driven innovations and learning, adapting, and scaling proven models. This unit also supports ongoing collaboration with developing country policy researchers through Winrock’s John D. Rockefeller, III (JDR3) Program, while maintaining seamless coordination and local adaptation of Winrock’s approaches to combatting child labor, child protection, social sustainability of supply chains, gender equality and social integration, economic empowerment, and livelihoods.
Quality project implementation
- Provide consistent direction and advisory support to home office project staff to ensure accountability for project technical, financial, and operational excellence.
- Ensure program adherence to organizational policies, strategies and quality standards and continuously monitor program results to ensure projects are on time, on budget, and delivering high quality technical impact. Identify and address risks quickly.
- Work with the program delivery, operations, finance, AGILE (Analytics, Gender, Inclusion, Learning and Evaluation), and people and culture teams to ensure that program staff have the tools and skills needed to maintain full compliance throughout program implementation, including financial forecasting and budgeting, M&E, subaward management, procurement, and staff management.
Leadership, strategy, and impact:
- Develop a vision and provide guidance to strategically grow the unit’s portfolio, deepening impact, scale, and reach.
- Engage substantively in the annual HREE budget and strategic planning processes; oversee fidelity and accountability to individual and team goals, adaptively manage, and make adjustments as needed.
- Lead the growth of the unit’s technical visibility and thought leadership among donors, prospective partners, and other key stakeholders and practitioners, with an eye towards identifying and engaging promising partners for collaboration and innovation.
- Work with the HREE Technical Director and the AGILE unit to identify, document, and promote technical best practices and methodologies in project implementation for future new business design, internal learning, and external promotion. Foster and promote the capture, utilization, and growth of knowledge and learning within the unit.
Proactive new business development
- Support and grow HREE new business development by: surfacing and recommending opportunities, leading proposals, and/or serving as a technical lead, contributor, or reviewer where applicable; participating in weekly new business meetings and helping to lead decisions on whether to pursue new business opportunities related to human trafficking and safe migration; identifying human resources for proposal teams and supporting mentorship of new staff where appropriate; and working closely with the New Business Support Unit and HREE New Business Manager to ensure the delivery of quality proposals.
- Build and maintain relationships with current donors in the portfolio through quarterly calls and in line with Donor Stewardship guidelines and practices. Participate in calls with new donors to highlight the Human Trafficking and Migration portfolio.
- Represent Winrock at external events, nationally and internationally, and position Winrock for expanded work in relevant fields.
Build an effective Human Trafficking and Safe Migration Team
- Lead and inspire staff in the unit, promoting professional development and creating a positive work environment that encourages productive relationships, creative problem solving, and high performance.
- Directly supervise and support Home Office Program Officers, and field-based Project Directors and Chiefs of Party, traveling to the field to visit programs and provide support, visibility, guidance, and reinforcement where safe and appropriate, post-covid.
- Meet monthly with the expanded management team to discuss team development, performance against strategic goals, personnel management issues, wellness and staff spotlights to promote recognition of individual and team efforts.
- Serve as a champion for Winrock’s Core Values in the approach to management of the CTIP team, including clear and regular assessment and accountability mechanisms and encouragement of upward feedback and management.
Who You Are and Keys to Success:
- Bachelor’s degree in international development, human rights, political science or other related field required; Master’s degree strongly preferred.
- 12-15 years’ related progressive experience, including international development experience, technical innovation, leadership in anti-trafficking in persons programming, strategic planning, capacity development, project and financial management, and team building.
- Director level candidates will have at least 2 years of experience managing a portfolio of projects as well as directly leading teams of at least 8+ staff.
To be successful in this job, you possess these 4 qualities:
- A very high bar for performance. You have demonstrated the ability to manage a robust workload and team, optimize project delivery and implementation, cultivate and mentor staff to success, and shepherd strategic new business and technical growth.
- A deep understanding of and commitment to the ethos of our work. You have a deep familiarity with rights-based approaches to human trafficking, migration, and labor rights, and a demonstrated capacity to promote gender and racial equity, social inclusion, and empowerment of local teams, partners, and communities. And you have a proven track record of relationship building and strategic partnership development with government, civil society, and the private sector.
- An inclusive, collaborative, and active approach to management. You have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, experience building and leading strong, healthy teams, and a commitment to modeling and building a culture of feedback. You’re excited by and committed to skills building and professional development for your staff and are bringing a deep management toolbox to the role.
- A deep understanding of the new business process and demonstrated business development acumen. Experience leading, writing, and winning new business proposals with USG donors. Comfort in leading new business strategy development, project design, and effective and localized partnership building.
- Exceptional attention to detail and well-developed organizational skills
- Excellent understanding of portfolio donors’ rules and regulations
- Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams)
- Foreign language capabilities preferred
- International field experience required
- During non-COVID19 periods, foreign and domestic travel can be up to 20%
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. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to perceived or actual 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.