Project Director, DOS/Pakistan Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Activity
Save the ChildrenFull time Full day
Save the Children is currently recruiting for an upcoming U.S. Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) opportunity aimed at advancing child protection efforts in Pakistan, with a focus on victims in bonded labor and domestic servitude. This project will implement a victim-centered prevention strategy that addresses targeted risk factors, promotes high-quality comprehensive victim protection, and investigates, prosecutes, and convicts perpetrators of human trafficking.
Building on the successful momentum in addressing TIP issues in the country as reported in the 2023 TIP report, the Combatting Child Bonded Labor in Pakistan (CCBLP) project aims to reduce poverty, vulnerability, and social exclusion linked to bonded labor ad child protection issues in Pakistan. It focuses on aligning legislation and policies, sensitizing duty bearers, establishing social protection mechanisms, and providing support to survivors and their families.
The Project Director will primarily be responsible for the oversight and overall delivery of a high-quality project focused on combating child bonded labor in Pakistan. The Project Director will work in close collaboration with the Country Director, and will lead project staff, consortium partners, and work closely with the Pakistan government’s Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, and other relevant ministries and inter-ministerial committees, Anti-Trafficking actors, and the civil society to oversee the activities delivered under this project.
What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
Strategic Project Management (30%)
- Overall technical and administrative leadership of the project to ensure the quality of project interventions.
- Develop and maintain excellent relationships between consortium partners, and with the wider civil society, international community, government agencies and networks working on child protection and TIP in close collaboration with Pakistan project team.
- Work closely with the Government of Pakistan to ensure strong integrated programing, support broader anti-trafficking strategies, and mitigate duplicative efforts.
- Establish and implement an effective governance structure for the project that ensures government leadership and buy-in, harmonization, and sustainability.
- Contribute to the development, review, and revision of the project strategy.
- Engage closely with other Save the Children Child Protection programs to ensure cohesion and integration and facilitate close working relationships.
- Engage and coordinate with other anti-trafficking actors to ensure complementarity
Donor Compliance and Operations (25%)
- Serve as the project’s primary point of contact with the U.S. Department of State with regards to overall project implementation and management matters relating to the grant/cooperative agreement.
- Oversee and ensure the submission of high-quality narrative and financial reports, annual plans, and other donor reporting requirements.
- Monitor programmatic, financial, and administrative performance of the project, supervising and ensuring that standard project administrative and financial procedures are followed.
- Work with the project leadership team to ensure that consortium partners are provided with adequate support and that project plans are achieved.
- Ensure compliance to U.S. Federal Awardee controls, and Department of State rules and regulations.
- Ensure that all project activities are aligned and implemented according to Save the Children guidelines.
Staff Leadership and Management (20%)
- Manage and supervise the work of all field staff, long-term staff, short-term staff, consortium partners, and/or sub-partners, as proposed.
- Work with the HR Department to ensure appropriate staffing for the project, planning and implementing strategies to recruit, manage and motivate staff.
- Ensure appropriate gender and ethnic diversity within the project team.
- Ensure compliance with staff development strategies and support Performance Management systems and evaluations.
- Establish and maintain a culture of teamwork, participation, and accountability for Save the Children program excellence.
- Put in place appropriate management systems, including regular team and individual meetings, mechanisms for cross department coordination and collaboration, and norms and practices that are result driven.
- Ensure smooth and effective internal and external communications and coordination of project activities.
- Fully inform Save the Children’s home and field office on all matters relating to the project and maintain appropriate links with partner organizations.
- Lead the development and implementation of the project’s communication and knowledge sharing strategy.
- Ensure strong, consistent internal communication with partners that meets their needs for policies, compliance, knowledge, and information sharing.
- Ensure the production of high-quality communications materials including websites, bulletins, social media, fact sheets, brochures including photos and videos.
- Work closely with the communications contact in the country office.
As a member of the SMT (10%), contribute to:
- Leadership of the Pakistan Country Office.
- Support the development of an organizational culture that reflects our dual mandate values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity, and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and adults.
- Help establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships with host government authorities, donors, partner agencies including major institutional donors, and local and international NGOs.
- Engage in country strategy, program strategy and operational strategies.
- Support SMT in implementing country priorities.
- Ensure the implementation of learning activities across the project to embed a ‘culture of learning’ including the establishment of a Knowledge Sharing Group, learning events, and sharing data across the movement.
- Contribute to the larger learning agenda/strategy of child protection for Save the Children in Pakistan.
- Contribute to strengthening and implementing a strong safeguarding system (child safeguarding, beneficiaries safeguarding, staff safeguarding) – including prevention, awareness raising, reporting, case management, etc.
- Represent Save the Children in child protection committees, anti-trafficking working groups, and other relevant national networks.
- Establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships to represent the principles and work of SC to representatives of other organizations (UN System, NGOs, INGOs, counterparts, donors, government authorities).
- Engage closely with external actors within the region and in the country office.
- Master's degree in international development, public policy, social work/sciences, or related field.
- A minimum of eight years of relevant experience in a senior management position (Team Leader, Program Director, Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, etc.) in a program of similar complexity and size.
- Experience managing U.S. Government-supported projects and activities (USAID, Department of State, DOL, etc.).
- Past technical experience in any of the following areas: counter trafficking in persons, labor rights, private sector partnerships, rule of law, advocacy, capacity strengthening of government ministries working on human trafficking, or other related areas.
- Excellent management, communication, and negotiation skills, demonstrating the ability to lead and build consensus, cooperation, and coalitions among individuals, civil society groups, private sector, and government officials.
- Proven experience developing effective working relationships with government ministries, international organizations, donors, academics, community based and grass roots organizations.
- Sound financial management experience, including budgeting and reporting.
- Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and other global policies, and to Save the Children values.
- Practical knowledge of current thematic issues and debates regarding child protection in developing countries, and of the major institutional donors.
- Excellent understanding of rights based/child rights programming.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Experience working in Pakistan, or the South Asia region is strongly preferred.
- Experience with gender equality and/or social inclusion experience is preferred.
Qualified local candidates are encouraged to apply.
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