Position: Project Director, Protective Action in the Lower Mekong (Winrock)__Deadline:21Sep

POSITION TITLE: Project Director, Protective Action in the Lower Mekong project

LOCATION: Option of Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Bangkok, Thailand; Vientiane, Laos; or Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

UNIT: Human Rights, Education, and Empowerment

Winrock is seeking a Project Director to lead an anticipated regional project funded by the U.S. Department of State focused on providing protection services to survivors of cyber scamming centers. The Project Director will oversee staff in offices in Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. The overarching goal of the proposed project will be to increase access and availability to protection services for scam center trafficking survivors (SCS). The project will work directly with shelters and service providers to scale-up and expand trauma-informed care for SCS in Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam.

The Project Director will be responsible for overall leadership, project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of the project in collaboration with a small U.S.-based team and country coordinators, partners, and consultants in the project’s four countries. They will establish and maintain systems for project operations; ensure that all grant requirements and deadlines are met, and targets are achieved; coordinate and maintain working relationships with project stakeholders (including government entities, sub-grantees and/or subcontractors); lead collaborative initiatives with relevant government ministries and officials; and oversee the preparation and submission of technical and financial reports to the U.S. Department of State.

Project Management 

  • Manage the project in multiple countries, maintaining clearly defined scopes of work and delegation of responsibilities among the various team members. 
  • Establish and maintain systems and effective practices for scaled-up project operations. 
  • Develop and oversee the project’s annual planning and ensure timely, high-quality implementation of activities and deliverables. 
  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation of project implementation and recommend areas for course correction, as needed. 
  • Oversee the project budget, monitor spending, and ensure that all activities are reflected in annual budget allocations, in compliance with Winrock policy and donor guidelines. 
  • With support from field and home office staff, prepare and submit timely and accurate project, financial, and procurement reports to the donor and Winrock. 
  • Maintain close communication with U.S. Department of State, reporting regularly for formal review sessions and providing ongoing, informal updates of project progress, and serve as the point of contact with the donor. 
  • Supervise country coordinators and evaluate their performance.  


Technical Leadership and Capacity Building 

  • Provide technical and strategic leadership to identify gaps in protection efforts and develop stakeholders’ (including host country government agency officials) capacity to provide protection services. 
  • Provide leadership, technical assistance, support, and oversight to partner NGOs. 
  • Organize, lead, and participate in collaborative initiatives with government officials to create and amend policies relating to trafficking in persons. 
  • Work with Winrock management and other colleagues to leverage and align project work with other efforts to maximize impact. 
  • Forge and maintain relationships with in-country project stakeholders in coordination with local country coordinators and consultants. 
  • Promote communication, experience sharing, and dissemination of best practices and lessons learned across country teams and with other relevant actors/projects. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 



Education: Bachelor’s level degree required, in international development, management, social science, human rights, education, economic development, law, public policy, or other related field of study. Master’s degree strongly preferred. 

Technical        Applicants must have a minimum of 10 years of experience with 5 years of demonstrated leadership experience managing human trafficking project and/or direct service provision to trafficking survivors or similarly vulnerable groups.  

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.  
  • At least 5 years of experience in project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of donor-funded projects (preferably US Government)  
  • Financial management, budget design, and budget management experience. 
  • Demonstrated success in motivating and supervising a diverse team of employees.  
  • Results-driven professional with proven understanding of project design, monitoring and evaluation 
  • Demonstrated success in establishing and maintaining systems for project operations  
  • Experience in strategic planning and workplan development and implementation of strategic plans.  
  • Good track record working with and/or partnering with a variety of individuals and organizations, including senior U.S. and host country government officials, international agencies, private sector companies, and donor organizations. 


Skills and Knowledge:  

  • Knowledge or understanding of social, economic, and political context governing human trafficking issues and analysis in developing countries, preferably in the Lower Mekong region. 
  • Fluent written and oral English language skills required.  
  • Knowledge of U.S. government regulations, policies, and procedures or those of an equivalently complex international government funding organization. 
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, conflict, and ethical management skills.  
  • Demonstrated ability to foster team dynamic across global teams. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft). 
  • Knowledge of Khmer, Thai, Lao, and/or Vietnamese would be considered an asset.

Moreinfo:  https://winrock.org/join-us/careers/job-openings/?gh_jid=6894424002

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