Chief of Party

Winrock International, India

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
8th October, 2020

Job Description

Position Summary:

Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of Chief of Party for anticipated programs to Counter Trafficking in Persons in TBD locations. The program(s) will seek to reduce the prevalence of human trafficking through strengthened capacity of communities to identify trafficking victims and take action; improved access of trafficking victims to assistance; increased responsiveness of criminal justice actors to trafficking victims; and effective and coordinated partnerships among stakeholders to combat trafficking.

Position Summary:

The Chief of Party will be responsible for implementing a high-quality, results-oriented counter trafficking-in-persons (TIP) program that covers the “four Ps”: prevention, protection, prosecution and partnerships. This is a general recruitment announcement for several anticipated programs to counter TIP.


The Chief of Party is responsible for overall project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of the program. S/he will establish and maintain systems for project operations; ensure that all agreement deadlines are met and targets are achieved; coordinate and maintain working relationships with project stakeholders (including host country governments and private industry stakeholders, subgrantees and/or subcontractors); lead collaborative initiatives with private companies; and oversee the preparation and submission of technical and financial reports.

  • Develop and oversee annual planning; timely implementation of activities; and monitoring and evaluation of project implementation
  • Oversee project budget and ensure that all financial activity is carried out in accordance with annual budget allocations, Winrock policy, and donor guidelines
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for USG or other contracting agency
  • Manage and supervise the work of all field staff and consortium partners, serving as a mentor to local staff and local organizations and transferring skills and knowledge
  • With support from field and home office staff, prepare and submit timely and accurate activity, financial, and other reports
  • Provide technical assistance, support, and oversight to governmental and nongovernmental partners
  • Hire and supervise local project staff and annually evaluate their performance
  • Represent the project and Winrock to donors, local and national government entities, the media, local NGOs, and the business community
  • Other duties as assigned


Successful candidates will have strong management skills as well as salient experience implementing anti-trafficking programs. Specific experience and specialization in the following is required: counter trafficking in persons, labor rights, private sector partnerships, rule of law, advocacy, grant management, cash transfers, organizational capacity building, and sustainability. Significant project management experience and leadership is highly desired.

Education: Master’s level degree required in international development, leadership, political science, or a relevant social science discipline.

Technical: Applicants must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience working on anti-trafficking programs, including a minimum of 8 years’ of demonstrated managerial and/or team leadership experience.

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
  • Experience in cross-sector programming preferred
  • Proven ability to build consensus and coalitions among individuals, civil society groups, private sector, and government officials with competing interests
  • Experience with gender equality and/or social inclusion in development programs.
  • Demonstrated success in mentoring local staff and local organizations with a focus on skills transfer
  • Experience in strengthening civil society and government systems
  • Financial management and oversight experience
  • Experience in strategic planning and implementation of strategic plans
  • Experience designing and implementing or overseeing monitoring and evaluation systems.


  • Fluency in English required;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge or understanding of social, economic, and political context governing anti-trafficking and safe migration issues in developing countries
  • Experience working with Governments at the national and sub-national level desired
  • Experience overseeing international donor-funded programs
  • Experience with private sector engagement and partnerships in supply chains desirable
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, and ethical management skills
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft)


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