Deputy Chief of Party
Winrock International, Laos
Closing Date for Applications:
The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the USAID Laos CTIP project provides financial and operational oversight to assist the Chief of Party in implementing a high-quality, results-oriented program to reduce the incidence of trafficking in persons (TIP) and protect the rights of TIP survivors in Laos.
- Assist COP to manage and achieve the overarching vision of the CTIP project, which includes contributing to annual planning; ensuring timely implementation of high-quality activities; and developing deliverables to ensure achievement of goals and objectives.
- Review and prepare deliverables to be submitted to USAID, ensuring strong, coherent, and technically sound writing.
- Oversee day-to-day operations of the project in coordination with the COP, including oversight of finances, procurement, and human resources.
- Support COP along with Winrock’s Home Office and field team to prepare and submit timely and accurate activity, financial, and procurement reports.
- Communicate and coordinate with program staff on technical and administrative issues, project implementation, work plans, and budgets.
- Support the COP to represent the project and Winrock to USAID, local and national government entities, the media, local NGOs, the local business community, and other stakeholders as needed.
- Develop a project communications strategy and oversee development of IEC materials, press releases, and success stories.
- Ensure appropriate implementation of project activities and strict adherence to USAID rules and regulations.
- Contribute to technical direction and activity implementation in areas agreed upon with the COP.
- Contribute to strategies for working with national and local government, private sector partners, civil society actors, trainers, TIP victims, and other stakeholder groups.
- Assist COP to expand network of labor migration and TIP stakeholders and identify strategy to promote USAID Laos CTIP as a leader in the TIP sector.
- Serve as acting COP when the COP is away from post.
- Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:
- Minimum of 8 years of professional experience, including 4 years of international experience in Southeast Asia
- Understanding of TIP situation in Mekong countries, including Lao PDR
- Strong staff management and coordination skills
- Excellent research and English report writing skills
- Progressive project management and leadership experience in program development and planning to implementation, monitoring and evaluation in the areas of human rights protection, counter trafficking, labor migration, community support and/or victim support service programs
- Experience in applying analytical and adaptive management approaches to programming
- Knowledge of USAID regulations, policies, and procedures or other international donor agencies, including experience managing USAID-funded projects
- Strong organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills
- Master’s degree or higher in international development, management, social science, human rights, law, public policy or other related field of study
- Fluent written and oral communication skills in English required
- Computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint