POSITION TITLE: Program Associate, Counter-Trafficking in Persons
LOCATION: Arlington, VA
UNIT: Human Rights, Empowerment and Education (HREE)
Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of Program Associate, Counter-Trafficking in Persons for its Human Rights, Empowerment and Education (HREE) Unit. The HREE Unit houses Winrock’s diverse portfolio of programs to combat human trafficking and gender-based violence in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, and the Caribbean.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our offices are closed and this role will start remotely.
The Program Associate will work under the management and support of one or more Program Officers to plan, design, and implement programs related human trafficking, civil society strengthening, gender and social inclusion, and gender-based violence. The Program Associate is responsible for liaising with relevant field offices on a daily basis and supports the coordination and monitoring of project activities, budget and staff management, processing technical reports and other deliverables, and procurement and other operational support.
The candidate is also expected to play an active role in new business/proposal development efforts, contributing to the proposal development process as needed and expanding Winrock’s funding and partnership opportunities.
Support implementation of select counter-trafficking projects
- Act as the liaison between Chiefs of Party (Program Directors) and Winrock’s Home Office, in close cooperation with the project-assigned Program Officer
- Work with CESE program staff and Winrock support units (Awards Management, Procurement, Human Resources, Information and Communications Technology, and Finance) to provide ongoing monitoring, tracking, and troubleshooting of all aspects of program implementation
- Use Winrock’s Project Management tools to implement systems for managing project information, scheduling, staff and consultant contracts, subrecipient agreements, and internal and external communications
- Assist in developing or making substantial contributions to technical reports, research reports, program updates, proposals, memos, work plans, best practices, success stories, and lessons learned
- Closely monitor project budgets, including reviews of field and home office expenses and preparation of monthly wire requests to field offices, and contribute to institutional budgeting and planning
- Draft and monitor consultant contracts and subawards, review expense reports, and coordinate payments
- Conduct field visits to support project staff and activities
- Coordinate external communications with Winrock’s Counter Trafficking in Persons network, including regular updates, recurrent calls and/or webinars and surveys
Support new business (proposal development)
- Serve in supporting proposal development roles such as budget manager, contributing writer, and staff recruitment
- Serve in the role of Proposal Manager, assisting the Proposal Lead in setting deadlines, coordinating tasks, facilitating adherence to the proposal schedule, coordinating and revising partner inputs, and supervising proposal production & delivery
- Write and compile capability statements, CVs, and other non-technical proposal components
- Lead or assist with capture efforts for new program opportunities including desk research, engaging consultants, field travel, and other tasks as assigned
- Manage logistics for events such as project presentations to the donor, team retreats, CTIP-related meetings and conferences, and other outreach efforts
- Represent Winrock at external events related to CTIP and other areas within the CESE project portfolio
- Contribute to other team and Winrock institutional efforts as needed
- Once is it safe to travel, this role may require occasional international travel
QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND
- Bachelor’s degree in related field required; Master’s degree strongly preferred
- Minimum one year of professional experience in international development (CTIP, civil society strengthening, gender and social inclusion, gender-based violence or relevant field) required. Experience living or working in developing countries strongly preferred
- High level of oral and written communication skills to effectively present information, respond to questions and prepare written reports in a professional manner
- Fluency in English (written and oral communication) required; fluency in at least one additional language desired
- Demonstrated resourcefulness and ability to solve problems creatively
- Knowledge of basic budget and accounting procedures
- Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
- Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines
- Experience working effectively as part of a team
- Ability to demonstrate the highest level of ethical standards at all times
- Proficiency in software supported by Winrock (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Other: Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. Winrock does not provide sponsorship for this position.
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.