The Chief of Party will be responsible for implementing the Regional Counter-Trafficking in Persons activity in Central Asia. This five-year USAID-funded program will be based in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and will serve Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan. The overarching goal of the program is to strengthen the capacity of all stakeholders, including governments, NGOs, and the private sector, to become more self-reliant in efforts to prevent trafficking in persons, protect survivors of human trafficking and promote safe migration. The program will build on previous efforts and current activities on safe migration and counter-trafficking in the Central Asia region and work to achieve the following objectives:
The Chief of Party is responsible for overall leadership, program management, supervision, administration, and implementation of the program in collaboration with a small US-based team and a network of country coordinators, partners, and consultants in the program's five countries. He/She will establish and maintain systems for program operations; ensure that all cooperative agreement requirements and deadlines are met, and targets are achieved; coordinate and maintain working relationships with program 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 USAID.
Successful candidates will have strong management skills as well as relevant experience implementing programs to combat trafficking in persons, promote safe migration, and increase government capacity. Specific experience and specialization in at least two of the following is required: human trafficking, labor migration, legal reform and policy advocacy, referral mechanisms, government capacity building, and/or monitoring & evaluation of trafficking programs. Significant program management experience and leadership is highly desired.