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  • Project Director, Counter-Trafficking in the Lake Chad Basin at Heartland Alliance

  • Posted on: 13 February, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Heartland Alliance International - Nigeria, one of the world’s leading anti-poverty and a services based human rights organizations, works in communities in the U.S. and abroad to serve those who are homeless, living in poverty, or seeking safety. It provides a comprehensive array of services in the areas of health, housing, jobs and justice - and leads state and national policy efforts, which target lasting change for individuals and society.

    Project Director, Counter-Trafficking in the Lake Chad Basin

     

    Req ID: 4804
    Location: Abuja, Nigeria
    Salary Schedule: International
    Supervisor: Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Director
    Position type: Full-time, salaried, with benefits annually. Applicants should include salary expectations in cover letter

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • The Project Director will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the implementation of victim-centered technical assistance to governments and civil society in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    • The Project Director will ensure that all program activities are implemented in line with the project’s work plan and in accordance with HAI and donor requirements.
    • The Project Director will be responsible for technical oversight of all components of the project and for quarterly reporting.
    • The Project Director will also provide broader technical assistance to HAI across its diverse technical and geographic portfolios, strengthening the organization’s counter-trafficking programming, and promote HAI’s service and advocacy models.

    Relationships

    • Reports to the Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Director
    • Supervises Program Coordinator and Program Assistant and collaborates with Technical Advisors based in the U.S. and Africa
    • Communicates with HAI Headquarters leadership and support staff
    • Collaborates with country governments, donors, and civil society

    Responsibilities
    Program implementation:

    • Leads the implementation of the project
    • Develops and monitors assessments, work plans, budgets, and progress reports as required by HAI, donors and partners
    • Monitors project goals and partner/consultant activities to ensure project success
    • Ensures monitoring and evaluation activities and reporting meet HAI’s standards, and are completed on schedule
    • Organizes relevant trainings, roundtables, events, and other activities to achieve project objectives
    • Manages the partner and collaborator relationships
    • External communication and program development
    • Represents HAI before NGO partners, government officials, funding sources, other partners, beneficiaries, and at conferences, meetings, and other outreach opportunities
    • Leads HAI’s representation among humanitarian coordination bodies in Abuja, Maiduguri, and regionally
    • Develops, reviews, and finalizes program monthly, quarterly, and annual project reports
    • Develops policy briefs, program summaries, monographs, and other documents related to HAI’s anti-trafficking work, to summarize and highlight HAI’s unique program approach for external donors and other stakeholders
    • Identifies new anti-trafficking funding opportunities and cultivates relationships with relevant actors to expand and enhance HAI’s anti-trafficking program portfolio
    • Financial management and grant oversight
    • Responsible for implementing activities in accordance with project or activity budgets
    • Consults with project coordinator and director of finance and administration regarding best practices for financial administration of project work
    • Monitors grant agreements and sub-agreements for project partners
    • Works with Project Officer and Director of Finance and Administration to monitor budget and revise budgets, as needed
    • Other duties, as assigned.

    Qualifications
    Essential:

    • Master's Degree, plus a minimum of 5-7 years in an international NGO setting, or similar combination of experience and education
    • 5+ years of experience managing international development and civil society projects
    • Previous experience or understanding of the human trafficking environment in Sub-Saharan Africa, with at least 2 years working in the field(s) of anti-trafficking, refugee response, forced migration, and/or legal services
    • Previous experience in working on programs that have a mental health and psychosocial support element.  Degree in this field is a plus.
    • Knowledge and prior experience with humanitarian coordination, including clusters systems and relevant humanitarian working groups and sub-working groups
    • Strong knowledge of international human rights legislation bodies engaged in anti-trafficking victim protection
    • Proven project management skills with experience managing multiple projects and/or working for an international organization in Sub-Saharan Africa region
    • Strong interpersonal and mentoring skills to work effectively with partners, government officials, local NGOs, media, and staff
    • Demonstrated success in project planning, financial management, program monitoring, report writing, and identifying and procuring technical assistance
    • Previous experience planning and delivering training activities to diverse audiences
    • A track record that demonstrates energy and creativity, and the ability to successfully prioritize and manage competing priorities
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills

    Languages:

    • Essential - Proficient in English and French (read, write, and speak)
    • Preferred - Proficient in Hausa, Kanuri, or other local languages
    • Computer Skills: Ability to effectively work using Microsoft Office (e.g. Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), and other software applicable to the area of work.
    • Resilience: This project is responding to a devastating human rights crisis and will address sensitive issues. Interested applicants should have a strong commitment to addressing the rights of victims of trafficking (VoT) with cultural sensitivity, respect, and confidentiality.
    • Candidates should be flexible, patient, positive, and able to work effectively independently and as a member of a team.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Heartland Alliance career website on chk.tbe.taleo.net to apply

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