Country Coordinator (Papua New Guinea, Marshall Islands, or Solomon Islands)

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Countries: Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
Organization: Winrock International
Closing date: 23 Oct 2020


POSITION TITLE: Country Coordinator (Papua New Guinea , Marshall Islands, or Solomon Islands)

LOCATION: Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea); Majuro (Marshall Islands), or Honiara, (Solomon Islands)

GROUP: Human Rights, Education and Empowerment

REPORTS TO: Chief of Party


The Country Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and implementing the country-level activities of an anticipated five-year Pacific Islands regional project to counter-trafficking in persons (TIP). The project will aim to reduce TIP domestically and regionally through a “4P” (prevention, protection, prosecution, partnership) approach:

  1. Prevention: Reduced vulnerability to TIP through enhanced prevention mechanisms and strategies
  2. Protection: Improved protection services to victims
  3. Prosecution: Increased access to legal services and remedies
  4. Partnerships: Improved multi-stakeholder coordination to prevent and respond to TIP


The Country Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the implementation of country-level activities. S/he will establish and maintain systems for national project operations; coordinate and maintain working relationships with project stakeholders (including ministries, high-level government officials, civil society actors, private sector partners); and collaborate to improve government capacity. This may include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Manage the counter-trafficking project components in Papua New Guinea, the Marshall Islands, or the Solomon Islands (we are hiring one country coordinator for each location) with responsibilities, including: (a) establishing and maintaining systems for project operations; (b) assisting in the development of the project’s annual planning and timely, high quality implementation of activities and deliverables; (c) overseeing monitoring and evaluation of project implementation and deliverables.
  • Assist in the development of strategies for working with government entities, civil society actors, private sector companies, survivors of TIP, and others to implement target activities aimed at reducing and responding to TIP.
  • With the support of the regional team and experts, organize and lead trainings for government officials and civil society on topics such as victim identification, trauma-informed care and referrals, victim-centered investigations, and others.
  • Provide trainings relevant to government and civil society organization capacity building and combating TIP, as needed.
  • Work with finance and operations staff to setup an office (including collection and analysis of quotes and processing and maintenance of purchase orders and contracts, collection of goods from vendors, etc.) and oversee maintenance of bank, cash, and checkbook records.
  • Oversee country-level budget and ensure expenditures are made in line with Winrock, donor, and local legal requirements.
  • Adhere to Winrock and donor financial procedures and record-keeping policies.
  • Maintain updated and accurate F&A and programmatic filing system.
  • Submit timely and accurate program, financial, and procurement reports to the Chief of Party and HQ.
  • Develop and maintain various stakeholder relationships to promote public-private partnership and engage in coalition building.
  • Supervise local staff and consultants assigned to the project.
  • Host WI visiting staff and donor representatives on site visits as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Successful candidates will have strong management skills as well as relevant experience implementing programs to counter-trafficking in persons and strengthen government and civil society capacity. Specific experience and specialization in at least two of the following is required: trafficking in persons, labor migration, legal reform and policy advocacy, child protection, livelihood development, protective services and referral mechanisms, public education/awareness (including work with the media), government capacity building, and/or monitoring & evaluation of counter-trafficking programs. Significant project management experience and leadership is highly desired.


Bachelor’s degree required, in international development, management, social science, human rights, education, economic development, law, public policy or other related field of study.

Certification, training, or experience in combatting TIP, gender issues, labor migration, organizational development or policy analysis would be an asset.

Work Experience:

  • Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years of demonstrated leadership experience, with at least 2 years working on counter trafficking or related programs.
  • Experience managing a national-level project.
  • Leadership experience in the implementation of development projects, particularly related to combatting trafficking, capacity building, or policy mainstreaming.
  • Experience with public-private partnership building, working with government or civil society groups.
  • Experience in strategic planning and implementation of workplans.


  • Ability to maintain the highest ethical standards at all times.
  • Knowledge or understanding of social, economic, and political context governing counter-trafficking in persons issues and analysis in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, conflict, and ethical management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft)

How to apply:

Applicants should go to the Jobs page at to submit their application, a current resume and cover letter referencing Country Coordinator, Pacific Islands.

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