Project Manager – Combatting Trafficking In Persons (CTIP)

  • Contract
  • Burundi
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Save the Children

TITLE: Project Manager – Combatting Trafficking In Persons (CTIP)

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Porgram Magement



CONTRACT LENGTH: 2 Years with the possibility of Extension


Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting the country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


The Project Manager will primarily be responsible for the oversight and overall delivery of high-quality project activities. The Project Manager will work in close collaboration with the Burundi Mission Director of Save the Children, the ad-hoc anti-trafficking Committee, government social structures, national organizations, and international organizations. The Project Manager will also ensure the implementation and roll-out of the program continue to emphasize a rights-based approach in supporting innovative activities and building upon the successes of other USG projects, civil society organizations, local government, and other relevant activities in Burundi.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


Reports to: Burundi Mission Director

Staff directly reporting to this position: 3

Budget Responsibilities: Yes

Role Dimensions: Program Management, relationships, and communication with key stakeholders


  • The Project Manager will serve as the primary point of contact with Combatting Trafficking In Persons (CTIP) regarding day-to-day project implementation and management matters relating to the cooperative agreement.

  • The Project Manager will have the overall responsibility for assuring that all assistance provided under the award is technically sound and appropriate for the needs being addressed.

  • S/he will adequately manage and supervise the work project staff working in Cankuzo, Karusi, Ruyigi, and Ngozi provinces, short-term staff, consortium partners, and/or sub-partners, as proposed.

  • The Project Manager will ensure that efficient systems to support all aspects of the project are in place and support the effective use of program resources in compliance with USG -CTIP (United state gouverment – Combatting Trafficking In Persons) regulations and Save the Children policies.

  • S/he will represent the project for Save the Children in formal and informal relationships with USAID, the Burundi government, other donors, and partners.

  • S/he will fully inform Save the Children’s home and field office on all matters relating to the project, and maintain appropriate links with partner organizations.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


  • holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modeling Save the Children values
  • holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance, and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members, and external partners and supporters

  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

  • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • willing to take disciplined risks.


  • honest encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates the highest levels of integrity


  • Master’s Degree in international development, public policy, social work/sciences or related field preferred
  • Minimum of eight years of relevant experience in a senior management position in a program of similar complexity and size, preferably including experience in cross-sector programming.


  • Excellent management, communication, and negotiation skills, demonstrating the ability to lead and build consensus, cooperation, and coalitions among individuals, civil society groups, private sector, and government officials with potentially competing interests.

  • Experience working to strengthen civil society and government systems required.

  • Past technical experience in the following areas: counter trafficking in persons, labor rights, private sector partnerships, rule of law, advocacy, grant management, organizational capacity building, and sustainability.

  • Experience mentoring staff and national organizations and transferring skills and knowledge.

  • Experience working in Burundi or East Africa region is strongly preferred.

  • Experience with gender equality and/or social inclusion experience is preferred.

  • Ability to coordinate and collaborate with other donor programs and with USG implementing partners for creative solutions and complementarities to maximize results.

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

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