Prevention and Protection Manager, Jamaica CPC Project

Winrock International
  • Location
    Kingston, Jamaica
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 15

Position description

The Prevention and Protection Manager will be the technical lead for two components of the CPC project, ensuring program quality in strengthening government ministry, department, agency (MDA) and civil society capacity to identify and provide comprehensive services to child trafficking (CT) victims, and prevent child trafficking in all of its forms, including through community-based mechanisms.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure timely and high-quality implementation of CPC Project prevention and protection activities according to the approved workplan;
  • Coordinate all relevant activities in close partnership with government MDAs;
  • Collaborate with MDAs to assess and strengthen existing victim identification and referral procedures identifying gaps in design or implementation that limit effectiveness;
  • Work with government and civil society counterparts, as well as project-sourced experts, to standardize referral mechanisms and other procedures for victim identification and comprehensive care of CT victims;
  • Ensure delivery of quality training for CT victim identification and trauma-informed care using a rights-based approach;
  • Provide and/or oversee specialized training and follow up on site in psychosocial care in partnership with Child Protection and Family Services Agency case workers, and social workers from other MDAs including the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offenses and Child Abuse and the victim support unit of the Ministry of Justice;
  • Support expansion of the network of qualified shelter providers for child trafficking victims, including training and oversight needs;
  • Oversee grants management with selected local partners working in protection and prevention in collaboration with other members of project management team;
  • Support the continuum of care from identification of CT victims to protective care to community reintegration and long-term follow up services;
  • Collaborate with the Social Development Commission and other MDAs to design and deliver pilot community outreach programs to prevent CT crimes that occur within the community;
  • Ensure results in line with planned CPC outputs and outcomes, enabling close collaboration between civil society and government providers;
  • Support national, parish level and agency specific campaigns/programs for awareness raising around counter trafficking-in-persons and child trafficking but also for targeted prevention efforts for at risk or vulnerable populations (children under 18 and their communities or immediate setting);
  • Support the increased use of data for program improvement, and for evaluation of pilots, including special studies and routine monitoring information;
  • Integrate evidence-based practices in prevention and protection from other countries and adapt to the Jamaican context;
  • Write routine progress reports and maintain project documentation in adherence with Winrock and USG procedures;
  • Assist in the development and dissemination of projects deliverables, including reports, in coordination with staff, the Project Director and implementing partners;
  • Oversee with the M&E officer specialized research on the prevalence of child trafficking in Jamaica including research design, procurement, implementation, data analysis, report writing and dissemination phases;
  • Conduct field visits to support and monitor the implementation of child trafficking prevention and protection activities throughout Jamaica;
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Master's Degree in Social Work, International Development, or other relevant discipline from a reputed University;
  • Minimum five years of professional experience in program management in development sector program (INGO/UN/USG, preferred);
  • Strong technical background in social work, case management, trauma-informed care and comprehensive services for children and their families;
  • Experience with strategic behavior change communications strategies and methods including general population campaigns as well as targeted outreach;
  • Experience working with local and international NGOs or UN agencies in counter trafficking-in-persons, child trafficking, migration, child protection, or other related issues in Jamaica preferred;
  • Experience working with victims of trafficking desired;
  • Experience liaising with government officials and familiarity with Jamaican government structures;
  • Organized, detail oriented and able to multi-task to meet deadlines;
  • Flexible, self-motivated and able to work with little supervision;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams and multi-cultural environments;
  • Computer proficiency: Microsoft Office, databases, email and internet;
  • Familiarity with the use of technology for development a plus;
  • Fluency in English and Jamaican Patois required.

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