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Sr. Program Officer, Human Trafficking Prevention

Project Concern International

Sr. Program Officer, Human Trafficking Prevention

San Diego, CA
  • Responsibilities

    The Sr. Program Officer, Human Trafficking Prevention supports project-related responsibilities related to the anti-human trafficking initiative based in San Diego County, with a focus on supporting PCI’s growth in youth gender empowerment programs, including: 1) ensuring quality implementation and managing the day-to-day activities under the human trafficking prevention programs; 2) overseeing the overall learning and expansion of the prevention programming; 3) maintaining external partnerships and resource development; 4) supervising program volunteers and interns.



    • Develop and manage overall program timeline and ensure benchmarks and program deliverables are met
    • Maintain Project ROOTS curriculum development, updates and enhancements- ensure it is age and culturally appropriate, continuously update the website, learning plans and activities, secure external program curriculum enhancements (i.e. guest speakers, field trips, etc.)
    • Manage facilitator capacity building, training and mentor support system
    • Ensure the smooth operation of the administrative aspects of the programs
    • Maintain financial controls (project’s budgeting and procurement processes) and provide assistance with all fiscal monitoring for all subcontract recipients
    • Serve as the primary liaison with school/district leads to integrate Project ROOTS into their schools


    • Collaborates with the M&E Officer for proper monitoring and evaluation of all Project ROOTS groups according to program plan and timeline
    • Conduct data analysis to help inform programmatic quality and course correction as well as determine how to present the data for donor reports
    • Share promising practices and learnings with global PCI teams and Gender and Empowerment unit
    • Prepare and develop required reports for donors, implementing partners and the PCI International Office, and assure their timely submission
    • Presents on anti-trafficking initiative program outcomes at local and national conferences, meetings and events
    • Lead strategy development for the expansion of Project ROOTS into school districts across San Diego County and support efforts to expand nationally
    • Support the launch of expansion activities and program planning when new funding / awards are received.


    • Establish positive relationships and maintain communication with other collaborating organizations and partners
    • Support the implementation of the San Diego Trafficking Prevention Collective
    • Represent PCI at community collaborative meetings and share best practices with internal and external stakeholders
    • Conduct Human Trafficking 101 trainings to local entities upon request
    • Support grant writing, proposal development and other fundraising activities, including the development of marketing and communication materials
    • Collaborate with other members of the Anti-trafficking unit in the development and execution of the public awareness campaign initiative by supporting research, planning and partnership.


    • Support intern recruitment, onboarding and monitoring process


    • Must be available for occasional local travel (within California and US)
    • May require extended hours during peak periods
    • Available for special events or trainings on evenings and weekends


    • Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis on social work, public health, criminal justice, human rights, human trafficking, youth development or equivalent. Master’s Degree preferred.
    • Minimum of 6-8 years professional experience with at least 2 years in a similar position
    • 2-4 years’ experience with complex community programs and leading community collaboration, i.e. convening, coordinating, and providing administrative support to large and diverse groups of stakeholders, networks
    • 2-4 years’ experience in Monitoring and Evaluation for community development programming; understanding and experience in qualitative and quantitative data gathering and how data relates to program design, management and quality; and experience in the analysis of large and small data sets for projects and for quality assurance purposes
    • Knowledge and understanding of human trafficking and adolescent gender empowerment programs
    • Experience in financial management and administration
    • Experience in public speaking, group trainings and presentations
    • Strong communication skills, oral and written and excellent organizational skills
    • Willingness to learn and respond to constructive criticism
    • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
    • Knowledge in basic website development
    • Able to work independently and as part of a team, taking input and guidance from a variety of staff
    • Strong time management skills and ability to work with and respect deadlines
    • Reliable transportation to and from work as well as outside meetings and events
    • Ability to take initiative, solve problems and anticipate actions, and to use creative means to complete tasks

    Required Skills Required Experience

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