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Position Title Project Director, Reducing Child Labor and Improving Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining
Requisition Number 15-0135
Post Date 8/3/2015
City Washington, D.C.
Description Pact Overview

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.


Pact seeks a Project Director for an anticipated global project that will convene stakeholders to develop and implement strategies to reduce child labor and improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM). The project will work at a global level to develop networks and promote the sharing of good practices among stakeholders in countries. At a country-specific level, the project will work in Ghana and the Philippines, convening a wide range of stakeholders to (1) strengthen and enforce laws and develop and implement policies
and action plans to address child labor and working conditions in ASGM; (2) increase access of vulnerable households living in ASGM communities to social protection services and programs to improve their livelihoods; and (3) develop and implement mechanisms to increase transparency and monitor child labor and working conditions in gold mining supply chains, with a particular focus on ASGM.

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Senior Director of Mines to Markets, the Project Director will be responsible for the overall management and operations of the project. She/he will supervise project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The Project Director will take a leadership role in coordination among donors, implementing partners and other key stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

Specific Duties:
• Provide project overall project oversight, working closely with the ASGM Mining Officer, ASGM Child Labor Officer and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to ensure high-quality implementation of the project’s country-specific goals in Ghana and the Philippines, including convening stakeholders to develop, support, strengthen, enforce and implement policies and laws that address child labor and working conditions; improve vulnerable households’ access to social protection services and livelihood programs; and develop and monitor mechanisms to increase transparency and monitoring of child labor and working conditions in gold mining supply chains;
• Ensure the project successfully achieves its global agenda, including building global networks and developing innovative solutions to reduce child labor, improve ASGM mining practices, and improve working conditions globally;
• Represent Pact in meetings with donors and partners as well as in global ASGM stakeholder meetings;
• Regular international travel to support the country partners and teams and further the project’s objectives;
• Oversee all project planning activities, including approving annual workplans, annual budgets, and quarterly reports;
• Oversee project monitoring and evaluation, ensuring that the project uses data generated from monitoring and evaluation to guide decision making as needed;
• Ensure compliance with DOL and Pact requirements, policies, and regulations;
• Oversee all subgrant mechanisms, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and pact policy.

Basic Requirements

• Minimum of five years of experience in project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of cooperative agreements and/or contract requirements (including meeting deadlines, achieving targets, and overseeing the preparation and submission of required reports);
• Experience in establishing and maintaining systems for project operations;
• Experience working with a wide range of stakeholders, including government officials, mining companies, civil society organizations, at the global, national, or local levels;
• Experience engaging in coalition building and building public-private-civil society partnerships;
• Experience in a leadership role implementing development projects in artisanal small-scale mining, natural resource management or child labor;
• Understanding of mining issues, including child labor, OSH, and hazards related to the use of mercury in gold mining a plus;
• Bachelor’s Degree in International Development, Public Policy, or related field; and
• Fluency in English.

Preferred Qualifications

• Working knowledge of relevant local language in Ghana, the Philippines, or both;
• At least five years of experience working in Ghana, the Philippines, or both;
• Master’s Degree in International Development, Public Policy, or related field.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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