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Chief Program Officer


POSITION TITLE: Chief Program Officer

ORGANIZATION:  GoodWeave International (www.goodweave.org)


Position Description:

The Chief Program Officer reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and is a key member of the Management Team, and works closely with the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) that convenes GoodWeave Country Directors in Afghanistan, India, and Nepal. He/She manages and supports the planning, development, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of all country operations and program activities, including:

Program Execution

  • Lead the design, development, and effective management of GoodWeave’s small team of program managers and Country Directors;
  • Oversee program budgets, and ensure timely reporting and disbursements;
  • Establish a program framework that guides field-level programming, allowing for local innovation;
  • Ensure that GoodWeave’s core programs and pilots have operating plans and are advancing against goals and objectives;
  • Maintain appropriate internal controls and procedures;
  • Work with colleagues and partner organizations to address challenges and problems related to programs in the field;
  • Oversee the preparation and communication of monthly and quarterly programmatic reports;
  • Contribute to all reports, including to the board of directors, annual external audits, as well as any federal and/or donor-specific audits;
  • Work closely with the Communications and Impact team to ensure that the learning from the monitoring and evaluation program is fed back into program design and implementation.

Organizational Leadership

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the CEO in developing organizational strategy and ensuring program execution;
  • Participate in policy development as a member of the senior Management Team;
  • Advise Country Directors and program team on management issues including personnel, fundraising, operations, program strategy, policy development, and committee operations;
  • Cultivate and mentor program staff in DC and in country offices to support their professional growth and commitment to GoodWeave’s work, foster a culture of accountability and quality in all aspects of program work;
  • Convene the Executive Leadership Team of global staff to hold strategic, monthly meetings that advance shared objectives;
  • Work directly with the CFO on program and partner budget management;
  • Advance GoodWeave’s mission through rigorous and ethical financial and contractual practices, and serve as a standard bearer of our organizational values and behavioral competencies;
  • Bring strategic, visionary, collaborative thinking to the operations and country management function of the organization, and develop and implement innovative strategic initiatives in direct support of GoodWeave’s mission, goals, and objectives;
  • Serve as a resource for members of senior management, by advising them on the political and contextual situation in the countries where we work, and by understanding the various actors involved in the child labor and supply chain landscapes; and
  • Demonstrate and embrace the mission and vision of GoodWeave in all internal and external activities, and achieve the organization’s strategic initiatives with transparency, accountability, consistency, teamwork, and adherence to the highest ethical standards.

Fundraising, Business Development, and Advocacy

  • Work with the CEO and fundraising team to develop funding proposals and follow through on funding opportunities;
  • Ensure program team produces timely and high quality reports for program donors, and engage and steward current and prospective donors in partnership with fundraising team;
  • Collaborate with the Business Development team on opportunities for market development and promotion;
  • Together with other organizational leadership, serve as an external representative at conferences and events, company meetings and interactions with civil society stakeholders to build knowledge and support of the program and GoodWeave’s work;
  • Assess and evaluate new and emerging trends in child labor and modern slavery in supply chains, as well as other programmatic areas, such as community-based education, living wages, and livelihoods development, and collaborate with the Communications & Impact team to advance thought leadership.

In addition to these duties, the Chief Program Officer may serve as a liaison between the CEO and other entities within the GoodWeave network on programmatic, administrative, and/or governance issues.

Experience and Qualifications

The successful candidate must be a self-motivated, results-oriented team player. He/She must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment, and thrive in an autonomous, fast-paced workplace in the service of our mission, vision, and values. The CPO will work from GoodWeave International headquarters, located in Washington, D.C. Specific qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, Master’s degree in related field a plus;
  • Minimum 10 to 15 years of progressive responsibility in a management role in related fields of child labor elimination and ethical supply chains;
  • Experience leading successful programs through strategy, design, implementation, and evaluation;
  • Proven track record in donor cultivation and proposal development;
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication, writing, and public speaking skills;
  • Initiative and independence, combined with the ability to work well in a team and manage and mentor other staff;
  • Strong team-based orientation, with experience working with international teams;
  • Ability and willingness to travel in South Asia;
  • Experience with issues of child labor, sustainable production, socially responsible business, and knowledge of the South Asian region a plus;
  • Experience working at the managerial and C-suite levels;
  • Experience in multi-country non-profit or corporate entities with multiple funding sources, including from foundations and corporations;
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate problems, assess situations quickly, understand consequences of options, and implement appropriate policies and procedures in response;
  • Strong diplomatic and political skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, and manage, large complex, multi-disciplinary, geographically-dispersed programs/initiatives;
  • Proven ability to manage, motivate, coach, and develop staff;
  • Ability to gather, evaluate, and present information effectively to employees, management and a Board of Directors and make actionable recommendations;
  • Ability to think conceptually and deal decisively with practical matters; and,
  • Ability and willingness to work independently.

Conditions of Employment: GoodWeave is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law. Employment is contingent on the results of a background investigation and positive references.

Compensation and benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. GoodWeave also offers a generous benefits package.

Application: Please submit resume and cover letter on or before February 6, 2019 to the search firm, Weinreb Group, via the following: https://weinrebgroup.com/resume/. The cover letter should include why you are qualified for this role and possible start date. All submissions will be held in the strictest confidence.