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    With 25 years of experience, the Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT) in U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) is a world leader in the fight to eradicate child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking. ILAB’s toolbox of approaches for combating child labor and forced labor includes international research, policy engagement, and technical cooperation.

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    The incumbent of this position serves as one of two Deputies in the Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT), Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB). 

    The mission of The Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking is to develop policy and program recommendations relating to international child labor issues, conduct research and reporting on international child labor, oversee the Department’s grants and contracts to support international programs to eliminate exploitive child labor, and maintain liaison and provide technical assistance and policy guidance to U.S. and international government and non-governmental organizations.

    Major duties for this position include but are not limited to, the following:

    • Make substantial contributions to comprehensive short and long range planning, program development, human resources development, operating program and administrative policy, and internal and external communication.
    • Provide recommendations on how resources are to be used for particular projects and the control measures needed to ensure project completion and management.
    • Oversee the development and implementation of Office goals in order to meet immediate and long-range strategic goals, objectives, and requirements.
    • Periodically review strategic plans and adjust as necessary to meet unexpected program changes and needs.
    • Periodically conduct comprehensive evaluation of program activities with authority to make adjustments and changes, as necessary.
    • Determine the organization, structure, and work groups within the office.
    • Determine when organization changes are needed and institute improved control and cooperative measures, as appropriate.
    • Serve as a principal policy advisor to the Deputy Undersecretary and the Secretary on all issues relating to international child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking. 
    • Develop policy recommendations for the Deputy Undersecretary and Secretary, which form the basis of Departmental positions regarding international child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking.
    • Represent the  Department at high-level meetings with executive policy-making officials of governmental bodies such as the United States Trade Representative, the Agency for International Development, the State Department, international organizations such as the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United Nations (UN), and nongovernmental human rights organizations where international child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking issues are discussed.
    • Apply expert knowledge of foreign policy positions of major U.S governmental agencies involved with human rights, International trade, economic, and labor policies to advise the OCFT Director, the Deputy Undersecretary, and the Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary on appropriate programs and policies, which would successfully integrate OCFT's and DOL's activities with overall government strategy and goals.
    • Participate with the OCFT Director in reviewing legislation and determining impact on OCFT programs and developing policies and procedures to reduce or eliminate international child labor, trafficking in persons, and forced labor; developing and implementing OCFT goals; and ensuring implementation of Congressional, Presidential, and Secretarial policies in these areas.
    • Develop responses for the Deputy Undersecretary and the Secretary to inquiries from Congress, international organizations, governmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations, professional, trade and labor organizations, and the general public with both factual information and interpret actions of current government policy regarding international child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - May be required to travel 3-4 times per year.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    15 - This position is at the Full-Performance Level (FPL).

  • Job family (Series)

    0131 International Relations

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