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    Summary

    This position is located in the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Child Labor, Technical Assistance & Cooperation Unit, Latin America & Caribbean Division, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OFFT), Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), in Washington DC, with primary responsibility for serving as Division Chief. 

    - This position is outside the Bargaining Unit.

    - Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement.

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    Responsibilities

    PROFICIENCY IN THE SPANISH LANGUAGE, READING, AND WRITING IS REQUIRED.

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

    Manages, directs and supervises, and provides day-to-day direction, support and leadership to a team of 4-6 staff in the Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor & Human Trafficking.

    Supervises the daily work of staff and provides regular guidance and feedback to employees regarding performance and conduct, as appropriate.

    Offers assistance to employees with performance or conduct deficiencies, as needed.

    Conducts research and makes recommendations to the Director and Deputy Director of OCFT on issues related to short and long-range planning for program development, human resources development, operating program and administrative policy, and internal and external coordination.

    Provides recommendations on how resources are to be used for particular projects and the control measures needed to ensure project completion and management.

    Structures work responsibilities for OCFT staff and communicates work assignments and performance expectations both orally and in writing.

    Develops responses for the Director, Deputy Director of OCFT, Deputy Under Secretary and the Secretary to inquiries from Congress, international organizations, governmental agencies, non governmental organizations, professional, trade, and labor organizations and the general public with both factual information and interpretations of current government policy regarding international child labor. These may be highly technical in nature, necessary to dispel public misconceptions, and often involve sensitive considerations of international protocol and cultural diversity.

    Advises the Director and Deputy Director of OCFT, on all matters relating to international child labor issues.

    Develops policy recommendations for Director and Deputy Director of OCFT, which form the basis of departmental positions regarding international child labor.

    Represents the department at meetings of governmental bodies such as the United States Trade Representative, the Agency for International Development, and the State Department; international organizations such as the ILO, the UN, and non-governmental human rights organizations where international child labor issues are discussed.

    Assists the Director and Deputy Director of OCFT to serve as a department liaison with numerous international and national organizations active in child labor issues.


    Maintains and develops new contacts with practitioners and organizations involved in international child labor activities to keep abreast of all relevant activities.


    Meets regularly with high-level representatives of government agencies and international organizations to exchange information and develop policy options and initiatives.  

    Plans, develops, oversees and evaluates major ILAB technical cooperation initiatives.


    Oversees and coordinates ILAB's grants to technical assistance projects to ensure effective development and implementation of projects.


    Responsibilities may include working with OCFT staff to review project proposals, monitoring project status reports, identifying and advising OCFT Director and Deputy Director of problems with project implementation, and conducting periodic site visits to research and verify effective implementation of U.S. funded child labor projects.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 10% or less travel may be required.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

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

  • Job family (Series)

    0131 International Relations

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