Project Manager, Global Trace Protocol Project – Pakistan
ELEVATE seeks to hire a dynamic individual to support the development and implementation of a supply chain traceability pilot project in the Pakistan cotton sector. This position will be an essential part of a global, multi-year, donor-funded project, that will involve a diverse set of stakeholders. The Supply Chains Tracing Project will pilot tools that support the tracing of cotton and textiles, while helping to identify, address and prevent child and forced labor in supply chains.
This position will play an integral role in achieving this vision through the development and implementation of the pilot. The Project Director will work with cotton and textile sector supply chain actors in Pakistan, as well as with global brands, industry leaders for sustainability, and traceability professionals. We are seeking a passionate and results-oriented professional who will act as the primary Pakistan-based representative for the project team. The Project Director will work directly with the ELEVATE team in Pakistan, as well as the International Project Director and Technical Lead who are based in the U.S. The individual will also collaborate with a variety of internal ELEVATE teams, including consulting, data analytics, assessments, and worker engagement.
ELEVATE is the leading business risk and sustainability solutions provider. We deliver improved organizational performance through sustainability and supply chain assessment, consulting, program management and analytics. Our purpose drives our passion and our excellence. We believe in sustainable, balanced and inclusive economic growth. We believe in an economic model that collectively activates business and other stakeholders to improve people’s lives and preserve the planet. This job requires a commitment to transparency, visibility and the effective management of risk and performance, as well as a commitment to business-driven sustainability. To achieve this purpose: we engage, we innovate, we inspire, we ELEVATE.
We are looking for a collaborative, self-starter, with stakeholder engagement experience, and a strong understanding of the upstream cotton supply chain. The individual should also bring social sustainability expertise and demonstrated project management skills. The Project Director will work directly with farmers, ginners, local CSOs, and Pakistan government stakeholders during the implementation of the pilot project, particularly in Punjab province and potentially in Sindh province.
As the in-country lead for this project, the Project Director will be responsible for contributing to research activities and for leading and facilitating stakeholder engagement activities based on approved strategies, while providing actionable insights to support the supply chain tracing data collection approach.
The Project Director will be responsible for recruiting in-country pilot participants and managing the implementation of the pilot according to approved project plans. As the dedicated in-country team member, you will be responsible for coordinating the in-country delivery of all project activities and escalating any concerns to the Project Director and Technical Lead for support.
Key responsibilities for this role include:
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