Senegal Program Manager

Free the Slaves


  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Contract Type: Part-time
  • Closing Date: 31/08/2016

Founded in 2000, Free the Slaves (FTS) is a pioneer and leader in the global effort to eradicate slavery. Our mission is to liberate those in slavery and to change the conditions that allow slavery to persist. Free the Slaves works at the grassroots to empower vulnerable individuals and communities to achieve freedom from slavery and develop resistance to slavery. We work with and through local partners to build national capacity to combat slavery and trafficking. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with programs in Ghana, India, Nepal, Haiti and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Free the Slaves has an annual operating budget of approximately $3 million, a talented and dedicated staff of 27, including 11 in its country offices and field programs, and a highly engaged and supportive board of directors. For more information, see:

Position Overview

This is an exciting opportunity to inaugurate Free the Slaves’ newest country program, expected to launch in the fall of 2016. The Senegal program will initially be focused on eradicating child trafficking in street begging, with prevention and protection activities in communities of origin and destination. The principal role of the Senegal program manager will be to manage day-to-day programmatic and operational work within FTS’s Senegal program in close collaboration with the Senegal country director (based in Senegal). The role includes strengthening the work of Free the Slaves’ local NGO partners, who are bringing people out of slavery and improving national and local policy frameworks related to slavery and human trafficking. The Senegal program manager will be supervised by the Africa and Caribbean regional programs director (based in Washington, D.C.). The Senegal program manager will coordinate closely with the FTS monitoring, learning and evaluation team; with the FTS development team on grant reporting and proposal writing; and with the communications team. The Senegal program manager will also coordinate with the FTS program operations officer (based in Washington, D.C.), who will carry out operational tasks connected to the Senegal program. Please note that this position is dependent on finalization of a pending grant agreement; we currently anticipate that it will be signed in August.