International Justice Mission (IJM) Jobs – Field Office Director

Organization: International
Justice Mission (IJM)
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
About IJM:
International Justice Mission (IJM) is seeking a proven leader to lead
IJM’s fight in Northern Uganda against illegal land grabbing from widows and
Job Summary: The Field
Office Director (FOD) will work closely with the Government of Uganda to build
and lead the IJM team’s Justice System Transformation project to rescue and
restore victims of land grabbing and related crimes, to bring the criminals to
justice and eradicate this crime against widows and orphans through improved
public justice system performance.    
Key Duties and
1. Attain Justice System Transformation:
  • Take lead and manage the design and
    successful implementation of a cooperative plan to transform key pillars
    of the Ugandan public justice system so that the justice system provides
    accessible and sustainable protection of law to victims of land grabbing;
  • Secure, through networking and advocacy,
    the requisite demand, political will, endorsement and resources from key
    government and non-government partners, stakeholders and donors for the
    implementation of the cooperative plan to accomplish Justice System
  • Design and implement rigorous systems and
    processes for effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of IJM Gulu’s
    Justice System Transformation activities and programming; and
  • Effectively represent and leverage IJM
    Gulu’s programs and results to key constituents and stakeholders for
    thought leadership and increased investment in Justice System Transformation.
2. Achieve Collaborative Casework Objectives:
  • Steer and manage IJM-assisted casework
    interventions to ensure that clients are protected from land grabbing and
    that perpetrators of such abuse are held accountable under law;
  • Build and grow relationships of mutual
    trust and benefit with key government and non-government actors to ensure
    holistic care and protection of IJM clients consistent with the law and
    best practices;
  • Design, implement, monitor and evaluate
    strategies and best practices for effective IJM-assisted intervention on
    behalf of clients; and
  • Design and implement rigorous systems for
    effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of IJM Gulu’s collaborative
    casework activities and programming.
3. Develop National Leaders:
  • Recruit, train and lead a highly
    effective, resilient and cohesive team of result-oriented justice
  • Serve as a model of servant leadership and
    IJM’s operational values for IJM staff
  • Develop and execute a 3-5 year succession
    plan for the Field Office Director and all Head of Department positions;
  • Develop, monitor and evaluate concrete
    performance and leadership development objectives for all IJM staff; and
  • Provide regular feedback and evaluation to
    IJM staff regarding their performance and leadership development;
  • Ensure that FO staff, interns and fellows
    have clearly defined job descriptions and performance objectives, their
    performance is monitored, and that appropriate job performance feedback is
    regularly provided;
  • Ensure the security of all operations and
    IJM staff, interns, fellows and volunteers, maintaining compliance with
    IJM’s security policies and reporting to IJM Headquarters on security
    matters as they develop.
4. Ensure Stewardship of IJM Resources:
  • Develop strategic plans and budgets;
  • Ensure spending of allocated funds in
    accordance with IJM’s budgetary and stewardship principles and policies;
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws,
    IJM policies and best practices.
5. Spiritual Leadership:
  • Build and grow a culture of spiritual
    health and integrity by setting an example of mature, authentic Christian
    discipleship; and
  • Continually lead and encourage Field
    Office staff to prioritize their own spiritual formation and Christian
    discipleship as they engage in the work of justice.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The candidate should hold five or more
    years’ experience successfully leading teams to achieve aggressive
    objectives in challenging environments with excellent outcomes;
  • Proven ability to serve as a spiritual
    leader and mentor;
  • Proven ability to lead cross-culturally to
    achieve significant outcomes and impact;
  • Proven ability to develop and implement
    effective leadership development and succession plans;
  • The applicant must hold a Graduate degree
    – JD, MBA or Master’s in International Development;
  • Strong research, writing and verbal
    communication skills;
  • Effective networker with key stakeholders
    necessary to accomplish significant objectives;
  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately handle
    stress and conflict; and
  • Demonstrated interest in human rights and
    social justice.
  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined
    by the Apostles’ Creed;
  • Courageous, confident, humble and servant
  • Sound and disciplined in judgment and
    problem solving;
  • Rigorously result-oriented;
  • Resilient; persevering in joy through
    challenge and failure;
  • Able to achieve challenging goals in a
    cross-cultural setting.
How to Apply:
If you desire to join the International Justice Mission, IJM, in the
aforementioned capacity, please click web link below.

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