International Justice Mission (IJM) Careers – Investigative Specialist

Organization: International
Justice Mission (IJM)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director of
Gulu Operations
About US:
The International Justice
Mission is a global organization that protects the poor from violence
throughout the developing world. International Justice Mission partners with
local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice,
restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems.  The International Justice Mission (IJM) Uganda
is working to eliminate property grabbing in Uganda by bringing rescue and
restoration to individual victims, accountability to their perpetrators, and
transformation to the public justice system as a whole.  
Job Summary:  The Investigative Specialist will be a member
of IJM’s Casework team and will have the opportunity to bring substantive
relief to widows and orphans victimized by property grabbing by investigating
allegations of violence and abuse; supporting the police in carrying out investigations
and arrest operations; and informing efforts to strengthen the public justice
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
1. Direct Investigation:
  • Investigate
    allegations of property grabbing made by alleged victims and referral
  • Collect
    witness statements, documents, photographs, and other relevant evidence;
  • Conduct
    surveillance and undercover operations in support of investigations;
  • Recruit,
    train and manage contract-based investigative informants and operatives;
  • Keenly
    track case related data in paper and electronic case tracking management
2. Police Empowerment:
  • Assist
    victims in filing with the police appropriate criminal complaints;
  • Encourage
    and support police investigations of complaints made by IJM-assisted
  • Liaise
    with police and other public justice system officials to identify victims
    of property grabbing;
  • Ensure
    proper witness statement recording and evidence retention in IJM cases;
  • Support
    police in carrying out lawful and appropriate arrests of property grabbing
    perpetrators; and
  • Train
    and mentor police officers in appropriate responses to property
    grabbing-related allegations.
3. Team Support:
  • Cooperate
    with IJM Attorneys in building and litigating property grabbing cases;
  • Provide
    security support for IJM-sponsored mediations, events and meetings;
  • Cooperate
    with IJM Aftercare Specialists in identifying psychosocial needs of
  • Provide
    information to IJM training teams to develop proper police training
  • Render
    support in hosting guests, visitors, and volunteers at the IJM Office; and
  • Perform
    other tasks as assigned.
4. Development: Actively participate in IJM programs in
professionalism and Christian spiritual formation.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in relevant
    subject (law enforcement, criminal justice, etc.)
  • The
    applicant for the Investigative career vacancy should have a minimum of two
    years’ experience in criminal investigation (Police CID experience
  • Working
    knowledge and experience in undercover surveillance and evidence
  • Valid
    driver’s license and experience driving manual vehicles on rough terrain;
  • Process
    server certification and self-defense/combat training preferred;
  • Fluency
    in English and Acholi, with excellent writing and oration in both;
  • Computer
    literate with proficiency in MS Word, Outlook and Excel; and
  • Mature
    Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
  • Passionate
    commitment to IJM’s mission and values;
  • Professional
    in demeanor, appearance, written and oral communication;
  • Works
    well under stress with a sustained positive attitude;
  • Exceptionally
    high level of honesty and integrity;
  • Intelligent,
    organized creative and proactive problem solver;
  • Attention
    to detail, organized and disciplined with priorities; and
  • Ability
    to cooperate effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who wish to join the International Justice Mission (IJM) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by clicking on
the link below.
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