Director of Casework NGO Jobs – International Justice Mission (IJM)

Job Title:    Director of Casework
Organization: International
Justice Mission (IJM)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Field Office
Director
        
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 Director of Casework will steer and manage
a highly skilled team of professionals to intervene on behalf of widows and
orphans victimized by property grabbing and inform efforts to strengthen the
public justice system.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Casework Strategy and Implementation:
·        
Prepare casework goals, budgets, strategies,
staffing plans, and evaluation metrics;
·        
Implement casework strategies and protocols to meet
established goals;
·        
Manage casework-related activities of Legal,
Investigations and Aftercare departments;
·        
Oversee advocacy efforts on behalf of IJM’s clients,
substantively participating in the advocacy as manager, complainant or witness
as appropriate;
·        
Manage a team to track case related data on paper
and electronic case tracking management systems; and
·        
Mentor and support public justice system officials
in the law and best practices in responding to property grabbing.
2.
Department Leadership:
·        
Support the Field Office Director in project design
and reporting to internal and external funding sources;
·        
Train, supervise, task, and mentor staff in Legal,
Investigations and Aftercare departments;
·        
Improve work product of team members through training,
mentoring and oversight;
·        
Represent the interest of the Casework Department to
the IJM Uganda Leadership Team, FOD, and HQ;
·        
Ensure compliance with IJM’s budgetary, ethics, and
professionalism standards.
3.
Advocacy and Partnership with Power Actors:
·        
The incumbent will assist IJM in advocacy efforts
for positive change in the public justice system;
·        
Build and strengthen working relationships with
relevant power actors (government, religious, civic, etc.);
·        
Pursue action from government offices;
·        
Organize meetings with relevant parties and power
actors to advance IJM goals.
4.
Support and Development:
·        
Support IJM’s System Reform Department and Gulu
Casework with information and resources;
·        
Participate in IJM programs in professionalism and
Christian spiritual formation;
·        
Assist in hosting guests, visitors, and volunteers;
and
·        
Perform other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant must hold a good university degree
(law, program management, public administration, etc.). Advanced degree in
relevant field preferred;
·        
At least five years of professional experience in
law, program management, social work, or government affairs;
·        
Three or more years of experience in managing teams
in complex endeavors;
·        
Excellent critical thinking, legal analysis, and
oral and written advocacy skills;
·        
Fluency in English and Luganda, with excellent
writing and speaking in both;
·        
Computer literate with proficiency in MS Word,
Outlook, and Excel;
·        
Successful completion of LDC preferred
·        
Prior exposure to criminal litigation and/or project
management preferred.
·        
Mature Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’
Creed;
·        
Passionate commitment to IJM’s mission and values;
·        
Professional in demeanor, appearance, writing 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; 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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