Director of System Reform Job – International Justice Mission (IJM)

Organization: International Justice Mission (IJM)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Field Office Director
About US:
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 System Reform will have the
opportunity to take the overall  lead of IJM’s
Kampala team in effecting positive change in the public justice system through
education and training, as well as in designing, advocating for and
implementing cooperative reforms.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Strategic Planning and
  • Support the Field Office Director in the overall
    project design and reporting to internal and external funding sources.
  • Develop and manage project goals, budgets,
    strategies, staffing plans and evaluation metrics.
  • Implement system reform strategies and
    protocols to meet established project goals.
  • Oversee community education, public official training
    and cooperative reform initiatives.
  • Oversee the development of media and
    community messaging and respond to media inquiries and opportunities.
  • Collect and track relevant program data and
    support Field Office Program Manager in implementing program monitoring
    and evaluation plan.
2. Advocate and Liaise
with Power Actors
  • Support the National Director and FOD in
    advocacy efforts on behalf of IJM for positive change in the public
    justice system.
  • Build and strengthen relationships with
    relevant power actors (government, religious, civic).
  • Pursue action from government offices and
    ministries (Lands, Judiciary, DPP, Local Government).
  • Coordinate meetings with relevant parties and
    power actors to advance IJM goals.
3. Department Leadership:
  • Recruit, train, supervise and mentor staff in
    the System Reform department.
  • Represent the interest of the System Reform
    Department to the IJM Uganda Leadership Team, FOD, and HQ.
  • Ensure compliance with IJM’s budgetary,
    ethics and professionalism standards.
4. Support and Development:
  • Support IJM’s casework in its Gulu and
    Kampala offices with information and resources.
  • Participate in IJM programs in
    professionalism and Christian spiritual formation.
  • Assist in hosting guests, visitors, and
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a relevant
    university degree i.e. law, political science, public administration,
    program management, etc.  Possession
    of an advanced degree in relevant field is preferred.
  • At least five years of professional experience
    in law, politics or government affairs.
  • Three or more years of experience in leading
    a team in complex endeavors.
  • Excellent critical thinking, legal analysis,
    and oral and written advocacy skills.
  • Computer literate with proficiency in MS
    Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Significant experience in government
    accountability or civic planning preferred.
  • Mature Christian faith as defined by the
    Apostles’ Creed.
  • Passionate commitment to IJM’s mission and
  • Professional in demeanor, appearance, writing
    and oral communication.
  • Works well under stress with a sustained
    positive attitude.
  • Exceptionally high level of honesty and
  • Intelligent, organized, creative and
    proactive problem solver.
  • Ability to cooperate effectively in a
    multi-cultural environment.
  • Fluency in English and Luganda, with
    excellent writing and speaking in both.
How to Apply:
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.
Deadline: 19th February, 2016
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