Church & Community Mobilization Coordinator Job Placement – International Justice Mission (IJM)

Organization: International Justice Mission (IJM)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director of System Reform
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 Church & Community Mobilization
Coordinator will take the opportunity to mobilize, educate, and equip the
church and community on how to protect widows and orphans from property

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Education and
  • Provide support in the development curricula
    for community education and church empowerment programs;
  • Mentor and teach church and community members
    and their leaders about the causes, costs and consequences of property
  • Teach faith-based leaders about the pursuit
    of justice for widows and orphans and strategies for engagement with
    relevant government authorities;
  • Keenly mobilize participation in community
    education and church empowerment programs;
  • Coordinate logistics for community education
    and church empowerment programs;
  • Identify and train clergy and lay leaders to
    conduct documentation clinics (wills, marriage, land, etc.); and
  • Lead, facilitate and coordinate documentation
    clinics for members of the community.
2. Strategic Planning,
Networking, and Advocacy:
  • Develop and implement strategies for
    mobilizing faith-based and communities at-large to seek justice;
  • Network with church, para-church, political,
    and community leaders and inter-religious institutions to develop an
    awareness of property grabbing and its effect on widows and orphans;
  • Manage special events (pastor’s conferences,
    justice and peace seminars, partner workshops, etc.);
  • Build and strengthen working relationships
    with actors like Born Again Federation, Uganda Christian University,
    Interreligious Council of Uganda, Uganda Joint Christian Council and other
    potential partners in Uganda and the Western Church;
  • Support IJM in advocacy efforts for positive
    change in the public justice system; and
  • Engagement and support of faith-based
    parliamentarian groups.
3. CCM Team Leadership:
  • Supervise, mentor, and manage the efforts of
    the Church and Community Mobilization team, including Mobilizer and
    Fellow; and
  • Develop team members’ talents and potential
    to engage with faith-based and community leaders to further the goals of
    IJM Uganda.
4. Support and
  • Support and work closely with the training
    teams as they engage with police, local counsel members, and other
    sensitization efforts;
  • Organize and support national and
    parliamentary organizations that are faith-based;
  • Support System Reform Director in development
    of System Reform initiatives;
  • Actively participate in IJM programs to
    develop professionalism and Christian formation;
  • Assist in hosting guests, visitors, and
    volunteers; and
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a University
    degree in relevant field (theology, law, program management, social
    sciences, etc.);
  • At least five years of professional
    experience in relevant field preferred;
  • At least five years’ experience leading teams
    or organizations preferred;
  • Community mobilization experience preferred;
  • Proven ability to interact and work among
    various faith backgrounds including various Christian denominations;
  • Excellent critical thinking, analysis, and
    oral and written communication skills;
  • Fluency in English and Luganda, with
    excellent writing and speaking in both;
  • Computer literate with proficiency in MS
    Word, Outlook, Access and Excel; and
  • 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; and
  • Ability to cooperate effectively in a
    multi-cultural environment.
  • Driver’s License preferred.
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.

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