Entry Level Volunteer Investigator NGO Careers – International Justice Mission (IJM)

Job Title:       Volunteer Investigator
Organization: International
Justice Mission (IJM)
Duty Station: Kampala,
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 Volunteer
Investigator will have the opportunity to bring substantive relief to widows
and orphans victimized by property grabbing by investigating allegations of
violence and abuse, assisting the police in carrying out investigations and
arrest operations, and informing efforts to strengthen the public justice
Key Duties and
Direct Investigation:
  • Investigate allegations of property
    grabbing made by alleged victims and referral sources.
  • 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 systems.
  • Record the complainants’
    reports/complaints- intakes.
Police Empowerment:
  • Support victims in filing with the police
    appropriate criminal complaints.
  • Encourage and support police
    investigations of complaints made by IJM-assisted victims.
  • Work closely with police and other public
    justice system officials to identify victims of property grabbing.
  • Assist police in carrying out lawful and
    appropriate arrests of property grabbing perpetrators.
Team Support:
  • Provide security support for IJM-sponsored
    mediations, events and meetings.
  • Cooperate with IJM Aftercare Specialists
    in identifying psychosocial needs of victims.
  • Provide information to IJM training teams
    to develop proper police training resources.
  • Assist in hosting guests, visitors, and
    volunteers at the IJM Office.
Professional Development:
  • Participate in IJM programs in
    professionalism and Christian spiritual formation.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree (law enforcement, criminal justice, etc. preferred)
  • At least one year of experience in
    criminal investigation (Police CID experience preferred).
  • Working knowledge and experience in
    undercover surveillance and evidence collection.
  • Hold a valid driver’s license and
    experience driving manual vehicles on rough terrain.
  • Process server certification and self-defense/combat
    training preferred.
  • Computer literate with proficiency in MS
    Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Be a 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.
  • Attention to detail, organized and
    disciplined with priorities.
  • Ability to cooperate effectively in a
    multi-cultural environment.
  • Fluency in English and Luganda, with
    excellent writing and oration in both.
How to Apply:
All applicants are encouraged to send their applications, updated CVs
and Statement of Faith via E-mail (preferred method) to: ugandarecruiting@ijm.org
OR by mail:
International Justice Mission
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 502 Ntinda, Kampala, UGANDA
By Hand:
International Justice Mission
Attn: Human Resources
Plot 15 Suuna Road, Ntinda
Kampala, Uganda
NB: A statement of faith
should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your
involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover
letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a
description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your
current fellowship or place of worship.
Deadline: 28th
February, 2017
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