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Investigations Coordinator NGO Job Careers – International Justice Mission (IJM)

Organisation: International
Justice Mission (IJM)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Senior Manager, Fort Portal Projects
About US:
International
Justice Mission (IJM) is a global non-governmental human rights organization
which protects the poor from violence by rescuing victims, bringing the
criminals to justice, restoring survivors to safety and strength, and helping
local law enforcement build a safe future that lasts. International Justice
Mission (IJM) Uganda is working in partnership with the government and other
agencies to build capacity for the public justice system to provide justice for
survivors of Violence against Women and Children (VAW/C), including intimate
partner violence and forms of sexual violence.
Job Summary:  The Investigations Coordinator is responsible
for conducting bilateral criminal investigations with the Uganda Police Force
(UPF), mentoring UPF investigators, evaluating the performance of UPF
investigators, and identifying UPF training needs, pursuant to the IJM Uganda’s
Violence against Women / Children (VAW/C) program. The Investigations
Coordinator promotes a multi-disciplinary response to VAW/C investigations and
works in close collaboration with police investigators, prosecutors, Probation
& Social Welfare Officers, and healthcare workers. The Investigator reports
to the Fort Portal Team Leader and collaborates with casework counterparts in
furtherance of program objectives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Networking &
Partnership:
·        
Work
closely with stakeholders to strengthen the medico-legal response to sexual
violence against children by building linkages among justice, police and health
workers on forensic evidence collection, filling Police Form 3A, and
preparation for court hearings.
·        
Ability
to convene and provide leadership in multi-disciplinary meetings with a variety
of government and non-government stakeholders, and support inter-institutional
dialogue and coordination on cases of VAW/C.
·        
Promote
a multi-disciplinary coordinated community response (CCR) to cases of VAW/C.
·        
Develop
and maintain close working relationships with project stakeholders to ensure
effective case management and seamless provision of services to child and other
victims of sexual violence.
·        
Support
inter-institutional dialogue and coordination for cases of VAW/C.
·        
Develop
a sophisticated understanding of relevant networks and hierarchies of law
enforcement officials.
Training and
Development:
·        
Mentor,
guide and coach police and to ensure the effective investigation and
prosecution of VAW/C cases.
·        
Imparts
internationally accepted best investigative practices.
·        
Develop
and deliver high-quality, professional training curriculum to
multi-disciplinary stakeholders.
·        
Conduct
gap analysis to identify law enforcement, prosecution and health care worker
training needs.
·        
Support
training programs with the police, judiciary, medical and probation and social
welfare actors on case management, including ethical and safety considerations
for VAW/C survivors.
Casework:
·        
Partner
with and provide support to the Uganda Police Force in investigating
allegations of VAW/C.
·        
Mentor
police in best VAW/C investigative practices and procedures.
·        
Build
effective, trusting case management partnerships with the Public Justice System
actors and other stakeholders.
·        
Understand
trauma-informed and child-friendly approaches in VAW/C cases; and coach/guide
all stakeholders on incorporation of trauma-informed approaches into their
service delivery.
·        
Collaborate
with national and regional IJM staff to develop and implement sound
investigative plans and program investigations accordingly.
·        
Conduct
surveillance and other undercover operations in support of investigations.
·        
Recruit
investigative informants and collect actionable intelligence.
·        
Provide
courtroom testimony, when required.
·        
Prepare
clients and staff for police interviews and courtroom testimony.
·        
Participate
in case reviews.
Documentation,
Reporting & Data Management:
·        
Track
case related data in paper and electronic case tracking management systems.
·        
Analyze
and document cases of VAW/C that can contribute to updated case management
protocols.
·        
Work
with the internal team members to monitor and evaluate the project, including
monitoring and reporting of project targets, results, and outputs.
Key Result Areas:
·        
VAW/C
Case Management: Best practice VAW/C investigation is given in IJM assisted and
IJM driven case management in partnership with the Uganda Police Force and
other duty bearers. This may include written reports, and verbal briefs from
the Investigator relative to the status of investigations, investigative
developments and plans, and collaborations with local police, prosecutors, Probation
& Social Welfare Officers, and healthcare workers.
·        
Partnership
Management: Effective and fruitful partnerships are created and maintained with
governmental and civil society actors ensuring thorough and substantive
investigations in cases of VAW/C.
·        
Mentorship
and Training: Government and civil society partners are well trained in
multi-disciplinary and trauma-informed investigative practices for VAW/C
survivors that build capacity in VAW/C investigative response



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
applicant should have three years’ (or more) experience conducting criminal
investigations with the Uganda National Police Force Directorate of Criminal
Investigation or other government agency with investigative responsibilities.
·        
Proven
experience and/or training working with/interviewing children.
·        
Prior
leadership and/or management experience preferred.
·        
Valid
certificate of good conduct.
·        
Valid
driver’s license and experience driving manual vehicles in rough terrain.
·        
Fluent
in written and oral communication in English, with working knowledge of
Runyakitara required.
·        
Proficient
in Microsoft Word, PP and Excel with ability to quickly learn and consistently
use other software systems for purposes of case management, M&E and
documentation.
·        
Applicant
must be registered with the Uganda Revenue Authority and possess a Tax
Identification Number.
Technical Competencies:
·        
Proven
ability to plan and conduct investigations (including experience in
surveillance, evidence collection and preservation, writing investigative
reports, interviewing trauma victims, interrogation, recruiting and handling
confidential informants, conducting undercover operations, recording written
statements, crime scene documentation, and chain of custody preservation).
·        
Unarmed
self-defense training preferred.
·        
Proven
working knowledge of forensics and investigative forensic techniques.
·        
Excellent
writing, documentation and reporting skills, including the ability to maintain
digital records and generate high-quality reports on all casework interventions,
stakeholder interactions, etc.



Non-Technical Competencies:
·        
Mature
orthodox Christian faith, as defined by the Apostle’s Creed.
·        
High
levels of self-motivation and personal initiative.
·        
Interest
in project development, and ability to thrive as part of a small, flexible
team.
·        
Creative
and energetic problem solver.
·        
Extremely
high levels of honesty and integrity.
·        
Ability
to work well under stress and deadline pressures with a sustained positive
attitude.
·        
Attention
to detail; organized and disciplined with priorities.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send updated resume, cover letter & statement of faith to
ugandarecruiting@ijm.org
What is a statement of faith?
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: 27th September 2019
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