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Coordinator, Investigations NGO Jobs – International Justice Mission (IJM)

 

Job Title:    Coordinator, Investigations

Organization:  International
Justice Mission (IJM)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to:
Senior Manager, Kampala Projects

 

About US:

International
Justice Mission (IJM) is an international human rights organization that works
to ensure that all, especially the most vulnerable, have proper and appropriate
access to justice. IJM has been delivering ground-breaking partnerships with
justice sector actors and governments globally for over 20 years, offering collaborative
casework, mentoring and system reform to ensure that justice systems work for
all, especially the vulnerable and marginalized.

 

Job Summary:  The Coordinator, Investigations 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 Coordinator,
Investigations 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
Coordinator, Investigations reports to the Gulu Projects Senior Managerand
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:

·        
Preferred
three (3) 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 local
languages 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 suitably qualified and interested candidates should email their
Application, CV and statement of faith to ugandarecruiting@ijm.org.

Only shortlisted
Individuals shall be contacted.

 

**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: 26th November 2020

 

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