International Justice Mission is a dynamic, highly professional organisation, ambitious to achieve their vision. They are the global leader in protecting people in poverty from violence and they are working with governments to bring protection to half a billion vulnerable people by 2030.
Their global teams of lawyers, social workers, investigators, communications and community engagement professionals partner with governments and local authorities in 12 countries to help identify and rescue survivors of violence and exploitation, and ensure they receive the support and assistance they require, whilst also working with law enforcement and prosecutors to tackle impunity by making sure laws are enforced. They have spent more than 20 years on the front lines, fighting some of the worst forms of violence: slavery, police abuse of power, child sexual assault and intimate partner violence. To date they have supported local duty bearers to rescue over 50,000 people from slavery and violent oppression and seen local justice systems where they are working begin to proactively rescue and support survivors and hold perpetrators to account.
The Country Director will provide strategic vision and leadership for all IJM activities and operations across Uganda, including offices in Kampala, Gulu and Fort Portal, and satellite teams in Kasese and Tororo District (future expansion likely). The primary focus is on ensuring that IJM Uganda contributes to IJM’s global vision of protecting 500 million people by 2030.
S/he is responsible for: maintaining and further developing a strong relationship with local and national government to enable delivery of a high quality program; maintaining/expanding donor relations; working closely with IJM fundraisers to provide resource for IJM Uganda; budget setting and budget management; security and operations; developing a motivated and professional team; and ensuring IJM Uganda operates within Ugandan laws and regulations and IJM global values, standards and policies. The Country Director is responsible for advancing IJMs brand and reputation and leading IJM culture, particularly by prioritizing spiritual formation and promoting the spiritual growth of all staff in their walk with Christ.
Success in this position requires an individual with exemplary leadership abilities who deploys strong communications and interpersonal skills effectively, both internally and externally. S/he will be comfortable in international settings, with survivors, with local and national government personnel and liaising with Ugandans in all walks of life. The successful candidate will enjoy developing networks and building partnerships motivated to protecting women and girls from violence. S/he will be a person of unquestionable integrity, fully committed to IJM’s global vision.
Reporting to the Regional President, this position will also receive support from a wider international team of regional and global staff, particularly in areas of program quality, governance and legal compliance, new business development, grant acquisition and compliance, safety and security management, finance, and advocacy and communications.
The success of this role is measured by key result areas which are listed below:
This position reports to the Regional President for Africa and Europe.
All senior leaders in country, specialist staff and consultants report to the CD.
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How to Apply
To apply for this role, kindly send through a Microsoft Word version of your CV and a cover letter detailing why you are suited to this role. Please mark it for the attention of Tim Wingrove, email address: [email protected]. Please subject your email with the following reference: IJM_CDU
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