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 Director of Programs is a key role in the IJM Uganda senior management team, reporting to the Country Director. The role is responsible for delivering the programmatic goals of the Uganda national program, which is focused on addressing violence against women and girls (VAWG), with plans to expand the role across 2-3 additional East African countries over the next 2 years. This includes legislative and policy reform, strengthening of essential justice service provision, empowerment and protection of survivors of violence, holding perpetrators to account, community mobilization and research and learning to contribute to Ugandan and global knowledge on what works to combat VAWG.
The Director will ensure the quality of all deliverables and will keep the structure and design of the program under continual review. The Director will adapt and develop the program in line with research and monitoring data so that its impact is continually improved. The Director will oversee and coordinate IJM Uganda’s partnerships with international donors, duty bearers in Uganda, national and local government and civil society. In particular, the Director will lead a multi-disciplinary programs team based in Kampala, Fort Portal and Gulu consisting of subject matter experts focused on direct service delivery; program management, monitoring and evaluation; and partnerships, including training and mentoring of government duty bearers and equipping civil society partners to implement IJM’s model in support of national and local government.
The role is based in Kampala, but will provide support nationally, including travelling to each of IJM’s current locations (Kampala, Fort Portal and Gulu) and working alongside the programs team in its activities in 20 – 30 Districts across Uganda.
The success of this role will be measured by the following key result areas:
Education & Experience:
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_DoP
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