International Justice Mission

Field Office Directors & Global Leadership

Field Operations
Position Type
Jobs | Regular Full-Time

The Need

International Justice Mission (IJM) is seeking proven leaders to lead IJM’s fight against injustice as we expand into new countries.  In close collaboration and partnership with local government, the Deputy Field Office Directors (DFOD) and Field Office Directors (FOD) will build and lead the IJM team’s Justice System Transformation projects to rescue and restore victims, bringing the criminals to justice and eradicating these crimes against the poor through improved public justice system performance.  


Please submit your application if you are interested in being considered for openings as they arise across Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.



Attain Justice System Transformation

  • Lead and manage the design and successful implementation of a cooperative plan to transform key pillars of the local public justice system so that the justice system provides accessible and sustainable protection of law to victims;
  • Secure, through networking and advocacy, the requisite demand, political will, endorsement and resources from key government and non-government partners, stakeholders and donors for the implementation of the cooperative plan to accomplish Justice System Transformation;
  • Design and implement rigorous systems and processes for effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the Field Office's Justice System Transformation activities and programming; and
  • Effectively represent and leverage the Field Office's programs and results to key constituents and stakeholders for thought leadership and increased investment in Justice System Transformation.


Achieve Collaborative Casework Objectives

  • Lead and manage IJM-assisted casework interventions to ensure that locals are protected from police abuse and child sexual violence and that perpetrators of such abuse are held accountable under law;
  • Build relationships of mutual trust and benefit with key government and non-government actors to ensure holistic care and protection of IJM clients consistent with the law and best practices;
  • Design, implement, monitor and evaluate strategies and best practices for effective IJM-assisted intervention on behalf of clients;
  • Design and implement rigorous systems for effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of IJM's collaborative casework activities and programming; and
  • Ensure the security of all operations and IJM staff, interns, fellows and volunteers in compliance with IJM’s security policies and protocols.


Develop National Leaders

  • Recruit, train and lead a highly effective, resilient and cohesive team of result-oriented justice professionals;
  • Serve as a model of servant leadership and IJM’s operational values for IJM staff;
  • Develop and execute 3-5 year succession plans for all key leadership positions;
  • Develop, monitor and evaluate concrete performance and leadership development objectives for all IJM staff; and
  • Provide regular feedback and evaluation to IJM staff, interns and volunteers regarding their performance and leadership development.


Ensure Stewardship of IJM Resources

  • Develop strategic plans and budgets;
  • Ensure spending of allocated funds in accordance with IJM’s budgetary and stewardship principles and policies; and
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws, IJM policies and best practices.


Spiritual Leadership and Staff Care

  • Foster a culture of spiritual and emotional health by setting an example of mature, authentic Christian discipleship;
  • Continually lead and encourage Field Office staff to prioritize their own spiritual formation and resiliency as they engage in the work of justice; and
  • Develop and implement effective staff care programs and strategies that foster staff resilience and longevity.



Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of five years successfully leading teams to achieve aggressive objectives in challenging environments with excellent outcomes;
  • Proven ability to serve as a spiritual leader and mentor;
  • Proven ability to lead cross-culturally to achieve significant outcomes and impact;
  • Proven ability to develop and implement effective leadership development and succession plans;
  • Graduate degree – JD, MBA or Master’s in International Development;
  • Strong research, writing and verbal communication skills;
  • Effective networker with key stakeholders necessary to accomplish significant objectives;
  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately handle stress and conflict; and
  • Demonstrated interest in human rights and social justice.

Critical Qualities

  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
  • Courageous, confident, humble and servant leadership;
  • Sound and disciplined in judgment and problem solving;
  • Rigorously result-oriented;
  • Resilient; persevering in joy through challenge and failure; and
  • Able to achieve challenging goals in a cross-cultural setting.


Relocation/Travel Requirements

  • These positions will require full-time residence internationally (in a Field Office in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, or Southeast Asia), and will require periodic travel to other parts of the region and the United States.


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