International Justice Mission

Internet Crimes Against Children Specialist, Manila, Philippines

Position Type
Jobs | Regular Full-Time

The Need

International Justice Mission (IJM), is seeking a specialist with expertise in internet crimes against children (ICAC) to support law enforcement with investigating cases of online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC). The ICAC specialist will provide support to the Philippine law enforcement, primarily the National Bureau of Investigations Anti-Human Trafficking Division (NBI-AHTRAD), with investigating OSEC crimes, rescuing victims, and ensuring the arrest and prosecution of suspected perpetrators. This individual will be responsible for training, developing, and mentoring law enforcement officers to sustainably strengthen the public justice system’s capacity to combat OSEC. The successful candidate will have a solid foundation of technical experience and expertise in law enforcement, possess strong communication skills, be able to thrive in a dynamic environment, and be passionate about seeking justice.


This position is based in IJM Philippines National Office in Metro Manila and reports to the National Director of Law Enforcement Development.


This position is funded through grant funding and is contingent upon project award.


  • Develop a thorough understanding of Philippine laws and criminal procedures regarding investigations, arrests, search and seizure, and the charging of perpetrators involved in OSEC;
  • Provide guidance, expertise, and consultation to law enforcement on online investigations, specifically focusing on internet crimes against children (ICAC);
  • Develop strong relationships with members of NBI-AHTRAD and the international law enforcement community to ensure cooperation and collaboration;
  • Provide expertise and assistance to Philippine and international law enforcement agencies conducting ICAC investigations, with primary support for NBI-AHTRAD;
  • Identify critical logistical and infrastructural needs for NBI AHTRAD to conduct ICAC operations without IJM assistance and assist in lobbying for identified needs; 
  • Assist NBI officers in conducting covert investigations online; 
  • Assist NBI officers in developing and effectively pursuing credible leads resulting from online investigations;
  • Develop and maintain investigative and operational best practices for law enforcement and IJM personnel for ICAC investigations; 
  • Work with law enforcement and IJM personnel to develop Standard Operating Procedures and best practices for all critical aspects of ICAC investigations;
  • Advise law enforcement officers during operations on proper handling of digital evidence including computers and all related hardware;
  • Provide expert investigative analysis and technical consultation to law enforcement and prosecutors on the use of digital evidence in court proceedings;
  • Assist law enforcement in the development of an effective, holistic wellness program for supervisors, investigators, and families of investigators involved in ICAC investigations;
  • Support the Philippine National Director of Law Enforcement Development in advocating for needed resources for law enforcement; 
  • Perform other related duties and tasks as assigned by the Philippine National Director of Law Enforcement Development.


Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 4-5 years of experience in criminal investigations with a public law enforcement agency, international human rights agency, public international agency, private investigative or security firm, or military or national security agency;
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience investigating cybercrimes;
  • Demonstrated expertise in cybercrime investigations through initiating, conducting, and maintaining undercover online communications;
  • Experienced and able to mentor others on the norms and expected online behaviors of individuals in the targeted chat rooms, web sites, blogs, or forums;
  • Experienced and knowledgeable in properly handling cybercrime or digital evidence;
  • Familiarity with global law enforcement networks that combat cybercrime threats, specifically those involving ICAC and sex trafficking;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication, taking complex, technical concepts and making them easy to understand; and
  • Fluency in oral and written English. 

Critical Qualities

  • Strong service ethic and passion to help people suffering injustice;
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and disciplined with priorities;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; 
  • Patient, flexible, and persistent;
  • Unfailing integrity and honesty;
  • Effective team player and leader;
  • Works well under stress and minimal supervision;
  • Punctual, manages time and resources effectively;
  • Professional, diplomatic, and mature in judgment and demeanor;
  • Able to work effectively and appropriately in a cross-cultural setting; and
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

This position is funded through grant funding and is contingent upon project award.


The Mission
The mission of International Justice Mission is to protect 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.


Send Job Application Form, Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith*


*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.


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