International Justice Mission

  • Field Assessment Manager, Peru

    Field Operations
    Position Type
    Jobs | Regular Full-Time
  • The Need

    We’re International Justice Mission, and we believe that justice for the poor is possible. As the world’s largest anti-slavery organization, our mission is to protect the poor from violence by rescuing victims, bringing criminals to justice, restoring survivors to safety and strength, and helping local law enforcement build a safe future that lasts.


    Motivated by God’s call to seek justice for the oppressed, we believe that the way we work is as important as the results we achieve. We are a global community that cares for one another. We value joy and celebration, and we strive to provide professional excellence to all those we serve.


    International Justice Mission (IJM) is seeking an entrepreneurial and driven individual with cross-cultural experience to lead IJM’s assessment of Lima, Peru as a potential future hub of programs serving the countries in the Andean Community (AC) region. As Field Assessment Manager (FAM), you will conduct due diligence, develop relationships with key stakeholders and potential partners, lay the groundwork of IJM’s future operations and find strategic opportunities in addressing violence against women and children.

    The FAM will be based in Lima, Peru and will report to the Vice-President of Programs, Latin America.


    Attain a contextual understanding of violence affecting women and children
    • Gather information and studies from relevant stakeholders on Violence against Women and Children (VAW/C), including sexual violence, domestic/intimate partner violence, femicide, and other forms of crime affecting the poor;
    • Gather information and studies about the most vulnerable social groups and communities to VAW/C and which geographies could be most affected; and
    • Collect recent and current crime occurrence data and reporting from government and NGO sources.


    Assess current government and non-government responses, policies and programs
    • Assess recent, past and current government policies and programs to address VAW/C; and
    • Assess recent, past and current programs, strategies and responses from local and international NGOs, civil society and other actors addressing VAW/C.


    Identify and build relationships with key stakeholders
    • Develop relationships with justice and security sector agencies as well as with influential and strategic NGOs, INGOs, civil society and community based organizations;
    • Develop stakeholder and power actor analyses of government agencies, civil society and NGOs, social and political factors, and other positive and negative forces with influence over the political context, justice sector, rule of law, and society and citizen security that affect how VAW/C and other crimes are addressed;
    • Meet with, identify and assess NGOs and community-based organizations with potential to become implementing partners of IJM’s casework and justice system transformation strategies; and
    • Visit and gather first-hand information from 2-3 communities affected by VAW/C.


    Establish foundation for future IJM’s Field Presence
    • Register/incorporate IJM in Peru and ensure legal representation;
    • Ensure IJM’s operational capacity in-country and ensure IJM’s ability to hire personnel and conduct program operations;
    • Open IJM’s bank account and ensure compliance with financial, accounting and tax regulations;
    • Determine process for IJM’s office to receive funding from foreign sources and to send funding from the Lima, Peru office to the countries in the AC;
    • Identify potential candidates with strong expertise on IJM’s core program areas;
    • Identify potential office locations; and
    • Facilitate that the IJM’s Regional Security Manager is able to conduct the necessary security and risk assessments.


    Assist IJM’s Latin America regional team in developing strategic options for multi-year programs for Peru and for the larger Andean Community countries
    • Incorporate lessons learned, experience, and know-how from other IJM offices with similar programs;
    • Develop concept notes and assist in writing proposals; and
    • Lead/facilitate program design workshops.


    Communication & Organizational Learning
    • Represent IJM at in-country/regional meetings with stakeholders; and
    • Capture best practices and lessons learned from other organizations and programs.


    Office location
    • Identify possible office locations and implications to set up a functional office; and
    • Liaise with IJM HQ departments (finance, human resources, Latin America regional team) to ensure compliance with organizational policies and priorities.


    • Project planning and management;
    • Ability to develop relationships with government and civil society actors;
    • Partnership development and management;
    • Fluency in written and oral Spanish and English;
    • Bachelor’s degree in International Development or related field; Masters degree preferred.
    • Two years of successful program management experience;
    • Exceptional written and oral communication skills;
    • Prior experience working in Latin America;
    • Proven ability to work in cross-cultural contexts; and
    • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.


    Critical Qualities:
    • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
    • Self-starter with strong initiative;
    • Proactive, creative problem-solver;
    • Extremely flexible and able to achieve challenging goals in cross-cultural settings;
    • High cultural and emotional intelligence; and
    • Results-oriented.


    Travel Requirements:
    • This position is based in Lima Peru and will require travel to other parts of Peru and other countries in the Andean Community.

    Upload Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith* in one document.

    *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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