IJM is the global leader in protecting people living in poverty in the developing world. Our global team of over 1,000 professionals are at work in over 25 offices. Together, we are catalyzing a global movement that will rescue millions, protect half a billion, and make justice for the poor unstoppable.
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.
IJM Latin America has programs in Guatemala, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Bolivia, and is looking into expansion opportunities in Peru and other countries in the Andean Region. We work collaboratively with local governments, civil society, NGO partners and the community to increase the protection of the rule of law and citizen security of people living in poverty. IJM works to activate and mobilize agents of change and to accompany local justice systems, rule of law and law enforcement agencies to assume ownership of and capacity to protect and restore victims of violence and to hold perpetrators accountable. The aim of governmental ownership and increased capacity is to decrease the impunity and prevalence of Violence against Women and Children and the several forms of trafficking and exploitation.
IJM Latin America is seeking a proactive, energetic and entrepreneurial Regional Activation and Business Development Officer who will be responsible for activating key agents of change in the region to influence national governments to protect people living in poverty from violence. In coordination with Regional and Field Office leadership and Global Partnerships, the Regional Activation and Business Development Officer will identify, prioritize and engage the most strategic development agencies, governments, community, churches, and corporate powers in the region with the aim of mobilizing their power to influence local governments to own transforming justice systems. They will also identify strategic resources for IJM and its partners. They will cast a vision and execute the strategy for regional Activation and maintain understanding of the changing external context, leading ongoing adaption of the region’s strategy. This role will leverage IJM’s 20 years of front-line programmatic experience and successful program outcomes to secure strategic partnerships, increase IJM’s influence, expand IJM’s operations and mainstream IJM’s theory of change in Latin America.
This position will be based in Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, El Salvador, or the Dominican Republic and is open to applicants who are nationals or residents of those countries. The role requires significant travel in Latin America, the U.S. and other countries and reports to the Regional President, Latin America.
Leadership and Management
Strategy & Knowledge Development & Implementation
Networking & Partnership
What does IJM have to offer?
- Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision benefits
- Monthly commuter and parking benefits
- Generous 6% retirement contribution
- Paid leave starting at 23 days
- 11 holidays (plus early release the day prior)
- Relocation reimbursement
- Daily, quarterly and annual community spiritual formation
- Robust staff care resources
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.