Director of Programs
Jobs at:International Justice Mission
Deadline of this Job:
30 November 2020
Date Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
International Justice Mission is a dynamic, highly professional organization, ambitious to achieve its vision. We are the global leader in protecting people in poverty from violence and we are working with governments to bring protection to half a billion vulnerable people by 2030.
Our global teams of lawyers, social workers and investigators 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. We 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 we have supported local authorities to rescue over 50,000 people from slavery and violent oppression and seen local justice systems where we are working begin to proactively rescue and support survivors and hold traffickers to account.
Job Title: Director of Programs
Job Type: Permanent Full-Time
Reporting Manager: Country Director, Uganda
Department: Africa & Europe Region
Office: Uganda (based in Kampala)
The Director of Programs role 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). This includes legislative and policy reform, strengthening of essential justice system services, 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:
• Providing leadership resulting in robust strategy development, program management and high-quality deliverables across all locations in Uganda to achieve IJM Uganda program’s objectives and results.
• Mentorship and effective management of programs team.
• Sustaining strong relationships with international donors and national stakeholders. Working with fundraising teams to develop proposals to attract funding for programme expansion.
• Regularly feeding back ongoing Uganda program results and learnings to regional and global teams to build improved VAWG programming.
• Building and executing IJM Uganda’s program in alignment with IJM’s 2030 vision, theory of change, global and regional strategies and approved national program documents.
Education & Experience:
• Minimum five years’ experience successfully leading cross-cultural teams to achieve ambitious objectives in challenging environments with excellent outcomes.
• Experience in Sub-Saharan contexts preferred.
• Degree in law, international development or other related field (Master’s level preferred)
• Minimum five years’ experience in international development program design & management and/or monitoring & evaluation, with demonstrated rigor and success in either or both disciplines.
• Experience of working with international donors and intergovernmental organizations, engaging at a senior level to secure and successfully manage international donor funded programs.
• In-depth knowledge of programming to combat violence against women and girls. Broader experience in access to justice, Rule of Law and human rights issues in Sub-Saharan contexts is preferred.
• Ability to serve as a spiritual leader and mentor.
• Excellent research, writing, and verbal communication skills.
• Strong program management skills, including proven ability to lead development of monitoring, evaluation, research and learning and to successfully reset strategy based on analysis of program data, learnings, and financials.
• Proven ability to lead cross-culturally to set and achieve significant outcomes and impact
• Proven ability to manage and lead teams of varying but complementary experience towards unified decision making.
• Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed
• Demonstrated ability to appropriately handle stress and conflict
• Courageous, confident, human and servant leadership
• Sound and disciplined in judgement and problem solving
• Rigorously result-oriented
• Resilient; persevering in joy through challenge and failure
Job Exprience Requirements: Not Specified
Work Hours: 8
Job application procedure
Send your Application, Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith by E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30th November 2020.
Clearly indicate in the email subject the position you are applying for. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
*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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