Job Description Who We AreInternational Justice Mission (IJM) is the global leader in protecting vulnerable people from violence around the world. Our team of over 1,200 professionals are at work worldwide in over 30 offices. Together we are on a mission to rescue millions, protect half a billion, and make justice unstoppable.We are a global community that cares for one another. We believe that the way we work is as important as the results we achieve. We provide professional excellence with joy and celebration to all those we serve.The NeedFor 25 years, IJM has pioneered the work to protect vulnerable people from violence. As we grow to expand our impact to protect 500 million people from violence by 2030, IJM Uganda is seeking a Senior Manager, Justice System Interventions to lead all national casework and justice system strengthening interventions in collaboration with the government agencies, civil society and other partners. The SM, JSI is responsible for a multidisciplinary expert team across the country, strategically leading the team in the achievement of the goals of the Uganda national program, which is focused on addressing violence against women and children (VAWC). Specifically, the SM, JSI will lead the development of a strategy and implementation plan for achievement of legislative and policy reform, strengthening of essential justice service provision, empowerment and protection of survivors of violence, effective and efficient criminal justice response to VAWC and documentation of learnings and best practices that contributes to IJM Uganda, local and global knowledge on what strategies deliver sustainable protection of women and children from violence.This position is based in Kampala and reports to the Country Director.Responsibilities:• Manage all aspects of casework and justice system strengthening interventions ensuring strategic alignment to the local program concept plan and global program standards.• Ensure high quality programme implementation while overseeing efficient deployment of the JSI team, strategic prioritization and allocation of resources to deliver on IJM Uganda’s justice system intervention strategies and plans.Lead the creation of the Justice System Interventions team detailed implementation plans and regularly revise in accordance with program progress and decisions.• Ensure efficient and successful implementation of all grant-funded projects, including compliance with all grantor regulations.• Lead the Justice System Interventions team in monthly and quarterly programme reviews and other programme review meetings as needed to inform IJM Uganda leadership on the status of the program and inform management decisions on any necessary programme changes.• Identify and propose areas for greater organizational effectiveness and develop best practices that will further the mission and strategies.Work with the Country Director to ensure all staff members have a clear understanding of IJM’s mission, operational values, global vision, and Uganda program, objectives and strategic goals.• Demonstrate and model IJM values in all decisions.• Foster a team mindset and culture in the office and inspire the team to be effective and efficient and to pursue excellence.• Cultivate IJM’s brand and culture by celebrating and promoting organizational rhythms and core values.• Engage and contribute to the IJM Uganda senior leadership team culture, modelled around a unified joyful commitment to spiritual formation, expert technical leadership and people management focused on building a unified healthy, national team that achieves high impact results.• Lead your team in ensuring all measurement, evaluation, research and learning (MERL) data related to all justice system interventions is accurately captured within IJM Uganda data management systems.• Develop, review and ensure the team’s strict adherence to a case criteria and intake framework for all collaborative casework interventions by IJM Uganda, government and partners.Ensure consistent and high-quality design and implementation of justice system strengthening interventions including legal and policy reform initiatives, capacity building, training and mentoring of criminal justice actors and partners.• Develop casework goals, intervention models and evaluation metrics to strategically maximize IJM’s effectiveness in implementation and scaling of the program through partners.• Develop a partnership framework that charts out the IJM Uganda national program plan’s identification, engagement and collaborative engagement with implementing partners.• Support the Manager, Survivor Services in ensuring the effective implementation of the survivor care model and achievement of all restoration targets.• Coach and mentor staff ensuring consistent high quality program implementation and reporting, achievement of all targets and accurate documentation of implementation.Ensure that the team is updated and informed of the learning, challenges, progresses in IJM Uganda and global VAWG programming to ensure coordinated and aligned messaging and understanding of the program across the national team.• In collaboration with the Head of Programmes, SM Advocacy and Community Engagement, and SM MERL, ensure coherent and aligned program leadership across all the key program deliverables.• Develop strong program monitoring and review rhythms and practices, including the efficient execution of weekly planning, monthly team learning sessions and quarterly program reviews.• Conduct periodic field supervision of program implementation to track progress against the workplans and ensure high quality implementation by field team and provide feedback to the Country Director and senior management.• Build and manage strong partnerships between IJM Uganda and key justice sector agencies and civil society actors yielding fruitful partnerships that result in quality and timely criminal justice response and policy interventions that ensure protection of women and children from violence.• Lead in developing and managing all relevant high-level relationships (top-down approach) and guide and mentor the JSI team to develop and manage key relationships with those partners at the field implementation and collaboration level (bottom-up approach).Work with program leaders to develop and review appropriate strategies that enable cross-team collaboration and program success.• Liaise with the regional and global VAWC leads, sharing knowledge, lessons learned, and reviewing and realigning program direction as needed.• Provide regular input and critical analysis and feedback to the Country Director, other Uganda leadership, and regional program management on strategic and tactical considerations covering all aspects of program implementation.• Work with the Country Director to ensure all staff members have a clear understanding of IJM’s mission, operational values, global vision, and national program, objectives, and strategic goals.• Ensure the JSI team, and national team is updated and informed on all developments within the justice sector and violence against women and children programming in Uganda.• With the Coordinator, Communications and Media, develop regular knowledge pieces, policy briefs and media stories that share learnings, jurisprudence, and best practices in response to violence against women and children.Manage the creation of documented best practices and intervention models that can be scaled through partners and adopted by other IJM programmes.• Participate in the development of formal agreements with identified institutions and organizations aimed at replicating, scaling, and sustaining program gains.• Support the Manager, Survivor Services to ensure survivor leadership in all IJM program activities.• Lead the collection of feedback and suggestions on the need to revise the JSI, partnership and casework strategies and guidelines to meet the current need.• Ensure Justice System Intervention team compliance to all IJM human resource, safeguarding, finance, security and operations policies.• Lead the development and delivery of high-quality knowledge, skills, attitude and practice trainings for Uganda investigators, prosecutors, healthcare workers, social welfare staff, judicial officers and key multi-agency criminal justice actors to strengthen the criminal justice system response to VAWC.• In collaboration with Uganda Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Uganda Police Force and Judiciary, continuously develop and improve a training program for pre-service and in-service investigation, prosecution and judicial officials on various topics related to effective response to Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Against Children leading to perpetrator accountability through swift, consistent, successful prosecutions.• Train and mentor, a national legal and investigations team on effective mentorship and coaching for investigative and prosecutorial officers on trauma informed survivor handling in court, trial advocacy, legal research and writing leading to adoption and implementation of investigative and prosecutorial best practices to IPV and SVAC response.• Direct and supervise all efforts to train local authorities, legal practitioners, multi-agency actors on best practices related to the enforcement of the law and legal processes in Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Against Children.• Document the gaps identified through casework interventions and develop training, policy and practice interventions with police, prosecution, health care workers, and other actors to address the gaps.• Lead the JSI team to attain set annual targets.• Ensure accurate and timely documentation of case related data in JDS to enable effective case tracking while monitoring, evaluation and learning from the legal, survivor services and ILED casework process to inform system strengthening initiatives.• Support the Sr Casework Administrator to ensure team compliance with existing case flow processes.• Review, ensure factual accuracy and give input on all weekly, monthly and quarterly reports and lead the team to share success stories and learnings in the quarterly program review sessions.• Lead the development of legal and investigations casework strategies for all IJM direct, partner and assist cases.• In collaboration with the SM, Security, ensure JSI teams’ compliance with all security guidance and tactical plans in all casework and fieldwork operations.• Participate in sharing program successes to internal and external audiences.• Review and approve all team activity reports ensuring these are shared to all relevant team members.• Lead on the development of JSI activity-based annual budgets and reviewing actual and projected spending during the year.• Support SM MERL in gathering and sharing learning and analyzing program data.• Lead the JSI team at quarterly program review meetings.• Support the SM MERL on the design of intervention models, implementation, measurement and learning.• Support all global, regional and national measurement efforts, ensuring access of teams to timely and accurate data.• Maintain full knowledge of JSI budget status to ensure fiscal resources are being used effectively.• Coordinate with shared services to ensure all statutory licenses and professional practice obligations for the field offices are achieved in good time.• Ensure that the team compliance to all finance polices and processes.Requirements:• Graduate degree in law, business management, organizational development, public administration or other relevant field or candidates with equivalent combination of bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience• Ten or more years of professional experience in law, program management, social work, or government affairs.• Five or more years of experience in managing teams to achieve challenging objectives in a fast-evolving environment with excellent results.• Excellent critical thinking, legal analysis, and oral and written advocacy skills.• Fluency in English and other local language, with excellent writing and speaking in both.• Computer literate with proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, and Excel.• Degree in law, successful completion of LDC preferred.• Experience in criminal litigation and/or project management preferred.• Possess a valid driving license.Critical Qualities:• Mature Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;• Self-starter with strong initiative;• Disciplined with priorities;• Strong interpersonal skills and self-awareness;• Exceptional verbal and written communication;• Flexible, collaborative and eager to support others;• Effective team player who fosters collaborative environment; and• Adept at creative problem solving. Please submit Resume/CV, Cover Letter, and Statement of Faith* in one PDF document to by close of business on Tuesday 13th June 2023 with the subject line APPLICATION Senior Manager, Advocacy and Community Engagement.*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.What does IJM have to offer?• Comprehensive GPA/GL and Medical benefits• Competitive compensation package• Retirement benefit options• Paid leave starting at 21 days.• 12 holidays (plus early release the day prior)• Professional development opportunities• Daily, quarterly, and annual community spiritual formation• Robust staff care resources.IJM holds strict safeguarding principles and a zero tolerance to violations of the Safeguarding Policy, Protection against Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment Policy and Code of Conduct. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasis to assessing the candidates value congruence and thorough background, police clearance and reference check processes.
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