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Director of Investigations
PO Box 58147
The mission of International Justice Mission is to protect people from violent
forces of injustice by securing rescue and restoration for victims and ensuring
public justice systems work for the poor.
The Director of Investigations will be responsible for conducting and
monitoring investigations of sex trafficking within the targeted geographical
scope. The Director of Investigations will liaise with local law enforcement
officials to ensure that they intervene to rescue identified victims and arrest
and charge the identified perpetrators.
Based on stated objectives, help to develop and then implement
location-specific investigative strategies and tactics;
Enforce IJM HQ investigative protocols and propose additional locally-specific
Recruit, train, supervise and mentor an investigative team of approximately
eight investigators as well as investigation interns and volunteers; and
Develop the leadership and management potential of key agents.
In consultation with the legal team, manage daily investigative operations,
ensuring that projected activities, outputs and objectives are achieved;
Develop and manage a network of informants who can provide specific, credible
information regarding cases of sex trafficking;
Develop and manage a network of operatives who can be mobilized to gather
relevant information and evidence as directed;
Develop and cultivate working relationships with key enforcement authorities;
Develop and manage a full-time, in-house investigations unit that: gathers
information from informants; directs operatives; gathers and analyzes evidence;
presents such evidence to the police in a coherent and convincing manner;
advocates for the police to take proper action; monitor such police action; and
serve when appropriate as a witness to the crimes committed and perpetrator
Ensure that: IJM investigation team members have clearly defined job
descriptions and performance objectives; agent performance is monitored; and
appropriate job performance feedback is regularly provided;
Ensure that IJM and its agents comply with all IJM, government and donor
Ensure that concise but thorough written reports of all investigation team
activities are timely provided;
Maintain detailed records of the office’s work;
Evaluate all investigative outcomes;
Ensure the security of all investigative, legal and aftercare operations,
reporting to the field director on security matters as they develop; and
Ensure continual communication with supervisor regarding the status of
operations and challenges faced.
Fully understand the relevant laws and procedures regarding investigations,
arrests and charging of perpetrators;
Advocate to government authorities for rescue of victims and perpetrator
accountability and advise such authorities during enforcement actions;
Pursue proper arrest and charging of perpetrators;
Develop and continually modify a best practices investigations training manual
and materials; and
Advise the aftercare team as to proper protection of victims and witnesses.
Develop and maintain strong relationships with relevant government leaders,
local churches, NGOs and other relevant organizations; and
Host visits by IJM guests, teams, interns and volunteers.
Required Skills and Experience
Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
Fluency in English (written and oral);
Minimum of five years experience in criminal investigation with a public law
enforcement agency, international human rights agency, public international
agency, private investigative or security firm, or military or national security
Proven ability to work undercover or supervise undercover operations;
Experience establishing, developing and training operative networks;
Minimum of three years successful management/team building experience;
Demonstrated interest in human rights and social justice; and
Prior Peace Corps, relief, legal, enforcement or other overseas work experience
Attention to detail and disciplined with priorities;
Strong service ethic and a passion for IJM’s goals;
Patient; work well under stress;
Personable; sustained positive attitude;
Diplomatic and flexible;
Professional demeanor and written and oral communication;
Able to achieve goals in a cross-cultural and cross-religious setting; and
Effective team player and leader.
Competitive salary, with medical, dental, and retirement benefits;
Complete relocation and other expatriate benefits;
Position reports directly to the field director;
Applications accepted until the position is filled.
Send Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith*
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 58147
Washington, DC 20037
*What is a statement of faith?
A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how it is relevant
to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into your
cover letter or submitted as a separate document. It 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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