Field Office Director Job, Kampala

May 6, 2017 by Stuffzoom

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Last modified May 6, 2017

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International Justice Mission (IJM) is seeking a proven leader to lead IJM’s fight in Kampala against illegal land grabbing from widows and orphans.  In close collaboration and partnership with the Ugandan government, the Field Office Director (FOD) will strengthen and lead the Kampala team’s Justice System Transformation project to rescue and restore victims of illegal land grabbing, to bring the criminals to justice and eradicate this crime against widows and orphans through improved public justice system performance.


This position is based in Kampala, Uganda, and reports to the National Director, Uganda.


Attain Justice System Transformation

  • Lead and manage the design and successful implementation of a cooperative plan to transform key pillars of the Ugandan public justice system so that the justice system provides accessible and sustainable protection of law to victims of illegal land grabbing;
  • Secure, through networking and advocacy, the requisite demand, political will, endorsement and resources from key government and non-government partners, stakeholders and donors for the implementation of the cooperative plan to accomplish Justice System Transformation;
  • Design and implement rigorous systems and processes for effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of IJM Kampala’s Justice System Transformation activities and programming; and
  • Effectively represent and leverage IJM Kampala’s programs and results to key constituents and stakeholders for thought leadership and increased investment in Justice System Transformation.

Achieve Collaborative Casework Objectives

  • Lead and manage IJM-assisted casework interventions to ensure that clients are protected from illegal land grabbing and that perpetrators of such abuse are held accountable under law;
  • Build relationships of mutual trust and benefit with key government and non-government actors to ensure holistic care and protection of IJM clients consistent with the law and best practices;
  • Design, implement, monitor and evaluate strategies and best practices for effective IJM-assisted intervention on behalf of clients; and
  • Design and implement rigorous systems for effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of IJM Kampala’s  collaborative casework activities and programming.

Develop National Leaders

  • Recruit, train and lead a highly effective, resilient and cohesive team of result-oriented justice professionals;
  • Serve as a model of servant leadership and IJM’s operational values for IJM staff;
  • Develop and execute a 3-5 year succession plan for the Field Office Director and all Head of Department positions;
  • Develop, monitor and evaluate concrete performance and leadership development objectives for all IJM staff, ensuring that regular performance feedback is provided to all IJM staff; and
  • Ensure the security of all operations and IJM staff, interns, fellows and volunteers, maintaining compliance with IJM’s security policies and reporting to IJM Headquarters on security matters as they develop.

Ensure Stewardship of IJM Resources

  • Develop strategic plans and budgets;
  • Ensure spending of allocated funds in accordance with IJM’s budgetary and stewardship principles and policies; and
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws, IJM policies and best practices.

Spiritual Leadership

  • Foster a culture of spiritual health and integrity by setting an example of mature, authentic Christian discipleship; and
  • Continually lead and encourage Field Office staff to prioritize their own spiritual formation and Christian discipleship as they engage in the work of justice.


Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of five years successfully leading teams to achieve aggressive objectives in challenging environments with excellent outcomes;
  • Proven ability to serve as a spiritual leader and mentor;
  • Proven ability to lead cross-culturally to achieve significant outcomes and impact;
  • Proven ability to develop and implement effective leadership development and succession plans;
  • Graduate degree – JD, MBA or Master’s in International Development;
  • Strong research, writing and verbal communication skills;
  • Effective networker with proven track record to engage key stakeholders necessary to accomplish significant objectives;
  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately handle stress and conflict; and
  • Demonstrated interest in human rights and social justice.

Critical Qualities

  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
  • Courageous, confident and humble servant leadership;
  • Sound and disciplined judgment and creative problem solving;
  • Rigorously result-oriented;
  • Resilient – persevering in joy through challenge and failure; and
  • Able to achieve challenging goals in a cross-cultural setting.

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Relocation/Travel Requirements

  • This position requires full-time residence in Kampala, Uganda, and periodic travel to other parts of the Africa region and the United States.


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