Monday, January 20, 2014

Zone Head - International Justice Mission (IJM)

Zone Head, National Interventions

The Need
International Justice Mission (IJM) is seeking Zone Heads to carry out the responsibilities listed below for National Interventions Program run from IJM Delhi office. The qualified candidate must have proven relationship management skills, proven leadership abilities, demonstrable knowledge of bonded labour casework including information gathering, documenting facts, and developing comprehensive aftercare strategies for victims of forced labour. The Zone head is to lead and guide a network of NGOs in their respective Zones (that consist of multiple States) to successfully involve in rescue and rehabilitation of Bonded Labourers and prosecution of perpetrators by engaging respective state authorities.

• Identify NGOs in the Zone that allies with IJM’s approach of making public system work; conduct due-diligence of their capability; assess their interest to partnership, propose partnership and develop relationship;
• Map state authorities in the Zone; develop engagement plans and execute the same;
• Build capability of NGOs and Government Institutions in the Zone through trainings and workshops to do Bonded Labour casework;
• Provide mentoring to NGOs to achieve results in all or their respective areas of casework;
• Liaise and advocate with the Government on behalf of the NGOs for getting relief to the clients;
• Propose strategic events to achieve scale of work and conduct the same;
• Establish working relationship with media; ensure coverage of BL news to amplify support and results.
Skills and Experience
• Experience in a related field for a minimum of five years;
• Degree in Social Work or Master’s Degree in Business Administration or similar;
• Fully understand the relevant laws and procedures related to bonded labour;
• Ability to speak, read and write in English, Hindi, and one other target region language;
• Previous experience leading, training, and motivating staff members.
• Proven relationship management skills
Critical Qualities
• Tenacious nature; Result oriented
• Initiative and strong personal drive;
• Christian faith evidenced in work ethic;
• Ability to network and develop strong relationships;
• Strong public-speaking ability;
• Professional in demeanor, written and oral communication;
• Works well under stress and sustained positive attitude;
• Willingness to travel extensively throughout India.

The Mission
International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to ensure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to promote functioning public justice systems.

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