Position: Head, Community and Government Engagement (IJM)__Deadline:19-January

International 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.

For over 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, we are seeking a Head, Community and Government Engagement for our IJM Cambodia Office.

This position is based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and reports to the Country Director.


Leadership and Management

Responsible for communicating and driving the IJM Cambodia partnership and activation vision and strategies and fostering IJM’s culture of spiritual health and integrity. Tasks include overseeing the management and development of CGE staff, financial stewardship and management of the CGE budget, and creating new partnership initiatives and processes.

  • Build a well-functioning and healthy multi-disciplinary team with the right strengths and capacities for their roles;
  • Leadership of the whole person through an emphasis on spiritual formation and pastoral care;
  • Set the CGE department vision and strategy in collaboration with the CGE staff, leaders in the office, and the Forced Labor Slavery Hub.
  • Ensure FO staff understand the government/power-actor engagement strategy and plan and take ownership for their contributions within the plan;
  • Assign, guide and manage IJM leaders' high-level government relationships;
  • Lead cross-cutting project teams in the execution of IJM's advocacy and capacity-building initiatives.

Strategy & Knowledge Development & Implementation

Set IJM's community and government engagement objectives, priorities, and plans. for CGE consistent with the long-term strategy for IJM Cambodia’s project, aimed at increasing the scale of IJM’s impact in Cambodia, the region and globally.

  • Build a departmental strategy and plans around IJM’s core theory of change of ending impunity in forced labor slavery, identifying the essential components of a strategy to rapidly improve the Cambodian government's response to labor trafficking;
  • Prioritize advocacy goals and capacity-building projects to align with IJM's theory of change and National and Regional Hub strategies in coordination with other IJM leaders;
  • Draw from IJM Cambodia’s deep casework and government relations experience to train partners on essential best practices and minimum standards;
  • Collaborate with the Planning and Program teams to develop and implement a plan for acquiring, monitoring, and reporting partner and government data, including activities, outcomes, milestones, and impact;
  • Staying on top of the counter-TIP research related to Cambodia.

Networking & Partnership

Initiating, developing and maintaining relations, alliances and coalitions with key stakeholders and organizations in Cambodia to develop formal and informal partnerships that will rapid increase the scope and impact of IJM’s JSS model in Cambodia.

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the partner landscape in Cambodia and devise a strategy to identify, recruit, equip and manage the most high-potential partners;
  • Identify key power actors (primarily Cambodian government actors but also including high-level non-government, intra-government, UN, Embassy, and other stakeholders) and initiate, maintain, develop and enhance IJM's relationship and coordination with them;
  • Ensure IJM is present at and consulted on significant counter-trafficking workshops, forums and events (within Cambodia and in regional events relating to Cambodia);
  • Seek opportunities to grow IJM's network of partners - from grass-roots casework organizations to national and regional influencers - and connect IJM leaders and staff to new partners;
  • Personally build trust with key stakeholders, particularly in non-government sectors (including among NGOs, civil society, media, business, churches and other faith communities) leading to concrete, practical, productive and sustainable engagements.

Training and Development

Deliver effective formal and informal, internal and external training to enhance IJM’s ability to both collaborate with and manage partners, and build capacity of key stakeholders.

  • Identify capacity gaps within the IJM CGE team and ensure those gaps are closed rapidly through training and development;
  • Develop new materials, modules and tools to train aftercare and community partners on casework, data, and policies and procedures, ensuring partners receive the needed training in a timely manner;
  • Ensure that all IJM Cambodia trainings related to aftercare, community-level, and advocacy including those initiated and led by other departments, are coordinated and administered according to the FO's annual plans and priorities;
  • Equip IJM leaders and staff to communicate effectively with external stakeholders about IJM's project and theory of change.


Education & Experience

  • At least five years’ field experience in conducting casework and survivor service interventions alongside government and non-government partners including both grass-roots and international organizations;
  • At least five years’ experience in leading teams of field professionals. Leadership experience in cross-cultural settings preferred;
  • Graduate degree in social work, law, human rights, international development or related field, or equivalent work experience;
  • Experience in setting program strategy, casting vision, and leading teams to deliver outstanding results;
  • Experience in building capacity of justice system officials.

Technical Competencies

  • Networking and bridge building;
  • Project/program management, strategy creation, annual planning and budgeting
  • Proficiency in project data management – familiarity with case management and tracking systems and databases;
  • Knowledge of international trafficking instruments and understanding of labor trafficking laws and their practical application;
  • Knowledge of counter-human trafficking concepts and principles for community-based aftercare; in partner capacity building and management;
  • Critical thinking and problem solving

Non-Technical Competencies

  • Commitment to IJM’s mission and values
  • Proven collaborator, network-builder and trusted partner;
  • Collaborative leadership style that seeks input and builds unity;
  • Courageous and bold approach to strategy, tactics and programming;
  • Persistence and determination to deliver sustainable impact;
  • Empowering approach to people management.

Critical Qualities:

  • 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.

Application Process:

Please submit your Resume/CV and Cover Letter in one document to cambodiarecruiting@IJM.org not later than 19 January 2024.

Moreinfo: https://www.ijm.org/careers/field-partner-office-job-openings

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