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  • Posted: Jul 16, 2019
    Deadline: Jul 29, 2019
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    International Justice Mission is an international, non-governmental 501 organization focused on human rights, law and law enforcement. Founded in 1997 by lawyer Gary Haugen of the United States, it is based in Washington, D.C.


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    Attorney

    Job Description

    • Advise management on how to operate within the law and minimize legal risks;
    • Support police and prosecutors in the investigation and prosecution of child/forced labor trafficking perpetrators;
    • Conduct research, brief writing, and oral advocacy on behalf of IJM clients;
    • Track case-related data on paper and electronic case tracking management systems;
    • Attend and/or participate in all legal proceedings relevant to assigned cases;
    • Maintain accurate and updated documentation of legal proceedings in assigned cases;
    • Perform legal research and draft pleadings as necessary in assigned cases;
    • Ensure legal custody of rescued children for partner shelter and compliance with child protection laws and policies;
    • Identify, develop, and implement capacity building programs for the strengthening of the Public Justice System;
    • Provide strategic and creative input to the development of programs aimed at system reform within the Public Justice System;
    • Monitor legal policy information and developments which are or may be applicable to IJM; and
    • Carry out additional assignments as directed by the Director of Casework.

    Requirement/Skills

    • Relevant degree in law;
    • Professional Certificate in Law and a member of the Ghana Bar Association in good standing;
    • 3-5 years’ experience as a practicing attorney;
    • Strong critical thinking, legal analysis, and oral and written advocacy skills;
    • Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft applications;
    • Experience in criminal litigation preferred;
    • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English;
    • Driver’s License preferred; and
    • Strong legal research and writing skills.
    • Critical Qualities
    • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
    • Willingness to work under potentially hazardous conditions;
    • Meticulous attention to detail;
    • Disciplined with priorities;
    • Patient and able to work well under stress;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, personable, with a heart for service and sustained positive attitude;
    • Punctual; manages time and resources effectively;
    • Diplomatic, flexible, and mature in judgment;
    • Effective team player and leader; and
    • Evident passion to help people suffering from injustice and oppression.

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    Aftercare Team Manager

    Job Description
    Spiritual Leadership

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

    Develop National Leaders

    • Recruit, train, and lead a highly effective, resilient, and cohesive Aftercare team consisting of IJM aftercare staff, interns, and volunteers;
    • Provide leadership that ensures that the IJM Ghana office provides and models a highly effective, multi-disciplinary, and collaborative response to the target abuse;
    • Serve as a model of servant leadership for IJM staff; and
    • Develop, monitor, and evaluate concrete performance and leadership development objectives for aftercare staff.

    Attain Justice System Transformation

    • Partner effectively with government and non-government social services agencies to ensure effective rescue and restoration of victims and prosecution of perpetrators;
    • Actively participate in national and local coalitions of aftercare stakeholders to continually improve services provided to child victims of forced labor trafficking;
    • Contribute to the design and successful implementation of a cooperative plan to transform key pillars of the Ghanaian public justice system so that it provides trauma-informed, accessible, and sustainable protection to child victims of forced labor and trafficking;
    • Contribute to the design and implementation of rigorous systems and processes for effective monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of IJM Ghana’s Justice System Transformation activities and programming; and
    • Effectively represent and leverage IJM Ghana’s work and experience with key constituents and stakeholders.

    Achieve Collaborative Casework Objectives

    • Lead and manage IJM-assisted casework interventions to ensure that victims are rescued and restored and that perpetrators are held accountable under law;
    • Provide immediate assessments, crisis care, and advocacy for children coming out of forced labor trafficking and ensure all victims receive legally mandated government protections;
    • Educate, train, and equip government and non-government partners in the effective aftercare and restoration of victims; and
    • Design, implement, monitor, and evaluate strategies and best practices for effective IJM-assisted restoration of victims.

    Ensure Effective Management and Stewardship of IJM Resources

    • Contribute to the development of the office’s strategic plans and budgets;
    • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws, IJM policies, and best practices;
    • Develop and implement context-specific strategies and tactics consistent with IJM policies, protocols, and best practices;
    • Continually increase the Aftercare Department’s effectiveness, efficiency, and organization by developing, maintaining, and updating all operating protocols, reporting systems, and manuals;
    • Maintain detailed client tracking systems and records of all aftercare activities;
    • Generate timely, high quality written and verbal communications regarding the aftercare program to the Director of Casework;
    • Ensure full compliance with the IJM Global Aftercare Policy and all relevant Minimum Standards of Care; and
    • Other duties and tasks as assigned by the Director of Casework.

    Requirements/Skills

    • Master’s degree in Social Work or Psychology from an accredited university;
    • A minimum of three years’ experience in direct practice, program development and implementation, and casework management;
    • Minimum of three years’ experience successfully leading a team of staff, contractors, and volunteers in a multidisciplinary work environment;
    • Experience in delivering trauma-focused counseling and related services;
    • Experience of successful team building and management;
    • Superior judgment and problem solving in a complex environment, specifically in relation to issues of child protection and family welfare;
    • Fluency and professionalism in oral and written communication in English;
    • Demonstrated commitment to serving the poor and the oppressed; and
    • Strong leadership skills.

    Critical Qualities

    • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostle’s Creed;
    • Strong service ethic and a passion for IJM’s mission;
    • Able to achieve goals in a cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary setting;
    • Meticulous attention to detail, disciplined with priorities and self-motivated;
    • Effective leader, mentor, and trainer;
    • Patient; works well under stress;
    • Personable with a sustained positive attitude;
    • Diplomatic, discreet and flexible;
    • Professional demeanor in written and oral communication; and
    • Evident passion to help people suffering injustice and oppression.

    Method of Application

    Send Cover Letter, Resume, & Statement of Faith* to:[email protected]

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