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Coordinator, National Aftercare Development Advocacy - Manila

The Philippines

Who We Are

IJM is the global leader in protecting the poor from violence in the developing world. Our global team of over 1,000 professionals are at work in over 25 countries. Together, we are catalyzing a global revolution that will rescue millions, protect half a billion, and make justice for the poor unstoppable.

Motivated by God’s call to seek justice for the oppressed, we believe that the way we work is as important as the results we achieve. We are a global community that cares for one another. We value joy and celebration, and we strive to provide professional excellence to all those we serve.

The Need

The Advocacy Coordinator position is responsible for assisting the advocacy specialist in the administration and implementation of advocacy-related activities. This position also supports the Models of Care lead in the process of relevant tools development and data management to ensure that the strategic advocacy activities that support the survivors' needs and wellbeing are data-driven and the initiatives that the team implements have positive and measurable outcomes. The Advocacy Coordinator will contribute to the overall team's objectives by providing administrative and other critical support needed to achieve its desired aftercare system reforms.

Responsibilities

  • Provide efficient administrative support.
  • Support policy and advocacy initiatives and activities.
  • Assist in policy and advocacy research on specific issues related to OSEC (e.g. system gaps, placement concerns, etc.);
  • Draft position papers, policy and advocacy materials, both for internal and external audiences;
  • Support the Models of Care lead in the process of relevant tools development and data management.
  • Coordinate with and provide technical support to Aftercare Field Office teams on the stakeholders mapping for aftercare placements and service providers;
  • Liaise with DSWD and other relevant partners to ensure that policy and National advocacy priorities are pursued.
  • Assist in the monitoring and evaluation of advocacy related activities.
  • Perform other related duties and tasks as assigned by the National Aftercare Development Director.

Requirements

  • Graduate of any Social Science course
  • At least 1 year experience in conducting or assisting in the conduct of advocacy
  • Knowledge and exposure to trafficking-related issues is a plus.
  • Proficiency in writing position papers and event documentation
  • Familiarity with DSWD and LGU systems and processes

Critical Qualities

  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed
  • Strong service ethic and passion to help people suffering injustice
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and disciplined with priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong emotional intelligence
  • Patient, flexible, and persistent
  • Unfailing integrity and honesty
  • Effective team player and leader
  • Works well under stress and minimal supervision
  • Punctual, manages time and resources effectively
  • Professional, diplomatic, and mature in judgment and demeanor
  • Able to work effectively and appropriately in a cross-cultural setting, and
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

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

*What is a statement of faith?
A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and 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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