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Field Office Director, Indonesia

Asia Pacific

Who We Are

International Justice Mission (IJM) is the global leader in protecting vulnerable people from violence around the world. Our global team of over 1,200 professionals are at work in 33 offices. Together, we are catalyzing a global revolution that will rescue millions, protect half a billion, and make justice 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

After almost 25 years of continued growth and operational success in pioneering the work of protecting those who are experiencing poverty from violence, IJM has become a $100+ million organization. As IJM continues this trajectory of growth and scaling of its impact, with the Vision to protect 500 million people by the year 2030, IJM is seeking a Field Office Director (FOD) who will be responsible for the overall execution of operations for the Indonesia Field Office.

This position is based at Jakarta, Indonesia and reports to Regional Vice President, Forced Labor Slavery Programs, Asia Pacific (VP-FLS)


Leadership and Management

  • Establish IJM’s permanent operational presence in Indonesia, building trusted relationships with relevant government leaders and ensuring local legal compliance and organizational governance.
  • Represent IJM and our model of change to external stakeholders, including government, corporate, civil society and faith communities, through public speaking, engagement in stakeholder forums, partnership development, collaborative initiatives, and more.
  • Collaborate with IJM’s Forced Labor Slavery Hub, Regional and Global Partnerships teams to carry out program strategies and partnerships.
  • Build and lead a team of professionals to successfully execute project activities to achieve desired outcomes, learning and adapting programmatic strategy when necessary.

Program Strategy Development and Implementation

  • Conduct long-term assessment, strategic planning and program development related to IJM’s partnership with the Indonesian government on anti-trafficking and anti-forced labor efforts, in alignment with IJM’s Forced Labor Slavery Hub strategy.
  • Ensure the successful launch, implementation, and closeout of grant-funded projects.
  • Ensure alignment of non-grant funded activities with IJM’s 2030 vision and theory of change; IJM’s global, regional and FLS program hub strategies; and IJM’s policies and program standards.
  • Ensure the formulation, and regular review and adaptation, of innovative program designs that address major obstacles to justice for victims of human trafficking and forced labour.

Documentation, Reporting & Data Management

  • Ensure program/project activities are well documented in internal data platforms according to M&E and other data management plans.
  • Compose and send quarterly reports in accordance with IJM requirements (and donor requirements as necessary).
  • Collaborate with implementing partners and IJM regional and global teams to ensure thorough and accurate reporting of partner activities.
  • Cultivate lessons learned, capture best practice and participate in developing knowledge products for dissemination among stakeholders.

Policies and Procedures

  • Ensure that the FO adheres to all organizational policies, procedures, and timelines, including but not limited to those related to: Investigations & Law Enforcement Development, Aftercare, Security, IT, data, finance and budget, Human Resources and personnel management, communications and storytelling, child protection, and strategy and program development

Local Legal Compliance

  • Ensure FO compliance with all Indonesian legal requirements for financial transactions, employment, registration, governance, operations and government oversight.

General Responsibilities

  • Ensure a consistent rhythm of staff care activities to promote holistic health and resilience for FO personnel.
  • In collaboration with regional finance and program management staff, oversee the cash flow of the office, spending against grant and non-grant budgets and plans, and ensure that the FO operates within its budget.
  • In collaboration with the VP-FLS and regional security staff, ensure the security of FO operations and personnel, maintaining compliance with IJM’s security policies, reporting to IJM leadership on security matters as they develop, and ensuring appropriate crisis management.


Technical Competencies

  • Maintain effective communication that enhances productivity and facilitates positive workplace relationships
  • Proven track record in budget management
  • Strong research, writing and verbal communication skills in English and Bahasa Indonesia.

Non-Technical Competencies

  • Resilient and works well under stress with a sustained positive attitude
  • Proven ability to lead cross-culturally to achieve significant outcomes and impact
  • Strong leadership, management and coaching ability with high level of emotional intelligence
  • Ability to mitigate conflict or disagreement in a professional manner.

Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree in management, international development, law, criminal justice, social work or equivalent preferred.
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in law, criminal justice, or an in-depth understanding of forced labor slavery and justice system responses
  • At least 5 years’ experience designing, monitoring and evaluating international development programs; or at least five years’ experience designing strategies and processes to achieve aggressive goals
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in successfully leading and managing teams of professionals; experience managing international teams and/or cross-cultural teams; and, a proven ability to supervise the work of lawyers, social workers, and other professionals and managers strongly preferred
  • Previous experience working in an international organization

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.


How to apply: Interested applicants, please send your Cover Letter and CV/Resume in English to not later than 21 Jan 2022.

Remarks: Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

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