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Lead, Aftercare Development - Cebu, Philippines

The Philippines

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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.

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The Need

The Lead, Aftercare Development provides customized and targeted technical support designed to develop or strengthen the process, knowledge application, or implementation of services by partners. The ADW supports partners in addressing multiple challenges of providing trauma informed services to OSEC survivors through coaching, mentoring, consultation, and peer-to-peer support. Through collaborative casework, s/he conducts assessments of partner capacities and recommends trainings and other capability building activities that would respond to identified challenges and gaps which constitutes the technical assistance (TA) plan. This position will actively engage with the regional offices of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Local Government Units, and other private service providers to utilize existing policies and standards, drive innovations and reforms that raise the standards of care for OSEC victims-survivors. This position is also required to support national efforts in the promotion of standards and protocols, and in achieving Regional/Local System Reform Goals.

This position is based in Cebu, Philippines.


Collaborative Casework/Accompaniment

  • Collaborate with the National Aftercare Department in system reform initiatives that will lead to sustainable and improved performance and capacity of local and regional aftercare service providers.
  • Provide off-site and on-site consultative services to key partners to facilitate the assessment and resolution of issues or specific concerns relative to providing trauma informed services to OSEC survivors.
  • Influence and build the capacity of government and private service providers in the local and regional level that will ensure the best care for OSEC victims and survivors that is compliant with established standards.
  • Develop partnership with key local and regional aftercare agency leaders for the implementation of aftercare projects aligned with the national program;
  • Model effective collaborative casework practices and processes.

Capacity Building and Technical Assistance (Training, Coaching, Mentoring)

  • Conduct assessment (Training Needs assessment and Performance Gap Analysis) of existing partner capacities (infrastructure, staff, performance, financial sustainability, and policies) and prepare technical assistance (TA) plan to address challenges and gaps identified by key partners (DSWD, LGU, NGO) in assigned area
  • Develop Mentoring and Coaching Plan in coordination with Aftercare social workers and targeted partner social workers and service providers, in accordance with office expectations and timeline standards.
  • Mentor, coach and capacitate government and private service providers in a manner compliant with established standards in caring for and achieves restoration outcomes for OSEC survivors.
  • Conduct training/s and other capacity building activities to address gaps in skills and competencies of partners;
  • Provide technical support to partner service providers in the implementation of enhanced casework practice and other aftercare-related projects;
  • Participate in the development of policies, manuals, and other tools and products based on collaborative casework experience that enhance aftercare intervention in the continuum of care for OSEC survivors.

Network of Care

  • Support the Aftercare Team in establishing a network of care in the assigned region composed of government agencies, church and private sector organizations, for collaborative response to address the various needs of OSEC victims/survivors and their families

M&E, Documentation, Reporting

  • Document and collect relevant events and data using M&E tools and processes to: track standardized aftercare indicators, track developed local partners in the network of care for OSEC survivors, and measure aftercare outcomes.
  • Coordinate with Aftercare Coordinator to ensure quarterly reports are sent to the Cebu M&E Specialist.
  • Work with AC team in maintaining the standard of service and keeping documentation and records to support Admin in delivering all paperwork required to make sure that IJM's accreditation with DSWD remains intact and in good standing.
  • Ensure regular updating of JDS and the Aftercare Mentoring Tool and other monitoring tools to enable a complete gathering of data on current OSEC casework

Policies and Protocols

  • Participate in and support the development and implementation of policies, protocols, products, tools, and strategies that raise standards of care and intervention for OSEC victims and survivors.
  • Assist the DACD/DOA in maintaining and improving the ACD’s business process


  • Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Social Work or Psychology
  • PRC licensed social worker or psychometrician or psychologist
  • Computer literate, has basic skills in Word, Excell, and Powerpoint apps
  • Minimum of 3 years in direct social work practice
  • Has attended minimum of 8 hours of relevant trainings like case management, partnership building, strategic planning, etc.
  • Fluent in regional language and English

Critical Qualities

  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
  • 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.


Send Job Application (Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith*) to: endosecrecruiting@ijm.org

*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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