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Lead, Legal Services

Asia Pacific, Indonesia

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 over 30 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 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’s Indonesia Field Office is seeking a Lead, Legal Services.

This position is based at Jakarta, Indonesia and reports to the Field Office Director, Indonesia.

Responsibilities:

Leadership and Management

  • Ensure IJM Indonesia legal intervention activities adhere to global IJM standards, and the highest standards of legal and professional ethics;
  • Manage all aspects of the legal docket pertaining to IJM Indonesia cases;
  • Manage and ensure legal activities and objectives are achieved;
  • Provide timely, concise and thorough reports on achievements and challenges; and
  • Ensure full implementation of IJM Indonesia strategies, work plans and grant obligations (if any) regarding legal casework and capacity building.

Casework

  • Fully understand criminal code and procedure, relevant labor laws, as well as current and future laws and procedure related to forced labor and human trafficking crimes;
  • Guide IJM Indonesia’s strategy to support public prosecutors in forced labor and human trafficking criminal cases;
  • Develop relationships with prosecutors, court officials, lawyers, paralegals, police and NGOs with whom IJM and its partners can collaborate in forced labor exploitation and human trafficking cases;
  • Consult with IJM Indonesia program partners and their legal counsel, as applicable, to strengthen legal strategies and cases;
  • Lead preparation of written briefs, memoranda and arguments for use in court;
  • Develop and implement litigation plans for each case;
  • Pursue criminal and civil remedies for victims of forced labor and human trafficking;
  • Represent victims in criminal court proceedings including pre-trial hearings, trial and appeal, as well as civil proceedings;
  • Obtain accountability for perpetrators through conviction, asset seizure, or other penalties, and justice for victims, including compensation or payment of unpaid wages;
  • Advise the IJM Indonesia Law Enforcement Engagement Lead and IJM partners in development of cases; and
  • Advise and assist the IJM Indonesia Survivor Services Lead and IJM partners on legal matters pertaining to effective care of victims of trafficking.

Partnership and Capacity Building

  • Identify, develop and manage a network of lawyers and paralegals, or coordinate closely with existing networks, to provide legal assistance for TIP victims during the criminal justice process and in any related civil claims, and to advise IJM and other NGOs on case referrals; and
  • Provide and facilitate training to government authorities and other IJM Indonesia partners on legal issues related to forced labor and human trafficking offenses, laws and relevant procedures.

General Accounting & Statutory Compliance

  • Support development of annual budget for legal casework and capacity building activities and manage spending of funds in accordance with IJM Indonesia budget and stewardship principles.

General tasks:

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws, IJM policies and best practices;
  • Update and use IJM’s casework tracking systems and other data collection, monitoring and evaluation tools; and
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned by the FOD.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Law degree (Sarjana Hukum) required; Master’s in law degree (Magister Hukum) preferred;
  • Admission by the Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI);
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience practicing law in criminal court, a corporate legal department or as a litigator at a private law firm or NGO;
  • Effective communication that enhances productivity and facilitates positive workplace relationships;
  • Strong research, writing and verbal communication skills in English and Bahasa Indonesia; and
  • Effective presentation skills.

Critical Qualities:

  • 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; and
  • Ability to mitigate conflict or disagreement in a professional manner.

Application:

Interested applicants, please send your Cover Letter and CV/Resume in English to apac_recruiting@ijm.org not later than 30 June 2022.

Remarks: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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519.679.5030 x.229

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