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Lead, Local Activation and Partnerships - 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

IJM is seeking for a qualified Lead for Local Activation & Partnerships who will lead and facilitate the implementation of the Activation strategy in the Luzon regions. He/She will work together with relevant local and national teams to strategically achieve the purpose of activating local community (e.g. NGOs, LGUs, academe, community leaders, regional networks) and church (e.g. religious communities/networks/coalitions) to provide the support, resources and influence to strengthen the Philippine public justice system in line with IJM’s Theory of Change, primarily at the regional and local level. This person work closely with the Field Office Director and with strategic Manila heads of department to ensure that the local agents of change strengthen the justice system’s response to Online Sexual Exploitation of Children consistent with IJM’s mission and program objectives.


  • Develop and manage relationships with key local power actors in the community and government to create influential champions to combat Online Sexual Exploitation of Children.
  • Successfully lead and implement local activation related events in partnerships with local partners.
  • Successfully communicate and build significant understanding and buy-in to IJM’s Theory of Change with community power actors, local governments and strategic regional-local institutions.
  • Secure tangible financial support, influential support, and advocacy leading to tangible improvements in the justice system’s response to Online Sexual Exploitation of Children in different regions in Luzon.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • At least four (4) years’ experience and proven success in external partnership development and management, local community and government mobilization.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Fluency in oral and written communication in English
  • Competent English writing skills
  • Strong ability to communicate clearly and compellingly to influence other leaders
  • High cross-cultural competency for regional and local cultural variations and relationship building

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
  • 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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