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Senior Coordinator, Community Engagement


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 movement 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 a Senior Coordinator, Community Engagement to develop diverse partnerships to enhance the effectiveness and expand the scope of IJM Cambodia’s project. The Senior Coordinator, Community Engagement will mobilize, connect and equip churches, other faith-based institutions, local grass-roots organizations, community leaders and businesses/ corporates to identify labor trafficking in their communities and refer cases; support survivors of trafficking who return home; build connections between vulnerable people, civil society, NGOs, corporates/employers and public justice officials to ensure a flow of services from rescue to restoration; and grow provincial movements and inspire community groups to raise their voices to end labor trafficking in their communities.


  1. Identify key community-based partners in strategic locations for IJM’s Casework and Partnerships engagements and build relationships of trust with community partners, connecting them with relevant IJM personnel and/or formal IJM casework partner NGOs;
  2. Equip and connect with community partners to identify and refer TIP cases to IJM;
  3. Equip and connect community partners to survivors for the provision of services and support, leading to improved restoration outcomes;
  4. Lead IJM’s Local Survivor Network initiative to incorporate survivor voice into advocacy and IJM’s programming decisions;
  5. Develop and implement distinct mobilization strategies for the Cambodian church and for corporations/the private sector, so that both groups activate and catalyze local and national leaders to strengthen government responses to labor trafficking nationwide.

Education & Experience

  • Graduate degree in humanities, social work, law, human rights, international development or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • At least four years’ experience engaging diverse community groups to drive project impact;
  • Experience addressing trafficking in persons in Cambodia strongly preferred;
  • Experience working alongside complementary NGOs to deliver program objectives;
  • Project management experience and capacity-building experience desirable.

Technical Competencies

  • Excellent, proactive networking skills, able to obtain concrete outcomes from network connections;
  • Skills in community/grass-roots capacity building and engagement;
  • Project management;
  • Proficiency in project data management – familiarity with case management and tracking systems and databases;
  • Knowledge of international trafficking instruments and understanding of labor trafficking laws and their practical application;
  • Strong public speaking and written communication skills;
  • Skilled in English speaking, reading and writing, and fluency in Khmer preferred.

Non-Technical Competencies

  • Proven collaborator, network-builder and trusted partner;
  • Collaborative working style that seeks input and builds unity;
  • Creative and innovative approach to strategy, tactics and programming;
  • Persistence and determination to deliver sustainable impact;
  • Passion and commitment for IJM’s mission and theory of change.


By E-mail (preferred method):

  • Deadline: Open until position is filled.
  • Only completed applications will be reviewed. A completed application includes:
  • Job Application Form, Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith
  • Download Application Form: here OR view this IJM Vacancy
  • A completed application can be submitted to

*Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview within two to four weeks.

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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