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Senior Lead, Prosecution - Internal Collaboration - Manila or Cebu

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 a Sr. Lead, Prosecution – International Collaboration to provide prosecution subject matter expertise for IJM’s OSEC programs in IJM’s Center to End Online Sexual Exploitation of Children (the “Center”), with the objective of exposing, neutralizing, and deterring online sexual exploitation of children globally. This role is expected to contribute significantly to the Center’s objectives of (1) strengthening an effective global network of accountability (law enforcement and prosecution), (2) supporting effective justice system responses from source and demand-side countries, and (3) improving detection and reporting by technology and financial sectors. The role will implement parallel prosecution, demand-side sentencing, and survivor restitution projects.

This position leverages existing research, including through the use of IJM collaborative casework, training, and system reform data. This position reports to the Head, Prosecution & Aftercare (once hired) and in the interim reports to the Center Director, Global OSEC Hub, Asia Pacific Region, and is based in Manila or Cebu with occasional travel within the Philippines and internationally.

Responsibilities

Communication:

  • Represent the Center, clearly and persuasively communicate in external engagements, prosecution expert consultations, and in written products with Center partners and stakeholders to influence their response to OSEC in line with IJM’s Theory of Change and Center goals
  • Conduct stakeholder meetings (in person or online) with professionalism, deepening IJM’s credibility and trust in IJM, gathering necessary information to support programming
  • Prepare well-organized and persuasive written products to key stakeholders, especially demand and source-side governments

Strategy & Knowledge Development & Implementation:

  • Develop resource bank of cases studies to build evidence base for efficacy of international collaboration for OSEC prosecutions
  • Develop source and demand-side country legal fact sheets with country specific recommended workflows/maps to facilitate international collaboration
  • Develop general and country specific best practice guides for sharing of evidence, testimony, professional reports, and victim impact statements
  • Develop a model protocol for trauma-informed victim interviews/testimony in support of demand-side prosecutions
  • Develop model demand-side sentencing guidelines (with aggravating factors) for OSEC prosecutions
  • Identify and develop best practices for facilitating demand-side prosecution restitution or other monetary compensation for overseas OSEC survivors
  • Write briefing papers for demand-side countries advocating for and justifying stronger demand-side sentencing, using case studies, building on the UK demand-side sentencing paper
  • Provide feedback, internal consultation, and support conceptualization for Center-led or Center-participated prosecution focused internal or external engagements

Networking & Partnership:

  • Network with law enforcement and prosecution officials in source and demand-side countries to build relationships, identify gaps, surface test cases, and test collaboration systems
  • Network and partner with IJM subject matter experts within the Center, OSEC Hub, IJM Philippines, and other regions to stay updated on promising and effective prosecution practices, especially child-protective and trauma-informed
  • Collaborate with and develop partnerships with key prosecution stakeholders, including the International Association of Prosecutors, Child Redress International, pro bono law firms, and other relevant high-impact stakeholders to deliver programming results, scale thought leadership and products.

Research, Program Management and M&E:

  • Guide paralegal, researcher, pro bono lawyers in data collection and case analysis regarding actual demand-side OSEC prosecutions and sentences and survivor restitution awards and amounts
  • Collaborate with the Program Manager in developing tools to assess improvements in international collaboration, demand-side sentencing, and survivor restitution for OSEC prosecutions
  • Collaborate with the Program Manager in developing, updating, and monitoring of international collaboration (evidence-sharing agreements, demand-side sentencing, survivor restitution) focused targets and KPIs

Casework:

  • Manage pro bono lawyers, collaborate with aftercare SMEs to facilitate test cases securing survivor restitution from demand-side OSEC prosecutions
  • Facilitate test cases for international collaboration between demand and source-side countries in OSEC prosecutions

Training and Development:

  • Work closely with SMEs and Center leaders in consulting on the development of written content to support trainings of partners, including for IJM-led or Partner-led field programs
  • With support from the training coordinator and Sr. Lead, Prosecution Development, share mini online or in-person trainings contextualized to support international collaboration

Policies and Procedures:

  • Develop a process for assessing international evidence and testimony sharing gaps and proposed solutions
  • Incorporate all IJM Global and OSEC Hub communications and writing branding and messaging policies, and recommend improvements to same based on Center experiences

General tasks:

  • Support M&E tracking and reporting in collaboration with the Program Manager
  • Consult with Comms Content Writer in development of written products (Op-Eds) and for media engagements related to Center prosecution thought leadership goals and messaging

Requirements

  • University degree in Law, International Development, Public Policy, Economics, Public Health, Criminal Justice, or another related field
  • At least four years of experience in OSEC prosecutions
  • Proven written substantive and published writing experience, with persuasive writing experience preferred
  • Experience working effectively cross-culturally and across multiple time zones strongly preferred
  • Proven ability to communicate and collaborate with multi-disciplinary program teams to achieve goals and activities
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English, including the ability to make complex technical concepts easy to understand for non-technical audiences
  • Strong computer skills, including high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of OSEC issues, anti-OSEC programming, NGO and government engagement in Southeast Asian countries preferred.
  • Strategic thinking and analysis
  • Facilitation and collaboration

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: [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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