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Investigations Volunteer


The Need

International Justice Mission (IJM) is a global non-governmental human rights organization which protects the poor from violence by rescuing victims, bringing the criminals to justice, restoring survivors to safety and strength and helping local law enforcement build a safe future that lasts. 
International Justice Mission (IJM) Uganda is working through partnership with the government and other agencies to build capacity for the public justice system to provide justice for survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV). As an Investigations Volunteer, you will have the opportunity to bring substantive relief to victims of GBV by Supporting the Investigations Coordinator and the SCOPE team in Kabarole and Kamwenge Districts in implementing the casework element of the project. 
This position is based in Fort Portal, Uganda and reports to the Investigations Coordinator


Some specific responsibilities are as follows:

  • Conduct surveillance and undercover operations in support of investigations.
  • Track and document case related data in paper and electronic case tracking management systems.
  • Mobilize and coordinate training/mentoring workshops for police in Kamwenge and Kabarole Districts.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.


  • Participate in IJM programs in professionalism and Christian spiritual formation.

Key Working Relationships

This position is responsible for cultivating and maintaining good working relationships with all IJM staff.

  • Capable of establishing and maintaining healthy working relationship with key government stake holders in the PJS.

Travel Requirements

  • This position requires frequent travel to the project area during work hours.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Diploma in law (law enforcement, criminal justice, etc. preferred). A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is added advantage.
  • At least one year of experience in criminal investigation (Police CID)
  • Knowledge and experience in undercover surveillance and evidence collection.
  • At least one year of experience working with survivors of GBV (women and children), preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and experience driving manual vehicles on rough terrain.
  • Process server certification and self-defense/combat training preferred.
  • Fluency in English and Luganda, with excellent writing and oration in both.
  • Computer literate with proficiency in MS Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Have a high level of physical fitness
  • Critical thinker and comes up with working solutions to problems.

Critical Qualities

  • Mature Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed.
  • Passionate commitment to IJM’s mission and values.
  • Professional in demeanor, appearance, writing and oral communication.
  • Works well under stress with a sustained positive attitude.
  • Exceptionally high level of honesty and integrity.
  • Intelligent, organized, creative and proactive problem solver.
  • Attention to detail, organized and disciplined with priorities.
  • Ability to cooperate effectively in a multi-cultural environment
  • This position requires a commitment to, understanding of and compliance with IJM’s Mission, core values, and all IJM-related policies.

The Mission 
To protect the poor from violence by rescuing victims, bringing the criminals to justice, 
restoring survivors to safety and strength, and helping local law enforcement build a safe future that lasts.

Send Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith*
By E-mail (preferred method):
[email protected]

By Mail:
International Justice Mission
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 502
Ntinda, Kampala, UGANDA

By Hand:
International Justice Mission
Attn:  Human Resources
Plot 15 Suuna Road, Ntinda
Kampala, UGANDA

*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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