Associate Director of Investigations and Law Enforcement Development (ADILED) at International Justice Mission

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Post Title: Associate Director of Investigations and Law Enforcement Development (ADILED) 

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 33 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

The Associate Director of Investigations and Law Enforcement Development (ADILED) will be responsible for leading, consulting and/or monitoring investigations into forced labor trafficking in Ghana. The ADILED will lead the Ghana program to partner with local law enforcement officials to ensure that victims are rescued and protected and that perpetrators are arrested, charged and prosecuted under the laws of Ghana. The ADILED will also lead strategies and activities targeted at reducing the prevalence of the forced labor trafficking through sustainable improvements in the performance of local law enforcement. The ADILED will also ensure internal safety and securities polices are adhered to within the Ghana office.

The role is based in the Accra office in Ghana. Anticipated start is September 2022.

We are open to applications from international candidates demonstrating required experience within a US/UK public law enforcement institution. As such this role is a family posting; relocation package and benefits are available.


Leadership and Management

  • Overseeing department safety and security
  • Management and Development of team members
  • Crisis management
  • Professional development of department staff
  • Financial oversight and stewardship
  • Contributing to initiative and process development

Strategy & Knowledge Development and Implementation

  • Ensuring formal and informal trainings
  • Contributing to content development

Networking and Partnerships

  • Developing and Maintaining relationships and partnerships with government partners, development partners, relevant NGOs, key stakeholders, opinion leaders, and community leaders.

Policies and Procedures

  • Drafting proposals, MOU’s, memorandum, policies, best practices, and process documents for both internal and external use.
  • Overseeing proposals and applications for funding opportunities such as grants or major gifts.


  • Delivering or monitoring intra-organizational communication regarding departmental updates and accomplishments.
  • Delivering, monitoring or revising external communications related to departmental projects.
  • Ensuring security communications to all departments and with the global team.

Training and Development

  • Organize, solicit, or monitor formal and informal trainings for investigations team.
  • Organize, solicit, and monitor all security trainings for staff and for partners.
  • Oversee efforts and monitor the execution of external trainings for police partners.
  • Ensure proper evaluation and analysis for internal and external training efforts.


The Associate Director, Investigations and Law Enforcement Developments reports directly to the Director, Operations (Lake Volta) regarding casework and to the Country Director regarding security. The following roles report to this position:

  • Lead Investigator
  • Investigator #1
  • Investigator #2
  • Investigator #3
  • Investigator #4
  • Law Enforcement Training Coordinator
  • Investigations Fellow

Justice System Transformation

  • Partner effectively with local law enforcement and other Ghanaian government authorities to ensure effective rescue and restoration of victims and prosecution of perpetrators;
  • Contribute to the design and successful implementation of a cooperative plan to transform key pillars of the Ghanaian public justice system;
  • Develop the political will, endorsement, and resources from key government and non-government partners, stakeholders and donors for the implementation of a cooperative plan to strengthen the Ghana justice system;
  • Contribute to the implementation of systems and processes for effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of IJM’s work to combat human trafficking; and
  • Effectively represent and leverage IJM Ghana’s work and experience with key constituents and stakeholders.

Collaborative Casework

  • Lead, consult, or manage IJM-assisted investigations and interventions to ensure that victims are protected from violent abuse and that perpetrators of such abuse are held accountable under the law; be willing to be hands-on on the ground as needed;
  • Build relationships of mutual trust and benefit with key government and non-government actors to ensure holistic care and protection of IJM clients consistent with the law and best practices;
  • Design, implement, monitor and evaluate strategies and best practices for effective IJM-assisted investigations and interventions on behalf of victims; and
  • Design and implement rigorous systems for effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of IJM Ghana’s collaborative casework activities and programming.

Management and Stewardship of IJM Resources

  • Contribute to the development of the office’s strategic plans and budgets;
  • Ensure spending of allocated funds in accordance with IJM’s budgetary and stewardship principles;
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws, IJM policies and best practices;
  • Develop and/or implement investigative protocols that are consistent with the IJM’s regional framework;
  • Complete internal investigations as assigned by the Country Director or Regional President;
  • Develop and manage a network of operatives and informants who can provide specific, credible information regarding cases of forced labor trafficking;
  • Maintain detailed records of the office’s investigative work;
  • Ensure the safety and security of IJM’s operations, reporting to the Country Director on security matters as they develop;
  • Maintain confidentiality of privileged and sensitive information; and
  • Carry out other additional assignments given by the Country Director.

Development of National Leaders

  • Recruit, train and lead a highly effective, resilient and cohesive investigative team consisting of IJM investigators, interns and volunteers;
  • Serve as a model of servant leadership for IJM staff;
  • Develop, monitor and evaluate concrete performance and leadership development objectives for IJM staff; and
  • Provide regular feedback and evaluation to IJM staff regarding their performance and leadership development.

Relocation/travel Requirements

  • This position requires full-time residence in Accra, Ghana.
  • This position requires regular travel to provinces in and around Lake Volta, and sporadic travel to Middle Eastern countries and the United States.


  • Minimum of five years’ experience in criminal investigation with a public law enforcement agency in the USA or UK;
  • Minimum of three years’ successful management/team-building experience;
  • Proven ability to work undercover or supervise undercover operations;
  • Experience in problem-solving and strategic planning.
  • Experience establishing, developing and training operative networks;
  • Demonstrated interest in human rights and social justice;
  • Some exposure to overseas humanitarian work experience is preferred;
  • Familiarity and experience with Ghanaian culture ideal or other West African culture
  • Bachelor’s degree.

Critical Qualities

  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
  • Attention to detail and discipline with priorities;
  • Leading through influence
  • Strong service ethic and a passion for IJM’s goals;
  • Courageous, confident, humble servant leader;
  • Sound, disciplined judgment and problem solving;
  • Rigorously results-oriented;
  • Resilient, persevering in joy through challenge and failure;
  • Able to achieve challenging goals in a cross-cultural setting;
  • Diplomatic and flexible;
  • Professional in demeanour and written and oral communication; and
  • Effective team player.

What does IJM have to offer?

  • Comprehensive medical/dental/vision benefits
  • Generous 6% employer retirement contribution
  • Paid annual leave entitlement of 23 days
  • Relocation allowance
  • Daily, quarterly and annual community spiritual formation
  • Robust staff care resources

How to apply

Closing date: 29th May 2022 @ 23:59 GMT

Please click on the link, to be redirected to the Red Sea site. For this role, kindly submit an MS Word version of your CV and a cover letter, which should also contain a statement of faith (see below for more information). Please name your submitted files with the following reference: *IJM_ADILED**

*What is a statement of faith?

A statement of faith should describe your faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement should be incorporated into your cover letter and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.

Please note that the interview dates for this role will be confirmed with you should your application be successful.

Red Sea is committed to meeting the standards set out in their Equality and Diversity recruitment policy; this includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010 and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity.


More Information

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