IJM is seeking a Sr. Lead, Prosecution Development 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 ideal candidate is a leader who brings significant experience prosecuting OSEC cases, supporting public prosecutor development and capacity building, and strengthening systems within the prosecution and judicial pillar. The ideal candidate has experience creating clear and persuasive professional products responsive to the audience, topic, and objectives. This position leverages existing research, including through the use of IJM collaborative casework, training, and system reform data. The candidate will help the Center become a leader in scaling effective child-protective and trauma-informed prosecution practices through showcasing our accompaniment model, consulting, activation, and educational products and services. This will help establish IJM as a world leader in developing and scaling models and products to help drive an effective criminal justice system response to violent crimes committed against people in poverty, especially OSEC.
This role’s key routines include assessing and consulting on government and NGO prosecution program designs, scaling prosecution development (system strengthening) products and contextualized trainings, and advising governments on prosecution system strengthening efforts. This position reports to the Director, 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.