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Senior Director of Investigations and Security

(Senior Director of Trafficking Investigations)

About Us: Love Justice International (LJI) is a Christian nonprofit organization and our mission is sharing the love of Jesus Christ by fighting the world’s greatest injustices. We do this in two primary ways: through our expanding anti-human trafficking work and by caring for orphaned and abandoned children. We are seeking faithful, compassionate, thoughtful problem-solvers who are able to think deeply and carefully about how we can share Christ's love by fighting injustice. You can make more money elsewhere, and probably find better ways to live an easier, more comfortable life. We see this work as more than just a job, but as a calling to that mission. If you are called to our mission and want to find out how you can fit into our work, apply today!

Love Justice International is a certified Best Christian Workplace in 2021 and 2022. Click here for more information about us.

Position Type: Full Time; Salaried; Overseas 

Program and Position Overview: LJI's anti-human trafficking model focuses on transit monitoring. We identify, intercept, and assist trafficking victims as they are being transported—when victims and traffickers are the most visible and open to detection—and before they reach the destination where victims will be sold, hidden, and abused. Because the crime of trafficking has already commenced, we have access to actionable intelligence which can be used to assist police in the apprehension of suspects and to better understand trafficking methods. To date, we have intercepted over 30,000 individuals to prevent them from being trafficked. More than 1,100 arrests have stemmed from our anti-trafficking work with 32% of closed cases resulting in convictions.

To ensure excellence among our field offices in Asia and Africa, Love Justice has developed more than 30 "core processes" to implement in each office to monitor performance and compliance. These processes involve a variety of different areas, such as budgeting and financial reporting, administration and human resources, data collection and compliance, security audit and investigations, shelter care, and legal cases.

Investigations and Security play a critical role in increasing impact and ensuring the safety of the teams. This role would help to improve and complete the core processes related to these two fields and then would assist with the implementation of the training and empowerment across the nations which LJI has partner organizations in. 

LJI has not fully realized the potential that the data collected from high quality intercepts can produce. The role would also help with ascertaining where investigations would have impact, analyzing data to ensure it is being used well and then working with a team to implement a plan to start new investigations teams and increase impact. As this role would be working with different countries and their law enforcement, the applicant would need to have a working knowledge of law enforcement and justice systems to assist LJI’s partner organisations in finding ways to work with authorities. 

The Senior Director of Investigations and Security will report to the VP of Anti-Trafficking. The position will be based in Ballito, South Africa. This position will involve travel to our different fields. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The primary duties and responsibilities of the Senior Director of Investigations and Security are the following:

  • Assisting in the development and training on investigations policies, standards, and guidelines
  • “Stewarding” (i.e. training, equipping, and empowering) national investigations and security staff
  • Provide operational assistance to investigative staff including tactical guidance on cases and operations and developing and implementing training programs for investigative staff
  • Assisting in the development and training on security policies, standards, and guidelines
  • Working with the CEO and Director of Data Science to develop studies which measure criteria helpful to developing core processes or assisting with investigations work and police training
  • Working with the Searchlight Anti-Trafficking Data Base team to help develop data analysis tools

The duties listed above are conducted within a work culture that is striving to emulate Christ and make him first and central. Staff should agree with the following ideas included in what it means to us to Abide in Christ (our first Global Value):

  • Our Primary Identity is in Christ
  • We Believe God Is Sovereign Over Injustice
  • We Are Made, Called, and Led By Christ
  • We Commit to Connect with Jesus
  • Prayer Should Be Central To Our Work
  • Our Conduct Is Our Testimony 

Qualifications: The qualifications for this position are the following: 

  • Mature Christian faith and agreement with our Global Value to “Abide in Christ”
  • Knowledge, understanding, and agreement with how the Christian Gospel ministers to “the least of these” (Matthew 25:40) and guides us in our mission
  • Agreement with our Core Value “Be the Kingdom”(both in the execution of our mission and in our personal lives)
  • Acknowledgement of our Statement of Faith
  • A strong commitment to social justice and advocacy on behalf of vulnerable populations
  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in a related field. 
  • Significant experience related to law enforcement, investigations and security.
  • Ability to work well in cross-cultural contexts and sensitivity to different cultures; experience working abroad and/or in [region job location] preferred
  • Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivation, and willingness to adapt to changing and challenging circumstances
  • High standard of personal discipline
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with working with complex spreadsheets preferred
  • Proficiency with Google Suite and particularly with Google Sheets
  • Strong demonstrated project management skills
  • Ability to work well within a group setting and maintain a positive outlook while working within challenging circumstances