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Overseas Volunteer Opportunities

Cambodia Country Champion - Executive Chairperson of the Board 

Reports To: Board/LJI

The Executive Chairperson of the Board (EC)’s primary duties and responsibilities involve overseeing the Project Manager on behalf of the board and providing input, guidance, and feedback in the following ways:

  • Regular meetings (at least four times year)
  • Regular staff reviews (at least once per year)
  • Clear communication of expectations and responsibility
  • Visionary guidance
  • Spiritual leadership and encouragement for the entire field, including:
    • Praying for, inspiring, and speaking encouragement to leaders
    • Role modeling bold and effective monitoring for all staff (one monthly visit to a field)
  • Recruitment of board members (at least two per year) and leadership of board meetings (at least once per quarter)
  • Financial giving

The role of the board, generally, is to provide support in networking, fundraising, and legal issues that may arise and to provide input and insights into day-to-day operations of the pilot. 

The candidate should be a mature Christian who is passionate about justice and possesses the following qualifications:

  • Humility, gentleness, wisdom 
  • Established connections in private/public sectors
  • Specific knowledge in a relevant field (human trafficking, finances, management, or other)
  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • At least 10 years of experience living and working in the relevant country (including language) 
  • Professionalism
  • Agreement with LJI’s vision statement, statement of faith, and core values

If interested, please send your C.V. and a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications to recruiting@lovejustice.ngo.

 

Tanzania Country Champion - Executive Chairperson of the Board 

Reports To: Board/LJI

LJI is looking for a Country Champion to help launch a transit monitoring pilot project in Tanzania. At LJI, our desire is to empower local churches and Christians to fight human trafficking in their communities. Our hope is that this would proceed from a passion for Jesus’ call to serve “the least of these”—a calling rather than a job. This is therefore a volunteer position. Our intention is that this person would come to feel significant ownership over this work, and once a pilot is established, the “champion” role would likely evolve into the Executive Chairperson of the Board overseeing LJI’s operations in Tanzania.

The responsibilities of this position would consist primarily of the following:

  • Help determine whether, how, and where to do transit monitoring: This would include determining a strategy and location, making decisions about leadership and staffing, meeting with relevant stakeholders and government officials, and helping to obtain the requisite government permission(s). It would also consist of a series of Skype sessions with LJI leadership (at least seven meetings in the course of 6–12 months) to check in with respect to progress and strategy. There may be some minimal commitments to other actions aimed toward piloting transit monitoring. This process would give both sides (LJI and the potential champion) an opportunity to explore the possibility of working together on a more permanent basis before making any long-term commitment. 
  • Hire a project manager: If we decide to move forward with a pilot, the champion would be in charge of recruiting and hiring a Project Manager to run the day-to-day operations of the pilot (a full time, high-level staff member). Once hired, LJI staff could work directly with the Project Manager (with guidance from the champion) to train and prepare for operating a pilot. 
  • Assemble a board of directors: During or after a successful pilot, the champion would help to gather a qualified group of board members to oversee the project long term. 

The time commitment for this project would be part-time (approximately 10 hours a week), but slightly higher on the front end. If the project is successful, the champion would become a board member or chairperson of the board and could settle into a less-involved role (quarterly board meetings, overseeing the Project Manager, spiritual and visionary leadership, etc.). 

The candidate should be a mature Christian who is passionate about justice. Ideal candidates would include long-term missionaries with deep cultural understanding, or nationals who have had some education or work-related experience overseas. Additional qualifications include:

  • Humility, gentleness, wisdom 
  • Established connections in private/public sectors
  • Specific knowledge in a relevant field (human trafficking, finances, management, or other)
  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • At least 10 years of experience living and working in the relevant country (including language) 
  • Professionalism
  • Agreement with LJI’s vision statement, statement of faith, and core values

If interested, please send your C.V. and a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications to recruiting@lovejustice.ngo.