IJM Latin America has programs in Guatemala, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Bolivia, and is looking into expansion opportunities in Peru and other countries in the region. In the Dominican Republic, IJM’s program is addressing the commercial sexual exploitation of children -CSEC and other forms of human trafficking in close collaboration with the Dominican government, civil society, NGO partners and the community. IJM’s role is to activate agents of change and to accompany Dominican justice, rule of law and law enforcement agencies to assume ownership of and capacity to rescue, protect and restore victims and to hold perpetrators accountable. Such ownership and increased capacity should result in decreasing the impunity and prevalence of CSEC and human trafficking.
IJM DR Country Director is seeking a qualified, dynamic and proactive DILED, to lead a group of people with the purpose of improving the organizational capacity of Dominican police and other local law enforcement agencies to effectively address the crime of commercial sexual exploitation of children and other forms of trafficking, influencing at the strategic and tactical levels to to change and improve investigative methods, arrest of suspects for prosecution, and protection and rescue of victims.
This position is responsible for the influencing key government officials and leadership of the Dominican Law Enforcement to make combating human trafficking a government priority. This position also develops and catalyzes the leadership and potential of external partners through matrix management that also includes the efforts of IJM agents; which, in turn, will add value to the institutions and their members.
The DILED role is based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and reports to the IJM’s Country Director in the DR.