After conducting initial feasibility and baseline research, LJI is exploring the possibility of starting a 3-6 month transit-monitoring pilot in Tanzania, based in Dar es Salaam. The results of the pilot project will be instrumental in the determination of whether LJI would establish a long-term presence in Tanzania. The monitoring location is to be determined, but we are considering transit locations within Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar.
Country Champion / Executive Chairperson of the Board (Volunteer)
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 together 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)
- Agreement with LJI’s Vision Statement, Statement of Faith, and Core Values
If interested, please contact our Recruitment Team at email@example.com with your C.V. and a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications.
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Requirements & Commitment
- 10 hours per week
- Mature Christian