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Associate, Communications and Media


Who We Are

IJM is the global leader in protecting the poor from violence in the developing world. Our global team of over 1,000 professionals are at work in over 25 countries. Together, we are catalyzing a global movement that will rescue millions, protect half a billion, and make justice for the poor unstoppable. Motivated by God’s call to seek justice for the oppressed, we believe that the way we work is as important as the results we achieve. We are a global community that cares for one another. We value joy and celebration, and we strive to provide professional excellence to all those we serve.

The Need

IJM is seeking an Associate, Communications and Media to develop and distribute compelling story content and key messages in both Khmer and English for national, regional and global audiences. This role is responsible for initiating an effective and efficient communications plan to amplify the impact of IJM Cambodia’s progress and success in labor trafficking, increase buy-in to IJM’s model and theory of change, and deliver communications that empower survivors and give them a strong voice to activate change. The role is also responsible for more complex, urgent or crucial translation projects to enable leaders and other staff to work effectively within the project.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Arts/Humanities, Communications, Journalism, Marketing or a related field, or equivalent work experience;
  • Three years’ professional experience in story writing, internal messaging development and editing desirable;
  • Portfolio of excellent published work that demonstrates expertise, creativity and ability to fit varying audiences;
  • Experience coordinating or managing communications or storytelling projects desirable;
  • Experience working and networking with the media an advantage;
  • Experience in Khmer-English translation of legal/technical text, and real-time oral translation in meetings and speaking engagements required.


  • Networking and identifying reliable information sources on labor trafficking and specific cases/individuals needing assistance;
  • Quality victim/witness interviewing, gathering other evidence and data on cases, and building trust with and support from victims of labor trafficking leading to the development of a high volume of cases for further investigation;
  • Case file preparation and analysis of the legal elements of TIP to produce excellent cases for IJM or partners to refer to the Cambodian government for intervention;
  • Collaboration with government and non-government partners, both within Cambodia and overseas for effective and timely case intervention and victim assistance;
  • Support for legal staff and Cambodian police in tracking down absconding or missing suspects.

Critical Qualities

  • Exceptional ability in writing, storytelling and editing;
  • Photography and video clip shooting skills;
  • Excellent translation skills;
  • Good grasp of digital media – news site, websites, blogs, FB, Instagram and Twitter;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Exceptional follow-through and accountability for results.
  • Disciplined with priorities, excellent time management and ability to work effectively under deadline pressures;
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, as well as under supervision and as part of a team;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in a cross-cultural environment;
  • Professional presentation in demeanor and written and oral communication;
  • Passionate commitment to and understanding of IJM’s mission, vision and values.


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A completed application includes: Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith*

*What is a statement of faith?

A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.

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