Anti-Trafficking Research Fellow

About Us: Love Justice International (LJI) is a Christian nonprofit organization compelled by Gods love to fight the worlds greatest injustices. We fight injustice in two primary ways: through our expanding anti-human trafficking work and by caring for orphaned and abandoned children. We currently work throughout Asia and Africa.

Position Type
: Part-Time; Volunteer; Stateside (Remote)

Position Overview
: LJI’s anti-human trafficking model focuses on transit monitoring. We identify, intercept, and assist trafficking victims as they are being transportedwhen victims and traffickers are the most visible and open to detectionand 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 that can be used to assist police in the apprehension of suspects and to understand trafficking methods. To date, we have intercepted over 27,000 individuals to prevent them from being trafficked and have assisted police in the arrest of over 1,100 traffickers, with 35% of closed cases resulting in convictions.

Love Justice currently works in 20 countries and is in an exciting phase of exploration and expansion. The Research Fellow would play an integral role in our expansion process by conducting remote research and interviews that would help lay the groundwork for establishing new fields.

The Research Fellow will be based remotely and report to the Director of Expansionary Research and Safe Foreign Employment.

The duration of this fellowship is six months, with the possibility for extension. Please include a 3-5 page academic writing sample along with your application.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducting a literature review on the human trafficking trends in, and socioeconomic and political conditions of, a specific country

  • Conducting informational interviews with relevant actors and potential partners in a specific country, such as NGOs, church leaders, and other stakeholders

  • Making initial assessments about the feasibility of implementing transit monitoring in the country of focus, including victim-identification protocol, monitoring locations, law enforcement, ease of NGO operations, and other factors

  • Assisting with identifying local leaders or partners to oversee new pilots

  • Assisting with other high-level and strategic research issues that may arise

  • Mature Christian faith

  • Strong passion for social justice and advocacy on behalf of vulnerable populations

  • A bachelors degree is required; some graduate education in a relevant field (political science, criminal justice, economics, law, sociology, etc.) is strongly preferred

  • Proficiency in Spanish, French, or Portuguese – including speaking, reading, and writing – is strongly preferred

  • Strong academic research, writing, and verbal communication skills, including attention to detail and organization

  • Ability to conduct self-directed research and to multi-task

  • Ability to represent LJIs work well to key stakeholders and to effectively communicate with others in cross-cultural contexts

  • Some international travel or work experience is preferred

Please apply on our Careers Page.
Please email [email protected] with questions.

Apply here!