Program Assistant/Program Officer (Washington DC) ǀ Legal Advisor for the Middle East and North Africa (Amman, Jordan) ǀ Internships in International Civil Society Law-MENA Region 2016 (Washington DC) ǀ Internships in International Civil Society Law (Almaty, Kazakhstan)
The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is seeking a full-time Program Assistant or Program Officer based in Washington, DC.
This is a unique opportunity to support international programs focused on human rights and civil society law around the world. ICNL works with governments, civil society organizations, the United Nations, and other groups to protect civil society and fundamental freedoms in over 100 countries. The position supports a range of programs and provides valuable experience for candidates interested in pursuing a career in human rights or international development. Please see www.icnl.org for additional information on our work.
Under the direction of ICNL’s President or his designee, the Program Assistant/Program Officer will undertake the following duties:
- Assist with ICNL’s programs and operations around the world;
- Assist with research and editing of reports and other documents;
- Work with staff to prepare ICNL’s annual report and other communications materials;
- Assist with the maintenance of ICNL’s website, social media, and knowledge products;
- Prepare and help manage contracts and subgrants;
- Assist with program development and proposals;
- Assist with the organization of study tours, fellowships, workshops, and conferences;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred;
- At least 2 years of professional experience preferred (3 years for Program Officer);
- Excellent English writing and communication skills;
- Strong writing and editing skills;
- Superior administrative and organizational skills;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
- Knowledge of social media, including Twitter and Facebook;
- Familiarity with Dreamweaver, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, basic HTML, and other web design tools is strongly preferred.
The candidate must also possess legal authorization to work in the United States.
COMPENSATION: Competitive salary and excellent benefits, based on experience and qualifications.
To apply, please e-mail your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing sample (no more than 5 pages) to email@example.com by November 7, 2016. Please reference "Program Assistant/Program Officer" in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and early submission is encouraged.
Only finalists will be contacted - no phone calls please. ICNL is an equal opportunity employer.
The Middle East/North Africa regional office of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, LLC is seeking a qualified attorney to serve as a full-time Legal Advisor for the Middle East and North Africa.
The Legal Advisor will be based in ICNL LLC’s Amman, Jordan office. Extensive travel is expected.
Under the supervision of the Executive Director of Middle East/North Africa regional office of ICNL LLC, the Legal Advisor will undertake the following tasks:
- Providing technical assistance, including analyses of draft legislation related to freedom of association, freedom of assembly, and public participation mechanisms;
- Designing and implementing training workshops and other capacity-building activities for government officials and civil society leaders;
- Administering and overseeing subgrants and contracts to partner organizations and consultants across the region;
- Writing and editing reports, briefing papers, and other legal and policy materials;
- Representing ICNL LLC at regional meetings, workshops, seminars, and conferences;
- Drafting funder-required quarterly activity and financial reports;
- Proposal writing and fundraising activities; and
- Other duties and travel as assigned.
- Law degree from an accredited school, together with at least five years of professional legal experience.
Experience working with civil society, government, or an international organization in the Middle East/North Africa is preferred.
- Spoken and written fluency in Arabic; professional proficiency in English and French highly preferred.
- Excellent legal research, analysis, writing, and presentation skills.
- Experience organizing and conducting trainings and workshops.
- Experience with project strategy, design, and management preferred.
- Willingness to travel extensively.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Deadline for Applications is August 18, 2016. A cover letter and CV should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to reference “Legal Advisor- MENA” in the subject line. Please include salary history for the last two years (if any) and contact information for three references. Only finalists will be contacted - no phone calls please. For more information about ICNL, please visit www.icnl.org
The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) seeks a bright, energetic student with an interest in international affairs to serve as an intern and work with our Middle East & North Africa (MENA) team. ICNL's internship offers a unique opportunity to be involved in the promotion of an enabling legal environment for civil society, freedom of association, and public participation.
ICNL has worked on civil society law in over 100 countries, drawing upon a worldwide network of partners and experts. Working with ICNL’s program teams, interns are engaged in our cutting-edge research and technical assistance. ICNL endeavors to develop projects that reflect student interests and skills, and to assist with the student's career development.
Learn more about ICNL and its programs at http://www.icnl.org.
Under the supervision of, and with training by ICNL’s senior staff lawyers, interns are fully engaged in a variety of hands-on legal tasks. Duties might include conducting comparative legal research, legal analysis, supporting ICNL’s partners, and other related tasks.
The following are illustrative examples of possible intern assignments with the MENA team:
- MENA regional research, focusing on the practical restrictions of rights of civil society, as well as how to develop sustainable sources of funding for civil society.
- A literature review, including preparation of basic summaries of the relevant legal frameworks in project countries (such as Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia), and then the incorporation of this information into the crowd-sourcing website or written reports, as needed
- Translations of Arabic regulations or draft laws and preliminary analysis.
Interns should be enrolled in or have a degree from an accredited law school. Good research, writing, and analytical skills are particularly important qualifications for this position. The intern should also have demonstrable individual initiative and ability to work as part of a team. The intern must be located in the Washington D.C. area. Proficiency in Arabic preferred.
Students work part-time. Start and end dates are flexible. In the past, many students have obtained public interest fellowships or credit for their internships at ICNL. If such support is unavailable, ICNL will offer a stipend to the intern.
To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample (no longer than five pages) to email@example.com. Reference “Intern 2016-MENA” in the subject line. Only finalists will be contacted – no telephone calls please. Please submit your application as soon as possible as decisions will be made on a rolling basis. ICNL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Central Asia Regional Office of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is seeking a part-time, unpaid intern. ICNL's internship offers a unique opportunity to be involved in the promotion of an enabling legal environment for civil society, freedom of association, and public participation around the world.
ICNL has worked on civil society law in over 100 countries, drawing upon a worldwide network of partners and experts. Working with ICNL's program teams, interns are engaged in our cutting-edge research and technical assistance. ICNL endeavors to develop projects that reflect student interests and skills, and to assist with the student's career development.
The ICNL Central Asia Regional Office is located in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Work schedule and duration
Start and end dates are flexible, but a 2 month minimum commitment is preferred. The intern is expected to work an average of 20 hours per week with occasional evening and/or weekend hours.
Primary duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision of, and with training by ICNL's senior staff lawyers, interns are fully engaged in a variety of hands-on legal tasks. Duties might include conducting comparative legal research, legal analysis, supporting ICNL's partners, and other related tasks.
The following are illustrative examples of assignments:
- Assist ICNL with legal reform efforts in Kazakhstan;
- Conduct research, analysis and recommendations on how to improve enacted or draft legislation relating to NGOs;
- Monitor and gather information on an ongoing basis regarding developments of legislation or draft legislation which affect the NGO sector;
- Assist in organizing roundtables, seminars, and conferences in accordance with ICNL's suggestions and available funding;
- Assist in the development of ICNL publications (including grammar editing and proof reading assistance);
- Support the addition of content related to the project to the ICNL website;
1. Enrollment in an accredited law school with strong academic record
2. Interest in working for a nonprofit organization and in CSO Law;
3. Good research, writing, and analytical skills;
4. Organized and able to work both independently and as part of a team;
5. Excellent communication skills;
6. Superior abilities in English;
7. Ability to use MS Office programs.
How to apply
To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reference "Civil Society Law Intern" in the subject line. Only finalists will be contacted – no telephone calls please. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.