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Internships in International Civil Society Law (Almaty, Kazakhstan) – Summer 2015 | Deputy Director for Central Asia | Program Coordinator - Civic Space Initiative

Internships in International Civil Society Law (Almaty, Kazakhstan) – Summer 2015

The Central Asia Regional Office of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is seeking a part-time, unpaid summer 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. 

Location
The ICNL Central Asia Regional Office is located in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Work schedule and duration
The internship begins approximately in July 2015 and runs through the last week of August 2015. 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;

Qualifications
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 carlawyer@icnl.org.kz.  Reference "Summer Intern 2015" in the subject line. Only finalists will be contacted – no telephone calls please. The deadline for applications is June 31, 2015.

Deputy Director for Central Asia

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (“ICNL”) is seeking a full-time Deputy Director for Central Asia based in Almaty, Kazakhstan to provide support in the implementation of its Eurasia program to promote and protect civil society.  ICNL works with governments, civil society organizations, and the international community to develop the legal framework for civil society, philanthropy, and public participation in over 100 countries.  Please see www.icnl.org for additional information on our work.

DUTIES

Under the direction of ICNL’s –Program Director for Central Asia (CA), the Deputy Director will undertake the following duties:

  • Coordinate the implementation of a multi-million dollar project throughout CA;
  • Ensure compliance with US government rules and regulations and ICNL internal policies, as well as those of private funders when applicable;
  • Lead program reporting efforts;
  • Ensure project finances remain on track to accomplish activities and deliverables within budget restrictions and in compliance with US government regulations and ICNL internal policies;
  • Prepare and manage contracts with staff and consultants;
  • Prepare workplans, performance monitoring tools, and other funder-required documents; 
  • Facilitate communication between Washington-based staff and management and CA-based staff;
  • Assist in the organization and execution of international conferences and other events;
  • Develop and maintain project management tools for ICNL’s CA team;
  • Edit work product by non-native English speakers;
  • Assist with proposal writing and fundraising activities;
  • Meet and otherwise communicate with donors; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred;
  • At least 4 years of professional experience in project management;
  • Familiarity with US government grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts;
  • Familiarity with US government regulations and non-profit compliance practices;
  • Familiarity with budgeting, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Superior administrative and organizational skills, and attention to detail;
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills;
  • Experience in working in multinational teams and complex projects preferred;
  • Knowledge about civil society, human rights, international development and related issues an advantage;
  • Knowledge of Russian an advantage;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required.

COMPENSATION: Competitive salary and excellent benefits, based on experience and qualifications.

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and curriculum vitae to Rebecca Ullman at rullman@icnl.org.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until May 30, and early submission is encouraged.

Only finalists will be contacted - no phone calls please. ICNL is an equal opportunity employer.
Learn more about ICNL and its programs at www.icnl.org.

Program Coordinator - Civic Space Initiative

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (“ICNL”) is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator based in Washington, DC to provide support in the implementation of the Civic Space Initiative, a global program to promote and protect civil society.  ICNL works with governments, civil society organizations, and the international community to develop the legal framework for civil society, philanthropy, and public participation in over 100 countries.  Please see www.icnl.org for additional information on our work.

DUTIES

Under the direction of ICNL’s Vice-President – Legal Affairs, the Program Coordinator will undertake the following duties:

  • Coordinate the implementation of a multi-million dollar global project across the organization and among consortium partners;
  • Assist in the design and coordinate implementation of systems and tools to enhance effectiveness in project management, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Collect, organize and present project data for management use;
  • Communicate with and mobilize various teams and partner organizations;
  • Work with the finance team to monitor spending and coordinate budget planning;
  • Coordinate preparation of and write donor reports;
  • Assist in the organization of high-level international events;
  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in nonprofit projects;
  • Familiarity with project management tools;
  • Familiarity with budgeting, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Superior administrative and organizational skills, and attention to detail;
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills;
  • Experience in working in multinational teams and complex projects preferred;
  • Experience in event organizing an advantage;
  • Knowledge about civil society, human rights, international development and related issues an advantage;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required.

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 and curriculum vitae to bgrabel@icnl.org; please list “Program Coordinator – Civic Space Initiative” in the subject line of your application e-mail. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until May 25, and early submission is encouraged.

Only finalists will be contacted - no phone calls please. ICNL is an equal opportunity employer.
Learn more about ICNL and its programs at www.icnl.org.

Only finalists will be contacted - no phone calls please. ICNL is an equal opportunity employer.