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Legal Advisor - Freedom of Expression | Accounts Payable Clerk (Part Time)

Legal Advisor - Freedom of Expression

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is seeking a lawyer to serve as a Legal Advisor for projects relating to the freedoms of expression, information, and other rights essential to the vibrant functioning of civil society.

ICNL has worked in over 100 countries to strengthen the legal framework for civil society, civic participation, and philanthropy. Our partners include civil society organizations (CSOs), governments, law schools, and international bodies. Please see www.icnl.org for additional information.

Duties:

The Legal Advisor will be based in ICNL’s office in Washington, D.C. The Legal Advisor must be legally eligible to work in the United States. Extensive travel is expected. Under the direction of ICNL’s Senior Management, the Legal Advisor will undertake the following duties:

  • Implementing ICNL’s activities under the Global Civil Society Legal Enabling Environment Program (LEEP) and other programs;
  • Providing technical legal assistance, including written comments and analyses of draft legislation, for use by government officials, parliamentarians, CSOs, media representatives, and others;
  • Representing ICNL at various meetings, workshops, seminars, and conferences;
  • Designing and implementing project activities, including capacity-building and network building events with local partners;
  • Assisting with proposal writing and fundraising activities;
  • Writing and editing reports, briefing papers, and other program materials;
  • Preparing and monitoring work plans;
  • Monitoring and ensuring compliance with project budgets;
  • Preparing and managing contracts and sub-awards with local partners;
  • Overseeing work of partners and ensuring compliance with donor rules, regulations, and policies;
  • Undertaking funder-required reporting and other tasks; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with and expertise in the freedoms of expression, information, and other rights essential to the vibrant functioning of civil society. The Legal Advisor will need sufficient expertise to help ICNL address legal restrictions on the freedom of expression (e.g., laws may restrict the ability of civil society and media practitioners to receive and impart information, including, for example, laws on defamation and/or libel); limits on the right to access information; restrictions on freedoms online; and other human rights necessary to the vibrant functioning of civil society;
  • Law degree from an accredited school and at least five years’ professional experience;
  • Fluency in English (proficiency in other languages is an advantage);
  • Excellent research, analytical, writing, and presentation skills;
  • Proven ability to engage constructively with governments and civil society/media networks;
  • Experience in program strategy and design as well as project management;
  • Willingness to travel extensively;
  • CSO experience, particularly in challenging political environments, is a distinct advantage;
  • Experience implementing USAID-funded programs is an advantage;

Compensation:
Competitive salary, based on experience and qualifications.

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing sample to bgrabel@icnl.org. In the subject line of your e-mail, please indicate “Legal Advisor-Freedom of Expression.” In your cover note, please also reference where you saw this posting. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but should be submitted on or before December 1, 2014.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
ICNL is an equal opportunity employer.

Accounts Payable Clerk (Part-Time)

Excellent opportunity for part-time work at an international organization, this position is responsible for efficiently processing all payments.

Hours:
20 per week

Duties:

  • Receive and verify invoices and requisitions for goods and services
  • Verify that transactions comply with financial policies and procedures
  • Code payment documents
  • Maintain wire transfer templates
  • Maintain vendor information in AP system
  • Maintain vendor and contract files
  • Process payments:  verify names against designated watch lists, print checks, match payment to supporting documentation, mail signed checks to vendors
  • Prepare 1099’s
  • Respond to questions from departments or vendors in regards to invoice payments
  • Assist with other duties, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Proficient in MIP/Sage accounting applications
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping and data processing
  • High School Diploma or foreign equivalent, required, college degree preferred.

Compensation:
20 per week

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to SStaggs@icnl.org, with subject line: AP CLERK, your last name. We will only contact candidates selected for an interview. ICNL is an equal opportunity employer.