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Legal Advisor - Asia

Do you want to protect fundamental freedoms in Asia? The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is looking for a creative, strategic, and highly motivated lawyer to help us do just that.  

ICNL promotes the freedoms of association, assembly, and expression and supports civil society, civic participation, and philanthropy in countries around the world, including in Asia. Our partners are civil society organizations (CSOs), governments, law schools, and international organizations.

The Legal Advisor – Asia will be based in ICNL’s Washington, DC office. This is a full-time position, with significant travel.  The Legal Advisor – Asia will help design and implement ICNL’s programs in a diverse range of Asian countries, including, for example, in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.  

Under the direction of ICNL’s VP-Legal Affairs, illustrative duties include:

  • Design and implement activities to improve the laws for civil society in Asia;

  • Provide technical legal assistance to government officials, parliamentarians, and civil society actors;

  • Work with local partners throughout Asia;

  • Represent ICNL at meetings and conferences;

  • Research civil society legal issues and produce educational materials; and

  • Assist with budget and contract management, program development, and donor requirements.

Qualifications:

  • Law degree from an accredited school;

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in international policy, human rights, or development;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of civic space issues in Asia;

  • 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;

  • Fluency in English;

  • Willingness to travel extensively;

  • Experience in program development/grant writing is an advantage;

  • Civil society experience, particularly in challenging political environments, is an advantage; and

  • The Legal Advisor must possess legal authorization to work in the US.  

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing sample to jobs@icnl.org. In the subject line of your e-mail, please indicate “Legal Advisor-Asia.” In your cover note, please reference where you saw this posting. Applications should be submitted by November 30, 2018 and will be considered on a rolling basis. 

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

 

Legal Advisor

Do you want to protect fundamental freedoms around the world?  The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is looking for two creative, enterprising, and highly motivated lawyers to help us do just that.  

ICNL promotes the freedoms of association, assembly, and expression and supports civil society, civic participation, and philanthropy in countries around the world.  

The Legal Advisors will hold full-time positions based in our Washington, DC office, with significant travel.  The Legal Advisors will help strengthen international norms protecting civic space and support their implementation at the national level.  These positions entail significant responsibility for managing major ICNL programs. The jobs will be dynamic, fast-paced, and best suited to someone creative, flexible, and comfortable with multi-tasking.  

Under the direction of ICNL’s VP-Programs or VP-Legal Affairs, the Legal Advisor will:

  • Collaborate with diplomats, donors, and some of the world’s leading human rights activists to defend the freedoms of association, expression, and assembly;

  • Help develop the cutting-edge knowledge and analysis that allows ICNL and our partners to stay ahead of rapidly developing civic space issues;

  • Prepare analyses of draft legislation for use by government officials, parliamentarians, civil society, and the media;

  • Design trainings and initiatives to strengthen knowledge of laws affecting civil society, civic participation, and philanthropy.

  • Help strengthen coalitions of likeminded government allies, civil society organizations, movements, and individuals critical to achieving ICNL’s mission; and

  • Assist in managing one or more of ICNL’s major programs by liaising with funders, developing program strategies, and implementing program activities.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Law degree from an accredited school;

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in international policy, human rights, or development; knowledge of multilateral institutions preferred;

  • Experience and knowledge related to civic space or civil society law;

  • Superb written and oral communications skills;

  • Experience designing and implementing program strategies;

  • Experience with program and budget management;

  • Comfort working both independently and as a member of a team;

  • Fluency in English required; fluency in other languages is an advantage;

  • The Legal Advisor must possess legal authorization to work in the US.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  Please send a cover letter and a CV to jobs@icnl.org.  The subject line should state “Legal Advisor.”  Only finalists will be contacted.  No phone calls please.   ICNL is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Legal Advisor - Africa

Do you want to protect fundamental freedoms in Sub-Saharan Africa?  The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is looking for a creative, enterprising, and highly motivated lawyer to help us do just that.  

ICNL promotes the freedoms of association, assembly, and expression and supports civil society, civic participation, and philanthropy in countries around the world.  

The Legal Advisor is a full-time position based in our Washington, DC office. Extensive travel is expected. As a member of ICNL’s Africa team, the Legal Advisor will help strengthen international and regional norms protecting civic space and support the work of civil society partners to defend the freedoms of association, expression, and assembly throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.  The job will be dynamic, fast-paced, and best suited to someone creative, flexible, and comfortable with multi-tasking.  

Under the direction of ICNL’s Vice President - Programs, the Legal Advisor will:

  • Collaborate with leading African human rights activists to defend the freedoms of association, expression, and assembly;

  • Represent ICNL in meetings with governments, donors, and partners throughout Africa;

  • Help develop the cutting-edge knowledge and analysis that allows ICNL and our partners to stay ahead of rapidly developing civic space issues;

  • Prepare analyses of draft legislation for use by government officials, parliamentarians, civil society, and the media;

  • Help strengthen coalitions of likeminded government allies, civil society organizations, movements, and individuals critical to achieving ICNL’s mission; and

  • Design trainings and initiatives to strengthen knowledge of laws affecting civil society, civic participation, and philanthropy.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Law degree from an accredited school;

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in international policy, human rights, or development;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of civic space issues on the African continent;

  • Fluency in English (proficiency in French 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.

  • Civil society experience, particularly in challenging political environments, is an advantage;

  • The Legal Advisor must possess legal authorization to work in the US.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  Please send a cover letter and a CV to jobs@icnl.org.  The subject line should state “Legal Advisor:  Africa.”  Only finalists will be contacted.  No phone calls please.   ICNL is an equal opportunity employer.