Job Opportunities

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law works around the world to promote a legal environment where civil society, philanthropy, and public participation can thrive. Interested in joining our team? See below for our current vacancies.

Open Positions

Legal Advisor, MENA Region - Amman, Jordan

Are you interested in promoting an enabling legal framework for civil society in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region? The MENA regional office of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, LLC is looking for a creative and collaborative lawyer to help us do just that.

The Legal Advisor is a full-time position based in ICNL LLC’s Amman, Jordan office. As a member of ICNL LLC’s MENA team, the Legal Advisor will help support our civil society partners throughout the region as they work to promote an enabling legal framework for civil society and public participation.


This position will help implement ICNL’s programs throughout the MENA region.  Illustrative responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with MENA civil society leaders, government officials, lawyers, academics, and other stakeholders to improve the legal environment for civil society and public participation;
  • Develop and lead interactive trainings to strengthen partners’ capacity to advance enabling legal reform and address restrictive measures;
  • Undertake research and analysis that allows ICNL and our partners to respond to emerging trends impacting the legal environment for civil society;
  • Prepare analyses of draft legislation for use by government officials, parliamentarians, civil society, and the media;
  • Help strengthen coalitions of like-minded civil society organizations, movements, and individuals critical to achieving ICNL’s mission;
  • Represent ICNL in meetings with governments, donors, and partners throughout MENA; and
  • Assist with budget and grant/contract management, and program development.
  • Law degree from an accredited school.
  • At least five years of professional legal experience in the field of civil society or human rights.
  • Spoken and written fluency in Arabic and English.
  • Excellent legal research, analysis, writing, and presentation skills.
  • Experience organizing and conducting trainings and workshops.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Willingness to travel extensively once the COVID-19 pandemic is controlled.
  • Experience with project strategy, design, and management preferred.
  • Experience working with civil society, government, or an international organization in the Middle East/North Africa is preferred.

A cover letter and CV should be sent to Be sure to reference “Legal – MENA” in the subject line. Please include salary history for the last two years. Applications should be submitted by May 15, 2021, and will be considered on a rolling basis.

Only finalists will be contacted – no phone calls or emails to staff, please. For more information about ICNL, please visit


Researching Internet Freedoms and Online Expression in Mozambique

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is soliciting applications for an individual or organizational consultant to assist with legal research on laws and policies that impact internet freedoms and online freedom of expression in Mozambique. The overall budget cap for this consultancy is $5,000 USD – proposals will be assessed for cost competitiveness, subject matter expertise, and other factors. Applications are due by September 10, 2021.

For more information and application instructions, click here.

Audit Services

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is seeking proposals to provide audit and tax services from firms with experience in working with international not-for-profit organizations. These services will be partially financed by United States federal government funds, primarily the U.S. Agency for International Development (“USAID”) and are subject to US government rules and regulations. We invite you to submit a proposal to us by August 31, 2021 if you wish to be considered for this RFP.

For more information and application instructions, click here.

Legal and Policy Frameworks Governing the Registration of Non-Profit Organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is pleased to invite applications from local consultants in Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Senegal, and Ghana to conduct research on the legal and policy frameworks for registration and regulation of non-profit organizations in the specified countries.

For more information and application instructions, click here.

Mapping Research for Civic Space & Climate Change in the Middle East and North Africa

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law LLC-MENA Regional Office (ICNL LLC-MENA) seeks researchers for a consultancy assignment, for a 2-month period from 1 February to 31 March 2021. The Consultant will conduct a mapping study of the civic space legal and policy framework applicable to climate change activists and organizations in MENA, in accordance with a research outline to be approved by ICNL LLC-MENA.

For more information and application instructions, click here.

Tracking COVID-19 Regulatory Measures in Africa

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) seeks an individual or organizational research consultant for a 3.5-month consultancy (beginning in September 2020 and ending December 31, 2020). The consultant will provide regular updates, following a methodology provided by ICNL, to entries regarding various African countries included in the ICNL-ECNL global COVID-19 Civic Freedom Tracker, as well as to the African regional responses page.

For more information and application instructions, click here.

Grants & Fellowships

Occasionally, we offer grants to civil society organizations and others working to promote and protect civic freedoms, as well as fellowships and internships at ICNL. Click here for our current opportunities.