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

Are you interested in promoting civic freedoms around the world? The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is soliciting applications for a year-long, part-time consultant to support our Civic Freedom Monitor (CFM). The consultant should have legal authorization to work in the U.S. The consultant is expected to arrange her or his own working hours and space and is not expected to work in ICNL’s offices.

ICNL promotes the freedoms of association, assembly, and expression and supports civil society, civic participation, and philanthropy in countries around the world. Our partners include civil society organizations, governments, law schools, and international bodies. Please see for additional information.

The CFM provides up-to-date information on legal issues affecting civil society and civic freedoms, including freedoms of association, expression, and peaceful assembly. We currently maintain reports on fifty-four countries and eight multilateral organizations. Each country report provides an overview of key legal issues relating to civic freedoms, with a focus on legal barriers to civil society activity. Each report on a multilateral organization provides an overview of the organization and the legal issues it deals with, affecting civic freedom and civic participation.

Consultant Duties:

Under the direction of ICNL’s VP-Legal Affairs, activities of the Consultant will include:

  • Managing relationships and overseeing contracting with local partners;
  • Ensuring quarterly reports from local partners are submitted on a timely basis and contain relevant information;
  • Editing CFM reports based on input provided from local partners around the world and inputting edits to reports into ICNL’s website; and
  • Conducting limited additional research on civic freedoms based on inputs provided by local partners.


The Consultant should possess:

  • A relevant degree from an accredited university;
  • Excellent analytic, writing, and editing skills;
  • Experience working or conducting research on the freedoms of assembly, association, and/or expression;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Fluency in English; and
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States.

The ideal candidate will also possess:

  • A law degree;
  • Proficiency in a language other than English; and
  • Experience working on a WordPress platform.

Application Process

To apply for this position, please send:

  • Your curriculum vitae;
  • A cover letter demonstrating how you meet the qualifications listed above;
  • The number of days per month you are available for this consultancy; and
  • Your proposed daily rate.

Applications must be submitted in English. Please send your application to with the subject line “Civic Freedom Monitor Consultant.” Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and, in any event, should be submitted by January 31, 2020. Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be evaluated based on the following factors:

  • Compliance with the application process;
  • Degree to which the applicant’s experience meets the qualifications stated above; and
  • Competitiveness of the day rate, time availability, and value for money.

Issuance of this solicitation does not constitute an award commitment on the part of ICNL, nor does it commit ICNL to pay for cost incurred in the preparation and submission of an application.

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 highly motivated lawyer to help us do just that.

The Legal Advisor/Legal Associate 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/Legal Associate will help strengthen support the work of civil society partners to promote an enabling legal framework for civil society and public participation throughout the region.  The job will be dynamic, fast-paced, and best suited to someone enterprising, flexible, comfortable with multi-tasking, and able to take on extensive travel.


Under the supervision of the Executive Director of ICNL LLC’s MENA office, the Legal Advisor/ Legal Associate will:

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


  •  Law degree from an accredited school.
  • At least three years of professional legal experience in the field of human rights, civil society or not-for-profits.
  • Spoken and written fluency in Arabic and English; professional proficiency in French is highly preferred.
  • Excellent legal research, analysis, writing, and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Willingness to travel extensively.
  • 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 and contact information for three references.

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

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.