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

Chief of Party for Tajikistan - Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Are you interested in providing legal support to civil society organizations? The ICNL, LLC’s affiliate office in the Republic of Tajikistan is looking for a motivated manager to lead a program doing just that.

Position Description

The Chief of Party is a full-time position based in ICNL, LLC’s affiliate office in the Republic of Tajikistan. The Chief of Party will lead an anticipated USAID-funded civil society legal support program in Tajikistan.

Illustrative responsibilities include, but are not limited, to:

  • Providing day-to-day management of ICNL, LLC’s program and relationships with the funder, partners from the government, and local and international organizations.
  • Leading technical assistance on civil society law-related issues to government officials, Members of Parliament, lawyers, representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs), and other interested parties in Tajikistan.
  • Managing ICNL, LLC’s affiliate office in the Republic of Tajikistan, including its staff and consultants.
  • Managing implementation of sub-grants and contracts.
  • Ensuring fulfillment of program objectives and compliance with organizational policies and donor requirements, including workplan development, annual and quarterly reporting, and monitoring and evaluation of program activities, among others.
  • Organizing and overseeing conferences, trainings, and other events conducted by ICNL, LLC staff.
  • Representing ICNL, LLC in country and regional meetings, workshops, seminars, and conferences.
  • Providing periodic reports on program activities to ICNL management.
  • Producing and overseeing production of research papers, analyses, recommendations, and other publications.
  • Assisting with program development, including interfacing with potential donors and negotiating agreement terms.
  • Traveling within the country and internationally to meet with ICNL, LLC staff, donors, and partners.
  • At least eight years of senior-level program management experience, focused on civil society strengthening, legal environment, rule of law, access to justice, mediation, or human rights, in Tajikistan or the broader Central Asia region;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with CSOs, government representatives, donors, UN agencies, academic and research institutes, and bar and other legal associations;
  • Proven success and exceptional leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of USAID and other international donor-supported programs, with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, and budgeting, and preferably experience in managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions;
  • Excellent analytical, writing, and presentation skills;
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of Russian and/or Tajik is an asset;
  • Advanced degree in law, political science, international studies, or related fields; and
  • Ability to travel extensively and to work independently.
Application Process

Please e-mail your cover letter and CV to The deadline for applications is June 21, 2021. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Employment offer is contingent upon funder approval. ICNL LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information and application instructions, click here.

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


Consultancy: 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.

ICNL LLC Consultancy: 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.

Consultancy: 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.