The World Justice Project® (WJP) is an independent, multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law worldwide. Effective rule of law reduces corruption, combats poverty and disease, and protects people from injustices large and small. It is the foundation for communities of equity, opportunity, and peace—underpinning development, accountable government, and respect for fundamental rights. Our work employs a multidisciplinary approach through original research and data, an active and global network, and practical, locally-led programs to advance the rule of law worldwide.
Founded by William H. Neukom in 2006 as a presidential initiative of the American Bar Association (ABA), and with the initial support of 21 other strategic partners, the World Justice Project transitioned into an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2009. Its primary offices are located in Washington, DC, and Seattle, WA, USA.
The Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of the World Justice Project (“WJP”) will have primary administrative responsibility for financial management of the WJP, including preparation and management of budgets, preparation of financial reports to the WJP’s Officers and Board of Directors, liaising with the WJP’s outside auditing firm and attending to the WJP’s annual audit, and managing the financial aspects of grant applications and grants received by the WJP from private and government sources and reports required by same. The Chief Financial and Administrative Officer will also have primary responsibility for management and oversight in the areas of HR, technology, operations, office management, procurement and contracts for WJP’s operations based in Washington, D.C., and in offices in Seattle, WA, Mexico City, Singapore, and future locations as may develop. The WJP’s Finance Director, the HR and Administrative Manager, and the Mexico office Manager will report to this person. This person will report to the Executive Director, and it is expected that this person will work closely with the WJP Treasurer, General Counsel and other Officers, and with the Board of Directors. The position will be based in the WJP’s office in Washington, D.C.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
There are two overarching challenges or opportunities facing the new WJP Chief Financial and Administrative Officer: First, the financial management and oversight of WJP in a period of transition from a predominantly US-based and privately funded organization, to a global organization with offices in several continents, and funded by both public and private sources from multiple jurisdictions. Second, promoting an entrepreneurial, results-oriented, highly wired and closely integrated culture with staff and officers from diverse cultural backgrounds and time-zones.
Budget and Financial Responsibilities
Skills and Experience
Essential Personal Qualities
Master’s Degree or equivalent professional experience
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume, and reference information (contact information for two to three references, with past supervisors and employers being preferred) to “[email protected]” with subject line “LAST NAME FIRST NAME CFAO POSITION”. Please send all application documents at once, preferably in PDF format. This position will remain open until filled. Due to the high volume of applications expected to be received, we are able to follow up directly only with candidates selected for interviews. No phone calls please.