The World Justice Project (WJP) is seeking a full-time Special Assistant to the Chief Research Officer, to work in the WJP's office in Washington DC. The Special Assistant will serve as the right-hand assistant to the Chief Research Officer, providing primary support for his management, external relations, fundraising, core research, and administrative functions.
The Special Assistant will also assist with research projects on the status of the rule of law around the world; candidates can expect to spend half their time supporting the Chief Research Officer and half their time supporting the research team with programmatic work. The successful candidate will play a critical role in a growing, entrepreneurial non-profit working to advance the rule of law as the foundation for communities of equity, opportunity, and peace. WJP's global research and data team operates out its Washington, DC office, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this position is currently remote.
About the World Justice Project (WJP)
WJP works to advance the rule of law through a multidisciplinary approach involving original research, data collection, and analysis as well as engagement and support of an active and global network of policy-makers and reformers. Its Rule of Law Index is the leading source of primary data on the rule of law and has been cited by heads of state, chief justices, business leaders, and public officials, including in coverage by more than 2,500 media outlets worldwide. Founded in 2009, WJP has offices in Washington, DC, Seattle, WA, Mexico City, and Singapore. For more information, visit https://worldjusticeproject.org/.
The main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
This position is open to graduates (B.A. or M.A.) with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, with excellent attention to detail and superior research, writing, and problem-solving skills. International experience and foreign language skills are preferred. The ideal candidate will have completed coursework in international affairs, social sciences, journalism, economics, policy studies, regional studies, or pre-law. Successful applicants will have at least one year of relevant experience, and be bright, highly dependable, and motivated with a strong academic record and an enthusiastic interest in the rule of law. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following skills and qualifications:
While performing the responsibilities of the job, this person will frequently be required to use finger dexterity as well as sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen. This person may need to remain seated for long periods of time, have the ability to perform repetitive motions, grasp objects, including a writing instrument, stand, communicate verbally and hear well enough to detect nuances, and receive detailed information. This person may be required to walk, push or pull objects, bend, squat, reach, or kneel. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision for expansive reading and data analysis.
The work conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job. This person will typically work indoors in a heated and air-conditioned office, with a mixture of natural, incandescent and fluorescent light with low to moderate noise levels.
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