Legal Advisor - Eurasia

International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Jan-31-2022
  • Posted
    Jan 14

Position description

Do you want to protect civic freedom in Eurasia? The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is looking for a creative, strategic, and highly motivated lawyer to help us do just that.

 

ICNL promotes the freedoms of association, assembly, and expression and supports civil society, digital rights, and philanthropy in countries around the world, including in the former Soviet Union (Eurasia) region. ICNL engages with civil society, governments, parliaments, and the United Nations.

 

The Legal Advisor –Eurasia will be based in ICNL’s Washington, DC office. During the pandemic, following ICNL office policy, remote work may be permitted. This is a full-time position, with the possibility of significant travel once the pandemic situation improves. The Legal Advisor – Eurasia will help design and implement ICNL’s programs across Eurasia.

 

Under the direction of ICNL’s Vice President - Eurasia, illustrative duties include:

· Design and implement activities to improve the legal environment for civil society in Eurasia;

· Provide technical legal assistance to government officials, parliamentarians, and civil society;

· Design and implement projects with local partners;

· Research civil society legal issues and produce educational materials;

· Assist with budget and grant/contract management, program development, and donor requirements; and

· Represent ICNL at meetings and conferences.

 

Qualifications:

· Law degree from an accredited school;

· At least five years of professional experience in international policy, human rights, or development;

· Demonstrated knowledge of civil society issues in Eurasia;

· Excellent research, analytical, writing, and presentation skills;

· Proven ability to engage constructively with governments and civil society;

· Experience in program strategy and design as well as project management;

· Fluency in English;

· Fluency in Russian is strongly preferred;

· Willingness to travel extensively;

· Experience in program development/grant writing is an advantage;

· Civil society experience, particularly in challenging political environments, is an advantage; and· The Legal Advisor must possess legal authorization to work in the U.S. and be willing to live in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

· Law degree from an accredited school;

· At least five years of professional experience in international policy, human rights, or development;

· Demonstrated knowledge of civil society issues in Eurasia;

· Excellent research, analytical, writing, and presentation skills;

· Proven ability to engage constructively with governments and civil society;

· Experience in program strategy and design as well as project management;

· Fluency in English;

· Fluency in Russian is strongly preferred;

· Willingness to travel extensively;

· Experience in program development/grant writing is an advantage;

· Civil society experience, particularly in challenging political environments, is an advantage; and· The Legal Advisor must possess legal authorization to work in the U.S. and be willing to live in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Application instructions

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing sample to [email protected] In the subject line of your e-mail, please indicate “Legal Advisor-Eurasia.” In your cover note, please reference where you saw this posting. Applications should be submitted by January 31, 2022 and will be considered on a rolling basis.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls or emails to ICNL staff, please. ICNL is an equal opportunity employer.