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Program Assistant ǀ Legal Advisor: ICNL MENA Office ǀ Civic Freedom Advisor: US Program ǀ Consultant: ICNL MENA Office ǀ Internships in International Civil Society Law (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Legal Advisor - ICNL, LLC MENA Office

Are you interested in promoting laws in favor of civil society around the world? The Middle East/North Africa regional office of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, LLC is seeking a qualified attorney to serve as a full-time Legal Advisor to primarily assist with our work in Morocco as well as other projects as assigned. The Legal Advisor will be based in ICNL LLC’s Amman, Jordan office. Extensive travel is expected.

Duties
Under the supervision of the Executive Director of Middle East/North Africa regional office of ICNL LLC, the Legal Advisor will undertake the following tasks:

  • Providing technical assistance, including analyses of draft legislation related to freedom of association, freedom of assembly, and public participation mechanisms;
  • Designing and implementing training workshops and other capacity-building activities for government officials and civil society leaders;
  • Administering and overseeing subgrants and contracts to partner organizations and consultants across the region;
  • Writing and editing reports, briefing papers, and other legal and policy materials;
  • Representing ICNL LLC at regional meetings, workshops, seminars, and conferences;
  • Drafting funder-required quarterly activity and financial reports;
  • Proposal writing and fundraising activities; and
  • Other duties and travel as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Law degree from an accredited school, together with at least five years of professional legal experience.
  • Spoken and written fluency in Arabic and English; professional proficiency in French is highly preferred.
  • Willingness to travel extensively.
  • Excellent legal research, analysis, writing, and presentation skills.
  • Experience organizing and conducting trainings and workshops.
  • Experience with project strategy, design, and management preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience working with civil society, government, or an international organization in the Middle East/North Africa is preferred. 

Deadline for Applications is July 20, 2017. A cover letter and CV should be sent to mena@icnlalliance.org. Be sure to reference “Legal Advisor- 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 www.icnl.org

 

Program Assistant

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is looking for a colleague to support civic space programs around the world.  ICNL works with governments, civil society organizations, and the international community to develop enabling legal frameworks for civil society, philanthropy, and public participation in over 100 countries. 

The Program Assistant is a full-time position based in our Washington, DC office. Working under the direction of ICNL’s Vice-President – Legal Affairs, the Program Assistant will provide administrative assistance in the implementation of global programs. Illustrative responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the design and management of country and thematic projects;
  • Support regional teams in grant management;
  • Work with the finance team to monitor spending, contribute to budget versus actual reporting, and coordinate program budget planning;
  • Assist with monitoring and evaluation by developing M&E plans and preparing M&E reports;
  • Draft internal reports for use by ICNL management; draft donor reports; and prepare program-related communications for external audiences;
  • Assist with research on topics relating to civil society and civic space; and
  • Assist in the organization of high-level international and national-level events.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in nonprofit projects;
  • Familiarity with project management tools;
  • Experience with budgeting, monitoring, and evaluation;
  • Superior administrative and organizational skills, and attention to detail;
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills;
  • Experience in working in multinational teams and complex projects preferred;
  • Experience in event organizing an advantage;
  • Familiarity with US Government grant rules and regulations an advantage;
  • Knowledge about civil society, human rights, international development and related issues an advantage;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required.
  • The candidate must also possess legal authorization to work in the United States.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with an application deadline of July 15, 2017. Please send a cover letter and a CV to jobs@icnl.org.   The subject line should state “Program Assistant.”  Only finalists will be contacted.  No phone calls please.   ICNL is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Civic Freedom Advisor: US Program

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is looking for a colleague to help develop and implement initiatives to safeguard the freedoms of assembly, association, and expression in the United States.  We have worked on these issues in over 100 countries, and the Civic Freedom Advisor will help enhance our US program.

The Civic Freedom Advisor is a part-time position and is based in our Washington, DC office.  Working with ICNL’s Senior Management, illustrative responsibilities include: 

  • Assisting with the development of ICNL’s strategy to protect the freedoms of association, assembly, and expression (“civic freedom”) in the United States;
  • Monitoring threats to civic freedom in the United States;
  • Mapping initiatives and coordinating with organizations, movements and individuals working on civic freedom issues in the United States;
  • Organizing virtual and in-person meetings;
  • Designing and implementing activities to protect civic freedom in the United States; and
  • Managing the budget and working with ICNL’s management to mobilize additional resources for this program.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Close connections to organizations, movements, and individuals working on civic freedom and human rights issues in the United States.
  • Experience designing and implementing program strategies in related fields.
  • Experience monitoring legal developments at the national and state levels.
  • Experience with program and budget management.
  • Legal degree preferred but not required.   
  • The Civic Freedom Advisor must possess legal authorization to work in the US.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with an application deadline of July 26, 2017.  Please send a cover letter and a CV to jobs@icnl.org.  The subject line should state “Civic Freedom Advisor.”  Only finalists will be contacted.  No phone calls please.   ICNL is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Consultation Opportunity - International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, LLC MENA Office

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, LLC MENA Office (ICNL LLC), is seeking a consultant to assist in our project based in Morocco. 

Illustrative duties are as follows:
Duties:

  • Assist in implementing ICNL LLC ‘s activities in Morocco;
  • Serve as ICNL LLC liaison in Morocco;
  • Assist in the organization of conferences, workshops, study tours, etc. in coordination with ICNL LLC staff;
  • Participate in meetings and events upon the request of ICNL LLC;
  • Work with staff to prepare ICNL LLC  communications materials;
  • Assist with research and editing of reports and other documents;
  • Report on current political and legislative developments which may affect the legal situation of civil society in Morocco;
  • Travel within Morocco as needed for performing duties described above; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree in business administration, or a related field;
  • 2 – 5 years previous experience in project assistance;
  • Computer and internet proficiency;
  • Fluent (native-level) Arabic.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills with strong attention to detail;
  • Solid organizational skills with a proven ability to multitask and handle multiple assignments simultaneously;
  • English language skills; and
  • Knowledge of US government funding rules and regulations.

Deadline for Applications is May 10, 2017. CVs should be sent to mena@icnlalliance.org. Be sure to reference "Consultant - Morocco" in the subject line.
Only finalists will be contacted - no phone calls please.

 

Internships in International Civil Society Law (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

The Central Asia Regional Office of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is seeking a part-time, unpaid intern. ICNL's internship offers a unique opportunity to be involved in the promotion of an enabling legal environment for civil society, freedom of association, and public participation around the world.

ICNL has worked on civil society law in over 100 countries, drawing upon a worldwide network of partners and experts. Working with ICNL's program teams, interns are engaged in our cutting-edge research and technical assistance. ICNL endeavors to develop projects that reflect student interests and skills, and to assist with the student's career development. 

Location
The ICNL Central Asia Regional Office is located in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Work schedule and duration
Start and end dates are flexible, but a 2 month minimum commitment is preferred. The intern is expected to work an average of 20 hours per week with occasional evening and/or weekend hours.

Primary duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision of, and with training by ICNL's senior staff lawyers, interns are fully engaged in a variety of hands-on legal tasks. Duties might include conducting comparative legal research, legal analysis, supporting ICNL's partners, and other related tasks.

The following are illustrative examples of assignments:

  • Assist ICNL with legal reform efforts in Kazakhstan;
  • Conduct research, analysis and recommendations on how to improve enacted or draft legislation relating to NGOs;
  • Monitor and gather information on an ongoing basis regarding developments of legislation or draft legislation which affect the NGO sector;
  • Assist in organizing roundtables, seminars, and conferences in accordance with ICNL's suggestions and available funding;
  • Assist in the development of ICNL publications (including grammar editing and proof reading assistance);
  • Support the addition of content related to the project to the ICNL website;

Qualifications
1. Enrollment in an accredited law school with strong academic record
2. Interest in working for a nonprofit organization and in CSO Law;
3. Good research, writing, and analytical skills;
4. Organized and able to work both independently and as part of a team;
5. Excellent communication skills;
6. Superior abilities in English;
7. Ability to use MS Office programs.

How to apply
To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to carlawyer@icnl.org.kz.  Reference "Civil Society Law Intern" in the subject line. Only finalists will be contacted – no telephone calls please. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.