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Co-Director, Rule of Law Index

Summary: The Co-Director of the Rule of Law Index will report directly to the Chief Research Officer, and will co-manage the planning and implementation of the Rule of Law Index team’s global, thematic, and country-specific research projects. In consultation with the Chief Research Officer and the other Co-Director of the Rule of Law Index, this position will lead the team through project planning and data collection processes, and will manage the production of final research products and outputs. Other key duties include managing staff, budgets, and project schedules, in addition to serving as a liaison with other WJP departments, research partners, donors, and other external stakeholders. The main responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the production of country-specific reports highlighting Rule of Law Index data
  • Co-manage the primary data collection process for the General Population Poll (GPP)/Qualified Respondents’ Questionnaire (QRQ) dataset in 128 countries and jurisdictions;
  • Support all aspects of the data analysis, score computation, writing, design, and production of the Rule of Law Index annual report series;
  • Present Rule of Law Index findings to various groups and audiences, and participate in joint endeavors and working groups to contribute to the maintenance and growth of the WJP’s considerable network of partners around the globe;
  • Contribute to WJP fundraising efforts by identifying relevant funding opportunities, drafting concept notes and proposals, developing budgets, and managing donor relationships;
  • Co-manage the Rule of Law Index team; andParticipate in staff recruitment, as necessary.

Skills and Experience

  • 7+ years of experience in the rule of law field or other relevant fields; 
  • Superior research and analytical skills, and ability to interpret and analyze data and complex documents;
  • Experience producing data-driven reports and research products for external audiences and funders;
  • Experience presenting and communicating rule of law issues to a wide variety of audiences;
  • Knowledge of survey research methods;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including appropriate supervisory and management methodologies;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication;
  • Proven capacity for strategic thinking and planning; 
  • Interest in programmatic-related fundraising;
  • Proficiency in Spanish, French, or other foreign language a plus;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Stata, the Adobe Creative Suite, CRMs, or survey software a plus. 

Essential Qualities

  • Encourages and practices critical thinking and creative problem solving;
  • Is self-reflective and empathic;
  • Recognizes the influence of workplace relationships on outcomes and results;
  • Maintains a respectful and accepting approach to others;
  • Awareness of the influence of the larger context on individual behavior; and
  • Collaboratively and creatively supports the work efforts of colleagues at all levels and in all areas of the organization.

Education

  • Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in Public Policy, Political Science, International Relations, Economics, or other relevant field. 

Physical Requirements: While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is frequently required to use finger dexterity as well as sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard, and is frequently required to be capable of reading a computer screen. The employee also 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. The employee 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.  

Working Conditions: The work conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job. The World Justice Project staff work indoors in a heated and air-conditioned office, with a mixture of natural, incandescent and fluorescent light with low to moderate noise levels.

How to Apply: Please visit WJP's employment portal to apply. Please provide a resume, cover letter, writing sample (max. 5 pages) and three references.

This position will remain open until filled. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up directly with candidates selected for interviews. No phone calls please.

The World Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.


Director of Communications (DC), WJP-Mexico Office

Summary: The Director of Communications leads the Mexico office's overall external and internal communications strategies and campaigns, oversees the Mexico team's messaging and creative output, and collaborates closely with other staff members contributing to social media publicity, event organization, video productions, and research publications. The DC supports both the Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Index projects at the Mexico office. A key responsibility of the DC is engagement with Mexican governmental, organized civil society and private sector counterparts who participate in alliances or partnerships with the WJP Mexico office. The DC reports directly to the Mexico Country Director and coordinates with WJP's global Chief Communications Officer and Chief Engagement Officer.

Overall Responsibilities and Expected Results: Build and implement short- and long-term strategies for Rule of Law advocacy and campaigning to create messages, themes, and content that maximizes WJP-Mexico's visibility and the impact of our technical work on governance reforms.

Specific Responsibilities and Activities:

Online Presence

  • Develop social media and marketing strategies to review its content before publication: contributing to and supervising production of regular updates and announcements to WJP's followers, partners, and email subscribers. 
  • Work with Chief Communications Officer, WJP-Mexico staff, and technical consultants to review local website design and future updates.

Writing Content

  • Write and edit text for press releases, summary of key findings, research briefings, promotional one-pagers
  • Draft other communications as needed: email campaigns, speeches, key message documents, invitations, updates to constituents
  • Manage photos, case studies, multi-media from the field and from project partners to be used in reports, updates, proposals, presentations
  • Assist in development of grant proposals and grant reports as needed

Video Content

  • Work with line producers and technical consultants to design video strategy and develop storyboards
  • Give feedback on video rough cuts and other audiovisual or interactive products
  • Work with editing team in the logging of recorded material audio and video

Subnational Governmental Relations

  • Working with Country Director, senior technical staff, and technical consultants to create opportunities for collaboration with Mexican states and municipalities, including: political leaders, police and public security organizations, anti-corruption institutions, local civil society organizations, other think tanks, and business chambers.

Public Events

  • Work with Country Director, administrative staff, technical staff and technical consultants, to plan and design public events to present main findings, policy proposals, audiovisual, interactive products or films, etc. This includes technical, logistical and contractual requirements.
  • Manage media and marketing strategy outreach for key events; draft and edit event materials as needed; oversee preparation and securing of speaker releases
  • Manage photography and videography services

Expected routine required: 

  • Give public and private presentations (donors, private sector and civil society organizations, public events)
  • Travel throughout Mexico: typically large cities but possibly small or remote locales
  • Participate in WJP meetings: internal, All Hands, project partners and government counterparts, consultations, interviews with experts.

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum ten years' experience in nonprofit or corporate communications, a significant portion of which involved working on Mexican Rule of Law or governance issues.
  • Bachelor's degree (Masters preferred)
  • Demonstrated track record of positioning organizations to achieve tangible outcomes
  • Demonstrated experience working on video production, and media training
  • Strong knowledge of Mexican public policy institutions and processes
  • Experience working on multi-disciplinary teams
  • Bilingual Spanish/English
    • Speaking: Excellent oral communication in both languages
    • Writing: Excellent writing skills in Spanish, good writing skills in English

How to Apply: The World Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Please email a cover letter, resume, a writing sample (no more than 5 pages), and reference information (1-3 references with contact information; past supervisors and employers preferred) to fomede@worldjusticeproject.org with subject line "LAST NAME, FIRST NAME – Communication Director Consultant Mexico". Please send all application documents at once, preferably in one PDF file. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Incomplete applications will not be considered. This position will remain open until filled. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up directly with candidates selected for interviews. No phone calls please.


Rule of Law Index Program Associate

Position: The World Justice Project's (WJP) Rule of Law Index team is seeking a full time Program Associate to work in the WJP's office in Washington DC. This is a current vacancy, with an immediate start. 

Responsibilities: The Program Associate will report directly to the Rule of Law Index Senior Program Associate and will provide crucial support for the Rule of Law Index team. The Program Associate will assist with research and data analysis, and other long-term projects on the status of the rule of law in different countries as well as on the mechanisms by which the rule of law operates and affects economic and political life. This position will focus primarily on the expert side of data collection for the WJP Rule of Law Index. The main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinate the primary data collection process for the Qualified Respondents Questionnaire (QRQ) expert surveys administered in 128 countries for the annual WJP Rule of Law Index report;
  • Prepare survey instrument tools for the annual QRQ administration, including software and IT platforms hosting QRQ data collection and communications materials;
  • Manage various online data collection platforms and CRM databases, including SurveyGizmo, Mail Chimp, and Microsoft Dynamics;
  • Create, manage, and track correspondence with previous QRQ contributors, and with non-respondent legal experts identified as potential QRQ expert contributors in countries to be included in the WJP Rule of Law Index, to increase QRQ data response rates;
  • Contribute to the research, analysis, writing, and design of the WJP's Rule of Law Index annual report series;
  • Help to manage administrative processes for the research team, including contract negotiations, payment processes, and day to day administration of consultant and vendor contracts;
  • Contribute to projects and activities as they relate to alternative data collection efforts, data presentation, and data visualization;
  • Provide general programmatic support, including research, editing and proofreading documents and presentations, assisting with Index calendar management, and coordinating logistics for travel and meetings;
  • Assist Senior Program Associate with the management of a team of Rule of Law Index interns (two to five interns depending on the time of year), including with on-boarding and training processes;
  • Undertake rule of law research and analysis as necessary.

Qualifications: This position is open to graduates (B.A. or M.A.) with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, with excellent attention to detail and strong writing and research 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 two to three years of relevant experience, and be bright, highly dependable, and motivated with a strong academic track record and an enthusiastic interest in the rule of law. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and qualifications: 

  • Strong skills in CRM database management, online survey software and IT platforms, and Microsoft Office; 
  • Strong professional writing, research, and communication skills;
  • Experience with or knowledge of survey methodology and design;
  • Experience working with quantitative survey data is preferred. This includes data cleaning, validation, analysis, and visualization; 
  • The ability to manage large databases (strong skills in Microsoft Excel required; experience with and knowledge of STATA, SPSS, R, or other statistical analysis software is a plus);
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, multicultural environment; 
  • English fluency is required; fluency in an additional language (including Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Russian) is a plus;
  • Experience recruiting, training, and managing interns is preferred;
  • The ability to work independently as well as in group settings, the ability to manage his or her own workload, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work under deadline pressure.
  • Commitment to the WJP's mission and principles (www.worldjusticeproject.org).

Physical Requirements: While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is frequently required to use finger dexterity as well as sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen. Also, the employee 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. The employee may be required to walk, push or pull objects, bend, squat, reach, or kneel. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision for extensive reading and data analysis.  

Working Conditions: The work conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job. The employee typically works indoors in a heated and air-conditioned office, with a mixture of natural, incandescent and fluorescent light with low to moderate noise levels.

How to Apply: Please visit WJP's employment portal to apply. Please provide a resume, cover letter, writing sample (max. 5 pages) and three references.

This position will remain open until filled. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up directly with candidates selected for interviews. No phone calls please.

The World Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.


Rule of Law Index Program Assistant

Position: The World Justice Project's (WJP) Rule of Law Index team is seeking a full time Program Assistant to work in the WJP's office in Washington DC. This is a current vacancy, with an immediate start. 

Responsibilities: The Program Assistant will report directly to the Rule of Law Index Program Associate and will provide crucial support for the Rule of Law Index team. The Program Assistant will assist with research and data analysis for projects on the status of the rule of law around the world. This position will focus primarily on the expert side of data collection for the Rule of Law Index. The main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist with all aspects of the data collection process for the Qualified Respondents Questionnaire (QRQ) expert surveys administered in 128 countries for the annual WJP Rule of Law Index report;
  • Help to manage various online data collection platforms and CRM databases, including SurveyGizmo, Mail Chimp, and Microsoft Dynamics;
  • Create, manage, and track correspondence with previous QRQ contributors, and with non-respondent legal experts identified as potential QRQ expert contributors in countries to be included in the WJP Rule of Law Index, to increase QRQ data response rates;
  • Contribute to the research, analysis, writing, and design of the WJP's Rule of Law Index annual report series;
  • Help to manage administrative processes for the research team, including contract negotiations, payment processes, and day to day administration of consultant and vendor contracts;
  • Provide general programmatic support, including research, editing and proofreading documents and presentations, assisting with Index calendar management, and coordinating logistics for travel and meetings;
  • Assist with the training of research interns;
  • Assist Program Associates with the day-to-day management of research interns;
  • Undertake rule of law research and analysis as necessary.

Qualifications: 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 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 track record and an enthusiastic interest in the rule of law. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and qualifications: 

  • Experience with CRM database management, online survey software and IT platforms, and Microsoft Office; 
  • Strong professional writing, research, and communication skills;
  • Experience with or knowledge of survey methodology and design;
  • The ability to communicate in a professional manner both in writing and over the phone;
  • The ability to manage large databases (strong skills in Microsoft Excel is a plus);
  • English fluency is required; fluency in an additional language (including Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Russian) is a plus;
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment; 
  • The ability to work independently as well as in group settings, the ability to manage his or her own workload, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work under deadline pressure. 
  • Commitment to the WJP's mission and principles (www.worldjusticeproject.org).

Physical Requirements: While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is frequently required to use finger dexterity as well as sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen. Also, the employee 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. The employee may be required to walk, push or pull objects, bend, squat, reach, or kneel. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision for extensive reading and data analysis.  

Working Conditions: The work conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job. The employee typically works indoors in a heated and air-conditioned office, with a mixture of natural, incandescent and fluorescent light with low to moderate noise levels.

How to Apply: Please visit WJP's employment portal to apply. Please provide a resume, cover letter, writing sample (max. 5 pages) and three references.

This position will remain open until filled. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up directly with candidates selected for interviews. No phone calls please.

The World Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.


Staff Accountant

Summary: The Staff Accountant will be responsible for the accounts payable, revenue recognition, payroll accounting and certain balance sheet reconciliations for the World Justice Project. The Staff Accountant will also be responsible for working with the Finance Manager in Mexico to assure that all transactions are properly documented and recorded in the general ledger.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Processes invoices in the purchasing and accounts payable modules.
  • Remits payment on invoices either through check, ACH or wire transfer.
  • Reviews coding for all AP transactions.
  • Records all revenue transactions and reconciles AR and Deferred Revenue accounts.
  • Completes certain balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Prepares semi-monthly journal entries for payroll.
  • Complies with all local, state and federal government reporting requirements including FAR, 2CFR200 and all grantors accounting requirements.
  • Assists with the annual audits of the company and its subsidiaries.
  • Assists with data collection for the annual budgeting and monthly forecasting process.
  • Supports the company’s Mexico and Singapore offices regarding financial transactions.
  • Performs other duties as directed by the Director of Finance

Skills and Experience:

  • 3 – 5 years of relevant experience;
  • Proficiency with Intacct’s GL, AP and AR module preferred but not required;
  • Prior experience in a non-profit organization;
  • Working knowledge of federal grant compliance (FAR, 2CFR200).
  • Proficient in MS Office and intermediate or higher Excel skills.
  • Prior experience with ERP software;
  • Ability to be flexible and work independently with little supervision;
  • Highly dependable with the ability to work in a team-oriented environment;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong decision-making ability and attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize daily assignments, meet deadlines, and interact with staff at all levels.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting

Physical Requirements: While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is frequently required to use finger dexterity as well as sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen. 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. The employee 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.  

How to Apply: Please visit WJP's employment portal to apply.

The WJP is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. 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.