Our latest opportunities to help WJP advance justice, opportunity, and peace worldwide. 

Available Positions:

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: The WJP is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. 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 "wjobs@worldjusticeproject.org" with subject line "LAST NAME FIRST NAME STAFF ACCOUNTANT 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.

Fall 2019 Rule of Law Internship (paid)

Position: WJP’s Index team is seeking a full-time, paid intern at WJP’s office in Washington DC for the fall (starting in late August and continuing through January).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: As part of a small team, interns will provide crucial support to the Index team and will assist with data collection efforts and report production for WJP’s various projects, including the Rule of Law Index 2020 and other thematic and country-specific projects. The main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the administration of the Qualified Respondents Questionnaire (QRQ) for the Global Rule of Law Index;
  • Edit and proofread outreach templates and prepare major email campaigns in support of the QRQ; 
  • Conduct targeted telephone and email outreach to potential respondents in English and other languages (preferably French); 
  • Conduct research to identify potential practitioner and academic legal experts in various countries to participate in the Rule of Law Index;
  • Perform data processing and provide developmental support in maintaining the database of experts for the WJP expert surveys; including data entry and data formatting;
  • Assist in preparing for the General Population Poll (GPP) data collection cycle, including evaluating and contracting survey organizations to conduct in-country fieldwork around the world;
  • Edit and proofread WJP publications, including the Open Government Report and Rule of Law Index 2020; 
  • Assist with preparations for meetings and presentations, including producing drafts of Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and handouts, and preparing and assembling outreach materials for external distribution;
  • Provide general administrative support for WJP projects, including organizational work in Microsoft Excel and Word; assist with Index calendar management and logistics for travel and meetings, mass mailings, and other office and logistical support duties.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (completed or currently pursuing) in international affairs, social sciences, journalism, economics, policy studies, regional studies, or related field;
  • Fluency or near-fluency in French is preferred; knowledge of another foreign language will be considered
  • Superior research, writing, oral communication skills;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel), with preference given to those with prior experience/proven ability managing large databases;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently and ability to give and receive feedback;
  • Highly dependable with the ability to work in a team-oriented environment;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent problem solving skills, and attention to detail;
  • At least one year of professional experience is preferred, including internships;
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

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

Please email a cover letter, resume, a writing sample not exceeding 3 pages, and reference information (1-3 reference contact information, past supervisors and employers preferred) to indexjobs@worldjusticeproject.org with subject line "[Last Name], [First Name] Fall 2019 Rule of Law Internship." Please send all application documents at once, preferably in one PDF file. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 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.