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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 email a cover letter, resume, a writing sample not exceeding five 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 – 2019 Program Associate Application". Please send all application documents at once. 

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 email a cover letter, resume, a writing sample not exceeding five 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 – 2019 Program Assistant Application". Please send all application documents at once. 

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: 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.


Research Internship, Access to Justice (paid)

The World Justice Project's (WJP) research and data team is seeking a full-time, paid intern at its Washington DC office for the fall and winter of 2019 (starting in October for a minimum of three months). This position will support WJP's work studying environmental governance in Latin America, legal needs and access to justice around the world, and will entail supporting data analysis and report production processes.

Responsibilities: 

  • Assisting in the management of online surveys to environmental law experts and academics in Latin America, including outreach to experts, managing a database of 3,000+ potential experts;
  • Assisting with the production of the WJP's Environmental Governance in Latin America report, including data checks, report writing, copyediting, and design assistance;
  • Assisting with background research, literature reviews, and analysis for the drafting of academic papers on legal needs and access to justice;
  • Providing administrative and logistical support for inter-organizational efforts to advocate for government commitments to and improved measures for tracking access to justice under UN Sustainable Development Goal 16 (SDG16), including facilitating meeting and travel logistics as needed, drafting communications, and taking notes;  
  • Assisting with preparations for meetings and presentations, including producing drafts of Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and handouts, and preparing and assembling outreach materials for external distribution; 
  • Providing general administrative support for WJP projects, including organizational work in Microsoft Excel and Word; assisting with Index calendar management and logistics for travel and meetings, mass mailings, and other office and logistical support duties; 
  • Conducting qualitative research on access to justice and rule of law developments around the world; 
  • Assisting with the Rule of Law Index's core Qualified Respondents Questionnaire (QRQ) and General Population Poll (GPP) data collection processes as needed; and
  • Assisting with the copyediting, data checks, and production of other WJP publications as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree (completed or currently pursuing) in international affairs, social sciences, journalism, economics, policy studies, regional studies, or related field; 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel), with preference given to those with prior experience/proven ability managing large databases; 
  • Proficiency in Spanish is strongly preferred, other foreign language skills (especially French, Russian, or Portuguese) is a plus; 
  • Experience with STATA or other statistical analysis software is strongly preferred;
  • 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; 
  • Preferably at least one year of professional experience, 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 (contact information for 3 references; past supervisors and employers preferred) to indexjobs@worldjusticeproject.org with subject line "[Last Name], [First Name] Access to Justice Research 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.