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Director of Data Analytics

Summary: The World Justice Project (WJP) is seeking a full-time Director of Data Analytics to work in the WJP's office in Washington, DC. The Director of Data Analytics will report to the Chief Research Officer and will lead data analysis conducted for the WJP's portfolio of global, thematic, and country-specific research projects. Key responsibilities for the position will include analyzing and interpreting large datasets for the WJP Rule of Law Index and other WJP research publications, managing and mentoring a team of data analysts, designing new survey instruments and methodologies in close collaboration with research Directors, overseeing the selection and review of all final data featured in WJP publications, and conducting other statistical and econometric research (including Big Data analysis) as needed. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in statistics, economics, political science, public policy, or social sciences; three years of professional experience producing statistical and econometric analyses for research reports; superior knowledge of survey methodology and analysis methods; exceptional attention to detail and accuracy; and a demonstrated interest in governance, justice, or rule of law issues.

Responsibilities: The main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyzing and interpreting large datasets collected from the general public, legal experts, and other sources in 100+ countries for the WJP's portfolio of reports;
  • Managing and mentoring staff and consultants responsible for conducting data analysis; 
  • Developing and reviewing new survey instruments, modules, and methodologies;
  • Developing and overseeing standardized internal processes for the selection, validation, and presentation of data;
  • Overseeing the completion of internal and external data requests;
  • Preparing and delivering presentations on the methodology and findings of WJP studies for external audiences;
  • Producing research papers and reports featuring analysis of rule of law data; 
  • Using data visualization techniques to produce graphical representations of data in an understandable, efficient, and aesthetic manner;
  • Conducting Big Data analysis, including writing scripts, web scraping, and analysis of mined data;
  • Other duties as necessary. 

Qualifications: The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and qualifications:

Required

  • PhD in statistics, economics, political science, public policy, or social sciences;
  • Three years of professional experience producing statistical and econometric analyses of large datasets for research reports;
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and Stata;
  • Experience developing survey instruments and methodologies;
  • Experience managing and mentoring research staff;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and interact with staff at all levels;
  • Ability to be flexible and work independently with little supervision;
  • Excellent decision making and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy; 
  • Highly dependable with the ability to work in a team-oriented environment;
  • Willingness to travel periodically, including overseas.

Preferred

  • Understanding of rule of law issues in global contexts;
  • Skills in R (or other statistical software), Tableau, and survey software platforms;
  • Experience producing data visualizations;
  • Big Data experience, including writing scripts, web scraping, and analysis of mined data;
  • Professional fluency in a language other than English.

Physical Requirements: While performing the responsibilities of the job, this person will frequently be required to use finger dexterity as well as sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen. This person 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. This person 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. This person will be required to meet the physical demands of frequent global travel, including to lesser-developed and remote locations.

Working Conditions: The work conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job. This person will typically 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: The World Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. To apply, please go to worldjusticeproject.isolvedhire.com. Please include the following documents along with your application (in one PDF file):

  • Cover letter
  • Resume 
  • Writing sample (5 pages max)
  • Contact information for 3 professional references

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 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.
 


Qualitative Research Consultant – Access to Justice

Summary: The World Justice Project's (WJP) global research team is seeking a Qualitative Research Consultant to support its research on policies and data that promote people-centered civil justice. In consultation with the Chief Research Officer and Director for Access to Justice Research, the Consultant will be responsible for designing, coordinating, and analyzing in-depth interviews (IDIs) with data producers, policymakers, and representatives of international organizations working on evidence-based policy for advancing access to civil justice. The ideal candidate will have experience working on issues related to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16.3.3 on access to civil justice and/or working on people-centered justice, as well as proven experience facilitating in-depth interviews and consultations, and synthesizing information into meaningful analysis. The expected duration if the consultancy is six (6) to nine (9) months. 

Essential Responsibilities: The main responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Designing an in-depth interview (IDI) guide for interviews to data producers, policymakers, and representatives of international organizations working on evidence-based policy for advancing access to civil justice;
  • Conducting and coordinating approximately 20 interviews to be conducted by a team of WJP research staff and consultants, including developing a sampling plan and timeline;
  • Coordinating and producing qualitative analysis of IDIs; and
  • Drafting summaries of virtual workshops on data-driven policies to improve access to justice as needed, and providing other substantive or facilitation support as needed.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will demonstrate the following skills and qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience working on issues related to civil justice, legal needs, and people-centered justice;
  • Knowledge of political processes related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and SDG Indicator Framework, in particular SDG 16.3.3. on access to civil justice;
  • Proven experience facilitating workshops and conducting interviews with subject matter specialists or groups, and synthesizing the information into meaningful analysis and prose;
  • Methodological expertise in qualitative research methods strongly preferred;
  • Superior research and analytical skills, and ability to interpret and analyze data and complex documents;
  • Experience producing reports and research products for external audiences and funders;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely, to structure arguments in a logical fashion and to balance technical rigor with simple explanations;
  • Post-graduate university degree in international affairs, social sciences, journalism, economics, policy studies, regional studies, or pre-law;
  • A strong communicator and team player, culturally aware and able to work in an international setting; and
  • Ability to be flexible and work independently with little supervision.

How to Apply: The World Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. To apply, please go to worldjusticeproject.isolvedhire.com. Please include the following documents along with your application (in one PDF file):

  • Cover letter, including an indication of your expected daily fee or hourly rate in USD and name and contact details of three references who may be contacted by WJP;
  • Resume; and 
  • Writing sample (5 pages max)

Proposed rates will be evaluated against candidates' qualifications. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 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.


Quantitative Research Consultant – Access to Justice

Summary: The World Justice Project's (WJP) global research team is seeking a Quantitative Research Consultant to support its research on policies and data that promote people-centered civil justice. In consultation with the Chief Research Officer and Director for Access to Justice Research, the Consultant will be responsible for building a repository of available data and methodological resources on access to civil justice, and for producing analyses and methodological guidance on the construction and use of policy-relevant indicators. The ideal candidate will have a post graduate degree in statistics, political science, public policy, or social sciences; experience working on issues related to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16.3.3 on access to civil justice and/or working on people-centered justice; and methodological expertise in quantitative research methods, including experience working with survey and administrative data. The expected duration if the consultancy is six (6) to nine (9) months. 

Essential Responsibilities: The main responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Building a repository of available data that can be used to calculate SDG indicator 16.3.3 on access to civil justice;
  • Building a repository of methodological resources for collecting data on legal needs and access to civil justice;
  • Producing an overview of data that is currently being collected and used by countries to advance access to civil justice, including considerations of locally relevant indicators and the pros and cons of different types of indicators.
  • Producing guidance on how to use and produce indicators coming from various data sources, such as surveys, administrative databases, and non-governmental organizations, as well as suggestions on analytical tools that are available to meet policymakers' data needs;
  • Drafting a discussion of data collection methods and alternatives for SDG indicator 16.3.3; and
  • Supporting virtual workshops and in-depth interviews (IDIs) with data producers, policymakers, and representatives of international organizations on data-driven policies to improve access to justice as needed.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will demonstrate the following skills and qualifications:

  • Post-graduate degree in statistics, economics, political science, public policy, or social sciences;
  • Knowledge of political processes related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and SDG Indicator Framework, in particular SDG 16.3.3. on access to civil justice;
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience working on issues related to civil justice, legal needs, and people-centered justice;
  • Methodological expertise in quantitative research methods, including experience working with survey and administrative data;
  • Professional experience producing statistical and econometric analyses of large datasets for research reports;
  • Superior research and analytical skills, and ability to interpret and analyze data and complex documents;
  • Experience producing reports and research products for external audiences and funders;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely, to structure arguments in a logical fashion and to balance technical rigor with simple explanations;
  • A strong communicator and team player, culturally aware and able to work in an international setting; and
  • Ability to be flexible and work independently with little supervision.

How to Apply: The World Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. To apply, please go to worldjusticeproject.isolvedhire.com. Please include the following documents along with your application (in one PDF file):

  • Cover letter, including an indication of your expected daily fee or hourly rate in USD and name and contact details of three references who may be contacted by WJP;
  • Resume; and 
  • Writing sample (5 pages max)

Proposed rates will be evaluated against candidates' qualifications. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 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 Project Coordinator, Senior Governance and Policy Specialist (GAPS)

Summary: The Senior Governance and Policy Specialist (GAPS) at the World Justice Project ("WJP") office in Mexico is responsible for building and strengthening the WJP's Mexican and global network of rule of law practitioners and for strengthening WJP's efforts to advance the rule of law through strategic partnerships, events and outputs, and for supporting innovative locally-led initiatives that have promising prospects for replication and scaling. 

The Rule of Law GAPS will report directly to the Chief Research Officer. Main responsibilities include: (1) planning, implementing and promoting the WJP Mexico States Rule of Law Index and (2) generating new opportunities for the World Justice Project to carry out other ROL projects in Mexico (including financial resources); (3) Cultivate and develop strategic relationships, collaborations, and alliances that advance the WJP's mission to advance the rule of law and align with our strategic objectives.

In consultation with the Chief Research Officer, this position will lead the ROL team's efforts to position and maximize the impact of the Mexico States Index, and well as to expand the scope of WJP's ROL work into new or more specialized areas, including (but not limited to) anti-corruption, regulation, and open government. The GAPS will have overall responsibility for the quality, accuracy, and clarity of WJP's rule of law products. 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:

  • Determine key findings and messages derived from Mexico States ROL index data that will be transmitted in public presentations, media placement and to private meetings.
  • Present WJP Mexico States Rule of Law Index findings to various groups and audiences including: state and municipal governments, donors, reporters and news programs, academic and research institutions, national and state legislators, general public
  • Serve as WJP's principal ROL interlocutor in Mexico, maintaining constructive relationships with and expanding WJP's network of partners in Mexico and around the globe;
  • Develop new research projects and identify funding opportunities related to the rule of law in Mexico;
  • Contribute to WJP fundraising efforts by identifying relevant funding opportunities, drafting concept notes and proposals, developing budgets, and managing donor relationships;
  • Participate in staff recruitment, as necessary.

 
Skills and Experience:

  • 15 years of experience in rule of law research: e.g., anti-corruption, regulation, open data, public security, property rights, civil or B2B litigation, etc.
  • Superior research and analytical skills, knowledge of survey research methods and ability to interpret and analyze data;
  • 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, especially donors and members of the international development community, high-ranking policy-makers and elected leaders, and audiences of broadcasted news and opinion programs; 
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders, cultivating and nurturing organizational relationships, and catalyzing policy action on issues related to WJP's mission;
  • Experience leading the conceptualization and implementation of strategic collaborations, campaigns, and events
  • Experience in all major aspects of fundraising: identifying funding opportunities, developing and drafting proposals and budgets, reporting on outputs and outcomes, knowledge of major ROL funders operating in Mexico
  • Strong interpersonal, management and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Proven capacity for strategic thinking and planning;
  • Excellent command of Spanish;
  • Proficiency in English;

Essential Qualities:

  • Encourages and practices critical thinking and creative problem solving;
  • Highly proficient in forming, organizing and managing teams
  • Clarifies processes and goals for all members of working groups
  • Collaboratively and creatively supports work of colleagues at all levels
  • Self-reflective, empathic and respectful of colleagues 
  • Ability to translate complex or esoteric information into messages and concepts that can be readily understood by non-expert audiences

 
Education: Ph.D. (preferred) or Masters in social sciences, economics, administration, or a related field with demonstrated substantive expertise 

Location and Duration: The GAPS will be based in Mexico City, Mexico. This is a full time position (negotiable) that will last until December 31, 2020, with the possibility for extension given availability of funding.

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 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 is representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job. The incumbent 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 upload cover letter and resume (in one PDF file). 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.


Grant/Proposal Writer

Summary: The World Justice Project (WJP) is seeking experienced successful grant/proposal writers for competitive proposals with our key doors/customers, including but not limited to: USAID, US Department of State, European Union, DFID, GIZ, the IADB, World Bank, Rockefeller Foundation and Ford Foundation. As a proposal writer, you will work with our in-house proposal development teams, and will be tasked with leading and coordinating the development of quality written content for technical, financial and commercial (narrative part) proposal/bid documents. Successful applicants will enter into a pool of writers with WJP, coordinated by the Chief Development Officer, from which our in-house proposal development teams can request services. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing leadership and coordination to proposal writing teams, while serving as the lead writer of the team;
  • Writing and editing high quality content for competitive proposals, based on boilerplate texts (where available) and content obtained through interviewing of technical experts;
  • Harvesting and analyzing information, working directly or remotely with technical experts of WJP;
  • Responsible for delivering high quality, tailored content for technical, financial and commercial (narrative) proposals or related documents in full compliance with the requirements and quality standards of WJP and its key customers.

Qualifications:

  • A post-graduate university degree;
  • At least 5 years of proposal writing experience in the development sector;
  • Proven successful proposal writing skills, evidenced by customer and donor feedback and proposal win rate;
  • Proven ability to cultivate consensus, multitask, and be flexible and responsive to quickly changing demands;
  • Proven experience conducting in-depth interviews with subject matter specialists or groups (on calls or in team settings) and synthesizing the information into meaningful feedback or prose;
  • Proven successful (demonstrable) experience in writing competitive proposals for at least one or more of WJP’s key customers is required;
  • Detail oriented, with demonstrated organizational skills and ability to work under stringent proposal submission deadlines;
  • Knowledge of Renewable Energy market development;
  • A strong communicator and team player, culturally aware and able to work in an international setting;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely, to structure arguments in a logical fashion and to balance technical rigor with simple explanations;
  • Fluency in professional English is required. Fluency and professional writing skills in Spanish is considered an asset.

How to Apply: To apply, please go to worldjusticeproject.isolvedhire.com. Please include the following documents along with your application (in one PDF file):

  • CV (max 3 pages);
  • Cover letter (max. 1 page) with the following information: Indication of your expected daily fee rate in USD; Name and contact details of three referees who may be contacted by WJP, including a referee of an assignment of which the proposal was unsuccessful. Please also mention the company / international NGO for which you wrote the proposal.

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.

About the World Justice Project:
WJP is a US-based not-for-profit:

Vision: A world of rule of law communities that deliver justice, opportunity, and peace.

Mission: To build knowledge, generate awareness, and stimulate action to advance the rule of law.

Our Approach: WJP builds and supports a global, multidisciplinary movement for the rule of law through three pillars of work: collecting and analyzing original, independent rule of law data, including the WJP Rule of Law Index; supporting research, scholarship, and teaching about the importance of rule of law, its relationship to development, and effective strategies to strengthen it; and building an engaged global network of policy-makers, practitioners, and activists through strategic convenings, knowledge exchanges, coordinated campaigns, and locally-led initiatives to advance the rule of law.


Researcher

Summary: The World Justice Project (WJP) is seeking a full-time Researcher to work in the WJP's office in Washington, DC. The WJP is looking for experienced researchers with the capacity to produce, publish, and communicate innovative, world-class research, with a strong desire to influence a global rule of law policy agenda. Specifically, we are looking to hire an experienced researcher who can lead teams or work independently in collaboration with other researchers to deliver high-quality, cutting-edge research on a wide range of topics related to governance and rule of law. The ideal candidate will be a doctoral or post-doctoral candidate have superior research and analytical skills, experience with survey research and analysis methods, and a deep understanding of the rule of law in global contexts. 

Responsibilities: The main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Research, analysis, and operational work related to the production of the WJP's portfolio of global, thematic, and country-specific reports;
  • Conducting analyses on the WJP's original rule of law data and produce research papers or memos based on these analyses; 
  • Writing reports summarizing the key findings and policy implications of the available data about justice systems around the world;
  • Other duties as necessary.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have completed some coursework in statistics and quantitative methods, be comfortable with statistical concepts, and have experience writing and presenting scientific reports. A key dimension of this role will be to translate and communicate WJP data into accessible narrative accounts of key findings and their policy implications, thus equally drawing on a broad range of skills developed in the social sciences. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and qualifications:

Required

  • PhD in economics, political science, public policy or social sciences;
  • Project management and research design experience, including quantitative methodologies;
  • Experience with quantitative and/or qualitative research methodologies; 
  • Excellent investigative, research, and analysis skills;
  • Excellent, communication, writing, and oral presentation skills in English language;
  • Experience working with think tanks, civil society organizations and/or government; 
  • Willingness to travel periodically, including overseas.
  • A passion for research and policy work 

Preferred

  • Knowledge of statistical programs, such as Stata, R, Python, MATLAB, SPSS;
  • Understanding of rule of law issues in global contexts;
  • Experience with program evaluation, including interviews and quantitative analysis; 
  • Ability to speak and write in a language other than English.

Physical Requirements: While performing the responsibilities of the job, this person will frequently be required to use finger dexterity as well as sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen.  This person 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.  This person 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. This person will be required to meet the physical demands of frequent global travel, including to lesser-developed and remote locations.

Working Conditions: The work conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job. This person will typically 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: The WJP is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. To apply, please go to worldjusticeproject.isolvedhire.com and upload your resume, 1-2 page writing sample, references, and cover letter (in one PDF file). 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 (Reports) 2020 Internship (paid - full time)

Summary: The WJP's Index team is seeking a full-time, paid intern for a four to six months position, with the possibility of extension up to one year. Pending social distancing recommendations, the intern will work remotely until the WJP's Washington, DC office is able to open safely. Candidates that are able to transition to full-time work based in WJP's DC office will be given preference.

Candidates selected for this position must have access to a computer with videoconferencing abilities (i.e. Skype) and a reliable internet connection.

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 graphical country reports, the WJP Rule of Law Index 2021 and other thematic and country-specific projects. The main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the data analysis, research, writing, editing and design of the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index graphical country reports and other WJP publications;
  • Support the production of country briefs addressing various factors that affect the rule of law, including the production of a graphical report analyzing and summarizing the data collected in a new corruption module;
  • Support projects and activities as they relate to alternative data collection efforts, data presentation, and data visualization;
  • Contribute to the research, analysis, writing, and design of the WJP's Rule of Law Index annual report series;
  • Support other areas of the WJP's Rule of Law Index such as the survey creation, data collection, management of contributors, and management of online data collection platforms and CRM databases;
  • Provide general programmatic and administrative support, including research, editing and proofreading documents and presentations, assisting with Index calendar management, and coordinating logistics for travel and meetings;
  • Undertake rule of law research and analysis as necessary.

Qualifications: This position is open to graduates (Bachelor's degree) with excellent attention to detail 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, law, or related field. They will be bright, highly dependable, and motivated with a strong academic record and an enthusiastic interest in the rule of law. 

  • Preferably at least one year of professional experience, including internships;
  • 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;
  • Proficiency in a foreign language (especially French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, or Portuguese) is preferred;
  • 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 and inclusion. To apply, please visit WJP's employment portal: https://worldjusticeproject.isolvedhire.com/jobs. Please include the following documents along with your application (in one PDF file):

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (five pages maximum)
  • Contact information for three references (past supervisors and employers preferred)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. This position will remain open until November 2, 2020. 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 2020 Internship (paid - full time)

Position: The WJP's Index team is seeking a full-time, paid intern for a four to six months position, with the possibility of extension up to one year. Pending social distancing recommendations, the intern will work remotely until the WJP's Washington, DC office is able to open safely. Candidates that are able to transition to full-time work based in WJP's DC office will be given preference.

Candidates selected for this position must have access to a computer with videoconferencing abilities (i.e. Skype) and a reliable internet connection.

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 WJP Rule of Law Index 2021, graphical country reports, and other thematic and country-specific projects. The main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the primary data collection process for the Qualified Respondents Questionnaire (QRQ) expert surveys or the General Population Poll (GPP) administered in 128 countries for the annual WJP Rule of Law Index report. This includes survey design and maintenance, survey administration, data collection, management of expert contributor and polling partners, and management of online data collection platforms and CRM databases;
  • Contribute to the data analysis, research, writing, editing, and design of the WJP Rule of Law Index annual report series;
  • Support the production of the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index’s graphical country reports and other WJP publications;
  • Support projects and activities related to alternative data collection efforts, data presentation, and data visualization;
  • Conduct qualitative research on rule of law developments around the world;
  • 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 programmatic and administrative support, including research, editing and proofreading documents and presentations, assisting with Index calendar management, and coordinating logistics for travel and meetings;
  • Undertake rule of law research and analysis as necessary.

Qualifications: This position is open to graduates (Bachelor's degree) with excellent attention to detail 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, law, or a related field. They will be bright, highly dependable, and motivated with a strong academic record and an enthusiastic interest in the rule of law. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and qualifications: 

  • Preferably at least one year of professional experience, including internships;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent problem solving skills, and attention to detail;
  • Proficiency in a foreign language (especially French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, or Portuguese) is preferred;
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States;
  • Commitment to the WJP's mission and principles (www.worldjusticeproject.org).

How to Apply: The World Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. To apply, please visit WJP's employment portal: https://worldjusticeproject.isolvedhire.com/jobs. Please include the following documents along with your application (in one PDF file):

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (five pages maximum)
  • Contact information for three references (past supervisors and employers preferred)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. This position will remain open until November 2, 2020. 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.