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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.


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. 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.efficientapply.com. Please include the following documents along with your application:

  • 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.efficientapply.com and upload your resume, 1-2 page writing sample, references, and cover letter. 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.


2020 Rule of Law Summer Internship (paid, 10-12 weeks)

Mission: The World Justice Project® (WJP) is an independent, multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law worldwide. Effective rule of law reduces corruption, combats poverty and disease, and protects people from injustices large and small. It is the foundation for communities of justice, opportunity, and peace—underpinning development, accountable government, and respect for fundamental rights. Traditionally, the rule of law has been viewed as the domain of lawyers and judges. But everyday issues of safety, rights, justice, and governance affect us all; everyone is a stakeholder in the rule of law. Based on this, WJP's mutually reinforcing lines of business employ a multi-disciplinary approach through original research and data, an active and global network, and practical, locally-led programs to advance the rule of law worldwide. 

Founded by William H. Neukom in 2006 as a presidential initiative of the American Bar Association (ABA), and with the initial support of 21 other strategic partners, the World Justice Project transitioned into an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2009. Its offices are located in Washington, DC, Seattle, Singapore, and Mexico City.

Position: WJP's Index team is seeking full-time summer interns for 10-12 week-long positions (starting in May or June and continuing through July or August). Interns may choose to be compensated with either hourly wages or college credit. Pending social distancing recommendations, interns 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.

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 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:

  • Assist in the administration of the Qualified Respondents’ Questionnaire (QRQ) for the WJP 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;
  • Conduct research to identify potential practitioner and academic legal experts in various countries to participate in the WJP 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 with preparations for the General Population Poll (GPP), which includes evaluating and contracting survey organizations to conduct in-country fieldwork around the world;
  • Assist with fieldwork for the GPP, which includes reviewing/conducting back translations for the translated survey instrument and reviewing sampling plans;
  • Provide other general support for the GPP as needed;
  • Edit and proofread WJP publications; 
  • 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 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.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor'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;
  • 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;
  • Proficiency in a foreign language (especially French, 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.

Please visit WJP's employment portal to apply: worldjusticeproject.efficientapply.com. You may upload as many documents as necessary at the time of application but you may not go back and add documents once you have submitted your application.

Please provide a cover letter, resume, a writing sample not exceeding 3 pages, and reference information (1-3 references with contact information; past supervisors and employers preferred) in your application. 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.


2020 Rule of Law Internship (paid, 4-6 months)

Mission: The World Justice Project® (WJP) is an independent, multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law worldwide. Effective rule of law reduces corruption, combats poverty and disease, and protects people from injustices large and small. It is the foundation for communities of justice, opportunity, and peace—underpinning development, accountable government, and respect for fundamental rights. Traditionally, the rule of law has been viewed as the domain of lawyers and judges. But everyday issues of safety, rights, justice, and governance affect us all; everyone is a stakeholder in the rule of law. Based on this, WJP's mutually reinforcing lines of business employ a multi-disciplinary approach through original research and data, an active and global network, and practical, locally led programs to advance the rule of law worldwide. 

Founded by William H. Neukom in 2006 as a presidential initiative of the American Bar Association (ABA), and with the initial support of 21 other strategic partners, the World Justice Project transitioned into an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2009. Its offices are located in Washington, DC, Seattle, Singapore, and Mexico City.

Position: WJP's Index team is seeking full-time, paid interns for four to six month positions, with the possibility of extension up to one year. Pending social distancing recommendations, interns 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.

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 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:

  • Assist in the administration of the Qualified Respondents’ Questionnaire (QRQ) for the WJP 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;
  • Conduct research to identify potential practitioner and academic legal experts in various countries to participate in the WJP 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 with preparations for the General Population Poll (GPP), which includes evaluating and contracting survey organizations to conduct in-country fieldwork around the world;
  • Assist with fieldwork for the GPP, which includes reviewing/conducting back translations for the translated survey instrument and reviewing sampling plans;
  • Provide other general support for the GPP as needed;
  • Edit and proofread WJP publications; 
  • 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 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.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree 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;
  • 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;
  • Proficiency in a foreign language (especially French, 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.

Please visit WJP's employment portal to apply: worldjusticeproject.efficientapply.com. You may upload as many documents as necessary at the time of application but you may not go back and add documents once you have submitted your application.

Please provide a cover letter, resume, a writing sample not exceeding 3 pages, and reference information (1-3 references with contact information; past supervisors and employers preferred) in your application. 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.


Resource Development and Communications Intern (paid)

Mission: The World Justice Project® (WJP) is an independent, multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law worldwide. Effective rule of law reduces corruption, combats poverty and disease, and protects people from injustices large and small. It is the foundation for communities of justice, opportunity, and peace—underpinning development, accountable government, and respect for fundamental rights. Our work employs a multidisciplinary approach through original research and data, an active and global network, and practical, locally-led programs to advance the rule of law worldwide. 

Founded by William H. Neukom in 2006 as a presidential initiative of the American Bar Association (ABA), and with the initial support of 21 other strategic partners, the World Justice Project transitioned into an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2009. Its primary offices are located in Washington, DC, and Seattle, WA, USA.

Position: WJP's Development and Communications teams are seeking a full-time, paid intern to work remotely with the possibility of work in the Seattle office pending stay-at-home orders for the COVID-19 pandemic. The Intern must have access to a laptop and to a reliable internet source for remote work. The position will begin in early June and run through September, with some flexibility. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Resource Development and Communications intern will provide support to the WJP Development and Communications departments, to include:

  • Provide administrative support to include preparing and updating collateral and fundraising materials;
  • Provide data-entry support for an ongoing project for the organization's database;
  • Provide other support to the Development Department in logging and maintaining organizational records to include weekly duplicate checks, merging, and other functions as necessary;
  • Provide Communications support for Salesforce database records maintenance including logging media daily mentions;
  • Update WJP website (Drupal) news page content monthly with media mentions of WJP's research and activities;
  • Proofread and edit development and communications-related documents;
  • Conduct weekly research to identify potential funding and partnership sources;
  • Assist with preparations for meetings and presentations, including producing drafts of presentations and handouts, and preparing and assembling outreach materials;
  • Support in organizing the end of year mailing campaign to include compiling historic mailing information, updating contact records, and updating collateral as needed;
  • Other development, communications, and administrative tasks as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree (completed or currently pursuing) in social sciences, journalism, economics, policy studies, regional studies, communications, public relations, or a related field;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and collaboration tools (Slack, Skype);
  • Database experience a plus (Salesforce);
  • Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently and ability to give and receive feedback;
  • Highly dependable with ability to be flexible on day-to-day tasks;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent problem-solving skills, and attention to detail;
  • 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 visit WJP's employment portal to apply: worldjusticeproject.efficientapply.com. Please provide a resume, cover letter, and three references (past supervisors and employers preferred).

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.