Legal Advisor – Asia

Website International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)

Job Description

Do you want to protect civic freedoms in Asia? The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is looking for a creative, strategic, and highly motivated lawyer to help us do just that.

The Legal Advisor – Asia will be based in ICNL’s Washington, DC office. This is a full-time position, with significant travel (pandemic permitting). The Legal Advisor – Asia will help design and implement ICNL’s programs across Asia.

Under the direction of ICNL’s Vice President – Legal Affairs, illustrative duties include:

  • Design and implement activities to improve the legal environment for civil society in Asia;
  • Provide technical assistance to government officials, parliamentarians, and civil society;
  • Design and implement projects with local partners;
  • Research civil society legal issues and produce educational materials;
  • Assist with budget and grant/contract management, program development, and donor requirements; and
  • Represent ICNL at meetings and conferences.

Qualifications:

  • Law degree from an accredited school;
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in international policy, human rights, or development;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of civic space issues in Asia;
  • Excellent research, analytical, writing, and presentation skills;
  • Proven ability to engage constructively with governments, civil society and/or media networks;
  • Experience in program strategy and design as well as project management;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Willingness to travel extensively;
  • Experience in program development/grant writing is an advantage;
  • Civil society experience, particularly in challenging political environments, is an advantage; and
  • The Legal Advisor must possess legal authorization to work in the U.S. and be willing to live in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing sample to [email protected]. In the subject line of your e-mail, please indicate “Legal Advisor-Asia.” In your cover note, please reference where you saw this posting. Applications should be submitted by August 31, 2022 and will be considered on a rolling basis. Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls or emails to ICNL staff, please. ICNL is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this job please visit www.icnl.org.


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