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Posted: 13 January 2017
Apply by: 28 February 2017

The East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI), a not-for-profit organization engaged in strengthening civil society and promoting the rule of law around the world, is hiring Rule of Law Experts for short-term (3-6 week) assignments in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and/or Asia. 

Position Description: EWMI is seeking a variety of rule of law experts, as follows:

  • Judicial Reform Experts: With experience in reforming the work of judicial councils, judges associations, and judicial training institutes.  Experts needed in the areas of judicial appointment, promotion, and discipline; judicial ethics; assessing judicial performance; promoting judicial independence; promoting judicial transparency and accountability; improving access to justice; and the design and delivery of judicial training initiatives in a broad spectrum of topics, including ethics, legal reasoning and writing, and gender equality, among other issues.  Experts also sought in designing and administering judicial appointment examinations.
  • Court Administration Experts: With experience in court management and budgeting; resource allocation; change management; case distribution, including the design and use of case weighting methodologies; caseload management and backlog reduction; use of information technology, including automated case assignment and case management systems; human resource management; public outreach and media affairs; audio and video recording of proceedings; improving access to courts; promoting improved coordination among various justice sector agencies and personnel (courts, prisons, process servers, experts, etc.); and the design and delivery of training programs for non-judicial court personnel, including on ethics, management, and backlog reduction.
  • International Human Rights Lawyers: With knowledge of UN and regional human rights standards and/or experience in the use of strategic litigation and other methods to promote compliance with such standards; experience in training judges, prosecutors, lawyers and law students on international and comparative human rights; and experience in training and mentoring lawyers, bar associations, and civil society organizations on protecting fundamental human rights such as on right to counsel, freedom from torture, gender equality, non-discrimination, etc.
  • Bar Reform Experts: With experience in strengthening the capacity of bar associations and similar groups to advocate for equality of arms, protect human rights, and promote the rule of law. Experts also sought in the design and delivery of continuing legal education programs, in particular (but not limited to) regarding ethics, legal writing and reasoning, advocacy skills, gender equality, etc.  Experts also sought in designing and administering bar examinations. 
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Experts: With experience in promoting the use of alternative dispute resolution methodologies, including mediation (court annexed or otherwise) and arbitration in civil, commercial, and criminal (plea bargaining) cases.  Experience needed in particular in the design of such systems; training judges, lawyers, and other court staff on the ethical usage of ADR; and public outreach and education concerning the benefits of ADR. Experts also needed in the use of traditional dispute resolution methods, and in conforming such to modern human rights requirements, and ensuring coordination with formal justice systems.
  • Enforcement of Judgments Experts: With experience in designing efficient systems for enforcing civil and commercial judgments, including through privatized systems, improved public systems, or hybrid systems.  Experts needed for training bailiffs, lawyers, and judges on systems and methodologies for enforcing judgments.
  • Access to Justice Experts: Legal experts needed to design approaches to improving access to justice for citizens, in particular for the indigent.  Specific expertise needed in the operations of legal aid agencies, such as hiring, promoting, and training legal aid lawyers; the role of civil society organizations in providing legal aid; the role of traditional dispute resolution in providing justice; overcoming physical barriers to courts; and public outreach and education concerning citizens’ rights.

Experts will be hired as consultants for short-term (3-6 week) assignments that require overseas travel. International development experience is preferred.

To Apply: Please submit a brief (one page only) cover letter summarizing how you meet the above requirements, together with a CV (two pages only), and the names and contact information for three professional references to: employment@ewmi.org. Please include the specific position for which you are applying in the subject of the email. Only those invited for interviews will be contacted; no calls please. EWMI is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Posted: 24 March 2017
Apply by: 10 April 2017

East-West Management Institute invites applications by Sri Lankan qualified candidates for the Finance Manager position as part of EWMI’s proposal for the upcoming five-year USAID-funded civil society support program in Sri Lanka. This program will support and strengthen the role of an independent and resilient civil society that builds a broad constituency for transparency, accountability, and good governance. This is a long-term position and offers substantial benefit package. The assignment is expected to start in August 2017.

Finance Manager

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in financial management for donor-funded programs;
  • Close familiarity with Government of Sri Lanka and U.S. Government financial management and reporting requirements;
  • Very well organized and detailed oriented;
  • Proven track record of impeccable professional integrity;
  • Very good command of written and spoken English.

To apply: Please send (i) a curriculum vitae, (ii) cover letter, and (iii) contact information for three references to: srilankajobs@ewmi.org and include “Sri Lanka” and the title of the position that you are applying for in the subject line. No phone calls please. EWMI will contact applicants for interviews or to request additional information.

Posted: 24 March 2017
Apply by: 10 April 2017

The East-West Management Institute, Inc. invites applications by Sri Lankan qualified candidates for the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Communication Specialist position as part of EWMI’s proposal for the upcoming five-year USAID-funded civil society support program in Sri Lanka. This program will support and strengthen the role of an independent and resilient civil society that builds a broad constituency for transparency, accountability, and good governance. This is a long-term position and offers substantial benefit package. The assignment is expected to start in August 2017.

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Communication Specialist

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in performance based monitoring and evaluation, preferably for donor-funded programs;
  • Very good understanding of good governance and civil society development issues in Sri Lanka;
  • Very good understanding of available communication channels to reach various target audiences in Sri Lanka;
  • Experience in utilizing new media tools for development;
  • College degree in management, social sciences, or related fields;
  • Very good command of written and spoken English.

To apply: Please send (i) a curriculum vitae, (ii) cover letter, and (iii) contact information for three references to: srilankajobs@ewmi.org and include “Sri Lanka” and the title of the position that you are applying for in the subject line. No phone calls please. EWMI will contact applicants for interviews or to request additional information.

Posted: 24 March 2017
Apply by: 10 April 2017

The East-West Management Institute, Inc. invites applications by Sri Lankan qualified candidates for the Deputy Chief of Party position as part of EWMI’s proposal for the upcoming five-year USAID-funded civil society support program in Sri Lanka. This program will support and strengthen the role of an independent and resilient civil society that builds a broad constituency for transparency, accountability, and good governance. This is a long-term position and offers substantial benefit package. The assignment is expected to start in August 2017.

Office Manager

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in office management for donor-funded programs;
  • Good understanding of procurement and financial management processes;
  • Very well organized and detailed oriented;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; and
  • Proven track record of impeccable professional integrity.

To apply: Please send (i) a curriculum vitae, (ii) cover letter, and (iii) contact information for three references to: srilankajobs@ewmi.org and include “Sri Lanka” and the title of the position that you are applying for in the subject line. No phone calls please. EWMI will contact applicants for interviews or to request additional information.

Posted: 24 March 2017
Apply by: 02 April 2017

East West Management Institute invites applications by international and Sri Lankan qualified candidates for the Chief of Party (COP) position as part of EWMI’s proposal for the upcoming five-year USAID-funded civil society support program in Sri Lanka. This program will support and strengthen the role of an independent and resilient civil society that builds a broad constituency for transparency, accountability, and good governance. This is a long-term position and offers substantial benefit package. The assignment is expected to start in August 2017.

The COP will provide overall leadership management and general technical direction of the entire program. Key required qualifications include:

  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in a senior management position in a program of similar magnitude and complexity, preferably including experience in USAID programs;
  • Excellent management, communication and negotiation skills demonstrating the ability to lead and build consensus, cooperation, and coalitions among individuals, groups, and government officials with competing interests;
  • Past technical experience in several of the following areas: good governance, advocacy, coalition-building, government engagement, citizen engagement, use of media for civic engagement and advocacy, grant management, organizational capacity building, and sustainability;
  • Experience mentoring local staff and organizations and transferring skills and knowledge;
  • Experience working with the civil society sector required;
  • Experience working in Sri Lanka or the South Asia region is strongly preferred;
  • Experience with gender equality and/or social inclusion experience is preferred;
  • Ability to coordinate and collaborate with other donor programs and with USAID cross-sectoral implementing partners for creative solutions, and complementarities to maximize results;
  • Preferably, graduate degree in political and social sciences, management, or related fields;
  • Advance written and spoken English language skills.

To apply: Please send (i) a curriculum vitae, (ii) cover letter, and (iii) contact information for three references to: srilankajobs@ewmi.org and include “Sri Lanka COP” in the subject line. No phone calls please. EWMI will contact applicants for interviews or to request additional information.

Posted: 24 March 2017
Apply by: 10 April 2017

East West Management Institute invites applications by Sri Lankan qualified candidates for the Deputy Chief of Party position as part of EWMI’s proposal for the upcoming five-year USAID-funded civil society support program in Sri Lanka. This program will support and strengthen the role of an independent and resilient civil society that builds a broad constituency for transparency, accountability, and good governance. This is a long-term position and offers substantial benefit package. The assignment is expected to start in August 2017.

Deputy Chief of Party

  • Minimum 7 (seven) years of technical leadership skills in promotion good governance and civil society development, preferably in the context of international programs;
  • Past technical experience in several of the following areas: good governance, advocacy, coalition-building, government engagement, citizen engagement, right to information, use of media for civic engagement and advocacy, grant management, civil society enabling environment, organizational capacity building, and sustainability;
  • Proven track record of building collaborative relationships in complex development environments;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Proven track record of impeccable professional and personal integrity;
  • Preferably, graduate degree in political and social sciences, management, or related fields;
  • Advance written and spoken English language skills

To apply: Please send (i) a curriculum vitae, (ii) cover letter, and (iii) contact information for three references to: srilankajobs@ewmi.org and include “Sri Lanka” and the title of the position that you are applying for in the subject line. No phone calls please. EWMI will contact applicants for interviews or to request additional information.

Posted: 24 March 2017
Apply by: 10 April 2017

East West Management Institute invites applications by Sri Lankan qualified candidates for the Grants Manager position as part of EWMI’s proposal for the upcoming five-year USAID-funded civil society support program in Sri Lanka. This program will support and strengthen the role of an independent and resilient civil society that builds a broad constituency for transparency, accountability, and good governance. This is a long-term position and offers substantial benefit package. The assignment is expected to start in August 2017.

Grants Manager

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in grants management for donor-funded programs targeting CSOs, preferably for USAID-funded programs;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and capacity to transfer skills and knowledge to beneficiaries;
  • Very well organized and detailed oriented;
  • Proven track record of impeccable professional integrity;
  • Very good command of written and spoken English.

To apply: Please send (i) a curriculum vitae, (ii) cover letter, and (iii) contact information for three references to: srilankajobs@ewmi.org and include “Sri Lanka” and the title of the position that you are applying for in the subject line. No phone calls please. EWMI will contact applicants for interviews or to request additional information.

Posted: 24 March 2017
Apply by: 10 April 2017

East-West Management Institute invites applications by Sri Lankan qualified candidates for the Capacity Development Manger position as part of EWMI’s proposal for the upcoming five-year USAID-funded civil society support program in Sri Lanka. This program will support and strengthen the role of an independent and resilient civil society that builds a broad constituency for transparency, accountability, and good governance. This is a long-term position and offers substantial benefit package. The assignment is expected to start in August 2017.

Capacity Development Manager

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in managing donor-funded capacity development programs targeting civil society organizations (CSOs);
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and capacity to transfer skills and knowledge to beneficiaries;
  • Knowledge of and/or experience working with the civil society sector in Sri Lanka;
  • College degree in social sciences, economics, or related fields;
  • Very good command of written and spoken English.

To apply: Please send (i) a curriculum vitae, (ii) cover letter, and (iii) contact information for three references to: srilankajobs@ewmi.org and include “Sri Lanka” and the title of the position that you are applying for in the subject line. No phone calls please. EWMI will contact applicants for interviews or to request additional information.