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: 01 October 2017
Apply by: 13 October 2017

Justice for All Project in Albania - Media and Investigative Journalism Component Leader

The Justice for All Project in Albania (the Project), implemented by the East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking an experienced Team Leader to head the Project’s work in the area of investigative journalism. 

Position Description: Investigative Media (Component 3) Team Leader: The overall purpose of Component 3 of USAID’s Justice for All Project is to build citizen demand for reduction of corruption, fraud, and other criminal activities by exposing these activities through investigative journalism.

The Component 3 Team Leader is responsible for designing, developing and helping to implement all Component 3 activities, including but not limited to:

  • Design and delivery of training programs on journalistic skills, in particular investigative journalism, for Albanian journalists;
  • Advising on an effort to establish an open data system to track judicial performance;
  • Advising on an effort to establish and maintain a fact-checking service in Albania;
  • Overseeing grants to journalists and media involved in investigative journalism; and
  • Coordinating with the Project’s international Investigative Media Advisor, to strengthen the capacity of reporters to engage in meaningful investigative reporting.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Drafting Component 3 work plans;
  • Drafting reports concerning Component 3 activities and impacts, including reporting against Component 3 M&E targets; and
  • Assisting in developing project promotional materials and supporting project outreach activities. 

This is a full time position through March 2021, based in Tirana, Albania. Salary commensurate with experience. The Component 3 Team Leader reports directly to the Chief of Party (COP).

Minimum Requirements / Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Five or more years in journalism and journalism development including support to journalists for training and capacity development;
  2. Proven ability to develop and maintain positive working relationship across a broad spectrum of media and journalistic landscapes;
  3. Knowledge of Fact Checking as a core tool for media and journalists;
  4. Understanding of use of open data by media and journalists;
  5. Prior experience working on an international development project preferred.
  6. Fluency in Albanian and English and proven ability to communicate both orally and in writing in both languages;
  7. Albanian citizenship required.

How to Apply:  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter that explains how the candidate meets the qualifications, a resume that is no longer than three pages and that includes the names and contact information for three professional references to: jfainfo@ewmi.org.

Please include in the caption of the email the title of the position being applied for.  The attachments (cover letter and CV) should likewise be named to include the position applied for and the applicant’s last name. 

Closing date: COB October 13, 2017

Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.   Applicants should send all communications to the above noted email address and should not contact staff of the Justice for All Project, USAID or EWMI.  EWMI does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, race, age, gender, or sexual orientation.