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Posted: 13 April 2022
Apply by: 27 May 2022

Apply immediately, but no later than May 27, 2022

East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) invites applications by qualified candidates for the Chief of Party (COP) position as part of EWMI’s proposal for the planned USAID-funded Strengthening Citizen Engagement Activity (SCEA) in Serbia. The Program will work to increase citizen engagement in community development and reform processes, through capacity building, technical support, re-granting, and cross-sectoral cooperation activities. This is a long-term position that is expected to start in October 2022.

The COP will be responsible for overall SCEA’s management and is expected to interact regularly with a diverse range of actors such as Activity staff, USAID staff, other donors, and all Activity stakeholders and beneficiaries.

Qualified candidates should meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Seven (7) years of related work experience in managing donor-supported programming, preferably USAID-funded programs in Southeast Europe or similar contexts, in the relevant areas of citizen engagement, civil society support, good governance, democracy, and human rights;
  • Master’s degree in social sciences, public policy, law, community development, media and communications, international development, or other equivalent professional degree; a bachelor’s degree with two (2) additional years of relevant experience beyond the minimum required years of work experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree;
  • Demonstrated experience working with and empowering local partners and traditionally marginalized groups;
  • Demonstrated record of achieving results through sustainable efforts involving local and regional organizations and actors;
  • Demonstrated experience of working with and connecting beneficiaries and partners in a variety of formats and locations and cross-regionally including online, in-person, inside and outside of the country;
  • English proficiency is required;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

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

Posted: 13 April 2022
Apply by: 24 April 2022

Apply immediately, but no later than by the end of the day on Sunday, April 24, 2022

East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) invites applications by qualified Georgian candidates for two positions as part of the proposal for the upcoming five-year USAID National Governance Program in Georgia. The Program will work in partnership with the Government of Georgia to deliver citizen-responsive governance based on greater accountability, transparency, and institutional independence.  These are long-term positions that are expected to start in October 2022.

The Public Engagement Specialist will lead the work to achieve Program’s Objective 3: Increased citizen demand for government accountability. Qualified candidates should meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in the social sciences, public policy, law, development, communications, international development, or other equivalent professional degree; a bachelor’s degree with two (2) additional years of relevant experience beyond the minimum required years of work experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree;
  • Seven (7) years of related work experience in managing donor-funded projects that support citizen and other stakeholders’ engagement in advocacy and monitoring efforts to advance reforms in priority areas for citizens;
  • Demonstrated record of achieving results by fostering partnerships among civil society, public, and private sector stakeholders;
  • English proficiency.

Open Government and Social Accountability Partnerships Specialist will lead the work to achieve Program’s result 3.4: Increased public awareness of and engagement in existing open government and social accountability partnerships. Qualified candidates should meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in the social sciences, public policy, law, development, communications, international development, or other equivalent professional degree;
  • Seven (7) years of related work experience as an expert or manager in projects that support open government and social accountability initiatives;
  • English proficiency.

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

Posted: 18 March 2022
Apply by: 30 March 2022

Apply immediately, but no later than by the end of the day on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.

East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) invites applications by qualified candidates - nationals of Central Europe and international experts - for the Chief of Party (COP) position as part of EWMI’s proposal for the upcoming five-year USAID-funded Central Europe (CE) Program. The Program will work to strengthen the resilience and capacity of independent, non-governmental entities, including civil society, media, political parties, and other democratic actors, across Central Europe to advance democratic freedoms and reforms.

This is a long-term position that is expected to start in July 2022.

The COP will be responsible for overall program management under Objective 1 and will be expected to interact regularly with a diverse range of actors such as program staff, USAID staff, other donors, and all program stakeholders and beneficiaries. He/she will lead the implementation of the CE Program’s Objective 1: Increase the capacity and resiliency of civil society to promote democratic principles and protect fundamental freedoms, including cross-sectoral collaboration.

Qualified candidates should meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in the social sciences, public policy, law, international studies, community development, media and communications, international development, or other equivalent professional degree; a bachelor’s degree with two (2) additional years of relevant experience beyond the minimum required years of work experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree;
  • Ten (10) years of related work experience in managing donor-supported programming in Poland and Hungary in the relevant areas of democracy, human rights, and/or governance, with substantial experience relevant to CE Program’s Objective 1;
  • Demonstrated experience working with and empowering local partners and traditionally marginalized groups;
  • Demonstrated record of achieving results through sustainable efforts involving local and regional organizations and actors;
  • Demonstrated experience of working with and connecting beneficiaries and partners in a variety of formats and locations and cross-regionally including online, in-person, inside and outside of the country;
  • English proficiency is required, with fluency in Polish or Hungarian preferred;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

To apply: Please send (i) a curriculum vitae, (ii) cover letter, and (iii) contact information for three references to: employment@ewmi.org and include “CE Program COP Objective 1” in the subject line. No phone calls please. EWMI will contact applicants for interviews or to request additional information.

Posted: 18 March 2022
Apply by: 30 March 2022

Apply immediately, but no later than by the end of the day on Wednesday, March 30, 2022

East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) invites applications by qualified candidates - nationals of Central Europe and international experts - for the Chief of Party (COP) position as part of EWMI’s proposal for the upcoming five-year USAID-funded Central Europe (CE) Program, Objective 3, “Build the watchdog skills of civil society and civic movements to enhance rule of law observance, combat corruption, and increase access to justice.” The Program will work to strengthen the resilience and capacity of independent, non-governmental entities, including civil society, media, political parties, and other democratic actors, across Central Europe to advance democratic freedoms and reforms. This is a long-term position that is expected to start in July 2022.

The COP will be responsible for overall program management and will be expected to interact regularly with a diverse range of actors across multiple countries (primarily in Poland, Hungary and Bulgaria) such as program staff, USAID staff, other donors, and all program stakeholders and beneficiaries. The COP will lead the implementation of the CE Program’s Objective 3, including enhancing public knowledge of the rule of law (ROL), increasing watchdog skills of CSOs, developing strategies to re-democratize ROL institutions, increase regional learning among ROL advocates, and protect the rights and security of watchdogs and other democratic actors.

Qualified candidates should meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Graduate level (MA or higher) degree in law, public policy, community development or related field;
  • Ten (10) years of relevant work experience in advocating for, promoting, or monitoring the rule of law in the CE region, with specific experience in Poland, Hungary, and Bulgaria preferred;
  • Prior experience managing and directing donor funded (preferably USAID) programs;  
  • Demonstrated record of achieving results through sustainable efforts involving local and regional organizations and actors;
  • Demonstrated experience of working with and connecting beneficiaries and partners in a variety of formats and locations and cross-regionally including online, in-person, inside and outside of the country;
  • English fluency is required, with fluency in Polish, Hungarian or Bulgarian preferred; and
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

To apply: Please send (i) a curriculum vitae, (ii) cover letter, and (iii) contact information for three references to: employment@ewmi.org and include “CE Program COP – Objective 3” in the subject line. No phone calls please. EWMI will contact applicants for interviews or to request additional information.

Posted: 04 February 2022
Apply by: 28 February 2022

The East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI), which is implementing a new Rule of Law project in Georgia funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking an expert to advise the Public Defender’s Office (PDO) in Georgia, the country’s ombudsman agency, regarding its mandate to oversee the judicial functions. The Expert will help the PDO define its mandate, assist in developing needed implementation mechanisms, and train PDO staff. The Expert will first study the legal framework of the PDO and the judiciary in Georgia, then develop an internal strategy and mechanism for the PDO to carry out monitoring and oversight of judicial bodies, and then conduct training for PDO officials. The assignment will be for six months, in Georgia (pandemic conditions permitting), April – September 2022.

Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in law or related field;
  • Detailed knowledge of or prior work in the judiciary of a civil law country;
  • Prior relevant experience working in improving or overseeing the functioning of a judiciary, such as on appointment and disciplinary matters, transparency, efficiency, etc.;
  • Prior experience in working with a similar organization, such as a state attorney general’s office or ombudsman’s office.

To apply: Please submit (i) curriculum vitae, (ii) cover letter, and (iii) contact information for three references to: employment@ewmi.org and include “Judicial/Ombudsman Expert - Georgia” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible because EWMI will be filling this position on a rolling basis, but in any event must be received no later than February 28, 2022. EWMI is an equal opportunity employer, and women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Only candidates considered for interviews will be contacted.

Posted: 03 February 2022
Apply by: 25 February 2022

The East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) is seeking experts in Court Administration who also have experience in Community Engagement and People Centered Justice (PCJ) to assist in the implementation of rule of law programs overseas, in locations such as Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.  The assignments are for both short term and long term postings on projects funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 

Requirements: Court Administrator/Community Engagement/PCJ experts should demonstrate a thorough understanding of the issues of justice system development in transitional countries and an understanding of modern approaches to court administration and legal service delivery. Other requirements include: Prior experience working in court administration in a modern justice system; Demonstrated understanding of the functioning of local justice eco-systems; Fluency in English; Degree in law is preferred but not required.  

To apply: Please submit (i) curriculum vitae, (ii) cover letter, and (iii) contact information for three references to: employment@ewmi.org and include “Court Administrator/Community Engagement Advisor” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible in order to address emerging needs, but no later than February 25, 2022.

About EWMI: Founded in 1988 as an independent, not-for-profit organization, EWMI promotes the rule of law, civil society, and free market systems globally.  See www.ewmi.org. EWMI is an equal opportunity employer, and women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Only candidates considered for interviews will be contacted.   

Posted: 24 September 2021
Apply by: 24 September 2021

Position Description: The Program Manager serves as the focal point within the organization for assigned countries and programs, liaising with all departments in HQ to provide support and ensure successful program implementation.  Tasks include preparing subgrants to local organizations, drafting consulting agreements with international experts, tracking expenditures against budgets, ensuring compliance with donor (especially USAID) rules and regulations, and documenting program accomplishments. The Program Manager may also train and mentor local project staff on these matters, assist in opening and closing of project offices overseas, and assist in the preparation of proposals for new projects. Ability to travel overseas for extended periods (up to four weeks) is required.

Requirements: Successful applicants will possess:

  • A minimum of two years of experience in supporting the implementation of international development projects;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills (in English; ability to speak other languages in regions where EWMI works is preferred);
  • The ability to prepare and read budgets;
  • Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations preferred;
  • Prior experience in promoting human rights, supporting civil society, and/or strengthening the rule of law;
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science, or related field;
  • Experience having worked overseas in a developing country preferred;
  • Other specialized skills, such as with IT, public outreach, accounting, etc., is also preferred and should be highlighted.

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. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Only those invited for interviews will be contacted; no calls please. EWMI is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: 13 October 2019
Apply by: 28 February 2020

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.