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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: 25 October 2018
Apply by: 12 April 2019

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 a Program Manager to work in its New York City headquarters to help manage its expanding portfolio of programs in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Asia. 

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 and pipelines;
  • Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations;
  • 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. The positions will be filled on a rolling basis, and applications received after COB on Monday, November 12th will not be considered.  Only those invited for interviews will be contacted; no calls please. EWMI is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: 25 March 2019
Apply by: 12 April 2019

Job opportunities with an upcoming USAID-funded program in Central Asia

 

Apply immediately, but no later than Friday, April 12, 2019

 

East West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) invites applications by nationals of Kazakhstan and nationals of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan living and working in Kazakhstan for a number of positions as part of EWMI’s proposal for the upcoming five-year USAID-funded Regional Civil Society Program for Central Asia. The program will work to cultivate a vibrant and citizen-oriented civil society in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan. These are long-term positions and offer a generous benefits package. The assignments are expected to start around September 2019.

 

Deputy Chief of Party         

  • At least 10 years of experience in managing civil society development programs, preferably for an international organization;
  • Deep understanding of the challenges faced by civil society organizations (CSOs) and civic activists in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan, and of the strategies for addressing them;
  • Experience in managing staff and leading teams;
  • Understanding of approaches to ensure gender mainstreaming and social inclusion;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English;
  • Knowledge of Uzbek, Turkmen, or Tajik language is a plus.

                             

Youth Engagement Manager

  • At least 5 years of experience in managing youth-focused programs, preferably for an international organization;
  • Very good knowledge of the wide variety of youth development and support approaches and programs;
  • Proven track record of applying creativity and youth positive development principles in working with youth;
  • Very good spoken and written English;
  • Knowledge of Uzbek, Turkmen, or Tajik language is a plus.

 

Policy and Advocacy Manager

  • Deep understanding of challenges for public policy formulation and decision-making in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan, and of the strategies for addressing them;
  • Significant experience in facilitating interactions among various stakeholders including the   Parliament, public institutions, CSOs, and the private sector;
  • Graduate degree in political science, public administration, economics, or other related fields;                         
  • Very good spoken and written English;
  • Knowledge of Uzbek, Turkmen, or Tajik language is a plus.

 

Capacity Development Manager

  • Experienced trainer and mentor on a wide range of skills of use to CSOs;
  • Significant experience in managing capacity development programs and activities benefiting civil society;
  • Proven track record of being well organized and successful in working as part of a team;
  • Very good spoken and written English;
  • Knowledge of Uzbek, Turkmen, or Tajik language is a plus.

 

Finance and HR Manager                           

  • At least 5 years of experience in managing the finance and HR aspects of international donor programs;
  • Experience in working for USAID-funded programs strongly preferred;
  • Proven track record of efficiency and high professional and personal integrity in carrying out his/her tasks;
  • Very good spoken and written English;
  • Knowledge of Uzbek, Turkmen, or Tajik language is a plus.

 

Grants Manager

  • At least 5 years of experience in managing grants for CSOs, preferably as part of an international donor program;
  • Experience in working for USAID-funded programs strongly preferred;
  • Proven track record of being well organized and successful in working as part of a team;
  • Very good spoken and written English;
  • Knowledge of Uzbek, Turkmen, or Tajik language is a plus.

 

M&E and Public Outreach Specialist

  • At least 5 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation and public outreach work for CSOs, preferably as part of an international donor program;
  • Experience in working for USAID-funded programs strongly preferred;
  • Proven track record of the deep understanding of communication and PR in the context of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan societies;
  • Very good spoken and written English;
  • Knowledge of Uzbek, Turkmen, or Tajik language is a plus.

 

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

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.