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Posted: 17 November 2022
Apply by: 30 November 2022

Apply immediately, but no later than November 30, 2022

The East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) invites applications for the Communications Specialist position with its Judicial System Strengthening Activity (JSSA) in Uzbekistan, a four-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented until September 2025. JSSA is divided into three components: Component 1 will strengthen the administration of justice by improving court and case management; Component 2 will strengthen the professionalism of the judiciary through enhanced training initiatives, and Component 3 will strengthen public trust in the judiciary. The following is a full-time, long-term (until September 2025) position based in Tashkent, beginning immediately. The position is open only to persons eligible to work in Uzbekistan.

The Communications Specialist is responsible for assisting the Public Education Expert, the Training/Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Coordinator, and the Deputy Chief of Party in communications and public outreach-related activities. This full-time position reports to the Deputy Chief of Party.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assists the Public Education Expert in designing, preparing, and publishing communications and other public outreach materials per the USAID requirements and EWMI communications policies;
  • Support the Public Education Expert in carrying out activities under Component 3, including trainings and workshops, meetings with counterparts, high-level events, and publicity related to these activities;
  • Design, refine, and publish graphics for the project, including infographics, data visualizations, and communications products;
  • Manage the project’s social media presence, including managing inputs from other JSSA staff, in addition to drafting, publishing, and monitoring content;
  • Support Home Office communications regarding the project;
  • Work with the Training/MEL Coordinator on data collection and visualization from all project components; Supports the work of the Chief of Party on communications-related tasks;
  • Other related duties as requested.    

Required qualifications:

  • At least 4 years of experience in the communications sphere, including supporting capacity-building efforts with judicial institutions, governmental agencies, international organizations, and donors;
  • At least 4 years of experience working in communications, journalism, or public relations, including managing social media networks, publishing articles and press releases in several languages;
  • Demonstrated extensive experience in graphic design, including designing infographics, data visualization tools, and using graphic design software (CorelDRAW, Adobe Photoshop etc.) and tools;
  • Strong organization and planning skills, proven experience supporting high-level events;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Positive attitude, attention to detail, flexibility to manage fast timelines and multiple work streams;
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer sciences, graphic design, communications, journalism, law, statistics, international development, or a related field, and
  • Fluency in Uzbek, Russian, and English required.

To apply: Please send (I) a curriculum vitae, (II) cover letter, and (III) contact information for three references to:  employment@ewmi-uz.or. Please include “Communications Specialist, Uzbekistan” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. EWMI will contact applicants for interviews or to request additional information. EWMI is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

 

Posted: 17 November 2022
Apply by: 30 November 2022

Apply immediately but no later than November 30, 2022

The East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) invites applications for a Court Administration Coordinator position with its Judicial System Strengthening Activity (JSSA) in Uzbekistan, a four-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented until September 2025. JSSA is divided into three objectives: Objective 1 will strengthen the administration of justice by improving court and case management; Objective 2 will strengthen the professionalism of the judiciary through enhanced training initiatives, and Objective 3 will strengthen public trust in the judiciary. The following is a full-time, long-term (until September 2025) position based in Tashkent, beginning immediately. The position is open only to persons eligible to work in Uzbekistan.

The Court Administration Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Chief of Party in activities related to court administration and case management activities under Objective 1. This full-time position reports to the Chief of Party.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist the Chief of Party in helping the Supreme Court develop the policies, practices and data needed to fully implement the restructuring of the courts;
  • Analyze publicly-available court performance data, performance data provided by pilot and other courts, and the results of court mini-assessments;
  • Utilize data to draft reports and other written inputs for JSSA, and incorporate data insights into JSSA Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning  efforts;
  • Participate in drafting and designing annual performance/statistical reports for the Supreme Court, pilot courts, and the Supreme Judicial Council;
  • Accompany JSSA team members during court visits and participate in deployment of court mini-assessments; liaise with pilot court representatives and representatives of other JSSA counterparts;
  • Participate in the design and deployment of tailored interventions for the pilot courts, and support activities conducted under Objective 1 as needed;
  • Provide progress reports on pilot courts;
  • Support the work of the Chief of Party on court administration tasks;
  • Other related duties as required

Required qualifications:

  • At least three (3) years of experience working with or in the courts, prosecutor's office, or in a related judicial profession;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of court operations, structure and functioning of the Uzbek judicial system, and ongoing reforms;
  • Experience with case management systems;
  • Strong skills in data collection and statistical analysis;
  • Bachelor’s degree in law, human rights, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred;
  • Strong organization and planning skills, proven experience in working with judiciary;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Positive attitude, attention to detail, flexibility to manage fast timelines and multiple work streams, and;
  • Fluency in Uzbek, Russian, and English required.

To apply: Please send (i) a curriculum vitae, (ii) cover letter, and (iii) contact information for three references to:  employment@ewmi-uz.or. Please include “Court Administration Coordinator” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. EWMI will contact applicants for interviews or to request additional information. EWMI is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply

 

Posted: 17 November 2022
Apply by: 29 November 2022

Apply immediately but no later than November 29, 2022

The East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) invites applications for an Operations and Administrative Officer position with its Judicial System Strengthening Activity (JSSA) in Uzbekistan, a four-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented until September 2025. JSSA is divided into three objectives: Objective 1 will strengthen the administration of justice by improving court and case management; Objective 2 will strengthen the professionalism of the judiciary through enhanced training initiatives, and Objective 3 will strengthen public trust in the judiciary. The following is a full-time, long-term (until September 2025) position based in Tashkent, beginning immediately. The position is open only to persons eligible to work in Uzbekistan.

The Operations and Administrative Officer is responsible for assisting the JSSA Staff in daily operations of the EWMI branch office in Uzbekistan and in activity implementation. This full-time position reports to the Chief of Party.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead project office management, including operational, administrative, and human resources responsibilities in line with EWMI,USAID, and national policies, procedures, and legislation;
  • Manage basic operations of the office and its staff, including files and record management, office inventory and maintenance, correspondence, contact lists, implementation of operational policies and procedures,  and related tasks;
  • Oversee administrative support of the project and its activities, including event management, scheduling, travel arrangements, and related tasks;
  • Support logistical arrangements for meetings and workshops, i.e., printing of training materials, coordination of workshop supplies, arrangement of travel and lodging  for participants and staff, and liaising with venues , in accordance with EWMI finance and administrative policies and procedures;
  • Cooperate with the JSSA Event and Training Coordinator to ensure smooth preparation, execution, and follow-up for all JSSA activities;
  • Liaise with participants of EWMI activities on necessary preparations for events as needed, including ensuring receipt of participant information, participant vetting, relaying of travel arrangements, and facilitating requests for travel advances as needed;
  • In coordination with finance and program staff, support procurement of goods and services in compliance with EWMI and USAID regulations, including research and solicitation of vendors, publication of procurement tenders, gathering of quotes and vendor offers, and ensuring compliant documentation of these efforts;  
  • Maintain vendor and consultant databases as needed, and ensure recruitment of qualified, diverse suppliers for all operational and technical needs of the office;
  • Oversee human resources responsibilities such as recruitment and hiring, records management, performance review processes, implementation of human resources policies, and related tasks.
  • Audit travel requests and expense reports for accuracy and compliance.
  • Ensure constant and adequate availability of office supplies, stationery and equipment; Prepare letters and other correspondence, produce reports, basic tables and graphics, data as needed, and managee the reproduction and assembly of reports and other project documentation, draft new contracts.
  • Coordinate the timely processing for payment of vendor, supplier, and other transactions with project finance functions. Suggested replacement: Ensure timely processing of all vendor and staff payments in cooperation with the Finance Manager, including gathering of all payment requests, tracking, and scheduling of payments in an efficient manner
  • Manage overall project/office schedules as assigned;
  • Maintain a database of all incoming and outgoing communications; handle shipping/ mailing/delivery of outgoing communications in coordination with other project staff;
  • Receive telephone calls and perform reception duties, as needed, in a professional and courteous manner;
  • Other related duties as required.

Required qualifications:

  • At least three (3) years of working experience on the same or similar tasks in an international and/or diverse environment;
  • Demonstrated experience working with Uzbek government institutions, non-governmental organizations, and external vendors; ;
  • Demonstrated experience with donor procurement and financial procedures; Work experience with U.S. government-funded projects is an asset;
  • Demonstrated experiences administering human resources practices and policies ;
  • Strong organization and planning skills; demonstrated experience in office administration, event planning, and project management support;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to maintain confidential operational and human resources information;
  • Positive attitude, attention to detail, flexibility to manage fast timelines and multiple work streams, and;
  • Fluency in Uzbek, Russian, and English required.

To apply: Please send (i) a curriculum vitae, (ii) cover letter, and (iii) contact information for three references to: employment@ewmi-uz.org. Please include “Operations and Administrative Officer” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. EWMI will contact applicants for interviews or to request additional information. EWMI is an equal-opportunity employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply

Posted: 17 November 2022
Apply by: 30 November 2022

Apply immediately but no later than November 30, 2022

The East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) invites applications for an Event/Training Coordinator with its Judicial System Strengthening Activity (JSSA) in Uzbekistan, a four-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented until September 2025. JSSA is divided into three components: Component 1 will strengthen the administration of justice by improving court and case management; Component 2 will strengthen the professionalism of the judiciary through enhanced training initiatives, and Component 3 will strengthen public trust in the judiciary. The following is a full-time, long-term (until September 2025) position based in Tashkent, beginning immediately.  The position is open only to persons eligible to work in Uzbekistan.

Overview / Objective

The Event/Training Coordinator is in charge of logistics (e.g., choosing locations, hiring caterers, etc.), coordinating with vendors, and other administrative support to ensure successful trainings and events, in line with USAID and EWMI rules and regulations. During trainings/events, the Coordinator is typically on-site to act as supervisor, handle client requests, and communicate with service providers. The Coordinator will report directly to the Deputy Chief of Party. The Training/Event Coordinator also supports JSSA's Training Specialist/Monitoring, Evaluation, and Leanring (MEL)Coordinator in managing training data. The Event/Training Coordinator reports to the Deputy Chief of Party.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support evening planning from the beginning through to the end, according to project requirements, target audience, and objectives;
  • Conduct market research, gather information, and produce detailed proposals for events (including timelines, venues, suppliers, etc.);
  • Support the Operations Manager in procurement of event-related goods and services (contacting vendors, advertising requests for proposals/quotations, evaluating offers), while ensuring compliance with EWMI and USAID rules and policies;
  • Manage and coordinate suppliers and all event logistics (e.g., venue, catering, travel, scheduling, etc.);
  • Manage all event set-up, including ensuring necessary equipment setup, material preparations, room configurations, internet and IT connections, etc.;
  • Ensure the event runs smoothly and resolve any problems that might occur;
  • Prepare and print training materials and handouts before the event;
  • Arrange the registration of participants for each day of the event;
  • Support the Training Specialist/MEL Coordinator in conducting training surveys, pre-and-post evaluations,  and other data collection tools, and aggregating data collected from the participants;
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required.

 Required qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or public relations is preferred;
  • At least three years’ experience as an Event Coordinator or Organizer;
  • Experience planning, organizing, conducting, and evaluating events in a variety of formats, sizes, and audiences;
  • Experience supporting events for international organizations a plus; experience with U.S. government-funded projects and policies highly desired;
  • Excellent organizing and coordinating skills; excellent attention to detail and ability to quickly troubleshoot and problem solve;
  • Good time management and multi-tasking abilities.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Microsoft Office and Microsoft 365 proficiency (SharePoint, Outlook, etc.).
  • Fluency in Uzbek and Russian is required; English is preferred.

To apply: Please send (i) a curriculum vitae, (ii) cover letter, and (iii) contact information for three references to: employment@ewmi-uz.org. Please include “Training/Event Coordinator, Uzbekistan” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. EWMI will contact applicants for interviews or to request additional information. EWMI is an equal-opportunity employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

Posted: 17 November 2022
Apply by: 29 November 2022

Apply immediately but no later than November 29, 2022

The East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) invites applications for a Gender and Social Inclusion Officer with its Judicial System Strengthening Activity (JSSA) in Uzbekistan, a four-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented until September 2025. JSSA is divided into three components: Component 1 will strengthen the administration of justice by improving court and case management; Component 2 will strengthen the professionalism of the judiciary through enhanced training initiatives, and Component 3 will strengthen public trust in the judiciary. The following is a full-time, long-term (until September 2025) position based in Tashkent, beginning immediately. The position is open only to persons eligible to work in Uzbekistan.  

The Gender and Social Inclusion Officer is responsible for assisting the Gender and Social Inclusion Expert and the Chief of Party in activities related to gender and social inclusion across the project. This full-time position reports to the Chief of Party (COP).

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assists the GESI Expert in mainstreaming gender and social inclusion considerations in all three components of JSSA, and in building the capacity of judicial institutions to adopt a gender-sensitive approach to justice;
  • Assists the GESI Expert in tasks related to the organization of gender-related trainings and other capacity-building activities, including preparing training materials, agendas, and lists of participants;
  • Assists the GESI Expert and COP in drafting and revising written outputs related to GESI, including activity reports, quarterly report inputs, data collection for AMELP and communications products, among other outputs;
  • Supports data collection and analysis relating to gender, age, disability, and other social inclusion considerations of relevance to the project;  
  • Serves as a resource to JSSA staff on gender and social inclusion learning and technical knowledge;
  • Supports the work of the COP on gender-related tasks; and
  • Other related duties as requested.  

Required qualifications:

  • At least 4 years of experience in the field of gender promotion, gender mainstreaming, and advocacy related to gender equality and social inclusion;
  • At least 4 years of experience working with state institutions, civil society organizations, and international organizations or other donors on related topics; experience with U.S. government-funded projects preferred
  • Demonstrated extensive experience in building capacities of various stakeholders in the field of gender equality and social inclusion;
  • Experience in applying gender-related concepts and tools, such as gender analysis, data disaggregation, gender-sensitive program design, etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree in law, political science, international development, gender, human rights, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred;
  • Strong organization and planning skills, proven experience supporting high-level events;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Positive attitude, attention to detail, flexibility to manage fast timelines and multiple work streams, and;
  • Fluency in Uzbek, Russian, and English required.

To apply: Please send (i) a curriculum vitae, (ii) cover letter, and (iii) contact information for three references to: employment@ewmi-uz.org. Please include “Gender and Social Inclusion Officer, Uzbekistan” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. EWMI will contact applicants for interviews or to request additional information. EWMI is an equal-opportunity employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

 

Posted: 15 November 2022
Apply by: 23 November 2022

Apply immediately, but no later than by the end of the day on Wednesday, November 23, 2022

East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) invites applications by international experts and nationals of Zambia for a number of positions as part of EWMI’s proposal for the upcoming five-year USAID/Zambia Leading Organizational Capacity and Localization Development (LOCAL) Activity. LOCAL will support the organizational capacity of the current USAID/Zambia local implementing partners to manage, implement, and monitor their programs. The Chief of Party and Operational Learning and Logistics Manager are full-time long-term positions based in Zambia. The assignments are expected to start around April 2023.

Chief of Party

Required qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in managing international donor-funded development programs related to civil society with demonstrated experience in leading teams to achieve development results;

Desired qualifications

  • Master’s degree in political science, public administration, international relations, organizational development, or in relevant fields or a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in addition to the 10 years’ experience above;
  • Experience in Zambia, Southern Africa, or regions at similar stages of economic development;
  • Substantial knowledge of civil society organizational development strategies, including strong successful experience in organizational development approaches;
  • Substantial experience advancing civil society development in politically sensitive and continuously changing environments;
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills related to activity management, including activity planning and performance management, motivating and supervising team efforts, and financial and personnel management;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in developing and maintaining professional relationships with host country counterparts in government, civil society, and the private sector.

Operational Learning and Logistics Manager

Required qualifications

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience developing and overseeing the provision of organizational development support to civil society organizations, preferably in the context of USAID-funded or other international development programs;

Desired qualifications

  • Master’s degree in organizational development, human resource management, business administration, higher education, international development or a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 7 years’ experience in addition to the 7 years’ experience above;
  • Experience in Zambia or countries in Africa at similar stages of economic development;
  • Proven track record of effective management of organizational development programs and activities with ambitious targets;
  • Substantial experience advancing civil society development in politically sensitive environments;

Senior Technical Advisor (this is a consultancy position and only US citizens are eligible to apply)

Required qualifications

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in developing and providing advanced and effective organizational capacity development to civil society organizations, of which at least five years must be relevant to international development assistance activities;
  • Demonstrated experience with capacity assessments, training, and mentoring on a wide range of organizational capacity development aspects;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with organizations at various levels of capacity;
  • Desired qualifications
  • Master’s degree in political science, sociology, statistics, international development, or in a relevant field or a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in addition to the 7 years’ experience above;
  • Experience in Zambia, Southern Africa or regions at similar stages of economic development.

Finance and Compliance Manager

Required qualifications

  • Master’s degree in accounting, business administration, or related field, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in managing, increasing roles of responsibility, and extensive professional experience in finance, operation/administration, logistics and/or human resource-related matters for international development activities of similar scope and size with LOCAL;

Or

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, or related field, with a minimum of 10 years of experience in managing, increasing roles of responsibility, and extensive professional experience in finance, operation/administration, logistics and/or human resource-related matters for international development activities of similar scope and size with LOCAL;

And

  • Professional certification (e.g., CPA, ACCA, or equivalent) with a minimum of 5 years of experience in in managing, increasing roles of responsibility, and extensive professional experience in finance, operation/administration, logistics and/or human resource-related matters for international development activities of similar scope and size with LOCAL;
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience;
  • Familiarity with US Government financial reporting and compliance requirements;
  • Experience in managing donor-funded grants of similar scope and size of LOCAL;
  • Experience in risk management and implementation of internal controls.

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

 

Posted: 25 October 2022
Apply by: 14 November 2022

East-West Management Institute, Inc (EWMI) is recruiting for an accountant, who will work with EWMI’s finance team and liaise with all departments in HQ to provide support and ensure successful program implementation.  EWMI is a not-for-profit organization working to strengthen civil society engagement and rule of law around the world by building accountable, capable and transparent institutions.

Tasks include:

  • Review of monthly field office financial and accounting records to ensure that proper documentation exists;
  • Monitor project budgets against spending
  • Provide assistance with importing the data from excel to databases
  • Provide ongoing assistance to Director of Compliance/Operations
  • Travel, as necessary, to the field offices to work with local accounting staff.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics
  • Strong Microsoft Excel Skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communications skills in English
  • Work experience in accounting sector either through internships or prior employment
  • Ability to read and speak languages in countries where EWMI works a plus
  • Knowledge of databases preferred

To Apply: 

Please submit a brief cover letter summarizing how you meet the above requirements, together with a resume (two pages only), and the names and contact information for three references (combination of professional and academic acceptable) to  employment@ewmi.org.  Please indicate in the subject line that you are applying for the Accountant Position. Please submit applications by November 14, 2022.  Only those invited for interviews will be contacted.  No calls please.  EWMI is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: 24 October 2022
Apply by: 03 November 2022

Apply immediately, but no later than by the end of the day on November 3, 2022

East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) is seeking two short-term contractors: a Volto front-end developer and a Plone 6 developer to develop the innovative user interface components for the Foreign Investment Mapping (FIM) platform. The FIM platform is built to track large scale infrastructure investments made across the Mekong region. EWMI is seeking candidates that are self-driven and work independently, but also want to be an integral part of a collaborative and interdisciplinary team. Ongoing participation in the Plone open source community and contributing directly to the Volto project is encouraged.

Knowledge and Skills:

The FIM platform is built with Volto, it is the new default React front-end for Plone 6. Volto communicates with the Plone 6 backend through RestAPI. Both candidates shall possess an understanding of container based deployment solutions for Volto and Plone 6 and the ability to create, deployment of containers to ensure the performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications.

The Volto Developer is expected to:

  • Develop new components based on requirements of the FIM platform. These tasks include creating new components for Volto, customize and enhancing existing components using Volto’s component shadowing.
  • Create new user interface views for data and search results on the FIM platform.
  • Create new data visualizations using React-D3 components for network maps and organizational charts.
  • Add new backend web services to Plone 6 to expose relations with Plone REST API.
  • Create new UX prototypes for components, views, visualizations and conduct research, gathering feedback from end users.
  • Writing build tasks to bundle required JavaScript using npm, yarn.
  • Build out a custom Volto theme using a style guide.

The Volto Developer candidate should possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • Experience with Web Technologies (HTML, CSS, SASS/LESS, responsive design, etc.)
  • Experience with Plone and Python. Experience with headless CMS (Plone CMS, Zope/ZODB).
  • Experience with REST APIs (preferably Plone REST API)
  • Experience with modern JavaScript frontend frameworks (preferably React, Redux)
  • Experience with Volto/Plone 6 would be a big plus
  • Experience with creating UI Prototypes and UX testing processes.
  • Experience with large-scale migrations and export-import, transmogrifier packages.
  • Experience with administrating and running *NIX-based server systems. Experience with container-based solutions with NPM or Yarn would be a plus
  • Work with localization and editorial and design teams to continually gather and respond to UI/UX feedback.
  • Participate in all development life cycle activities, including release planning, coding, testing, and deployment.
  • Document your code and keep it organized and manageable.
  • Deep understanding of cross-browser/platform issues and code solutions.
  • Experience with automated UI testing using frameworks such as React Testing Library and Cyprus
  • Master’s degree in Computer Sciences or related technical field and 2 years of related professional experience;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences or related technical field and 4 years of related professional experience;
  • Two-year Associate’s degree in Computer Sciences or related technical field 6 years of related professional experience
  • Strong English oral communication skills
  • Proven abilities in front-end web development with Volto

The Plone 6 Developer is expected to:

  • Develop new components based on requirements of the FIM platform. These tasks include extending content-types, creating new content-types for the FIM platform.
  • Create new Plone RestAPI endpoints for Volto front-end views and visualization components.
  • Add new backend web services to Plone 6 to expose relations with Plone REST API.
  • Build new Volto docker containers by packaging all JavaScript NPM packages.
  • Creating patches and updates for Plone addons used in the FIM platform.

The Plone 6 Developer candidate should possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • Experience with Plone and Python. Experience with headless CMS (Plone CMS, Zope/ZODB).
  • Experience with REST APIs (preferably Plone REST API)
  • Experience with large-scale migrations and export-import, transmogrifier packages.
  • Experience with docker container infrastructure management with docker-compose, swarm.
  • Experience management of PostgreSQL open source database server.
  • Experience with administrating and running *NIX-based server systems.
  • Participate in all development life cycle activities, including release planning, coding, testing, and deployment.
  • Document your code and keep it organized and manageable.
  • Experience and Proven abilities in development of Plone 6.
  • Strong English oral communication skills
  • Master’s degree in Computer Sciences or related technical field and 2 years of related professional experience;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences or related technical field and 4 years of related professional experience;
  • Two-year Associate’s degree in Computer Sciences or related technical field 6 years of related professional experience

Terms of the contracts: The two positions are short-term research consulting posts with an introduction training session. The candidates are expected to work remotely and autonomously with little supervision.

To Apply: Please send a CV and cover letter to job@ewmi-odi.org by COB (ICT) November 3rd, 2022.

Posted: 19 July 2022
Apply by: 01 August 2022

Purpose and Objective: EWMI seeks applications from Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) specialists and/or firms to help define and support EWMI’s DEI goals. This includes development and implementation of an organization-wide assessment examining EWMI’s current DEI practices; the design and implementation of a training program on DEI for EWMI staff in its home office (HO) with potential extension to field offices (FO) overseas; and the development of a draft DEI strategy.
General Responsibilities: The consultant will work under the direction of EWMI senior management to conduct an assessment examining DEI practices at EWMI and providing training to all of EWMI HO staff regarding DEI best practices, which we hope will result in the development of a draft DEI strategy. The assessment will include:
• Meeting with EWMI leadership and staff to better understand current DEI initiatives and gaps.
• Reviewing EWMI’s existing DEI strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
• Reviewing organizational policies (i.e., country-specific GESI, compliance, finance, legal) and training practices with a focus on DEI.
• Reviewing human resources (HR) practices and policies, including recruitment, retention, career progression, talent management and compensation.
• Reviewing practices in selection of implementing partners and procuring vendors to identify any existing gaps.
The consultant will prepare a report that will include recommendations and/or training suggestions to strengthen DEI and identify specific actions EWMI can take, including education and training resources, addressing both HO operations as a priority and assisting the HO in developing approaches to addressing FO DEI considerations. In addition, the consultant will deliver a training program to all HO staff regarding DEI best practices and concerns, including specific steps that EWMI staff can take to improve the organization’s approach to DEI, and the collaborative development of a draft DEI strategy.
Timeframe: September – December 2022.
Required Skills/Experience
• At least five years’ experience developing and implementing collaborative DEI audits and strategy development activities for public and private organizations. This previous experience should include:
*Applying DEI in HR practices and operations and in programming;
*Facilitating dialogues or conversations on DEI topics; and
*Conducting DEI trainings for a diverse audience.
• Ability to handle confidential and highly sensitive information discreetly.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work across multiple levels of the organization and to interact and communicate effectively with a diverse group of professionals in the US and overseas by developing and maintaining effective working relationships and reconciling differing viewpoints.
• Interest/experience in international development and working with US government funded organizations is preferred.

To Apply: Individuals or organizations interested in applying should submit a brief overview of their relevant prior experience, examples of three similar assignments they have undertaken, the CVs of proposed staff, and a proposed fixed fee for each deliverable: (a) an assessment of DEI practices; (b) training to EWMI staff; and (c) development of a DEI strategy to employment@ewmi.org no later than August 1, 2022. No calls please. EWMI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, or sexual or gender identity.

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.