About International Senior Lawyers Project: Founded in 2000, International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP) is an independent non-profit organization that mobilizes top-tier pro bono legal services to advance the rule of law and international development that is more sustainable, inclusive, and accountable. Our clients comprise governments, civil society actors, and social enterprises in the Global South. Practice areas include: natural resources management; investment and trade; taxation; accountability and transparency/anti-bribery and anti-corruption; community-inclusive development; media law and freedom of expression; and social enterprises and innovative finance.
The Program Officer will contribute directly to ISLP’s mission and program objectives, particularly as they relate to civil society organizations and social enterprises engagement involving key practice areas including accountability and transparency, community-inclusive development, natural resource management, and innovative finance and social enterprises. The Program Officer will be responsible for supporting and managing projects to facilitate pro bono legal services to international and locally-led civil society organizations in the Global South, with a focus on Latin America and Africa, that advocate for sound environmental and social standards in large-scale development projects and for the protection of Indigenous community land rights and natural ecosystems. They will also manage ISLP's growing project portfolio that provides legal support to social enterprises and innovative investment initiatives that are advancing local solutions in areas such as access to clean energies (e.g., mini solar grids), sustainable agriculture, health innovations, women’s economic empowerment, and sustainable finance, also in the Global South.
The Program Officer will report to and collaborate closely with the Director of Civil Society Engagement, and will have dedicated support, strategic guidance, and mentorship on the social enterprise portfolio from a board member advisor. The ideal Program Officer will value the challenge and rewards of fast-paced mission-driven project management, working directly with a spectrum of stakeholders in different countries, and engaging substantively on consequential matters impacting economic development and the rule of law.
Project Management and Development
Support and Drive Organization Priorities
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
This is a full-time exempt status position with an annual salary of USD $70,000. ISLP is not able to sponsor visas to work in the US.
How to Apply
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About International Senior Lawyers Project: Founded in 2000, International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP) is an independent non-profit organization that mobilizes top-tier pro bono legal services to advance the rule of law and…
bi-lingual Spanish preferred
bi-lingual Spanish preferred