The International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) is a non-profit, non-government organization of more than 4,600 members at all judicial levels in more than 75 countries. Founded in 1991, the IAWJ unites women judges from diverse legal-judicial systems who share a commitment to equal justice and the rule of law. Through pioneering judicial education programs and worldwide collaboration, the IAWJ is working to advance human rights, eliminate discrimination on the basis of gender and make courts accessible to all.
Location – Washington DC
The IAWJ is seeking a highly motivated senior member to join our team as Senior Program Officer. The Senior Program Officer will direct, manage and coordinate the implementation of a portfolio of projects assigned to her/him, including proposal writing, project start-up, field assessment and design, workplan development, recruitment/hiring/overseeing staff and experts on the project, budget development and budget tracking, contracting with vendors, reporting, partner and donor relations, and fundraising. S/he will report directly to and work closely with the Executive Director of the IAWJ on all aspects of the program.
The IAWJ Senior Program Officer will provide program management and coordination for IAWJ projects. The responsibilities include:
- Manage and grow a team of project officers, project associates, IAWJ members, and external experts/trainers to work in concert on IAWJ programs and initiatives.
- Design annual program strategy and plan of action, including fundraising strategy, for programs (to include existing projects and proposed fundraising priorities)
- Identify donors, design funding concepts, draft proposals, and help in the negotiation of awards.
- Plan and budget for, and recruit, hire, mentor, and oversee project personnel;
- Oversee and establish/maintain close communication and collaboration with IAWJ members and member association;
- Coordinate program activities and if required, logistics, at the project sites as well as the inclusion of local judges in international IAWJ programs, conferences, and initiatives;
- Maintain ongoing relationships with funders supporting the program and provide in-person briefings and written reports and other requirements for this program;
- Manage and monitor project funds, including timely reconciliation of field project expenses.
- Work closely with the IAWJ Director of Finance and Administration to maintain all financial records of the grant and ensure compliance with IAWJ procedures and funder requirements;
- Recruit, prepare scopes of work, manage, and coordinate the work schedule of trainers and experts to the project
- Coordinate with other IAWJ program staff, including the Human Rights Education Director, to maintain substantive quality of activities and products as well as knowledge management;
- Lead the planning, design and evaluation of IAWJ projects within the program, at times in partnership with field staff, local partners and in-house experts.
- Design, develop, and deliver technical assistance including developing and implementing training modules, research and data collection and analysis and/or other outreach activities. draft briefing memos, reports, work plans and proposals.
- Maintain collaborative relationships with international rule of law organizations, women’s rights organizations and IAWJ's network of trainers and experts.
- Represent IAWJ at conferences and meetings with partners, donors and members of the foreign policy community.
- Write frequent contributions about program and themes for IAWJ website, newsletter, brochures, and annual reports.
- Commitment to the goals and values of the IAWJ.
- M.A., J.D., LL.M. or related post-graduate degree or substantial work experience.
- 5-7 years program management experience, including experience in managing funds of USG funders.
- At least 2 years of successful personnel management experience required.
- Fluency in the English language. Language competency in one of the 2 other IAWJ official languages (French and Spanish) preferred.
- Previous experience working in developing countries.
- Substantive knowledge of women’s rights, international human rights and the justice sector.
- Strong oral and written skills; computer literacy required.
- High degree of organization, initiative and cultural sensitivity.
- Ability to work on a wide range of tasks and issues simultaneously.
- Able to work well as part of the IAWJ team and with all levels of the judiciary and other legal professionals.
- Good sense of humor, enthusiastic, and demonstrated commitment to human rights and justice.
- Current USA work permit required if non-citizen.
How to Apply
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Deadline – N/A