Program Associate

  • Added Date: Monday, 10 August 2020
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 31 August 2020

Public International Law & Policy Group Overview

The Public International Law & Policy Group, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is a non-profit organization that operates as a global, pro bono law firm providing free legal assistance to governments, sub-state entities and civil society groups engaged in negotiating and implementing peace agreements, drafting post-conflict constitutions, and establishing and operating transitional justice mechanisms. To facilitate the utilization of this legal assistance, PILPG also provides policy formulation advice and training on matters related to conflict resolution.

PILPG has advised over 30 governments, sub-state entities, and civil society organizations involved in the negotiation and implementation of peace agreements, post-conflict constitutions, and transitional justice mechanisms, including in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burma, Egypt, Darfur, Georgia, Kenya, Kosovo, Iraq, Libya, Montenegro, Nepal, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Yemen. PILPG has also provided legal assistance to every international criminal tribunal.

Position Description

PILPGโ€™s Washington, DC headquarters is currently searching for a dynamic professional who is passionate about peace negotiations, human rights, and transitional justice to support PILPGโ€™s global programs as a Program Associate. The Program Associate will take ownership of certain operational processes to support various overseas projects and organizational initiatives. The Program Associate will report to PILPGโ€™s Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Project Directors, and will work closely with PILPGโ€™s operations team and their specific program teams.



Roles and Responsibilities

Support to Specific PILPG Program

The Program Associate will serve as an integral member of PILPGโ€™s operations team, ensuring streamlined operations processes for the DC headquarters as well as specific PILPG programs. The Program Associate will:

Office Management

The Program Associate will gain insight into the management of non-profit organizations through assisting with day-to-day office operations and ensuring that the headquarters is responsive to the needs of PILPGโ€™s field offices and clients overseas. The Program Associate will assist with organization-wide meeting logistics, office technology, and recruiting and onboarding. The Program Associate will be responsible for orienting new hires on PILPGโ€™s office policies and operations and will work closely with PILPGโ€™s President and Vice President of Strategic Partnerships to ensure the overall smooth running of office processes.

Collaboration & Professional Development

PILPG is committed to fostering a network of professionals working in the field of public international law. As such, the Program Associate will be an active member of PILPGโ€™s professional network within and outside of the DC office. Further, the Program Associate will participate in strategic planning for communications; schedule, attend, and participate in events, presentations, and meetings with alumni and staff in DC; and collaborate with senior attorneys to provide support to large projects and initiatives. As PILPG places an emphasis on staff membersโ€™ individual professional development, the Program Associate will also have the opportunity to attend relevant substantive and networking events.

Position Qualifications

Candidates should hold a Bachelorโ€™s degree in a relevant field, possess strong organization skills, and display acute attention to detail.

This vacancy is archived.

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