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Job Opportunity: Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program Director at Inter-American Dialogue

Job Opportunity: Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program Director
TITLE

Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program Director

REPORTS TO

President

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Inter-American Dialogue—the premier center for policy analysis, communication, and exchange on Western Hemisphere affairs—is looking for a senior or mid-level professional to develop, manage, and oversee the Dialogue’s Peter D. Bell Rule of Law program.

Created in 2015, the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program seeks to deepen, expand and institutionalize the Dialogue’s ongoing work on democracy, human rights, justice and security in the Western Hemisphere. The program seeks to address a set of inter-linked issues facing a number of Latin American and Caribbean countries, specifically:

Corruption / transparency
Citizen security / organized crime
Democratic checks and balances
Judicial independence
Freedom of the press
Access to justice
Over the first two years the program has focused on shaping national and regional policy debates, generating policy ideas and disseminating them through the publication of articles and working papers, as well as the organization of public and private fora. The new director will be expected to build on the initial effort to strengthen and enrich the program, and respond to emerging opportunities.

The director will leverage, expand, or build the Dialogue’s networks of top rank analysts and practitioners from the Western Hemisphere with proven expertise in the subject area and will generate high-quality, balanced, and up-to-date analyses—for policy, media, and business communities throughout the Hemisphere. S/he will report to the Dialogue’s president and represent program interests in his absence.

The director will be expected to identify priorities and play a key role in fundraising for this critical program. The candidate must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment office with varied tasks and responsibilities. A background in a policy or research position is strongly preferred. Previous supervisory experience is a plus.

QUALIFICATIONS

Interested candidates should have graduate training in a relevant field and should possess in-depth knowledge of several key priority issues in the rule of law program; at least 5 years of work experience in international or public policy research; excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills; ability to work effectively with different sectors in both the Latin American and Washington policy communities; and fluency in both Spanish and English (Portuguese is a plus). Supervisory experience is desirable but not essential.

HOW TO APPLY

For consideration, please submit your resume, a cover letter, two writing samples in English and salary history to jobs@thedialogue.org, and indicate position and last name in the subject line. Position will be open until filled. No phone calls, please.

If you prefer, you may send the materials by mail to Human Resources, Inter-American Dialogue, 1155 15th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005.

ABOUT THE DIALOGUE

The Inter-American Dialogue is Washington’s leading forum for exchange among opinion leaders of the Western Hemisphere, and an independent, nonpartisan center for policy analysis on economic and political relations in the Americas. Its 100 members from the United States, Canada and Latin America include former presidents, prominent political, business, labor, academic, media, military, and religious leaders.

The Inter-American Dialogue is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. The Dialogue accepts resumes from all qualified applicants, particularly women and minorities.

 

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