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Senior Counsel

Company name

Public International Law & Policy Group

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jul 08,2019

Valid Through

Oct 21,2019

Posted on

Nov 25,2017

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Senior Counsel
The candidate will be responsible for providing legal advice to company’s clients, leading the implementation of select programs, and assisting the senior management team with specific operational tasks. Depending on the nature of the work to which the Senior Counsel is assigned, travel to company’s field offices and other client locations may be required. Will serve as the Project Director on at least two distinct programs. As the Project Director, the Senior Counsel will be responsible for managing the implementation of assigned programs, including providing substantive advice to clients and beneficiaries, facilitating trainings and workshops, managing relevant overseas and DC-based program staff, and overseeing the production of comparative and legal analyses. The Senior Counsel will also be responsible for measuring program progress against stated goals, ensuring compliance with all funder requirements, and serving as the point person for all funder communication. The Senior Counsel will also play a crucial role in supporting new business development by assisting with proposal drafting and sourcing new opportunities. The Senior Counsel’s support in this area allows company to stay on the cutting edge of public international law programming. Work to support employees’ needs and effectively manage company’s talent pool. company has an exceptional team of employees in DC and its offices around the world. The Senior Counsel will play an integral role in responding to employee questions and requests, ensuring smooth on and off-boarding of employees, and managing employee professional development. Work with the President to innovate and implement effective communication strategies that support company’s growth and development. company has a solid strategic communications foundation that includes social media outreach, events, publications, and web-based marketing. Will be responsible for managing and leveraging strategic communications to enhance the professional engagement of company, and to support fundraising initiatives. Will be an active member of company’s professional network within and outside of the DC office. Participate in in events, presentations, and meetings with alumni and staff in DC office; and collaborate with the company team to provide support to large projects and initiatives.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should hold a law degree; a current Bar membership. Should have 7 years’ of previous professional experience, preferably in international law, fluency in English and strong legal drafting, editing, and research skills. An outstanding candidate will be an effective communicator and demonstrate the ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple clients and projects. Must have prior experience working at or with a non-profit organization; previous experience managing programs in accordance with USG or other donors’ requirements; experience or interest in strategic communications; experience managing people and human resource processes; and fluency in another language, particularly French or Arabic, would be an asset.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Public International Law & Policy Group
888 16th Street NW,
Suite 831
Washington, DC 20006

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