Community Inclusive Development Director needed to continue ISLP’s great work!

ISLP will shortly be saying goodbye to our current Community Inclusive Development (CID) Director Monika Mehta and as a result are searching for someone new to fulfil this challenging and rewarding position. 


The new Director will be responsible for setting the strategic priorities for this global portfolio and leading a team of staff and volunteers who deliver legal services, capacity-building support, and tools to our clients. 


The CID Director will oversee ISLP’s Community-Inclusive Development focus area, through which we work with development-impacted communities and the civil society organizations that represent them to ensure that communities’ rights and needs are respected as large-scale development proceeds.  ISLP has active CID programs involving multiple clients, partners, and projects in Myanmar, Kenya, the Andean region of Latin America and in Papua New Guinea. S/he will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategic vision for this project portfolio while cultivating client and partner relationships, monitoring program impact, and supervising service delivery.  S/he will also need to maintain up-to-date knowledge of the relevant contexts in which we work, including with respect to important political events, key actors, and relevant legal and regulatory developments.


Given the nature of ISLP, the Director should be highly motivated, work well under tight deadlines, and be comfortable leading a small, dedicated, and highly skilled team in an informal, non-hierarchical, and fast-paced environment. Project management responsibilities of the Director will require thoughtful, diplomatic, and timely communications with high-level lawyers, foreign government officials, grassroots civil society organizations, international NGO partners, and others. Further, such responsibilities will require innovation, good judgment, and strong analytical skills, which will enable the Director to identify and pursue project opportunities and broader program-development initiatives that will advance ISLP’s strategy and strengthen our organizational impact.


For more information on the role please click here. 


To apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and three references to by February 5, 2018.  Please reference “Director, Community Inclusive Development” in the subject line.


If you do apply, good luck!