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Global Law and Development Fellowship

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Global Law and Development Fellowship-SF.19.ID
Crossposted from idealist
http://www.idealist.org/en/job/374146-179

Education: Master (MA, MSW, etc.)
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Posted by: DPK Consulting
Job Category: Legal, Public Policy
Sector: Nonprofit
Last day to apply: April 23, 2010
Last updated: April 2, 2010
Type: Temporary
Language(s): English
Job posted on: April 2, 2010
Area of Focus: International Relations, Law and Legal Assistance, Peace, War, and Conflict Resolution

Description:
DPK Consulting, a division of ARD, Inc., provides technical, management, and advisory services to help developing and transitioning societies navigate the challenges they face. We work around the world to help establish and strengthen productive relationships between state and society and develop sustainable government and justice systems that are responsive, transparent, accountable, fair, and efficient.

The mission of DPK Consulting is to foster good governance and the rule of law as basic qualities of successful democratic societies and market economies. We carry out our mission by helping institutions plan, manage, and implement constructive change to:
• Provide fair and timely access to justice;
• Operate under transparent rules that safeguard rights of individuals, stimulate economic growth, and guard against unethical or corrupt practices;
• Ensure the efficient and effective delivery of services to the public; and
• Increase opportunities for citizens to participate in the political and economic decisions that affect their lives.

Some of our current projects are located in:
• Albania
• Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Dominican Republic
• Georgia
• Guatemala
• Haiti
• Jordan
• Macedonia
• West Bank.

Objective
DPK's Global Law and Development Fellowship provides a short-term, focused experience for students enrolled in or recently graduated from graduate programs in law, international development, court administration, public policy, or related areas. The fellowship is designed to help introduce graduate students to concepts of judicial reform and capacity building in developing countries, and to provide exposure to the management and implementation of international development projects.

Fellowship Responsibilities
Depending on the needs of DPK projects around the world and the language abilities of selected fellows, assignments for a particular year will either be based fully in San Francisco at the DPK home office, or will be split between the DPK home office and a DPK project site overseas. Fellowships will be for a minimum of 8 weeks. Both overseas and domestic fellowships require at least an orientation at the DPK home office in San Francisco.

Specific responsibilities will vary from year to year but will consist of the following types of activities:
• Completing a specific technical work product as decided upon by home office or field office mentor;
• Collecting and analyzing project reports to identify and capture best practices;
• Proofreading and editing reports and documents;
• Assisting in training and events as needed;
• Assisting with international consultant briefings and logistical support as necessary;
• Accomplishing administrative and special duties to support day-to-day programmatic activities;
• Keeping notes of trainings and meetings;
• Preparing a final report or newsletter on experiences, lessons learned, and relevance of experiences to current studies.
Additional responsibilities may be tailored to fellow's education, interests, and professional background.

DPK Support for Fellows
Where the fellowship is based in San Francisco, DPK will:
• Provide a mentor to support the fellow;
• Provide administrative support for work needs and for troubleshooting;
• Pay an hourly wage of $15.
No further expenses are covered.

Where the fellowship includes an overseas posting, DPK will:
• Provide a mentor to support the fellow;
• Provide one round-trip economy ticket and transportation to the DPK project location;
• Pay an hourly wage of $10;
• Provide local standard housing (may be a home stay in certain countries);
• Support any country clearances, visa applications, and logistical needs;
• Provide administrative support for work needs and for troubleshooting.
DPK does not cover costs for housing in or travel to San Francisco for orientation before field assignment.

Additional Qualifications:
• Graduate student or recent graduate in law, court administration, international policy/relations, or related professional degree program;
• Fluent English;
• Ability to work in a region-specific language (French, Spanish, or Arabic);
• Well-rounded background, demonstrated intellectual and analytical abilities, eagerness to learn, and a strong work ethic;
• Above-average academic achievement, proven writing skills, and demonstrated interest in international development;
• Ability to work for a minimum of 8 consecutive weeks;
• Above-average cross-cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills;
• Where relevant, ability to work well in challenging foreign environments.

Application Materials
• Cover letter explaining interest in participating in the fellowship. Please state clearly your period of availability, your preference for a DPK home office fellowship or a combined home office/DPK overseas fellowship (if one is available), and also how you heard about DPK and the Global Law and Development Fellowship;
• Resume;
• Unofficial graduate transcript;
• Contact information for three professional or academic references;
• Writing sample in English (5 pages or less).
How to Apply:

Timeline:
• Application deadline is April 23, 2010 at 5pm PDT. We regret that due to a very large number of applicants, applications may not be acknowledged and non-selected candidates will not be notified. No phone calls, please.

To Apply:
Applicants must download and complete the employee application form from the DPK website, www.dpkconsulting.com.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and completed application form to resume(at)dpkconsulting.com referencing the job code or title in the subject line.

DPK Consulting is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations - in the U.S and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workplace. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial, and cultural groups. DPK Consulting is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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