The World Justice Project
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Contract

The World Justice Project's (WJP) global research team is seeking a Lead Consultant to support its research data-driven policies that advance access to civil justice. In consultation with the Director for Access to Justice Research and the Chief Research Officer, the Lead Consultant will coordinate a small research team carrying out a series of virtual workshops and in-depth interviews on this topic, and lead the production of the final analysis and outcome document summarizing lessons learned from these activities. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience working on civil legal issues, legal empowerment, and people-centered justice, as well as knowledge of political processes and data related to UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16.3.3 on access to civil justice. The expected duration of the consultancy is 6 to 9 months.


Essential Responsibilities: The main responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Coordinate a team of research consultants and staff working to produce guidance on data-driven policy for advancing access to justice;
  • Support the design of virtual workshops and in-depth interviews (IDIs) with data producers, policymakers, and representatives of international organizations on data-driven policies to improve access to justice;
  • Facilitate 3 to 5 virtual workshops on the themes of data for tracking progress on access to justice, assessments and use of available justice data, and policy options for advancing access to justice;
  • Conduct in-depth interviews (IDIs) to with data producers, policymakers, and representatives of international organizations working on evidence-based policy for advancing access to justice;
  • Coordinate and support qualitative analysis of IDIs as needed;
  • Coordinate and support review of available data on access to civil justice as needed;
  • Produce interim and final outcome documents and a summary brief on the lessons learned from the virtual workshops, IDIs, and data review;
  • Provide support the launch of the outcome document as needed.


Qualifications: Successful candidates will demonstrate the following skills and qualifications:


  • 10 to 15 years of relevant experience working on civil legal issues, legal empowerment, or people-centered justice;
  • Knowledge of political processes related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and SDG Indicator Framework, in particular SDG 16.3.3. on access to civil justice;
  • Proven experience facilitating workshops and conducting interviews with subject matter specialists or groups, and synthesizing the information into meaningful analysis and prose;
  • Experience producing reports and research products for external audiences and funders;
  • Superior research and analytical skills, and ability to interpret and analyze data and complex documents;
  • Post-graduate university degree in international affairs, social sciences, journalism, economics, policy studies, regional studies, or pre-law; and
  • A strong communicator and team player, culturally aware and able to work in an international setting.


How to Apply: The World Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. To apply, please go to Please include the following documents along with your application:

  •  Cover letter, including an indication of your expected daily fee or hourly rate in USD and name and contact details of three references who may be contacted by WJP;
  • Resume; and
  • Writing sample (5 pages max)


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up directly with candidates selected for interviews. No phone calls please.


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