Policy Associate

Accountability Counsel

Details:

  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Rolling application

Position

Accountability Counsel is seeking an experienced professional to join us as a full-time Policy Associate to be based in Washington, D.C. The Policy Associate supports the Policy Director in developing and implementing Accountability Counsel’s Policy Advocacy program strategies, which focus on strengthening non-judicial accountability offices that are tied to international finance and development and creating them where they do not yet exist. The position reports to Accountability Counsel’s Policy Director.

About Accountability Counsel

Accountability Counsel amplifies the voices of communities around the world to protect their human rights and environment. As advocates for people harmed by internationally-financed projects, we employ community driven and policy level strategies to access justice. We specialize in non-judicial accountability offices (or “complaint offices”) established to receive community grievances. We accomplish our mission through: (1) policy advocacy, ensuring that these accountability offices are accessible, transparent, and fair tools for justice, (2) case support, assisting communities to use these accountability offices effectively, and (3) our resources program that provides concrete tools for our own staff, civil society colleagues, and the people who make up the movement for accountability more broadly. We work closely with civil society partners and community members to help voice their complaints. Our work pays particular attention to women, girls, and other marginalized groups, who are often the most deeply harmed by abuses.

Founded in 2009, Accountability Counsel is a small but growing non-profit organization with headquarters in San Francisco, a Washington DC office, and a presence in South Asia.