This job description outlines the primary responsibilities and qualifications for a position that will work closely with the Senior Director of Global Legal Strategies to support regional teams in developing legal strategies and theories for proactive and defensive litigation related to reproductive rights. The person in this role will provide technical support to regional teams, scope potential innovations in legal accountability for reproductive rights violations, and facilitate the development, dissemination, and alignment of Center-wide positions on legal issues. They will also stay up to date with emerging reproductive rights issues and identify opportunities for the Center to contribute to the development of emerging legal norms. Additionally, the person in this role will identify opportunities to enhance internal knowledge and skills on litigation and represent the Center externally with key partners, donors, media, academic and professional audiences.
The qualifications for this position include a degree in law and at least 12 years of relevant work experience, including extensive litigation experience before international and/or regional human rights bodies and within or across several legal systems. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated senior level expertise working globally with international organizations across multiple legal systems, developing impact litigation, and working on human rights, women’s rights, reproductive rights, and/or in the social justice sector. They will also have a track record of working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to achieve common goals and the ability to adapt to change and manage a diverse workload with a solutions-oriented approach and strong analytical/reasoning skills.
The leadership competencies required for this position include the ability to generate new ideas, develop long-term objectives and strategies, and translate them into actionable plans. The ideal candidate will also inspire commitment, develop and empower staff, identify and mentor the next generation of organization leaders, and establish a results-oriented culture in teams. They will model organizational values, take action and be courageous, project confidence and steadiness, learn from experience, and be self-aware. Finally, they will attract, develop, and retain a diverse team, recognize the many dimensions of diversity and the particular harms of anti-Black racism and colonialism, consider equity in decisions and processes internally and externally, and demonstrate inclusive leadership behaviors.