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Communities Fellow (Asia)

United States 10 April

Accountability Counsel

  • Description

  • Position

    Accountability Counsel is seeking a one-year, paid Communities Fellow as part of Accountability Counsel’s Communities program. The Fellow will be supporting our Asia-based team and reporting to the Asia Director.

    Specific Responsibilities

    A. Communities Program (80%)

    The Communities Fellow is responsible for working closely with Accountability Counsel’s Asia team on the achievement of Accountability Counsel’s organizational mission and Communities Program strategy.

    Main responsibilities include:

    supporting communities to access justice using accountability offices through all aspects of the complaint process, in particular, through document reviews, legal and technical analysis, consultation with experts, field investigations, and other research, including quantitative research, and tracking investment and supply chains;
    drafting written materials for internal and external use, including letters, memos, blogs and other materials; and
    attending and participating in internal and external meetings and conferences to further Communities program goals.

    B. Other (20%)

    Additional duties include:

    providing logistical, and administrative support to the program; and
    supporting Accountability Counsel’s knowledge-sharing and capacity-building efforts. This position may require occasional travel within Asia.


    The Communities Fellow must have the following qualifications:

    graduate degree in law or master’s degree in a related field such as development studies;
    demonstrated commitment to social justice;
    positive attitude and excellent interpersonal skills, including a high degree of empathy, patience, and ability to work in a multicultural environment;
    excellent written, verbal, research, and analytical skills, including the ability to review and evaluate highly technical information related to internationally-financed projects;
    ability to work under pressure, organize, and prioritize workload, and meet multiple and often tight deadlines;
    ability to take initiative, work independently, and execute work efficiently and with exceptional quality;
    good judgment and the ability to think strategically in a fast-paced environment;
    fluency in English required and fluency in Hindi, Nepali, or other major South Asian language strongly preferred; and
    ability to legally work in Asia (please confirm which countries in your cover letter).

    The following qualifications are highly valued:

    experience working with or for NGOs / civil society collectives;
    direct experience in local community settings;
    experience related to international financial institution and corporate accountability, human rights law and/or environmental law; and
    knowledge of, or experience with, accountability offices.


    Accountability Counsel offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience.

    Application Process

    To apply, please complete the application form on our website:

    Your application should include:

    cover letter stating your qualifications (please also note which countries in Asia you are legally eligible to work in); and
    short writing sample (no more than 5 pages).

    Applications will be received and reviewed until April 30. Position to be filled as soon as possible. Due to the expected high volume of response, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted regarding next steps in the application process.

    Accountability Counsel is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or other prohibited category. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, and all qualified persons to apply for this position.

  • Number of vacancies: 1
  • Requirements

  • Minumun level of education: Master´s Degree
  • Years of experience: 1
  • Language(s): Nepali ,English ,Hindi
  • Availability for travel: Yes
  • Availability for change of residence: Yes

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  • Communities Fellow (Asia)

  • Recruiter

    Accountability Counsel

  • Location

    United States

  • Work type

    Full Time

  • Type of contract

    Temporary contract

  • Salary


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