The International Legal Foundation (ILF), a not-for-profit organization based in midtown Manhattan, New York, was created over 15 years ago for the purpose of setting up public defender systems in post-conflict countries.  With projects in the West Bank, Nepal, Tunisia, Afghanistan, and Myanmar, it currently has over 250 employees worldwide.

The ILF is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse, multicultural work environment. No telephone inquiries please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Research Officer: New York City

The ILF seeks a Research Officer to play a vital role in developing the ILF’s ability to engage in data-driven, evidence-based advocacy on global access to justice issues. Using recognized research methodologies and new areas of research, the Research Officer will be expected to gather and analyze data on access to justice, including defense representation, and present findings in an impactful way to a range of audiences. The ideal candidate will have experience across a wide variety of social science research methods and a substantive background in an area of research related to indigent defense.

For more information, visit the following link:

ILF Job Announcement – Research Officer (PDF)


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