World Justice Project
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Contract

The World Justice Project's (WJP) global research team is seeking a Qualitative Research Consultant to support its research on policies and data that promote people-centered civil justice. In consultation with the Chief Research Officer and Director for Access to Justice Research, the Consultant will be responsible designing, coordinating, and analyzing in-depth interviews (IDIs) with data producers, policymakers, and representatives of international organizations working on evidence-based policy for advancing access to civil justice. The ideal candidate will have experience working on issues related to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16.3.3 on access to civil justice and/or working on people-centered justice, as well as proven experience facilitating in-depth interviews and consultations, and synthesizing information into meaningful analysis. The expected duration if the consultancy is six (6) to nine (9) months.


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


  • Designing an in-depth interview (IDI) guide for interviews to data producers, policymakers, and representatives of international organizations working on evidence-based policy for advancing access to civil justice;
  • Conducting and coordinating approximately 20 interviews to be conducted by a team of WJP research staff and consultants, including developing a sampling plan and timeline;
  • Coordinating and producing qualitative analysis of IDIs; and
  • Drafting summaries of virtual workshops on data-driven policies to improve access to justice as needed, and providing other substantive or facilitation support as needed.


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


  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience working on issues related to civil justice, legal needs, and 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;
  • Methodological expertise in qualitative research methods strongly preferred;
  • Superior research and analytical skills, and ability to interpret and analyze data and complex documents;
  • Experience producing reports and research products for external audiences and funders;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely, to structure arguments in a logical fashion and to balance technical rigor with simple explanations;
  • Post-graduate university degree in international affairs, social sciences, journalism, economics, policy studies, regional studies, or pre-law;
  • A strong communicator and team player, culturally aware and able to work in an international setting; and
  • Ability to be flexible and work independently with little supervision.


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 in one PDF file:

  • 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)

Proposed rates will be evaluated against candidates' qualifications. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 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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