World Justice Project
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Contract

The World Justice Project's (WJP) global research team is seeking a Quantitative 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 for building a repository of available data and methodological resources on access to civil justice, and for producing analyses and methodological guidance on the construction and use of policy-relevant indicators. The ideal candidate will have a post graduate degree in statistics, political science, public policy, or social sciences; 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; and methodological expertise in quantitative research methods, including experience working with survey and administrative data. 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:


  • Building a repository of available data that can be used to calculate SDG indicator 16.3.3 on access to civil justice;
  • Building a repository of methodological resources for collecting data on legal needs and access to civil justice;
  • Producing an overview of data that is currently being collected and used by countries to advance access to civil justice, including considerations of locally relevant indicators and the pros and cons of different types of indicators.
  • Producing guidance on how to use and produce indicators coming from various data sources, such as surveys, administrative databases, and non-governmental organizations, as well as suggestions on analytical tools that are available to meet policymakers' data needs;
  • Drafting a discussion of data collection methods and alternatives for SDG indicator 16.3.3; and
  • Supporting virtual workshops and in-depth interviews (IDIs) with data producers, policymakers, and representatives of international organizations on data-driven policies to improve access to justice as needed.


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


  • Post-graduate degree in statistics, economics, political science, public policy, or social sciences;
  • 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;
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience working on issues related to civil justice, legal needs, and people-centered justice;
  • Methodological expertise in quantitative research methods, including experience working with survey and administrative data;
  • Professional experience producing statistical and econometric analyses of large datasets for research reports;
  • 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;
  • 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 along with your application:

  • 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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