International Cooperative Law Specialist - Latin America

  • Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 7 January 2019

Job Description

NCBA CLUSA is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the consultant position of International Cooperative Law Specialist to support NCBA CLUSA’s USAID-funded Cooperative Development Program. The International Cooperative Law Specialist will assess the cooperative laws in Guatemala and Peru.

ESSENTIAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Assess Guatemala’s and Peru’s cooperative law and related policies/regulations using a tool called the CLARITY Scorecard;
  • Write an assessment in Spanish for each cooperative law to accompany and explain the scorecard results and provide recommendations for improvement;
  • Develop a PowerPoint presentation in English that provides an overview of the CLARITY assessment, including enabling and disabling features of the law and recommendations for improvement;
  • Participate in presentation of CLARITY scorecard results;
  • If organized, provide advisory services to Guatemalan and Peruvian stakeholders;
  • Submit a final report that summarizes the assignment, documents strengths/weaknesses of the process, and provides recommendations for improvement to the CLARITY scorecard tool and process.

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Expertise in legal frameworks (laws, policies, regulations) for cooperatives;
  • Fluency in English and Spanish required (speaking, reading, writing);
  • Knowledge of the CLARITY cooperative law and regulation initiative preferred, but must be willing to use the CLARITY scorecard tool;
  • Experience working with cooperatives in the international development context;
  • Capacity in training;
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills, including strong writing skills;
  • Ability to travel to Guatemala/Peru if needed.

To apply, please send a resume/CV, cover letter, and USAID 1420 biodata form to vbrown@ncba.coop with subject line “International Cooperative Law Specialist-Latin America” by January 25, 2019. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

NCBA CLUSA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, and legally protected characteristics for non-merit factors.

About the Organization

Celebrating 100 years of supporting cooperatives that build a better world, the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the apex association for cooperative businesses in the United States and an international development organization. NCBA CLUSA provides cross-sector support, advocacy and international development that helps co-ops thrive. NCBA CLUSA continues to advance and protect cooperative enterprises, highlighting the impact that cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals, families, and communities. In the last 65 years, NCBA CLUSA has worked in over 85 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

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