Purpose: To help design the legal system for Ciudad Morazan, a Honduran ZEDE (Zone for Employment and Economic Development)
The Project Lead will be embedded with the Ciudad Morazan team in Honduras to develop their legal framework. This is a unique opportunity to create a legal system from scratch. The responsibilities include researching labor law, taxes, business registration, etc, to develop a legal framework for the ZEDE. They will also help establish the administrative entities necessary to enforce the legal framework.
Responsibilities of Project Lead
- Lead development of the legal framework for Ciudad Morazan
- Consult with various experts on how to establish a legal system from scratch
- Research best practices of different legal systems around the world
- Coordinate with Ciudad Morazan team on research and implementation of the legal framework
- Work with CCI team on the development of the legal framework
- Development of the administrative entities to enforce the legal framework, including labor law, tax administration, business registry, police, etc
- Lead staffing and training of administrative agencies
- 5+ years work experience
- Ability to speak Spanish (preferred)
- Work in management consulting, finance or another fast-paced wide-ranging environment preferred
- Strong interest and knowledge of governance
- Willingness to relocate to Honduras
- Strong communication skills
- Intellectual curiosity and a willingness to learn
- Entrepreneurial ability and interest in figuring out solutions to new challenges
- Strong presentation skills
- Passion for charter cities
The Charter Cities Institute expects colleagues to work hard, including some nights and weekends when necessary, not because you have to, but because you’re passionate about charter cities and making the world a better place. We enjoy tackling big challenges and figuring out new problems. and recognize that it takes hard work to build something great.
About the Organization
The Charter Cities Institute is a fast-growing nonprofit dedicated to building the ecosystem for charter cities, new cities with special jurisdiction to improve the business environment. Our goal is to help develop dozens of charter cities which spur economic development and lift tens of millions of people out of poverty. We work as a think tank, writing papers, holding events, having a podcast, etc, as well as offering technical assistance to new city developments. We are currently working with projects in Zambia, Nigeria, and Central America.
We believe that charter cities will play a critical role in poverty alleviation in the 21st century and that we can positively influence the development of charter cities. The ideal candidate for our positions is someone smart, hardworking, creative, and entrepreneurial, and who wants to make a dent in the universe. We are growing rapidly and our positions have substantial career development potential.