Global Network Associate (Washington DC)

Washington DC, USA

About the position

Together with 1500 grassroots justice organizations in our network, Namati is building a global movement for legal empowerment: one capable of innovating boldly, mobilizing millions, and collectively tackling the greatest justice challenges of our time. As we continue to scale, we’re searching for two Global Network Associates - one to be based in Nairobi, Kenya, and one in Washington, DC - who will join us and help welcome and empower every member of our global network. Please click here to learn more and apply for the Nairobi position.

Mission-aligned, detail-oriented, and exceptionally resourceful, the Global Network Associate (Washington DC) holds a wide range of responsibilities, from helping members to navigate the network’s online platform, in-person learning events, and joint advocacy opportunities, to ensuring the smooth running of our virtual learning opportunities, including our webinars and resource library. The Associate helps us to serve our community’s day to day needs by keeping our member data updated and clean, and analyzing the data for evaluation purposes. Working closely with a remote team across multiple time zones, the Associate also provides critical logistical support for special initiatives and events.  


Here’s what you might have tackled last week-

  • Hosted a webinar on how communities can use the law to address environmental harms. You helped international experts refine their presentations, promoted the event on social media, and managed the webinar’s live Q&A session. Next week you’ll interpret post-webinar survey results.
  • Booked flights and hotels for attendees headed to a high-profile event in Argentina, aimed at influencing the G20 to take up access to justice as a priority.
  • Sent out a network invitation to attendees of an access to justice and migration conference, and then helped these new members to complete the registration process and get acquainted with the discussion forum.
  • Read, summarized, and uploaded a new case study on a project drawing on paralegals to help reduce gender-based violence in Zimbabwe to our online resource database, which you then promoted on the network discussion forum as resource of the week.
  • Collated the results of a recent member survey, started organizing them into a compelling storyline, and created a few infographics to visualize key data points.
  • Conducted a phone interview with a grassroots justice organization in Vietnam for a member outreach and consultation initiative, then drafted a one-page profile of their work to be published on our website in an effort to raise the visibility of member organizations.
  • Supported the Network Director by conducting research, coordinating with external partners, scheduling appointments, and submitting expenses.


About you/must-haves for the position

  • A global outlook: You speak at least one non-English language proficiently, ideally French, Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Arabic. You are skilled and comfortable working and communicating with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
  • Thorough and detail-oriented: You’re hyper-organized and detail-oriented by nature and take pleasure in letting no ball drop as you deftly juggle multiple projects. You’re extremely thorough and follow through on complicated, multi-step processes, always nailing deadlines.
  • Technologically savvy: You are good at troubleshooting, and comfortable using a range of online tools and apps to get work done and to collaborate with a geographically dispersed team.
  • Proactive and resourceful: Although careful planning and execution define your work, you are positive and graceful when unexpected challenges arise. You quickly reorient and identify the best new course of action. You possess the personal initiative needed to improve processes without prompting, and you feel comfortable working independently and managing your own time.
  • Collaborative and service-oriented: You’re comfortable working as part of a remote team spanning multiple time zones that is committed to a work culture premised on transparency, trust, and fellowship among colleagues. You’re known as a team-player who brings an “all hands on deck” mindset to all projects -- you’re happy to contribute however you can to advance Namati’s mission.
  • Growth-oriented: You’re always seeking to better yourself and your work, and you will push yourself to the peak of performance to help fulfill our mission. In service of that growth, you welcome and delight in feedback from supervisors, peers, and anyone else.

 Nice to haves

  • Data orientation: You know your way around programs that can help you to manipulate quantitative data, whether it’s Microsoft Excel, web applications, Salesforce, or APIs.
  • An eye for clean, compelling design: You have a good design aesthetic and are picky about things like inconsistent spacing and formatting. You have experience with graphic or web design programs, e.g. Adobe products, or comparable web applications.


About Namati

Namati is dedicated to placing the power of law in the hands of people.

For billions of people around the world, the law is broken. It’s an abstraction -- or worse, a threat -- but not something we can use to exercise our basic rights.

Namati is building a global movement of grassroots advocates who empower people to understand, use, and shape the law. These “barefoot lawyers” form a dynamic, creative frontline that can squeeze justice out of even broken systems.  

In the past four years, Namati and our partners have worked with over 65,000 clients to take on some of the greatest challenges of our times: protecting community lands, enforcing environmental law, and securing basic rights to healthcare and citizenship.

We track data on every case and use that information to advocate for systemic changes, like better policies for land governance in Liberia, environmental regulation in India, and healthcare delivery in Mozambique.

And we're joining forces for change. Namati convenes the Global Legal Empowerment Network -- over 1500+ groups and 5,000+ individuals from 150 countries learning from one another and bringing justice to communities in every part of the world.

Our work has gained recognition. Namati and the Global Legal Empowerment Network were recognized with the prestigious Skoll Award in 2016. Honoring CEO Vivek Maru as a fellow, Ashoka called ours the “best law-for-all model we’ve seen.” We’ve been published and featured in the Guardian, the New York Times, and Forbes. And we’ve had some hefty supporters, including an advisory board with leaders like Amartya Sen, Mo Ibrahim, Fazle Abed, and Madeleine Albright.

As we move into our next phase, we’re growing our global team of passionate, results-oriented, big-hearted advocates, united by a common mission and a strong culture:

  • Our mission is our North Star. It’s why we all wake up every day. We pour our hearts into this work.
  • We’re innovators and changemakers. We are a young, energetic social enterprise and we know that our work is urgent. We believe in being nimble and doing what works.
  • Our work makes real, tangible, measurable progress in people’s lives. We take abstract concepts – rule of law and human rights – and make them concrete, helping people find solutions that improve their lives every day.
  • We walk our talk. Our movement is about legal empowerment and we bring this spirit of empowerment and collaboration to all our partnerships. We hold humility as a core value: we lead when necessary and follow when necessary.
  • We are a truly global organization. Our offices are located in Delhi, Freetown, Maputo, Nairobi, Washington DC, and Yangon, and our staff come from all corners of the world. We are united by our common mission.
  • We see our people as our most valuable resource. We bring on individuals of the highest caliber and character and we mentor, train, and support our staff.  
  • We hold one another in the highest esteem. Our work relationships are built on deep abiding respect and love.

For more about what it’s like to work at Namati, please see our Cultural Principles.



Washington, DC. Please note you must already be legally eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position.



This is an entry level position, compensated commensurate with experience. Namati offers an excellent benefits package, which includes- 

  • Health insurance- Namati pays 80% of the base plan premium for individuals, and 50% for dependents
  • 3 weeks' paid vacation, 12 sick days, 11 federal holidays, 3 personal days, 6 weeks' parental leave
  • 401(k)- Namati contributes 5% of your salary plus matches your contribution up to an additional 5%
  • Pre-tax withholding for transportation and parking (Washington DC metro area)
  • Access to professional development opportunities


To apply

Please complete our online application form; you'll be asked to submit one writing sample (please no more than 5 pages). We prefer for all materials (CV, cover letter, writing sample) to be uploaded as one PDF.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but candidates are strongly encouraged to apply before Friday, July 13th.

No phone calls please. Namati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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