Become part of an organization that is growing rapidly and impacting millions of rural families by securing their rights to one of the most precious resources for prosperity – land.

Landesa is a world class research and advocacy organization whose goal is to secure land rights for the world’s poorest people through improved policies, laws and programs.

We foster an environment that values impact, collaboration, respect, dedication, and learning. These traits are the driving force of our success and are inherent in our organizational culture.

Landesa has a talented and dedicated staff that enjoys extensive support, benefits, and opportunities to grow. As a Landesa employee, you will have access to educational and development opportunities as well as the chance to contribute to some of the most important research and policy reform and program implementation taking place in global development today.

Equal employment opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Landesa. Landesa is committed to a work environment in which relationships are characterized by dignity, courtesy and respect. We are committed to nondiscrimination in all of our business operations.

Applying for positions

We do not accept unsolicited resumes for any positions other than our Research Assistant pool. Please apply only for open, listed positions, by emailing your resume and cover letter to jobs@landesa.org. Please be sure to include the job title in the Subject line of your email. Because of the volume of applicants, we will only contact those applicants we are interested in speaking to further. Once jobs are no longer posted, they have been closed or are filled.

Now Hiring for

SEATTLE OFFICE JOBS

Senior Research and Evaluation Specialist

FIELD OFFICE JOBS

State Director (Uttar Pradesh)

Women and Land – Gender Project Manager (Kalahandi, Odisha)

Consulting Opportunities

Landesa supplements its regular Seattle home office and overseas staff with the expertise of skilled international consultants.  We maintain an active roster of consultants in support of our program needs.  We encourage consultants with specialized skills in legal, policy, and monitoring and evaluation issues related to land access and tenure security to submit their qualifications to be considered for inclusion in our roster.  To be included, forward your CV to: consultants@landesa.org.  We encourage consultants to submit their updated CVs on a regular basis, preferably every six months. Please highlight any new experience, new positions, skills, languages or countries, and indicate your current availability.

Internships

The application period for our Summer Graduate Legal Internship Program is now closed. Students interested in future Graduate Legal Internships should check back in late summer for fall openings.

Applications are still being accepted for a Policy and Advocacy Intern and a Research and Policy Intern. Candidates should have strong research and writing skills as well as a demonstrated interest in Landesa’s mission of securing land tenure for the world’s poorest people.

Short-term Volunteer Opportunities

COPY EDITING

Landesa is looking for an experienced copy editor who can volunteer three to five hours each month. You will be asked to copy edit our donor communications, website content, and other collateral to ensure that the work we publish is polished. Familiarity with Microsoft Word a must. The position is unpaid but you will get to read all of our great reports and stories before anyone else. Submit CV and cover letter to jobs@landesa.org.

USER EXPERIENCE SURVEY

Landesa is seeking volunteers to help us improve our website to better achieve our mission. If you are interested in helping us audit and improve our website, and willing to spend a few hours per week over the next month diving into our digital content, please email communications@landesa.org for details.

Research Assistant Pool

We occasionally hire short-term research assistants on a contract basis for project work. If you would like to be entered into the Research Assistant pool, submit your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to jobs@landesa.org.