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

NEW: Executive Assistant

Sr. Land Tenure Specialist

Chief Operating Officer

Program Assistant

FIELD OFFICE JOBS

Director, India Programs (New Delhi)

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

Landesa hosts a 10-week Internship Program every summer with a select cohort of talented undergraduate and graduate students from American and international universities. Internship descriptions will be posted in October 2014; applications will be accepted through March 2, 2015; selections will be announced March 23, 2015.

Short-term Volunteer Opportunities

DATABASE DESIGN

Landesa is seeking a volunteer to assist with database design for our Promoting Peace project in Rwanda. The project aims to help improve women’s legal awareness and access to land dispute resolution institutions through a network of Community Resource Persons to facilitate peaceful resolution of women’s land disputes in their communities, and by improving the legal, policy, and institutional framework for land dispute management in the country. The database will be used to record results of a baseline survey conducted in the project area with women and local leaders. With support from a Landesa Research and Evaluation Specialist, the volunteer would build a database that can be used by data encoders to completely and accurately record the results of the baseline survey so that Landesa can use data to compare with an end-of-project survey to establish project impacts. 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.