Mar 1

Fellowship: Japan Liason for Polaris Project (DC)

This posting comes from Idealist, a job listing site for those interested in non-profit, educational or activism work around the world.

The Polaris Project, an international non-profit organization aimed at stopping human trafficking, is looking for a bilingual fellow to work at their office in Washington, D.C. for 4-6 months.  The fellow will facilitate communication between the D.C. and Japan offices and play a large role in global initiatives.


* Assisting the executive management team and PPJ staff in developing and implementing:
+ Programmatic activities, both PPJ-centered, and joint office initiatives
+ Operations/Financial policy and mechanisms
* Fundraising initiatives, including identifying funding sources in both the US and Japan
* Translating financial, press, and other materials for internal use and public distribution
* Working with the PPJ office and individual departments on other activities as assigned
* Assistance in Performance Measurement management for PPJ
* Assistance with annual Questionnaire from the Office to Combat and Monitor Trafficking in Persons.


* Strong commitment to human trafficking and human rights generally.
* Business-level English and Japanese language skills – both writing and speaking. (Non-native Japanese speakers: JLPT level 1 or 2 certification preferred)
* Interested in working with a dynamic team and resiliently positive attitude
* Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
* Strong writing and analytical skills
* Ability to multi-task and effectively operate in a fast-paced environment
* Ability to work in a diverse office environment with people of different backgrounds
* Legal, Operations, Development, Financial background a plus
* Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred; Current enrollment in a baccalaureate program also considered.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply directly online here.

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