CCI Executive Search
CCI Executive Search

Executive Director

Co. Dublin
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Position: Executive Director


 Irish Rule of Law International (“IRLI”) is a project-orientated, non-profit rule of law initiative established IN 2007. IRLI is dedicated to promoting the rule of law and human rights and has access to justice projects in Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi, and South Africa. IRLI serves as the charitable arm of the legal professions in Ireland and Northern Ireland, fostering collaboration between legal professionals and stakeholders in the project countries.


IRLI is now seeking an experienced, ambitious Executive Director to lead its team. This is a pivotal leadership role responsible for driving the strategic direction of the organisation. The Executive Director will oversee the effective implementation of the organisation's current 5-year strategic plan, focusing on expanding its rule of law projects in Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi, and South Africa. Additionally, the Executive Director will provide leadership in overseeing the finance, administrative, and human resources functions of the organisation.

To take on this important role, we are seeking a candidate with a legal, rule of law and/or justice reform background. A legal qualification is not essential but given that the majority of IRLI’s programme work relates to criminal law and access to justice, a strong understanding of issues in these areas would be highly desirable. Senior management experience in the not-for-profit sector, particularly in international development, would be truly relevant. A background working abroad on justice reform issues, particularly through project activities, would also be particularly useful. Similarly, an understanding of corporate governance and its importance within the non-profit sector would be key.

If you are an ambitious, diplomatic senior manager with excellent stakeholder engagement and communication skills whose ethics and values align with the work of IRLI, we would love to hear from you!


Please email for the full job description, candidate information pack, and application details for this role. Please use ‘IRLI – Executive Director’ as the subject of your email.

 The recruitment campaign for this role is being managed exclusively on behalf of Irish Rule of Law International by non-profit specialist recruitment consultancy CCI Executive Search.

 It is CCI’s policy to ensure that as much accommodation as possible is provided to facilitate the participation of individuals with special needs in the recruitment process and the workplace. If you require any specific accommodations, please let us know.

 Deadline for applications: 12pm (noon) on Wednesday 6th March 2024

Important Dates
Posted on
08 February, 2024
Application deadline
06 March, 2024
€65,000 - 80,000 / per year (est.)
Source: Provided by the employer.