ABA ROLI Director of Global Programs

  • Posted on 27 February 2020

Job Description

ABA ROLI Director of Global Programs

Accountable for the development and operationalization of a strategy for global programs consistent with the mission and goals of ABA ROLI.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Participates as a member of ABA ROLI Senior Staff and in that capacity contributes to achievement of overall organizational goals, assists in the development and implementation of overall policies and procedures, provides leadership to the overall organization internally and represents it externally.

Accountable for the development of ongoing programs related to global programs, including those that address LGBT rights, justice sector training and environmental programs; the acquisition of supporting grants; achieving the M&E metrics for the program/grant; and for achieving/optimizing the deliverables of the program, in collaboration with others in ABA ROLI, including those in regional divisions.

Interfaces with domestic and foreign government officials and other public and private grantors on a routine basis to influence current and future programmatic support and to ensure grantor satisfaction.

Creates budget proposals for global programs and is accountable for monitoring and reporting on budget performance at the macro-level. Recommends corrective actions throughout the budget period to maintain budget compliance.

Assigns research tasks to staff for the purpose of designing and implementing programs and for obtaining the supporting data for grant reporting and/or proposal development.

Promotes greater understanding within ABA ROLI – including the regional divisions and practice groups – of global programs and their role in rule of law programs.

Guides and is accountable for the strategic direction of global programs and oversees the implementation of both the programs and requisite supporting structures.

Routinely monitors grantor requests for data and proactively resolves program inquiries to effectively manage the donors’ expectations and deliverables.

Represents ABA ROLI in both public and private presentations and briefings to donors, government officials, law practitioners, other ABA entities, and public audiences, both within and outside the U.S.

Provides coaching, counseling, feedback, performance appraisal, and, when necessary, applies discipline to an assigned team.

Performs other related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:

Possession of a Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. law school and at least eight (8) years of program, operational and/or international experience; OR, possession of a Master’s degree in and at least ten (10) years of program, operational and/or international experience.

At least three years’ experience supervising a team, which must have included providing performance feedback to direct reports.

Experience developing and managing a budget for an assigned department.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proven ability to publish and present with professional English language proficiency.

Five years’ experience in implementing or overseeing field-based international development programs.

Proficiency in one or more foreign languages.

Experience in making presentations at conferences and meetings.

About the Organization

The Rule of Law Initiative is a public service project of the American Bar Association dedicated to promoting legal reform efforts in over 40 countries around the world. The Rule of Law Initiative believes that rule of law promotion is the most effective long-term antidote to the most pressing problems facing the world community today, including poverty, economic stagnation, and crippling levels of corruption. The Rule of Law Initiative concentrates its technical legal assistance efforts in the following substantive areas: 1) Anti-corruption & public integrity; 2) Criminal law & combating trafficking in persons; 3) Gender issues; 4) Human rights & conflict mitigation; 5) Judicial reform; 6) Legal education reform; and 7) Legal profession reform. The Rule of Law Initiative enlists talented individuals who possess the skills and commitment necessary to effectively promote the rule of law in our host countries. We regularly seek experienced attorneys, judges, and law professors interested in lending their expertise to our programs for both long- and short-term pro bono assignments overseas. For more information please visit our website at www.abarol.org.

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