ABA ROLI Justice Learning Program Director

  • Executive-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 27 February 2020

Job Description

ABA ROLI Justice Learning Program Director

Responsible and accountable for major program implementation, management and oversight of strategic and tactical elements of the program.

Principal Duties/Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for the day-to-day management of assigned programs and that all programmatic requirements are being met/exceeded according the ABA, ROLI, and grantor requirements.

Accountable for all timely, accurate, and compliant programmatic monitoring and reporting.

Oversees and is accountable for the development and deployment of substantive programming and activities, including, but not limited to, project work plans, managing/assisting volunteer legal specialists and consultants, and convening, organizing and participating in program activities

Establishes and enhances effective collaboration and relationships with donor and other USG counterparts to fulfill program objectives within budget.

Maintains proactive communications with ROLI and ABA to ensure that program approach and activities incorporate institutional expertise. ROLI leadership to ensure timely and accurate updates on programs’ activities, achievements, and shortcomings. In area where program shortcomings are identified, creates and implements corrective action plans to improve performance against standards.

Assists in identifying best practices derived from lessons learned.

Ensures compliance with all donor, ABA, federal, state, and local laws/regulations while managing the program(s).

Ensures personal and program compliance with the FCPA. Provides leadership, coaching, counseling, feedback, performance appraisal, and, where appropriate, applies corrective actions to an assigned team.

Performs other related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications & Interests:

Possession of a JD from an ABA-accredited law school and at least seven (7) years’ experience in program management, research or business operations which must have included international experience; OR, Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least ten (10) years’ experience in program management or business operations which must have included international experience. NOTE: If law degree is from a non-U.S. law school, the degree program may not be required to be an ABA-accredited law school if the incumbent is not a U.S. citizen.

Previous experience managing U.S. Government, USAID, NGO, or other similarly funded international grant programs.

Previous experience in implementing international donor-supported programs which must have included responsibilities for supervision of a team, financial management, and compliance.

Preferred Qualifications and Interests:

Host country language proficiency.

Previous experience working for an association, NGO, or other not-for-profit entity.

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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