ABA-ROLI-Program Associate-LAC

  • Posted on 6 August 2020

Job Description

The ABA ROLI Latin America and Caribbean Division is seeking a full-time Program Associate to support the team in implementing rule of law programs across the region, namely in Mexico, Panama, Peru and Colombia. The Program Associate will primarily provide administrative and programmatic support including, but not limited to, conducting research for the development of new programs, copy editing reports, processing expenses, drafting contracts, and coordinating travel, special events, and meetings. This role would suit someone eager to play a role within an international development organization committed to advancing the rule of law. Relevant paid or voluntary experience would be a real asset, particularly in a grant-funded organization and/or in an administrative role with financial and budget-related components, and on programs with sub-grantees. The role involves substantial administrative responsibilities and mastering complex regulatory requirements quickly while effectively communicating with member leaders and staff.


· Ensures timely and effective implementation of programs and projects in adherence to the ABA and donor’s regulations

· Analyzes project/program performance throughout the process to measure progress against the project/program plan

· Serves as a point of contact for projects and communicates with member leaders and staff on project status

· Accountable for successful execution of assigned projects

· May provide advanced administrative support functions in support of projects and/or major work groups

· At least (1) year of work experience in a program management capacity

· Performs other related duties as required


· A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

· Intermediate/advanced skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint

· Previous experience working in an office environment, preferably a non-governmental organization;

· Excellent planning and organizational skills, and attention to detail

· Working proficiency in Spanish

· Deep commitment to the rule of law

Preferred Qualifications:

· Experience adhering to and preparing budgets, processing contracts and expense reports, or similar work

· Demonstrated ability to undertake administrative and logistical tasks, follow procedures, and adhere to regulatory requirements

· Familiarity with or experience working in the Latin American region

· Familiarity with USG rules and regulations

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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