This Ethiopia-based Program Manager position supports the African Union Commission in developing staff capacity on Rule of Law, Justice, and Good Governance. The Manager will be responsible for program implementation and management, as well as oversight of strategic and tactical elements of the program. The Project Manager will assist the AU in leading the coordination, planning, and implementation of capacity building measures for staff within target AU institutions to promote the rule of law and human rights. As a normal course of business, this job will typically require travel of up to 20% of the time.
Principal Job Duties:
- Oversees and is accountable for the development and deployment of substantive programming and activities, including, but not limited to convening, organizing and participating in training opportunities.
- Liaise with key institutional, governmental and non-governmental partners to maintain buy-in.
- Responsible for the day-to-day management of assigned project activities and for ensuring all program goals are met/exceeded according to ABA, ROLI, and grantor requirements.
- Tracks, reports on, and develops updates that ensure dissemination of program timelines, workplans, deliverables, and successes. Maintains proactive communications with the DC office 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.
- Collaborates with the ABA ROLI staff to ensure that all programs and operations are compliant with all local laws/regulations and, if required, have received all regulatory licensing/registrations prior to offering the programs. Ensures compliance with all donor, ABA, federal, and state laws/regulations. Ensures personal and program compliance with the FCPA.
- Advise on the development of learning curricula and the implementation of training courses.
- Performs other related duties as required.
- U.S. Citizen or Third Country National with a minimum of three years of experience in working with legal, rule of law, and criminal justice capacity building.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher, or equivalent, in Criminal Justice, Law, or related field.
- At least two (2) years of experience conducting training for legal or judicial sector actors, with experience in both common and civil law contexts preferred.
- Must demonstrate extensive knowledge of legal education, legal research, and practical experience in implementing mechanisms to promote rule of law norms.
- Must have demonstrable experience working with international and foreign assistance entities, assistance missions, programs, and implementers.
- Previous experience managing U.S. Government, USAID, NGO, or other similarly funded international grant programs.
- Fluent in English (written and spoken)
- A U.S. or home country driver’s license valid for the full period of the grant.
- Experience in curriculum development and training.
- Experience working with an overseas justice sector or judicial system.
- Language capability in one of the AU’s other official languages (French, Portuguese, Arabic, or Swahili)
About the Organization
ABA ROLI is a non-profit program that implements legal reform programs in more than 50 countries around the world. ABA ROLI has nearly 500 professional staff working abroad and in its Washington, D.C. office. ABA ROLI’s host country partners include judges, lawyers, bar associations, law schools, court administrators, legislatures, ministries of justice and a wide array of civil society organizations, including human rights groups.