Deputy Country Director, China (Staff)

American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative
Apply by 31 March 2012
Posted on 4 April 2012

Job Description

The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is a public service project that provides technical assistance in support of legal reforms and the rule of law in over 40 countries around the world. ABA ROLI’s Asia Division currently implements projects in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Vietnam, as well as a regional anti-corruption program based in Thailand.

ABA ROLI seeks a candidate to fill one (1) Deputy China Country Director position based in Beijing, China. The Deputy China Country Director will work with the China Country Director to develop, implement, and evaluate ABA ROLI’s rule of law programs in China. Our programs cover a broad range of substantive areas including women’s rights, the rights of the disabled, criminal justice reform, environmental protection, and civil society capacity building. Programming approaches include training, pilot projects, and practical research to support policy reform. The Deputy China Country Director will be responsible for maintaining a cooperative working relationship with program partners, supervising local staff to implement program plans pursuant to program objectives, participating in and providing technical assistance to program activities conducted by program partners, ensuring compliance with donor requirements, including producing quarterly and final reports. This position will require substantial travel within China.

Qualified candidates will possess: (1) a Juris Doctor or equivalent law degree; (2) at least five years of practical legal experience, with a minimum of one year working on donor-funded international legal reform programs, preferably in China; (3) demonstrated planning, management, analytical, and writing skills; (4) fluency in English; (5) proficiency in both written and spoken standard Chinese (Mandarin); (6) excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills; and (7) familiarity with the Chinese legal system, as well as the current political and cultural context. This position is available immediately.

This is a full-time staff position, with a competitive compensation and benefits package. To apply, please visit

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