Deputy Country Director - ROLI Latin America - ABA ROLI

  • Posted on 9 December 2019

Job Description

Functions as the second in command to a Country Director and support the ongoing administration and
operations in an assigned host country/region.

Under the guidance of the Country Director, provides leadership, direction, and management oversight for
the day to day operations of each of ABA ROLI’s Mexico programs.

Acts on behalf of the Country Director in his/her absence within the approved delegation of authority

Manages ABA ROLI finance and administrative staff in Mexico to ensure appropriate discharge of
their duties and execution of their performance.

Ensures the field office fully complies with donor and ABA policies and procedures regarding
finances, logistics, transportation, and procurement.

Reviews and approves monthly reconciliation of cash budget, wire request, monthly ledger submission,
vendor and procurement payments and files, field advance payments, disbursement vouchers and invoices.

Subject to Country Director approval, acts as principal verifying officer tracking all field
procurement/logistics requisitions, and clearance of shipments of commodities for programs.

In coordination with the CD, ABA ROLI field and DC staff, supports the development of project work
plans and corresponding budgets and amendments, as necessary.

Arranges bi-annual performance evaluations for all ABA ROLI - Mexico field staff and in
coordination with the Country Director, ensures appropriate actions are taken to respond to staff performance when warranted.

Conducts an annual review of ABA ROLI policies and procedures and makes changes as needed. Ensures all staff complete required ABA ROLI training.

Completes an annual review of all contracts to ensure ABA ROLI remains compliant with local laws and regulations, and to ensure there are no lapses in contracted services.

Performs other duties as required.

Required Education, Qualifications, Experience:

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least 12 years; experience in managing an international operation; OR, possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least six years’ experience in managing an international operation; OR, possession of a Juris Doctorate Degree from an ABA-accredited law school or foreign equivalent and at least four years’ experience managing an international operation.

At least five (5) years international development and/or international program development experience.

Preferred Education, Qualifications, Experience:

Previous work experience in an international setting where the work was performed outside of the United States.

Proficiency, if not fluency, in one or more of the host country’s official languages.

Previous work experience in a not-for-profit, association, and/or NGO setting.

Physical Requirements:

Typical office work environment.

Extent of Travel Required in the Job:

As a normal course of business, this job will typically require travel of less than 30% of the time.

All Interested candidates, please submit your CV and cover letter to our website directly:

About the Organization

ABA ROLI is a non-profit pro­gram that implements legal reform programs in roughly 40 countries around the world. ABA ROLI has nearly 400 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.

For more information about what we do at ABA ROLI please visit:

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