Pro Bono Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Specialist

  • Volunteer, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 2 March 2020

Job Description

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Specialist

ABA ROLI seeks a pro bono specialist for an approximately 12-week posting to Abuja, Nigeria, beginning in June 2020. The ADR specialist will support ABA ROLI’s International Justice Sector Education and Training (IJET) Program, working with Nigerian IJET Fellows at the Nigerian Judicial Institute to build capacity of court personnel who will serve as administrators and mediators at court-annexed ADR centers in courts around Nigeria. The ADR specialist’s responsibilities will include developing a training module for and training court-annexed ADR center administrators, developing a training module for and training court staff to serve as mediators, and developing a module for and leading a training of trainers for mediators. The ADR specialist should have at least 10 years of experience in ADR, including significant experience training mediators and managing court-annexed ADR programs. A JD or equivalent foreign law degree is preferred but not required. ABA ROLI will cover all costs including travel, lodging, and a stipend for meals and incidental expenses.

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

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