ROLI Latin America - Program Manager

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 12 January 2021

Job Description

Program Manager is responsible for leading and overseeing ROLI DC program support staff to ensure provision of the full range of support to field programs, and/or serves as primary manager of one or more specialized programs.

Principal Duties/Job Responsibilities

-Assists in program design and the development of proposals in collaboration with the field staff and under the supervision senior program staff.

-Leads and is accountable for the recruiting of workshop faculty and short- and long-term experts within an assigned area.

-Creates appropriate budgetary tracking and monitoring tools to efficiently review actual to planned budget performance. Creates operational analyses and produces recommendations to make course corrections of modifications to optimize budget utilization within the scope of the grant or general revenue space.

-Assists in the development of study tour programs from conceptualization through implementation and may lead study groups on such tours to ensure quality, delivery consistency, program compliance, and optimal participant informational uptake and comprehension.

-Provides support to and is accountable for logistical arrangements for domestic events.

-May participate in ABA ROLI representation domestically and within an assigned region.

-Actively participates in and oversees the development of M&E plans and ensures the effective implementation of M&E systems is based upon such data.

-Participates in donor relations.

-Assigns, coordinates, and participates in research activities as assigned.

-Assists in all compliance efforts with ABA and other donor policies, practices, procedures, and regulations. Accountable for adherence to and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act [FCPA].

-Assists in the creation, fostering, nurturing, and expansion of working relationships with the host government, host country legal leaders, other NGO’s, and similarly situated entities to bolster and enhance the opportunity for achieving/exceeding ABA and ROLI plan/program objectives.

-Provides leadership, coaching, counseling, development, and, where appropriate, discipline, to and through assigned employees.

-Performs other related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications and Interests (BQIs)

-Masters’ degree, or Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA- accredited law school or a doctoral degree in a relevant field of study and at least four (4) years’ of program management experience; or

Bachelor’s degree in a ROLI relevant field of study and at least six (6) years’ of program management experience.

Preferred Qualifications and Interests

Previous work experience in overseas.
Previous supervisory experience.
Proficiency, if not fluency, in Spanish.
Previous work experience in a not-for-profit, association, and/or NGO setting.

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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