Senior Regional Consultant – Middle East and North Africa

  • Posted on 20 February 2021

Job Description


The ABA seeks a Regional Senior Consultant to provide cross-cutting support across the Middle East and North Africa Division at ROLI. The Senior Advisor will support a variety of rule of law-related programs including, but not limited to, the following thematic areas: gender-based violence, alternatives to detention, access to justice, anti-corruption and accountability, judicial education, and criminal law reform. The Senior Advisor may also assist with new business development and proposal activities when needed. This consultancy can be part-time and/or short-term.


· Serve as a subject matter expert and advisor/resource for DC and field staff;

· Work with field and DC-based ABA ROLI staff and international and local experts to facilitate program activities;

· Develop course curricula, activities, and materials when necessary;

· Maintain communication with field and DC-based leadership to ensure timely and accurate updates on programs’ activities

· Support business and proposal development including conducting in person, telephonic or email meetings with partners, conducting research, drafting proposals, providing input on budgets and other related financial matters;

· Establish and enhance effective in person (when feasible) and remote collaboration and relationships with local entities and other partners.

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· Possession of a Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school or recognized foreign law school, or possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university

· At least ten years’ experience in one or more thematic areas.

· Extensive knowledge and experience working in the MENA region and experience working in politically sensitive contexts ;

· Experience working on USAID and State Department grants and cooperative agreements is required; experience working on contracts and other donor-funded projects is highly desirable;

· Fluency in English (knowledge of Arabic or French is a plus);

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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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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