ROLI Middle East and North Africa - ABA ROLI Program Director, Amman, Jordan

ABA International, 1050 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District Of Columbia, United States of America Req #573
Friday, January 8, 2021

During this current situation with COVID-19, the ABA will continue to accept and process applications for job opportunities.  We will conduct our recruitment process via alternative means (virtual interviews) for the time being.


The ABA recruits employees seeking opportunities for challenging and substantive work defending liberty and pursuing justice in the U.S. and around the world.  The ABA offers competitive employment benefits which include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k), commuter benefits, and more.

Program Director is responsible and accountable for major program implementation, management and oversight of strategic and tactical elements of the program for an assigned country/region.


Principal Duties/Job Responsibilities Responsible for the day-to-day management of assigned programs and that all programmatic requirements are being met/exceeded according the ABA, ROLI, and grantor requirements. Accountable for all timely, accurate, and compliant in-country programmatic monitoring and reporting. Oversees and is accountable for the development and deployment of substantive programming and activities, including, but not limited to, project work plans, managing/assisting volunteer legal specialists and consultants, and convening, organizing and participating in training opportunities within the host country. Establishes and enhances effective collaboration and relationships with local entities and other development partners (e.g., local bar association, law schools, NGO’s, governmental agencies, etc.) to fulfill program objectives within cost constraints and garner additional funding from partners. Maintains proactive communications with the Country Director and ROLI leadership to ensure timely and accurate updates on programs’ activities, achievements, and shortcomings. In area where program shortcomings are identified, creates and implements corrective action plans to improve performance against standards. Assists in identifying best practices derived from lessons learned.

Collaborates with the Country Director and local authorities to ensure that all programs and operations are compliant with all local laws/regulations and, if required, have received all regulatory licensing/registrations prior to offering the programs. Ensures compliance with all donor, ABA, federal, state, and local laws/regulations while managing the program(s). Ensures personal and program compliance with the FCPA. Provides leadership, coaching, counseling, feedback, performance appraisal, and, where appropriate, applies corrective actions to an assigned team. Performs other related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications & Interests Possession of a JD from an ABA-accredited law school and at least seven (7) years’ experience in program management or business operations which must have included international experience; OR, Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least ten (10) years’ experience in program management or business operations which must have included international experience. NOTE: If law degree is from a non-U.S. law school, the degree program may not be required to be an ABA-accredited law school if the incumbent is not a U.S. citizen. Previous experience managing U.S. Government, USAID, NGO, or other similarly funded international grant programs. Previous experience in implementing international donor-supported programs which must have included responsibilities for supervision of a team, financial management, and compliance.


Preferred Qualifications & Interests Host country language proficiency. Previous experience working for an association, NGO, or other not-for-profit entity.
Experience implementing rule of law programs, particularly working with judges, lawyers, prosecutors.

Ability to develop relationships with local partners and oversee communication among partners, local ABA staff, and experts.

Ability to liaise with US embassy staff.

     

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