Rule of Law Initiative
General Purpose of Job:
Within region of responsibility, monitors and manages the performance of country programs. Provides general and financial oversight of grants and programs. Monitors and evaluates in-country programs and activities. Meets with local partners and donors. Develops concepts and proposals for new programs and manages strategy for obtaining funding. Participates in overall management of the zone, advising on strategy, program development, and administration.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist the zone director in managing the performance of field staff across their range of duties. Monitor work plan implementation, through calls, review of regular reports, and country visits to ensure that ABA ROLI’s legal reform goals are being advanced and commitment to funders are being met. Monitor compliance with grant award requirements and ABA policies and procedures
Advise and/or participate in/lead development of proposals for State, USAID, foreign governments, and other potential funders
In coordination with director, explore and develop new field-based programmatic and financial partnerships for action by field staff.
Recruit international field staff and recommend for hire; coordinate training/orientation.
Meet with donors and Embassy staff to assess ABA ROLI’s standing, to address any programmatic issues, and provide back up to field staff in managing relationships.
Other duties as assigned
Must have a master’s or JD and at least 7 years of relevant experience in international development. Two years experience as a country director or deputy director preferred. Experience in working with USG-funded programs required, as is knowledge of legal reform issues. Proficiency in foreign language(s) preferred.
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