Rule of Law Initiative
Job Summary/General Purpose of Job
Directs overall research, evaluation and learning efforts that support and strengthen ROLI programs throughout the world.
Principal Duties/Job Responsibilities
In collaboration with ROLI leadership, provides strategic direction for ROLI research efforts and ensures that research objectives are fulfilled, including through managing a team of research analysts and monitoring and evaluation specialists.
Identifies and pursues opportunities to obtain research grant funding.
Disseminates internal analyses, research results and lessons learned to external audiences, including through publication in relevant peer-reviewed journals and other venues and representation of ROLI at external events.
Oversees knowledge management and promotes a learning environment among ROLI offices and practice groups, including through collaboration with other peer and research institutions.
Oversees the development of innovative tools and procedures for monitoring and evaluation of ROLI programs, including building the capacity of ROLI staff and partners in the field.
Oversees empirical data collection and analysis and the use of research and evaluation results to promote state-of-the-art rule of law programs.
Provides coaching, counseling, feedback, performance appraisal, and, when necessary, applies discipline to an assigned team.
Performs other related duties as required.
Basic Qualifications & Interests
Possession of a Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. law school, or a doctoral degree in a relevant field of study.
At least seven yearsâ experience in peer-reviewed applied research, writing, editing, and publishing in the area of international law, rule of law, democracy and governance, and/or international development.
Experience supervising an assigned team.
Experience developing and managing a budget for an assigned department.
Preferred Qualifications & Interests
Five yearsâ experience in implementing or monitoring and evaluating field-based rule of law or international development programs.
Proficiency in one or more foreign languages.
Experience in making presentations at conferences and meetings.
Experience with data collection methods, performance metrics and data analytics.
As a normal course of business, this job will typically require travel of up to 20% of the time.
The American Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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