Saturday, December 12, 2015

ABA ROLI Regional Director, Latin America & the Caribbean


ABA ROLI is a non-profit pro­gram that implements legal reform programs in roughly 60 countries around the world. ABA ROLI has nearly 700 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.
JOB SUMMARY
Regional Director-LAC
ABA ROLI is seeking a Regional Director for the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Division responsible for the development, deployment, and operationalization of the strategy for LAC, which directly influences and implements the mission, vision, and values of the Rule of Law Initiative.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Participates as a member of the ABA ROLI senior staff and in that capacity contributes to achievement of overall organizational goals, assists in the development and implementation of overall organizational policies and procedures, provides leadership to the overall organization internally, and represents it externally.
  • Accountable for the development of ongoing programs, the acquisition of supporting grants, achieving the M&E metrics for the program/grant, and for achieving/optimizing the deliverables of the program.
  • Interfaces with domestic and foreign government officials and other public and private grantors on a routine basis to influence current and future programmatic support and to ensure grantor satisfaction.
  • Creates budget proposals for the region and is accountable for monitoring and reporting on budget performance at the macro-level. Recommends corrective actions throughout the budget period to maintain budget compliance.
  • Assigns research tasks to staff for the purpose of designing and implementing programs and for obtaining the supporting data for grant reporting and/or proposal development.
  • Guides and is accountable for the development of the strategic direction of the Region’s programs and oversees the implementation of both the program and requisite supporting structures.
  • Routinely monitors grantor requests for data and proactively resolves program inquiries to effectively manage the donors’ expectations and deliverables.
  • Represents ABA ROLI in both public and private presentations and briefings to donors, government officials, law practitioners, other ABA entities, and public audiences, both within and outside of the U.S., and otherwise leads efforts to project ABA ROLI expertise with respect to rule of law development in the assigned region and to garner positive publicity for Rule of Law Initiative programs in the assigned region.
  • Collaborates with the Director – Security to ensure situational awareness of potential threats within the region and appropriate policy and practical responses to any such threats.
  • Responsible for recruitment and staffing of the regional division and for providing leadership, feedback, coaching, counseling, performance appraisal, and, when warranted, discipline to and through assigned employees.
  • Serves as the staff liaison to the Regional Program Council and works with the Council chair to regularly convene the Council, update it on ROLI work in the region and otherwise garner involvement and support from Council members.
  • Routinely presents updates and progress reports to the Associate Executive Director – ROLI and to the ROLI Board.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Possession of a Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school or equivalent foreign degree and at least ten (10) years of program, operational or international development experience; OR, possession of a Master’s degree and at least twelve(12) years of program, operational or international development experience.
  • At least three years’ experience supervising a team which must have included providing performance feedback to direct reports.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & INTERESTS
  • Previous experience working in a legal environment in a country other than the U.S.
  • Language proficiency in Spanish.
  • Previous experience in Latin America and the Caribbean region in the field of development with an emphasis on the rule of law, democracy, and/or governance area.
Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up with candidates who are selected for interviews. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and this position may be filled prior to the close date.
ABA ROLI is a non-profit pro­gram that implements legal reform programs in roughly 60 countries around the world. ABA ROLI has nearly 700 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.
JOB SUMMARY
Regional Director-LAC
ABA ROLI is seeking a Regional Director for the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Division responsible for the development, deployment, and operationalization of the strategy for LAC, which directly influences and implements the mission, vision, and values of the Rule of Law Initiative.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Participates as a member of the ABA ROLI senior staff and in that capacity contributes to achievement of overall organizational goals, assists in the development and implementation of overall organizational policies and procedures, provides leadership to the overall organization internally, and represents it externally.
  • Accountable for the development of ongoing programs, the acquisition of supporting grants, achieving the M&E metrics for the program/grant, and for achieving/optimizing the deliverables of the program.
  • Interfaces with domestic and foreign government officials and other public and private grantors on a routine basis to influence current and future programmatic support and to ensure grantor satisfaction.
  • Creates budget proposals for the region and is accountable for monitoring and reporting on budget performance at the macro-level. Recommends corrective actions throughout the budget period to maintain budget compliance.
  • Assigns research tasks to staff for the purpose of designing and implementing programs and for obtaining the supporting data for grant reporting and/or proposal development.
  • Guides and is accountable for the development of the strategic direction of the Region’s programs and oversees the implementation of both the program and requisite supporting structures.
  • Routinely monitors grantor requests for data and proactively resolves program inquiries to effectively manage the donors’ expectations and deliverables.
  • Represents ABA ROLI in both public and private presentations and briefings to donors, government officials, law practitioners, other ABA entities, and public audiences, both within and outside of the U.S., and otherwise leads efforts to project ABA ROLI expertise with respect to rule of law development in the assigned region and to garner positive publicity for Rule of Law Initiative programs in the assigned region.
  • Collaborates with the Director – Security to ensure situational awareness of potential threats within the region and appropriate policy and practical responses to any such threats.
  • Responsible for recruitment and staffing of the regional division and for providing leadership, feedback, coaching, counseling, performance appraisal, and, when warranted, discipline to and through assigned employees.
  • Serves as the staff liaison to the Regional Program Council and works with the Council chair to regularly convene the Council, update it on ROLI work in the region and otherwise garner involvement and support from Council members.
  • Routinely presents updates and progress reports to the Associate Executive Director – ROLI and to the ROLI Board.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Possession of a Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school or equivalent foreign degree and at least ten (10) years of program, operational or international development experience; OR, possession of a Master’s degree and at least twelve(12) years of program, operational or international development experience.
  • At least three years’ experience supervising a team which must have included providing performance feedback to direct reports.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & INTERESTS
  • Previous experience working in a legal environment in a country other than the U.S.
  • Language proficiency in Spanish.
  • Previous experience in Latin America and the Caribbean region in the field of development with an emphasis on the rule of law, democracy, and/or governance area.

HOW TO APPLY:
Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up with candidates who are selected for interviews. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and this position may be filled prior to the close date.

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