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ABA ROLI Program Manager, LAC

Washington DC | Washington D.C.

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.


The Program Manager (PM) manages DC program support staff to ensure provision of the full range of support to field programs; and/or serves as primary manager of one or more specialized country programs that do not have a primary field-based manager or where primary donor relations take place in the US; and/or serves as US-based manager with primary direction and supervisory authority over a field-based manager; responsible for program and business development including writing grant proposals and making new donor contacts; makes field-based visits to assess programs and manage funder relations.


· Manages the day-to-day organization and implementation of one or more programs or projects, including planning projects, overseeing budgets, and ensuring compliance with ABA policies.

· Advises member leaders on strategy and procedures, including analysis of opportunities and risks, to ensure projects move forward in a productive manner.

· Serves as principal point of contact for projects, both internally and externally. Initiates regular communications with member leaders and staff, including reporting on progress and results.

· Coordinates with other interested entities on joint projects, proactively seeking both internal and external partners. This responsibility may include solicitation and management of sponsorship revenue.

· Supervises one or more staff members, directly or indirectly, as appropriate to the project. Responsibilities may include recruitment, orientation, ongoing mentoring and annual performance evaluations.

· Other duties as assigned


· Bachelor’s Degree from four-year college or university (or equivalent experience) and four years’ work experience

· Management and/or supervisory experience, preferably in an association or non-profit setting to include analytical problem solving ability, and programmatic and policy development;

· Some research and writing skills, substantive budgeting experience;

· Meeting planning experience a must;


· Master’s degree in International Development or related field or law degree

· Fluency in Spanish highly preferred, fluency in French would be a plus

· Experience managing USG-funded grant programs

· Experience conducting business development, and proposal development including program design, monitoring and evaluation, and budgets

· Fundraising experience

· Availability for periodic field travel (up to 25%)

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.**

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: ABA - American Bar Association
  • Location: Washington DC | Washington D.C.
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2016-08-26

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