Senior Technical Advisor - Judicial Education
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.
Sr. Technical Advisor is responsible for providing programmatic, technical advice, counsel, and support to the international field offices and the DC staff in one of ROLI’s substantive reform areas, e.g., criminal law reform, access to justice, women’s rights, etc. Responsible for the development, oversight, and management of special projects related to a particular substantive area. S/he serves as a subject matter expert and advisor/resource for DC and field staff, particularly for program and proposal development. Develops and assists in the coordination and management of US and field-based special events and regional workshops. Directs efforts to investigate and pursue program development/expansion opportunities and coordinates the development and maintenance of relationships with U.S.-based funders/partners. Assists in the development and maintenance of funder/partner relationships in the field. Supports the regional divisions in the identification, recruitment, and orientation of individuals to be posted in DC or in the field to relevant positions. Provides subject matter expertise as a speaker/presenter at international conferences/symposia, authors academic articles, pursues leadership roles in appropriate boards and committees, and participates in the international efforts to develop standards on rule of law reform. Manages relevant substantive practice group. Prepares U.S. and field-based assessments of draft law, concept papers, and research. Coordinates the implementation and management of relevant assessment tools and methodologies. Performs other related duties as required.
Basic Qualifications & Interests
Possession of a Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school or recognized foreign law school, or possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
At least ten years’ experience in one or more thematic areas.
At least eight years’ experience in international development.
Availability to relocate to Bogotá Colombia full-time.
Professional fluency in Spanish.
Experience as a practicing judge, judicial clerk, or management-level employee of the judicial branch would be an asset.
10+ years of experience designing judicial education courses.
Proven track record in adult education, advanced academic degree (M.A. or Ph.D.) in adult education or a related discipline a plus.
Demonstrated understanding of complex criminal law issues such as anti-money laundering, environmental crimes, and organized crime, among others.
Experience managing and/or advising US government grant-funded initiatives overseas.
Established understanding of international standards and best practices in judicial education and judicial ethics.