Program Director, Sri Lanka

American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative
  • Location
    Sri Lanka
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Advanced
  • Posted
    May 03

Position description

ABA ROLI is a non-profit organization that implements legal reform programs in roughly 50 countries around the world.  ABA ROLI has nearly 500 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

ABA ROLI seeks a Program Director, Sri Lanka, to be responsible and accountable for implementation, management and oversight of strategic and tactical elements of a program to promote effective investigation and prosecution of trafficking in persons (TIP) in Sri Lanka. This Program Director will serve as a TIP subject-matter expert to develop resources and curricula, serve as a trainer, and provide technical expertise to ROLI program partners. This program will run from October 2017 - March 2019.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of assigned programs and that all programmatic requirements are being met/exceeded according the ABA, ROLI, and grantor requirements.
  • Accountable for all timely, accurate, and compliant in-country programmatic monitoring and reporting.
  • Oversees and is accountable for the development and deployment of substantive programming and activities, including, but not limited to, project work plans, managing/assisting volunteer legal specialists and consultants, and convening, organizing and participating in training opportunities within the host country.
  • Establishes and enhances effective collaboration and relationships with local entities and other development partners (e.g., local bar association, law schools, NGO’s, governmental agencies, etc.) to fulfill program objectives within cost constraints and garner additional funding from partners.
  • Maintains proactive communications with ROLI leadership to ensure timely and accurate updates on programs’ activities, achievements, and shortcomings. In area where program shortcomings are identified, creates and implements corrective action plans to improve performance against standards.
  • Assists in identifying best practices derived from lessons learned.
  • Collaborates with ROLI leadership and local authorities to ensure that all programs and operations are compliant with all local laws/regulations and, if required, have received all regulatory licensing/registrations prior to offering the programs.
  • Ensures compliance with all donor, ABA, federal, state, and local laws/regulations while managing the program(s). Ensures personal and program compliance with the FCPA.
  • Provides leadership, coaching, counseling, feedback, performance appraisal, and, where appropriate, applies corrective actions to an assigned team.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Possession of a JD from an ABA-accredited law school and at least seven (7) years’ experience in program management or business operations which must have included international experience; OR, Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least ten (10) years’ experience in program management or business operations which must have included international experience. NOTE: If law degree is from a non-U.S. law school, the degree program may not be required to be an ABA-accredited law school if the incumbent is not a U.S. citizen.
  • Previous experience managing U.S. Government, USAID, NGO, or other similarly funded international grant programs.
  • Previous experience in implementing international donor-supported programs which must have included responsibilities for supervision of a team, financial management, and compliance.
  • Previous experience serving as a trainer and/or technical expert.
  • Previous experience working in the area of investigation, prosecution, or prevention of TIP and familiarity with anti-TIP laws, policies, and best practices.
  • Fluency in English in order to meet the technical and managerial requirements of the program and donor requirements.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous experience working in the area of investigation, prosecution, or prevention of TIP and familiarity with anti-TIP laws, policies, and best practices.
  • Previous experience serving as a trainer and/or technical expert.
  • Knowledge of political environment, country-specific context, and/or experience working in Sri Lanka.
  • Host country language proficiency.
  • Previous experience working for an association, NGO, or other not-for-profit entity.

Application instructions

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. 

To apply, please visit: https://www5.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/abanet/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=11911 &esid=az

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