American Bar Association (ABA)

Senior Program Manager

American Bar Association (ABA)

Job Description

Responsible and accountable for programmatic, financial, and operational activities and commitments in Central America and Mexico. The Senior Program Manager may serve as the primary manager of specialized programs and/or be responsible for overseeing ROLI DC program support staff to ensure provision of the full range of support to specific field programs. She/he will also be responsible for grant writing, program development, and Donor Relations. Principal Duties/Job Responsibilities · Assists in Design" id="link" class="link">Program Design and the development of proposals in collaboration with the field staff and under the supervision senior program staff · Leads and is accountable for the recruiting of workshop faculty and short- and long-term experts within an assigned area · Creates appropriate budgetary tracking and monitoring tools to efficiently review actual to planned Budget Performance · Creates operational analyses and produces recommendations to make course corrections of modifications to optimize budget utilization within the scope of the grant or general revenue space · Develops study tour programs from conceptualization through implementation and lead study groups on such tours to ensure quality, delivery consistency, program compliance, and optimal participant informational uptake and comprehension · Participates in ABA ROLI representation domestically and within Central America and Mexico · Actively participates in and oversees the development of M&E plans and ensures the effective implementation of M&E systems is based upon such data · Participates in donor relations · Assigns, coordinates, and participates in research activities as assigned · Assists in all compliance efforts with ABA and other donor policies, practices, procedures, and regulations. -Accountable for adherence to and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act [FCPA] · Assists in the creation, fostering, nurturing, and expansion of working relationships with the host government, host country legal leaders, other NGO’s, and similarly situated entities to bolster and enhance the opportunity for achieving/exceeding ABA and ROLI plan/program objectives · Provides leadership, coaching, counseling, development, and, where appropriate, discipline, to and through assigned employees Basic Qualifications and Interests · Masters’ degree or Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university and at least six (6) years’ of international Program Management experience Preferred Qualifications and Interests · Substantial work experience working with international development with USG funds in the Latin America region · Previous experience working overseas · Previous supervisory experience · Fluency in Spanish is a requirement. Proficiency, in Portuguese or French languages is a plus · Previous work experience in a not-for-profit, association, and/or NGO setting.
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