American Bar Association (ABA)

Program Manager (Europe and Eurasia)

American Bar Association (ABA)

Job Description

The Program Manager is responsible for leading and overseeing ROLI 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 programs. ROLI is currently recruiting for two program managers: one to cover its Central Asia portfolio (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan) and another to potentially cover its anti-money laundering programming in Eastern Europe and/or upcoming programming in the Caucasus.

Duties and 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. Knowledge of monitoring, evaluation and learning best practices is a plus.

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.

Assists in the development of study tour programs from conceptualization through implementation and may lead study groups on such tours to ensure quality, delivery consistency, program compliance, and optimal participant informational uptake and comprehension.

Provides support to and is accountable for logistical arrangements for domestic events.

May participate in ABA ROLI representation domestically and within an assigned region.

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.

Performs other related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications and Interests

Masters’ degree, or Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA- accredited Law school or a doctoral degree in a relevant field of study and at least four (4) years’ of Program Management experience; or Bachelor’s degree in a ROLI relevant field of study and at least six (6) years’ of program management experience.

Preferred Qualifications and Interests

Previous work experience overseas, preferably in the Europe and Eurasia region.

Previous supervisory experience.

Proficiency in one or more of the host country’s official languages is desired but not necessary.

Previous work experience in a not-for-profit, association, and/or NGO setting.**
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