American Bar Association (ABA)

Senior Technical Advisor (Judicial Education)

American Bar Association (ABA)

Job Description

ABA ROLI LAC is seeking a subject matter expert to serve as a Senior Technical Advisor in Judicial Education based in Colombia. The Senior Technical Advisor will be responsible for providing day-to-day programmatic, technical advice, Counsel, and support to the Colombia office and international field offices in Coordination with ABA ROLI staff in Washington, DC. The expert will also be responsible for overseeing special projects related to enhancing judicial education and training in Colombia.

The candidate should have 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. They should have deep familiarity with judicial training and practical experience with strengthening judicial schools. This position will be based in Bogota, Colombia.

Responsibilities: 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.

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: 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.

Preferred qualifications: Availability to relocate to Bogotá, Colombia full-time.

Professional fluency in Spanish.

Established understanding of international standards and best practices in judicial education and judicial ethics.

Practical experience with improving and strengthening judicial schools 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.

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