Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Position: ABA ROLI Deputy Country Director, American Bar Association (Deadline: rolling/Jan. 5, 2015, China)


ABA ROLI Deputy Country Director, China (Staff)




American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative

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ABA ROLI is a non-profit pro­gram that implements legal reform programs in over 60 countries around the world.  ABA ROLI has nearly 700 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. 
ABA ROLI seeks candidates to fill the China Deputy Country Director (DCD) position based in Beijing, China. The DCD will assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of ABA ROLI programs in China. Our programs cover a broad range of substantive areas including women’s rights, criminal justice reform, environmental protection, and civil society capacity building. Programming approaches include training, pilot projects, and practical research to support policy reform.
  • Maintain a cooperative working relationship with program partners;
  • Supervise staff to implement program plans pursuant to program objectives;
  • Participate in and provide technical assistance to activities conducted by program partners; and
  • Ensure compliance with donor requirements, including donor reporting.
This position will require substantial travel within China.
  • A Juris Doctor (JD) or equivalent law degree, or a Master’s Degree in a relevant field;
  • At least 4 years of practical experience in development or in a relevant legal field. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working on international development programs (preferably in China) in fields such as rule of law, governance, public participation and capacity building;
  • Experience with design, management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of USG-funded rule of law and development programs as well as experience liaising with donors and local partners on these programs;
  • Demonstrated abilities in strategic planning, staff management and supervision, analytical and writing skills, and compliance with donor requirements;
  • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the Program and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of regional stakeholders;
  • Experience and/or knowledge of the legal, political, economic, administrative and socio-cultural context of legal and institutional reform in China; and
  • Fluency in English; proficiency in written and spoken Chinese (Mandarin) preferred.
This is a full-time position with a competitive compensation and benefits package. Interested individuals should include a cover letter, resume, and references in their application.
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.

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