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ROLI Middle East and North Africa - ABA ROLI Country Director

ABA International, 1050 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District Of Columbia, United States of America Req #393
Monday, January 20, 2020

During this current situation with COVID-19, the ABA will continue to accept and process applications for job opportunities.  We will conduct our recruitment process via alternative means (virtual interviews) for the time being.

The ABA recruits employees seeking opportunities for challenging and substantive work defending liberty and pursuing justice in the U.S. and around the world.  The ABA offers competitive employment benefits which include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k), commuter benefits, and more.

Responsible for developing, implementing, evaluating, monitoring,
and enhancing program priorities in two or more countries and ensuring such
programs are aligned with the overall mission, vision, and values of the ABA
and ROLI Represents ABA ROLI with USG and international donors located in the
portfolio countries, and provides updates on relevant political and legal
developments in the countries, major progress for awarded programs, and impact
through presenting tangible monitoring and evaluation data.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

Develops,implements, monitors, evaluates, and enhances program priorities and ensures
such programs are aligned with the overall mission, vision, and values of the
ABA and ROLI and that they are responsive to local needs.

Liaises with potential donors, embassies, and private foundations, and identifies new
funding opportunities from USG and non-USG donors; drafts proposals responsive
to the unique legal and political climate of each country in the portfolio.

Participates or leads the recruiting of workshop faculty and short-and long-term experts and
approves all programs developed by this faculty.

Creates, fosters, nurtures, and expands working relationships with each host government, host
country legal leaders, other NGOs, and similarly situated entities to bolster
and enhance the opportunity for achieving/exceeding ABA and ROLI plan/program

Develops realistic monitoring and evaluation plans for each portfolio country and oversees their
use as a tool for tracking and communicating program progress and impact, and
for adjusting program strategy on the basis of the data.

Responsible for ensuring compliance with ABA and donor policies, practices, procedures, and
regulations. Accountable for adherence to and compliance with the Foreign
Corrupt Practices Act [FCPA].

Has financial responsibility in his/her home office (functions as approver of all
expenditures and serves as signatory on bank accounts), responsibility for
financial controls, and contract/subaward for submission to final signatory.
Performs quality oversight of financial management in other offices within
his/her portfolio (e.g. where a Deputy Country Director may serve as
signatory/approver of financial documents), conducting periodic reviews of
expenditures for accuracy and reasonableness.

Maintains currency of the operational, political, and legal environment within the host countries
and keeps senior management informed of environmental shifts that might
positively/negatively impact operations.

Creates and recommends operating and capital budget requirements for each country in the
portfolio and manages and is accountable for adhering to the ultimately
approved budget without degradation of service or mission accountabilities.

Mentors and trains staff in strategic implementation of programs, overall program management,
monitoring and evaluation, and reporting. Ensures all approved targets and
components are effectively resourced to optimize attainment of the objectives.
Provides leadership, coaching, counseling, development, and, where appropriate,
applies discipline, to and through assigned employees. Hires and terminates
local staff.

Performs other related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications & Interests (BQIs)

Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least ten
years’ experience in program and/or development activities, one year of which
must have been overseas; OR, possession of a Juris Doctorate from an
ABA-accredited law school or foreign equivalent and at least seven years’
experience in program and/or development activities, one year of which must
have been o At least three years’ experience supervising a team which must have
included providing performance feedback to direct reports.

Preferred Qualifications & Interests (PQIs)

Proficiency, if not fluency, in one or more of the host country’s official languages. Previous
work experience in a not-for-profit, association, and/or NGO setting.
  Highly developed business development skills.
 Experience with remote management of local staff and office. 
Previous experience with/knowledge of contemporary Libya and Tunisia. 
Position is based in Tunis, Tunisia, but a willingness to travel to Tripoli,
Libya if security conditions allow is preferable.

Physical Requirements (If Applicable}

Living outside of the United States in developing countries which lack standard amenities.

Some locations’ conditions are sufficiently harsh enough to warrant hardship and/or danger pay.

Extent of Travel Required in the Job

As a normal course of business, this job will typically require travel up to 40% of the time.


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  • ABA International, 1050 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District Of Columbia, United States of America