Tuesday, July 01, 2008


American Bar Association

The Rule of Law Initiative seeks an experienced international development professional to provide overall direction for the Initiative’s Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) operations. Currently, the LAC Division provides technical legal assistance in Ecuador, Mexico and Nicaragua. Program areas in which the LAC Division has been active include anti-corruption and public integrity; judicial, legal profession, legal education and criminal law reforms; anti-human trafficking; human rights and conflict mitigation. The Director, based in Washington, DC, oversees program development and implementation. He/she is the primary representative in dealings with donors, including USAID, DOJ, and the State Department, as well as other high-level counterparts. Currently, the Division has a $1.5M budget for which the Director would be responsible, though it is expected that the program will expand significantly, including under the leadership of the Director. The Director is responsible for overseeing the Division’s development and growth through outreach and by seeking funding from both the private and public sector. The Director supervises the LAC staff based in Washington, DC as well as senior field-based staff. Travel to the region will be required. The LAC Director reports to the Director of the Rule of Law Initiative. Requirements: The Director of the Latin America and Caribbean Division should have a Juris Doctor or equivalent law degree and at least ten (10) years experience working in the area of international rule of law promotion or related fields, such as human rights or democracy and governance, with a strong preference for individuals with experience implementing such programs in the region. In exceptional cases, candidates with a relevant MA or PhD will be considered. Experience living in the Latin American or Caribbean region and knowledge of the region’s history are significant pluses. Proficiency in Spanish is required, and proficiency in Portuguese would be an asset. To apply please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to: jobs@staff.abanet.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as received. The Rule of Law Initiative will contact only those candidates whom it selects for interviews. Please note that only complete applications will be taken into consideration. All applicants must possess proper work authorization that does not require employer sponsorship. For more information please visit our website at www.abarol.org. 080515.

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