Program Director, Prosecutorial Education
American Bar Association, Cairo, Egypt
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ABA ROLI is a non-profit organization that implements legal reform programs in roughly 50 countries around the world. ABA ROLI has nearly 500 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.
This Program Director is responsible and accountable for major program implementation, management and oversight of strategic and tactical elements of ABA ROLI’s Egypt portfolio. The focal point of this position is ABA ROLI’s program to assist the Egyptian Public Prosecutors Office with building the capacity of prosecutors to investigate and prosecute crimes - including those involving sexual and gender-based violence.
- Responsible for the day-to-day management of assigned programs and that all programmatic requirements are being met/exceeded according the ABA, ROLI, and grantor requirements.
- Accountable for all timely, accurate, and compliant in-country programmatic monitoring and reporting.
- Is accountable for the development and deployment of substantive programming and activities, including, but not limited to, project work plans, managing/assisting volunteer legal specialists and consultants, and convening, organizing and teaching in training opportunities within the host country.
- Maintains proactive communications with the Country Director and ROLI leadership to ensure timely and accurate updates on programs’ activities, achievements, and shortcomings. In area where program shortcomings are identified, creates and implements corrective action plans to improve performance against standards.
- Assists in identifying best practices derived from lessons learned.
- Collaborates with the Country Director and local authorities to ensure that all programs and operations are compliant with all local laws/regulations and, if required, have received all regulatory licensing/registrations prior to offering the programs.
- Ensures compliance with all donor, ABA, federal, state, and local laws/regulations while managing the program(s). Ensures personal and program compliance with the FCPA.
- Provides leadership, coaching, counseling, feedback, performance appraisal, and, where appropriate, applies corrective actions to an assigned team.
- Performs other related duties as required.
- Possession of a JD from an ABA-accredited law school and at least seven (7) years’ experience in program management or business operations which must have included international experience; OR, Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least ten (10) years’ experience in program management or business operations which must have included international experience.
- Previous experience managing U.S. Government, USAID, NGO, or other similarly funded international grant programs.
- Previous experience in implementing international donor-supported programs which must have included responsibilities for supervision of a team, financial management, and compliance.
- Prosecutorial expertise; experience in training of prosecutors preferred;
- Ability to conduct high quality, skills-based training, develop interactive courses and materials;
- Professional demeanor, including strong capacity for tact and diplomacy necessary in dealing with critical stakeholders within the Egyptian judiciary system;
- Fluency in English in order to meet the technical and managerial requirements of the program and donor requirements.