Program Associate, Middle East and North Africa Division (Staff)
American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative - Washington, DC

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ABA ROLI is a non-profit pro­gram that implements legal reform programs in roughly 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.

Job Summary The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative seeks a Program Associate for its Middle East and North Africa Division. The division has overseas offices throughout the region. This will be a full-time position in Washington, D.C.

  • Assist in the design, development and implementation of overseas programs and activities;
  • Develop, monitor and revise program budgets; monitor monthly finance vouchers from overseas programs;
  • Draft programmatic and financial reports for funders;
  • Provide administrative backstopping for DC office and overseas offices, including coordination of travel arrangements, contracting processes, and submission and review of expense reports;
  • Assist with program outreach by drafting brief program highlights for web-based content;
  • Ensure compliance with organization and donor regulations/policies;
  • Track a wide range of information, including payments, expense reports, contracts, and consultant information.

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office and internet research skills;
  • Experience with finance and budgeting, and the management of rule of law programs in the region is preferred.