Senior Technical Advisor

at American Bar Association
Published March 13, 2022
Location Washington, United States of America
Category General  
Job Type Full Time  


The ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) seeks a Senior Anti-Corruption Technical Advisor (STA) to provide technical expertise and assistance to ABA ROLI’s global programs focused on countering corruption and promoting transparency and accountability. The STA will be a thought leader and have a successful track record developing program approaches and tools through the application of good practices, evidence and innovation in support of anti-corruption programming from the design phase through monitoring, evaluation and learning.


The Senior Anti-Corruption Technical Advisor reports to the Director of the Global Programs Division and will have responsibility for developing strategic partnerships and contributing to new high-profile initiatives as well as building internal capacity by sharing resources and skills organization-wide. In collaboration with the business development and regional teams, the STA will contribute to the proposal process to expand ABA ROLI’s portfolio of anti-corruption programs. Additionally, the STA will provide technical support to anti-corruption related aspects of specific programs and activities within the division and across the organization.



Principle Duties / Job Responsibilities


Principle Duties and Job Responsibilities of the incumbent are as follows:


  • Serve as the subject matter expert in the field of anti-corruption and related issues including transparency and accountability.


  • Offer high-quality technical assistance to regional program teams throughout the program cycle (planning, design, assessments, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, learning and adaptive management).


  • Develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with colleagues across the organization, particularly regional division leadership and within the ABA.


  • Develop and contribute to the development and drafting of program concepts and activities for new proposals.


  • Proactively engage in outreach and represent ABA ROLI at internal and external learning events as well as meetings and workshops with partners, donors, and peer organizations.


  • Develop and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders in the foreign policy and international develop anti-corruption arenas among think tanks, universities, governments and civil society organizations.


  • Assist in the recruitment of anti-corruption experts; develop terms of reference for consultants.


  • Identify and share information across the organization on anti-corruption related resources, events, and workshops and provide training for ROLI staff and partners.


  • Track and analyze funder trends related to anti-corruption programming and support the organization’s efforts to identify and win new funding from existing and new donors and foundations.


  • Publish academic journal chapters, blogs, and other written articles to demonstrate ROLI’s thought leadership, technical expertise and experience in the field.


  • Contribute to overall organizational development in support of ROLI’s mission.



Basic Qualifications & Interests


  • Possession of a Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school or recognized foreign law school, or possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university


  • Minimum ten years’ experience in one or more thematic areas


  • Minimum eight years’ experience in international development



Preferred Qualifications


  • Advanced degree in political science, international development or a relevant social science discipline.


  • Minimum 10 years relevant professional experience related to anti-corruption in government, academia, journalism, or civil society.


  • Passion and commitment to anti-corruption, transparency and accountability and proven expertise in these areas.


  • Experience providing technical assistance to program teams.


  • Experience working with the Department of State, USAID, or other U.S. government donors as well as international development organizations.


  • Experience undertaking comprehensive anti-corruption assessments at the country and institution levels.


  • Demonstrated track record of contributing to proposal efforts, including proven proposal writing skills and in-depth knowledge of business development best practices.


  • Strong relationship skills and ability to work effectively with local organizations, government counterparts, and other stakeholders.


  • Proven capability to establish and maintain a wide array of professional relationships and networks at the headquarters and field levels.


  • Excellent analytical, oral, and written communications, research, presentation, knowledge management and problem-solving skills.


  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, entrepreneurial and management skills.


  • Strong time management skills and ability to work under tight deadlines and to prioritize/manage multiple tasks simultaneously.


  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and at all levels of the organization, including with managers, peers, and technical staff at both headquarters and field offices.


Interested candidates can send their CV

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