ABA Country Director for Libya and Tunisia (based in Tunis, Tunisia)

  • Contract
  • Tunis Tunisia
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

American Bar Association

Job Summary/General Purpose of Job

Responsible for developing, implementing, evaluating, monitoring, and enhancing program priorities in Libya and Tunisia, 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 Tunisia, 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 Job Duties/Job Responsibilities (listed in order of importance and/or time spent)

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.

Actively engages with current and 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.

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 objectives.

Oversees development and implementation of realistic monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) plans for Libya and Tunisia, and ensures their use as a tool for tracking and communicating program progress, or adjusting program strategy where necessary.

Manages operating and program budget requirements for both Libya and Tunisia, each country, and is accountable for adhering to the ultimately approved budget without degradation of service or mission accountabilities.

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 management responsibility in Tunis- and Libya-based offices, including: functioning as approver of all expenditures and serves as signatory on bank accounts, maintaining financial controls, and overseeing contracts or subaward management. Performs quality oversight of financial management, conducting periodic reviews of expenditures for accuracy and reasonableness.

Maintains understanding of the operational, political, and legal environments in Libya and Tunisia, and keeps senior management informed of environmental shifts that might positively/negatively impact operations.

Oversees recruitment of staff, trainers, and short-and long-term experts. 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 consistent communication, 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 overseas.

At least three years’ experience supervising diverse teams which must have included providing performance feedback to direct reports.

Preferred Qualifications & Interests (PQIs)

Technical leadership in at least one of ABA ROLI’s key functional areas.

Ability to converse and write in professional English.

Experience working in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Previous work experience in a not-for-profit, association, and/or NGO setting.

Proficiency in French and/or Arabic.

COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment (requests for reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons will be considered).

How to apply

Middle East and North Africa – ABA ROLI Country Director – Career Portal (dayforcehcm.com)


Deadline: 9 Apr 2023