ABA ROLI Technical Manager 3 – Kazakhstan

American Bar Association

The Technical Manager responsible for Objective 3 – Strengthening the independence and professionalism of judiciary

Rule of Law program in Kazakhstan, based in Nur-Sultan

The Technical Manager is responsible for leading and overseeing all activities falling under Objective 3 – Strengthening the independence and professionalism of judiciary under a five-year USAID-funded rule of law program in Kazakhstan. The Technical Manager oversees the work of the technical experts, legal program coordinator and works closely with the MEL Manager on data collection, evaluation, and learning throughout the program. Technical Manager also works with Communication Specialist to draft information for statements, press releases and welcome speeches and other communication materials. Technical Manager will report directly to the Chief of Party.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Lead technical oversight, partner coordination, and implementation of activities under a designated program objective (Objective 3 – Strengthening the independence and professionalism of judiciary);

• Develop analysis, recommendations, and research regarding draft or enacted legislation;

• Work directly with technical experts to design baseline assessments, workshops, trainings, round tables, study tours, etc.;

• Prepare and organize meetings with partner organizations;

• Contribute to drafting annual work plans;

• Collect and analyze program monitoring data and evaluation, including gender;

• Draft progress reports;

• In relation to MEL activities, together with MEL Manager and Technical Coordinators, to ensure that MEL Plan is integrated into general activity implementation. When applicable, Technical manager will conduct data collection, consultations and interviews;

• Maintain professional relationships with international and donor organizations in the country to avoid duplicating activities and ensure effective cooperation;

• Replace technical managers responsible for other objectives under RLP during vacation, sick leaves;

• Oversee the work of the Legal Program Coordinator/Assistant responsible for Objective 1.

• Development of the first drafts of statements, press releases and welcome speeches for all events;

• Participate in program-related meetings and events with beneficiaries as an official ABA ROLI representative;

• Support growth and program development;

• Help build positive relations within the team and external parties;

• Other duties identified by the Chief of Party or Deputy Chief of Party.

Skill and Educational Requirements:

• At least 5-7 years of experience with international development programs related to the rule of law, working on civil society legal issues, or the justice sector in Kazakhstan

• At least 3-5 years of experience working with USAID or U.S. Government funded programs; understanding of the USAID or U.S. Government compliance requirements

• At least 2 years of supervisory experience;

• Experience with analyzing legislation, including draft legislative recommendations that affect interests of entrepreneurs.

• Direct experience working with the justice sector agencies, government agencies or professional trade associations involving business, entrepreneurs and other interests.

• Knowledge of public policy and/or rule of law development principles and approaches;

• Law degree from an accredited Kazakhstan law school/university

• Experience planning and coordinating training events, developing resource materials;

Fluent in English and Russian; Kazakh is a plus

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Noting that Closing date is 10-Aug-22