Program Associate, Europe & Eurasia (Staff) – American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative – Washington, DC

ABA ROLI Program Associate, E&E

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.

The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative seeks a Program Associate for its Europe and Eurasia Division. This will be a full-time position based in Washington, D.C.


•Provide administrative backstopping for DC office and overseas offices, including coordination of travel arrangements, contracting processes, and submission and review of expense reports;

•Track a wide range of information, including payments, expense reports, contracts, and consultant information;

•Develop, monitor and revise program budgets; monitor monthly finance vouchers from overseas programs;

•Draft programmatic and financial reports for funders;

•Assist in the administration of a multi-year small grants program, including reviewing and processing subgrantee awards and monitoring award implementation;

•Assist with program outreach by drafting brief program highlights for web-based content;

•Ensure program compliance with organization and donor regulations and policies; and

•Supports the program officers and managers of overseas grant-funded programs in new program development.


•Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university;

•Strong written and verbal communication skills;

•Research and writing skills;

•Analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to work independently;

•International experience and knowledge of the region preferred;

•Knowledge of one or more of the languages of the region helpful;

•Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office and internet research skills; and

•Experience with financial management of grant-funded programs helpful.

The American Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with the American Bar Association please call 312-988-5188.

Apply here.

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