Chinese Law Prof Blog

Editor: Donald C. Clarke
George Washington University Law School

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Job opportunity: Deputy Country Director (China), ABA Rule of Law Initiative

Here's an announcement that recently came across my desk:

The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA-ROLI) is a public service project that provides technical assistance in support of legal reforms and the rule of law in over 40 countries around the world. ABA-ROLI’s Asia Division currently implements projects in China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Nepal, Mongolia, Bangladesh, and the Solomon Islands as well as a regional anti-corruption program.

ABA-ROLI seeks candidates to fill one (1) Deputy China Country Director position based in Beijing, China. The Deputy China Country Director will work with the China Country Director to develop, implement, and evaluate ABA-ROLI’s rule of law programs in China. Our programs cover a broad range of substantive areas including women’s rights, criminal justice reform, environmental protection, and civil society capacity building. Programming approaches include training, pilot projects, and practical research to support policy reform. The Deputy China Country Director will be responsible for maintaining a cooperative working relationship with program partners, supervising local staff to implement program plans pursuant to program objectives, participating in and providing technical assistance to program activities conducted by program partners, and ensuring compliance with donor requirements, including producing quarterly and final reports. This position will require substantial travel within China.

Qualified candidates will possess: (1) a Juris Doctor or equivalent law degree; (2) at least five years of practical legal experience, with a minimum of one year working on donor-funded international legal reform programs, preferably in China; (3) demonstrated planning, management, analytical, and writing skills; (4) fluency in English; (5) proficiency in both written and spoken standard Chinese (Mandarin); (6) excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills; and (7) familiarity with the Chinese legal system, as well as the current political and cultural context. This position is available immediately.

This is a full-time staff position, with a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume, and references to Ms. Jennifer Salen ( Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. ABA-ROLI will contact only those candidates whom it selects for interviews. Applicants must also Click Here to fill out an online application.

ABA is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions will be made based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

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