American Bar Association

Asia Law Initiative

Opening for Deputy China Country Director

November 2006


The Asia Law Initiative of the American Bar Association (ABA-Asia) is a public service project that provides technical assistance in support of legal reforms and the rule of law in Asia.  ABA-Asia currently implements projects in China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, and Nepal, as well as a regional anti-corruption program. 


ABA-Asia seeks candidates to fill one (1) Deputy China Country Director position based in Beijing, China.  The Deputy China Country Director will assist ABA-Asia’s China Country Director develop, implement, and evaluate projects and activities in China.  ABA-Asia works closely with Chinese partners to promote public interest advocacy, good governance, and criminal justice system reform.  Some travel from Beijing to other cities in China is required. 


Qualified candidates will possess : (1) a Juris Doctor or equivalent law degree; (2) at least five years of practical legal experience, including 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) knowledge of Chinese history, geography, and politics as well as the Chinese legal system.   This is a full-time staff position, and ABA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package


Interested individuals should send cover letter, resume, and references to Ms. Allison Fayle, at: no later than Friday, December 15, 2006.  ABA-Asia will contact only those candidates whom it selects for interviews.  The candidates ultimately selected must be ready to commence work in Beijing in January 2007.


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.