American Bar Association (ABA ROLI)

Program Officer ABA ROLI - El Salvador / Oficial de Programa ABA ROLI

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Last update: Dec 11, 2023 Last update: Dec 11, 2023


Deadline: Dec 22, 2023 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: El Salvador El Salvador
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
English, SpanishEnglish, Spanish
Work experience: Min 3 years
Date posted:Dec 8, 2023



Program Officer ABA ROLI - El Salvador


For over 30 years, and through our work in more than 100 countries, the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) has sought to strengthen legal institutions, support legal professionals, foster respect for human rights, and advance public understanding of the law and citizen rights. In collaboration with government agencies, the judiciary, lawyers, bar associations, legislatures, and civil society, we design programs that are responsive to local needs and that prioritize sustainable solutions to pressing rule of law challenges.

Job Summary & Project Background

ABA ROLI is looking for a local consultant expert to fill out the Program Officer position for the “Response to Sexual Gender-based Violence Program” pending to receive funding based in El Salvador. The goal of this program is to  to decrease revictimization and reduce impunity through improved victims’ services with a comprehensive and holistic approach, aligned to local laws and international conventions. This project intends to increase access to justice for women and vulnerable groups that have experienced GBV by improving the capacities of the justice sector and law enforcement institutions that provide victims’ services.

Job Summary:

The ABA ROLI Latin America and Caribbean Division is seeking a full-time Program Officer to support the team in implementing the “Response to Sexual Gender-based Violence Program” in El Salvador. The Program Officer will primarily provide administrative and programmatic support including, but not limited to, supporting the development of work plans, assisting in the implementation of program activities, copy editing reports, and processing expenses. The role involves substantial technical and administrative responsibilities and mastering complex regulatory requirements quickly while effectively communicating with member leaders and staff. This position will report to the Program Director and will be based in El Salvador. Applicants must include salary requirements with application to be considered.



The Program Officer will report to the Program Director. The main activities of the Program Officer, among other, are as follows:


·         Supports the planning and organizing of activities related to implementing and executing Program components.

·         Supports the collection of information for knowledge management, linkages and exchange of lessons learned and best practices across program activities and project teams.

·         Assists with the development of work plans and timelines for implementing program activities and complying with reporting requirements.

·         Works with the program team to follow work plans, including organizing program activities, as well as supporting program monitoring and evaluation.

·         Coordinates with the monitoring and evaluation team to systematize and organize information and results of workshops, including verifying workshop quality, and generating reports on activities, as requested.

·         Maintains updated program information workflow to facilitate timely completion of analyses and reports.

·         Prepares monthly and quarterly program reports according to donor specifications.

·         Assists with drafting public-facing reports and publications to highlight the program.

·         Supports the program team in its collaboration with local partners and local to ensure the program and its operations are compliant with local laws, ABA policies, and donor laws and regulations.

·         Supports the coordination and communication with internal and external stakeholders.

·         Regularly coordinates with headquarters staff in Washington, D.C.

·         Provides logistical and administrative support to the program.

·         Other related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

·         Master's degree or Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university.

·         At least 3-5 years of relevant work experience related to institutional strengthening of justice sector institutions and/or combating gender-based violence in El Salvador.

·         Fluent in Spanish and advanced level of English (writing, reading and conversation).

·         Creative and proactive self-starter with strong interpersonal skills.

·         Ability to work well under pressure and as part of a team.

·         Willing to travel within the country.

·         Strong commitment to rule of law principles.

Preferred Qualifications:

·         Fluency in English.

·         Previous experience in implementation of development projects.

·         Experience adhering to and preparing work plans, supporting work plan activities, budgets, processing contracts and expense reports, or similar work.

·         Demonstrated ability to undertake administrative and logistical tasks, follow procedures, and adhere to regulatory requirements.

·         Familiarity with USG (United States Government) rules and regulations.


How to Apply:

Please send the following documents in a single PDF to

·         Statement of interest detailing your experience working on matters related to combating gender-based violence

·         Resume or CV

·         Hourly and/or daily rate

Please write “Application for Program Officer– El Salvador GBV Program” in the subject line of the email.


Application deadline: December 22, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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