Employment Opportunity with ABA ROLI in West Africa

Seeking Legal Empowerment and Paralegal Networks Expert  (Short-term Legal Specialist)


The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is a non-profit pro­gram that implements legal reform programs in roughly 50 countries around the world.  ABA ROLI has nearly 700 professional staff work­ing abroad and in its Washington, 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.


ABA ROLI is recruiting a Legal Empowerment and Paralegal Networks Expert for a program in Anglophone West Africa that will support the efforts of civil society organizations (CSOs) to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. ABA ROLI expects that this Legal Specialist will be in country for a period of 4-6 months and that the Legal Specialist will have expertise in using paralegal networks to provide legal services to vulnerable populations. The Legal Specialist will assist CSOs to establish and manage a paralegal network, ensuring the CSOs are able to incorporate best practices and lessons-learned from other contexts.


Assist in the design of a paralegal network using a collaborative approach with CSOs, including the development of training materials for paralegals, case-management tools, and systems for oversight and support of paralegals.



Applicants are encouraged to apply by submitting a cover letter and resume by email to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Because of the high volume of applicants, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.


November 5, 2012 | Namati