Capacity Building Expert - American Bar Association, Azerbaijan

Closing date:  31 Oct 2011

The Europe and Eurasia Division at the ABA Rule of Law Initiative is currently seeking a Capacity Building Specialist for assignment in Azerbaijan to support its rule of law program there. The Specialist will work with established local NGOs involved in legal services, women’s rights and disability rights to help improve their organizational capacity to deliver pro bono legal services to a wide range of clients in the capital and in the regions. This year the emphasis will be on developing sustainability plans, building management and fundraising capacity, and designing creative organizational solutions to continue their work with less dependency on foreign funding. Legal background is preferred but not required. The assignment is to last 3-6 months with the choice of optional extension.

Although this is an unpaid position, travel and housing expenses are provided and all specialists receive modest allowances for meals and incidental expenses. In the case of service beyond 3 months, insurance will be provided as well.

Position Description:
Conducting needs assessments with local organizations

Training and transferring capacity building expertise

Composing materials to be used by local institutions for capacity and financial management development

Ensuring that knowledge is transferred in a sustainable way through training of trainers and follow up with organization leaders

Elaboration of management structures, processes and procedures to build capacity at all levels

Monitoring and evaluating tools for capacity building activities.


Qualifications and experience:
Advanced degree in a related field (i.e. international, sustainable, or community development, international relations, public policy, etc)

Experience in adult training methodology, curricula development, course organization, problem based training, and training impact evaluations.

Previous work with capacity building, sustainability promotion, public education, international development and/or advocacy

A minimum of 5 years experience in training and capacity building
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse team of people, as well as proven team building skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills

Previous regional experience preferred

Fluency in English, Russian and/or Azeri language skills a plus
Application: Please Click Here To Apply. Please be prepared to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Due to the high volume of applications we are only able to contact short-listed candidates selected for interviews.

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