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The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, employs about 175 staff members. All staff at the Center are recruited through the Emory University Human Resources Department.

Available positions are posted on Emory's website with a summarized job description that includes the minimum and preferred qualifications for the job.

To search for a position:

  • Go to Emory University's Career Opportunities page.
  • Click Search Positions
  • To search for Carter Center positions only, scroll to Carter Center under Operating Unit/Division
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  • Browse search results
  • Click Apply to Job and follow online instructions

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Job Requisition ID #55569BR

JOB DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the CEO of The Carter Center, the Vice President, Health Programs (VPHP) provides leadership and direction to all Carter Center Health Programs, which currently include the International Task Force for Disease Eradication; guinea worm eradication; river blindness elimination; trachoma control; lymphatic filariasis elimination; schistosomiasis control; Hispaniola malaria/lymphatic filariasis elimination; country specific public health training; and mental health. Represents the health programs within The Carter Center and at national and international meetings and events. Oversees the development and management of program plans and budgets (approximately $150 million in financial and in-kind resources) and the management and professional development of approximately 40 domestic and 800 national (in-country) staff members.

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In conjunction with/or association with the CEO, is responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of annual and long term plans of the health programs, in line with the Center's long range mission and strategy and opportunities to make a difference to global health. Responsible for leading program staff in the implementation and development of projects through concept analysis, supervision, and evaluation. Provides leadership to field operations in conjunction with Director of Program Support and Program Directors. Manages the health programs' budget, and maintains fiscal accountability of the programs' resources, consistent with the general procedures of the Center and donor requirements. Oversees the preparation of budgets by program directors, including annual program budgets, project budgets, and reports to donors. Regularly meets with staff on specific projects to ensure that they are aware of information, including both Health and Peace programs, that may affect their work, and seeks input and recommendations from staff on ways to improve projects.

Maintains extensive communications networks with professionals at all levels in relevant fields for the purpose of sharing information and ideas as well as for contributing to the development of the health programs. Communicates regularly with the CEO and the Vice Presidents of Finance, Peace, and Operations and Development. Works closely with the Office of Institutional Development, especially the chief development officer for health, peace, and education programs, to establish fundraising priorities and strategies and to support efforts to attract new government, foundation, corporation, and individual donors for the health programs' activities and projects while maintaining current donor relationships and reporting requirements. Provides day-to-day direction for the planning, implementation, evaluation, and administration of health programs' activities. Identifies and collaborates with nongovernmental organizations, international organizations, and governments to engage their support in achieving health programs' objectives. Coordinates preparation and submission of new projects or initiatives. Interacts with political leaders, senior government officials and ministries, representatives of international organizations, and other working partners in the field. Works with the CEO in establishing partnerships within Emory University for health programs' activities. Works closely with the Office of Public Information to update, review and advance health programs' activities to professional and public audiences through reports, brochures, website, interviews, publications, and speeches. Projects staffing requirements and reviews these with the CEO. Works with program directors, director of program support and Human Resources to hire staff and to create an effective and productive work environment. Supervises employee performance through individual and staff meetings, reviews goals and objectives, clarifies expectations, and provides feedback. Identifies and supports staff development by providing opportunities for training as well as engagement with professional communities through seminars and workshops in on topics related to the health programs. Reviews policies and procedures with staff and ensures compliance with such. Revises program procedures as needed in consultation with staff and others as necessary. Performs other duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MD, PhD or EdD and ten years of experience in an executive management position in an international health related organization OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience is required. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of disease control, elimination and eradication as well as proven managerial and leadership skills, including the ability to oversee several programs simultaneously. Experience in a variety of organizational settings (e.g., International/multinational organizations, governments, NGOs, independent consulting, academia) is strongly desired. Extensive experience working and/or living abroad and language skills are strong advantages.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The Vice President, Health Programs (VPHP) provides leadership and direction to all Carter Center health programs, which currently include Guinea worm eradication, river blindness elimination, trachoma control, lymphatic filariasis elimination, schistosomiasis control Hispaniola malaria/lymphatic filariasis elimination , country specific public health training and mental health programs. S/he represents the health programs at national and international meetings and events and within The Carter Center. The VPHP oversees the development and management of program plans and budgets totaling approximately $150 million per year and the management and professional development of approximately 40 domestic and 800 national ( in-country) staff members. S/he reports to the CEO of The Carter Center. This is an Atlanta based full-time position with domestic and international travel as required.
The ability to shape and implement a strategic vision for The Carter Center Health Programs is a critical element for this position, as is the ability to communicate effectively with Health Programs stakeholders. The VPHP must have the skill set and experience to lead and manage multiple teams as well as the vision for successful succession planning.

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  • Go to Emory University's Career Opportunities page.
  • Click Search Positions
  • Cut and paste #55569BR into the Job Requisition ID field
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  • Click Apply to Job and follow online instructions

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