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Career Opportunities at The Carter Center

The Carter Center staff are mission-driven professionals committed to making an impact to advancing peace and health worldwide. In accordance with our commitment to fundamental human rights, The Carter Center embraces diversity as an organizational strength and source of enrichment. We value free and open communication, respecting the views, roles, and contributions of all. There are approximately 200 staff at the Atlanta headquarters and thousands more in field offices around the world. Atlanta staff are recruited through the Emory University Human Resources Department and are employees of Emory University. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our staff.

Below are just a few of the many benefits available. To see all of the benefits Emory offers, visit the Benefits webpage.

  • Health Insurance (medical, dental and vision plans)
  • Retirement Savings Plans (with an excellent matching program)
  • Life Insurance (basic and supplemental)
  • Short & Long-term Disability
  • Courtesy Scholarship (tuition discount at Emory for faculty/staff and their dependents)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off & Holidays (10 holidays per year + two floating holidays)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Resources for Child Care, Adult Care and Emergency Back-up Care
  • Adoption Reimbursement
  • Fitness and Personal Wellness Programs
  • Workplace Flexibility
  • Public Transportation Subsidies

A complete list of Carter Center position openings can be viewed on Emory University's Career Opportunities. If you don't see a position that you are interested in, please submit your resume for future consideration to We will certainly keep you in mind and contact you if a position becomes available that matches your background.

Below are a few of the Center's current openings:

+Program Director, Conflict Resolution Program


The Conflict Resolution Program (CRP) Director provides overall direction to program strategy and activities necessary to monitoring, facilitating, and mediating sustainable peace, and preventing, mitigating and resolving conflicts. CRP together with the Human Rights, Democracy, and Rule of Law Programs, which form the Peace Programs’ Pillars of Peace, collectively striving to advance The Carter Center’s mission Waging Peace, Fighting Disease, Building Hope. The CRP Director provides overall leadership and expert analysis to the multi-faceted programmatic activities in support of the Center’s mission and collaborates with internal organizational departments (finance, development, communications, human resources, international support and monitoring & evaluation) to comply with policies and procedures. The Director works with external partners and collaborators, as well as national and international stakeholders including civil society to state officials, and international diplomats. The Director reports to the Vice President for Peace Programs and advises senior Carter Center leadership. Extensive travel to program countries and international fora is necessary. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.


Leadership level experience directing global peace programs and operations at non-governmental organizations, inter-governmental or government institutions at headquarters and field offices.
Experience with programs in the Middle East and/or Africa is strongly desired.
Experience working with the United Nations, the European Union and/or the African Union is preferred.
Strong written and oral communication skills; writing, editing and research skills required.
Proficiency in French and/or Arabic a plus.
Experience with budget and staff management essential.
Experience managing donor funded projects desirable.
Seasoned manager will foster a collaborative culture of shared aspirations and accountability, and will be decisive, fair and clear.
Having financial, business and change-management acumen.
Will be equally effective managing at the hands-on, day-to-day level and directing projects strategy, planning, analysis and implementation.


Responsible for stategic goals setting, planning and orchestrating a reserach and operations agenda, designing and directing the implementation of complex, cross-programmatic projects, and organizational management/administrative functions; analysis of program goals and objectives by analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and constraints.
Plans, administers, and monitors relevant program budgets, including capital equipment, operations, and personnel, by reviewing prior budgets and expenses, regularly reviewing year to date expenses, investigating variances, and taking corrective action to control expenses at approved levels.
Collaborates with the development staff regarding donors, grants management, proposals submissions and report. Meets with donors for in-depth discussions on initiave concepts, goals, implementation, and accomplishments.
Partners with and represents the program (internal & external) with non-governmental organizations, donors, government and inter-government agencies, think-tanks, and educational institutions, domestic and international. May be assigned to working committees, task forces, formal or ceremonial events and visits of dignitaries.

Organizes brainstorming, consultation, and capacity building workshops, program reviews, attends in-country and international meetings and represents The Carter Center at other meetings, workshops, briefings, etc., as needed. Prepare oral and written reports, present papers and presentations, and play a major role in the development and publication of program newsletters, reports and other materials. Drafts confidential correspondences and speeches for senior leadership.

Responsible for overall program staffing and evaluating performance management and team effectiveness. Supervises multiple professional and administrative staff located in headquarters and field offices.

Responsible for program compliance with all organizational policies and procedures both in headquarters and the field offices. Develops efficient procedures for the implementation of program activities.

Maintains professional growth and development of self and program staff by identifying educational/training programs, professional organizations, activities and resources to maintain knowledge of trends and to promote leading edge expertise.

Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in international relations, conflict resolution, law, social sciences, public administration or a related field, and ten years of related experience, which includes five years of managing international programs in conflict areas, or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

Learn more about or apply for this job here.

+Human Resources Associate, Human Resources


The Human Resources Associate will serve as a generalist to support all aspects of human resources for The Carter Center programs and departments. The HR Associate will primarily support the Peace Programs, Finance, and Overseas Operations area, and will be the first point of contact to staff for hiring, onboarding, compensation, learning & professional development and performance management. The Carter Center's staff are mission-driven professionals committed to making an impact to advancing peace and health globally. In accordance with our commitment to human rights, The Carter Center embraces diversity as an organizational strength and source of enrichment. The HR Associate will directly support approximately 230 staff at the Atlanta headquarters offices, which are joined with more than 2,500 staff in field offices.

Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the Human Resources Associate advises on policies and procedures, interprets and counsels managers and staff on employee relations matters ensuring practices that foster an equitable and inclusive work environment. Coordinates and contributes to employee engagements, learning and development programs, and serves as a liaison with various Emory departments, including, equity & inclusion, employee assistance, compensation & benefits, payroll, and learning & organizational development.


The preferred candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of generalist HR experience and a PHR or SHRM-CP certification.
Strong knowledge of HR laws and regulations is required.
This role requires the ability to display sensitivity, tact and responsiveness in various situations and maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism.
HR experience in a global non-profit is a plus.
Demonstrated success in a fast paced, action-oriented organization and interfacing with staff from diverse backgrounds is essential.
The HR Associate must have the ability to build strong relationships at all levels of the organization and have excellent communication skills.
Outstanding organization skills and meticulous attention to detail is necessary, as well as the ability to multi-task effectively.
High proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Outlook, familiarity with human resources database applications, preferably PeopleSoft, Kronos and ICIMS software knowledge is helpful.


This classification is to be used in departments/schools at Emory University.
Administers Human Resources policies and procedures and related forms for a department or a division.
Coordinates compliance with organizational policies and procedures.
Completes required forms/documents, reviews for accuracy, and processes.
Advises or refers individuals to the appropriate staff for guidance on human resources issues.
Advises supervisors/managers and prepares required paperwork to process job reclassifications and to establish and post new positions.
Assists in creating/updating departmental position descriptions.
Processes required payroll paperwork.
May assist in preparing and monitoring departmental budgets.
May supervise support staff.
Assists in human resources related education/training efforts within the department.
Utilizes database management, word processing, spreadsheet and/or other computer applications.
Performs related responsibilities as required.


Bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration, or a related field.
Three years of experience in human resources administration or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

Learn more about or apply for this job here.

+Country Representative, South Sudan, Health Programs


A leader in the eradication and elimination of diseases, the Center fights six preventable diseases - Guinea worm, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, and malaria in Hispaniola - by using health education and simple, low-cost methods. The Center also strives to improve maternal and child health in Sudan and Nigeria and improve access to mental health care globally. These efforts have brought to resource-limited countries better disease surveillance and health care delivery systems. Because communities often are burdened by several diseases, the Center also is pioneering new public health approaches to efficiently and effectively treat multiple diseases at once. In all our work, an emphasis is placed on building partnerships for change among international agencies, governments, nongovernmental organizations, corporations, national ministries of health, and most of all, with people at the grass roots. We help people acquire the tools, knowledge, and resources they need to transform their own lives, buidling a more peaceful and healthier world for us all.


The Country Representative (CR) serves as The Carter Center (TCC) Country Representative (CR) and technical advisor under the direct supervision of the Vice President, Overseas Operations with appropriate functional guidance from Program Director(s) and the Vice President for Health Programs of The Carter Center. The CR will support Guinea Worm Eradication Program, the Trachoma Control Program, and other programs as needed. Technical guidance is provided by Program Director(s).

  • The CR assists in strategic planning and implementation of TCC-assisted program initiatives in South Sudan and ensures that the interests and resources of TCC are properly represented and managed.
  • The CR assists in implementing TCC program policies and procedures and draft plans of action and budgets specific to South Sudan.
  • The CR is expected to act diligently, courteously, and tactfully in the conduct of TCC official business with their national counterparts and with other national and international officials.
  • The CR works with all parties at the national, regional and local levels, with the United Nations organizations, e.g., World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), bilateral donors, e.g., USAID and FCDO, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and others to advance TCC programs.
  • This position is located in in Juba, South Sudan and is an unaccompanied assignment scheduled for 2 years, with the possibility of an extension. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.


  • Serves as a representative in the country of assignment.
  • Directs and manages the implementation of program initiatives in the designated country, including development of program policies and procedures.
  • Works closely with the host country's governmental agencies, as applicable, as well as other non-governmental organizations. Responsible for managing the program objectives in the assigned country, and may supervise local staff.
  • Collaborates and develops relationships with representatives of other organizations to achieve program goals.
  • Directs contract negotiations with vendors/consultants in the country of assignment.
  • Researches, writes and presents program-related speeches.
  • Oversees required record-keeping and the preparation of operational, statistical and briefing reports.
  • Provides leadership and overall management to locally recruited personnel in the country of assignment.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • A bachelor's degree in a field related to the program area.
  • Five years of related experience.


  • Knowledge of the political, social, and economic context of South Sudan, previous experience working & living in South Sudan or similar location.
  • Ability to effectively communicate to culturally diverse groups and staff at all levels internally and externally.
  • Experience successfully leading and managing field projects and teams in varying cultural and security contexts.
  • Ability to collaborate with the Ministry of Health, key partners and other government agencies is essential.
  • Demonstrated capacity to live and work in remote and insecure field locations with basic amenities and few or no other international staff and adhere a strict curfew and movement restrictions.
  • Proven experience providing remote management supervision for field teams and partners.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
  • International experience in Africa.

 Learn more about or apply for this job here.

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1. Go to Emory University's Career Opportunities page.
2. Type "Carter Center" into the Search Positions Listing box, then click Search.
3. Browse search results, and click on a position for more details and to Apply Now.

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