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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 careers@cartercenter.org. 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:

+Vice President, Peace Programs

+Vice President, Health Programs

+Chief Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer

SUMMARY:

The Chief Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer leads the Center’s efforts to catalyze learning and innovation across the Center’s programs and functions (both at headquarters and in the field) in line with the Center’s strategic priorities. The Officer is responsible for setting overall program monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) strategy and ensuring successful implementation in close coordination with leadership. The Officer is responsible for guiding the integration of quantitative and qualitative methodologies into existing and future efforts enhancing accountability, effectiveness, and impact. The Officer provides guidance to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Vice Presidents and is a member of the leadership team. The Officer reports to the CEO of The Carter Center.  This position is full-time and based in Atlanta, GA, USA.  International travel is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

The Officer is required to have deep substantive knowledge of design, monitoring and evaluation practices within complex programs seeking behavioral or norms change. At least eight years of experience leading program and/or organization-wide design, monitoring, and evaluation practices with at least three years leading these efforts across multi-disciplinary programs or at an organization-wide level. Experience guiding strategic planning and organizational development efforts that require cultural change is preferred. A graduate degree in a relevant field is required or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. Proficiency in one or more foreign languages is desirable as is experience working and/or living abroad. This position is Atlanta-based.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

Strategic Direction: Advises senior leadership on the alignment of program activities (development, implementation, monitoring, and reporting) with the Center’s strategic plan goals and objectives. Acts as the project manager for coordinating strategic plan implementation. Establishes a cross-program approach to monitoring, evaluation, and learning, supporting the Executive Offices and Carter Center senior management to ensure that programs and projects are designed to be impactful and align with the Center's mission and strategic plan. Provide subject matter and technical expertise to Center staff.

Internal Consulting:  Establishes, staffs, and oversees a monitoring, evaluation, and learning internal practice that advises and assists staff in the design, implementation and use of monitoring and evaluation systems, both at headquarters and in the field, including preferred practice methods and donor reporting requirements.  Works collaboratively with program directors and applicable program and field staff to develop and define effective program outcomes and assists in the design and implementation of research activities, including program evaluations and operational research studies.  In conjunction with program and field staff assists in monitoring progress of projects/initiatives and their evaluation.  Provides guidance to programs on budget requirements for effective monitoring and evaluation of projects.

Quality Assurance and Impact:  Ensures effective program design, monitoring, and evaluation that demonstrates contribution to impact while aligning with the mission and guiding principles of the Center.  Develops, recommends, and implements practices and processes that support these efforts including use of technology for date collection and analysis as well as infusing good practices from the broader fields of Peace and Health into program design and implementation.  Champions cross-program collaboration, knowledge sharing, and coordinated efforts to demonstrate contribution to impact beyond a single project.  Works closely with the Office of Institutional Development to ensure donor MEL requirements are met, and that the monitoring and evaluation objectives of donors are incorporated into programming.

Innovation:  Is a champion and center of activity for program and organizational innovation.  Creates opportunities for staff to engage across the organization to identify innovation in action as well as to find places where innovative approaches are needed.  Facilitates processes that open minds, encourage creativity, create a curious culture, and develop specific innovative efforts.

Learning, Research, and Knowledge Management:  Ensures the necessary systems, processes, and tools are present to support the facilitation, collection, and sharing of MEL knowledge.  Designs and oversees research, reports and briefs, manuscripts for publication, and conference abstracts and presentations related to MEL and program impact.  Communicates regularly with colleagues across The Carter Center on preferred practices and lessons learned in the MEL field.  Oversees the maintenance of a clearinghouse of' information on Carter Center practices, evaluations and lessons learned.  Maintains networks with experts in fields relevant to design, monitoring and evaluation to share information, ideas and best practices.  Coordinates the dissemination of findings, conclusions, recommendations and lessons learned from evaluations to staff, partners and wider audiences with a view to improving the program design policy and strategy and contributing to wider learning.

Staffing and Supervision:  Responsible for staffing needs that support impact and innovation efforts including supervision of direct reports, staff participating in the DM&E Coaching Team, periodic interns, and subject matter experts usually hired as consultants for limited term work. Provides guidance to program staff when hiring MEL consultants and staff for specific projects/initiatives.  Maintains roster of technical experts/consultants to provide short-term technical assistance/services when needed.  Identifies and supports the development of direct reports as well as program staff with MEL responsibilities through participation in training and professional development opportunities as well as developing and offering onsite training where appropriate and cost effective.

Policies and Procedures:  Ensures compliance with Carter Center and Emory policies and procedures and operates in a manner ensuring accountability to internal and external stakeholders.  Revises procedures related to impact and innovation as needed in consultation with staff and other internal stakeholders as necessary.  Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree and 8 years of related work experience which includes leading program and/or organization-wide design, monitoring and evaluation practices across multi-disciplinary programs or at an organization-wide level.  Graduate degree in a related field preferred.  Experience supporting strategic planning and organizational development efforts that require cultural change is preferred.  Proficiency in one or more foreign languages is desirable as is experience working and/or living abroad.

To learn more, search for job "44987" on Emory University's Career Opportunities »

+Applications Manager, Information Technology

SUMMARY:

The Applications Manager will implement all aspects of The Carter Center Office 365 environment, including availability, reliability, performance, monitoring of the portal. Plays an integral part in designing the use of SharePoint and other collaborative tools within the Office 365 environment. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) may be required.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • The Applications Manager will implement all aspects of The Carter Center Office 365 environment, including availability, reliability, performance, monitoring of the portal.
  • Serves as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) to users and plays an integral part in designing the use of SharePoint and other collaborative tools within the Office 365 environment.
  • Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) may be required.
  • Remains up-to-date on new features of Office 365 as they become available and advises management on how and when to implement them.
  • Manages settings, user accounts, and subscriptions for the customer organization.
  • Continuously reviews, analyzes, monitors and improves the current Office 365 environment.
  • Assists with platform administration.
  • Able to use PowerShell or other tools to report on usage, etc.
  • Prepares documentation and diagrams of the environment to ensure records of work are maintained.
  • Acts as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to users.
  • Provides support, training, and guidance to staff in Atlanta and field offices.
  • Delivers direct training to new hires and/or provides train-the-trainer support to enable a scalable approach to enabling teams; this might include the collection, creation, and curation of training collateral in various formats.
  • May be responsible for supervision of interns and staff.
  • Ensures compliance with all organizational policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates efficient procedures in support of department 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 national trends and to promote leading edge expertise.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

A bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems or related field and three years of technical applications or IT experience, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The ideal candidate will have an understanding of Azure Active Directory.
  • Experience with PowerApps and Flow.
  • Demonstrated competency with PowerShell and PowerBI.
  • Experience with R or Python.
  • Experience with managing projects.
  • Experience implementing OTS applications.

 

To learn more, search for job "53596" on Emory University's Career Opportunities »

+Data Analyst, Guinea Worm Eradication Program

GUINEA WORM ERADICATION PROGRAM:

Since 1986, The Carter Center has led the international campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease, working closely with ministries of health and local communities, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and many others. Guinea worm disease could become the second human disease in history, after smallpox, to be eradicated. It would be the first parasitic disease to be eradicated and the first disease to be eradicated without the use of a vaccine or medicine.

SUMMARY:

The Data Analyst directly assists the Director, Guinea Worm Eradication Program (GWEP) to ensure data systems support and advance the mission of the Guinea Worm Eradication Program and The Carter Center. Works directly with field data managers and epidemiologists to document, analyze, and translate their needs into technical designs and data solutions to streamline data management and workflow. Utilizes standard software requirements and design practices to create data management systems to document activities across the program. As requested, the Data Analyst also briefs the Senior Director of the Office of International Support regarding data management issues and complies with directives as appropriate. Due the travel requirement, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Information Systems, Informatics, Public Health, Business Administration, Data Science, Informatics, Analytics, or related field; at least two (2) years of experience with data analytics, modelling, and report development; any combination of education/advanced degree and relevant experience will be considered in lieu of the required experience.
  • Proficiency in coding (e. g R, VBA, Python, SCALA, SQL); experience with common Business Intelligence and Data Visualization tools; advanced knowledge of Excel; demonstrated experience with data visualization techniques; strong mathematical background with advanced knowledge of at least one of the following areas: statistical modeling (e. g. regression techniques), data mining, econometrics; strong technical writing and presentation skills; and demonstrated experience of presenting findings and interpreting analyses.
  • Experience and strong interest in health data; experience using R for statistical analyses; experience with manipulating large datasets; experience with Azure platform and PowerBI and relevant training or certifications preferred.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Creates and maintains a data dictionary and meta data.
  • Supports efforts to ensure that data standards are developed and maintained.
  • Ensures that the uses of data through reports and queries are accurate.
  • Supports business and system re-engineering and architecture development to define future data needs.
  • Serves as an organizational consultant on matters relating to databases by providing expertise to assist users in meeting their needs.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Two years of experience in processes and standards related to data OR a bachelor's degree.

To learn more, search for job "43896" on Emory University's Career Opportunities »

+Senior Program Associate/Deputy Country Representative, South Sudan, Guinea Worm Eradication Program

SUMMARY:

The Deputy Country Representative (DCR) assists the South Sudan Guinea Worm Eradication Program (SSGWEP). The location of this assignment is South Sudan. Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required. The DCR will oversee the Operations department of the program and supervise technical field staff under the direct supervision of the Country Representative (CR) to South Sudan, and will represent the CR/Carter Center before the Ministry of Public Health, including the National Coordinator, SSGWEP and partner organizations in South Sudan. The Director, Dracunculiasis Eradication, and the Vice President for Health Programs are the primary providers of direction and guidance concerning priorities and action steps to be implemented regarding the eradication of dracunculiasis. The Senior Director, Office of International Support is the primary supervisor for administrative, financial and operational guidance for the program. In the absence of the CR, the DCR assumes all roles and responsibilities of the CR.

The Guinea Worm Eradication Program

Since 1986, The Carter Center has led the international campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease, working closely with ministries of health and local communities, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and many others.

Guinea worm disease could become the second human disease in history, after smallpox, to be eradicated. It would be the first parasitic disease to be eradicated and the first disease to be eradicated without the use of a vaccine or medicine.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Public health or a field related to the program and five years of program related experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
  • Proven ability to work successfully in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Track record of conducting program administration and field assessments.
  • Experience of project management, including field teams.
  • Experience in conducting and planning operational support.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION: 

  • Designs, implements, coordinates operational facets of a specific program and its related activities.
  • Manages work plans that are designed to accomplish program goals and objectives, and implements changes for improvement and efficiency.
  • Makes decisions on behalf of the program based on critical analyses of operational/statistical reports, financial data and budget forecasts, and outside trends and factors related to the program.
  • May plan, administer or monitor the program's budget, financial management, and/or grants.
  • Takes a leadership role on program-related committees and teams.
  • May develop fund raising initiatives, including researching and identifying funding sources and writing and submitting grant proposals.
  • Conducts program research and ensures that mandatory operational and statistical reports are fact-based and comply with regulations.
  • Serves as liaison with other groups and organizations participating in the program or seeking knowledge of the program, and may write and give speeches/presentations at conferences, university functions, or before various boards.
  • May supervise staff.
  • Ensures that complete and accurate program records are kept and maintained.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in a field related to specified program areas and four years related program management experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

To learn more, search for job "51230on Emory University's Career Opportunities »

+Deputy Country Representative, Chad - Guinea Worm Eradication Program

SUMMARY:
The Deputy Country Representative (DCR) assists the Chad Guinea Worm Eradication Program (CGWEP). The location of this assignment is Chad. Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required. The DCR will oversee the Operations and Administrative departments of the program and supervise technical field staff under the direct supervision of the Country Representative (CR) to Chad, and will represent the CR/Carter Center before the Ministry of Public Health, including the National Coordinator, CGWEP and partner organizations in Chad. The Country Representative is the supervisor. The Director, Dracunculiasis Eradication, and the Vice President for Health Programs are the primary providers of direction and guidance concerning priorities and action steps to be implemented regarding the eradication of dracunculiasis. The Senior Director, Office of International Support is the primary supervisor for administrative, financial and operational guidance for the program. In the absence of the CR, the DCR assumes all roles and responsibilities of the CR.

The Guinea Worm Eradication Program
Since 1986, The Carter Center has led the international campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease, working closely with ministries of health and local communities, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and many others.

Guinea worm disease could become the second human disease in history, after smallpox, to be eradicated. It would be the first parasitic disease to be eradicated and the first disease to be eradicated without the use of a vaccine or medicine.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Public health or a field related to the program and five years of program related experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
  • Proven ability to work successfully in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Track record of conducting program administration and field assessments.
  • Experience of project management, including field teams.
  • Experience in conducting and planning operational support.
  • French language proficiency is required.


FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Designs, implements, coordinates operational facets of a specific program and its related activities.
    Manages work plans that are designed to accomplish program goals and objectives, and implements changes for improvement and efficiency.
  • Makes decisions on behalf of the program based on critical analyses of operational/statistical reports, financial data and budget forecasts, and outside trends and factors related to the program.
  • May plan, administer or monitor the program's budget, financial management, and/or grants.
  • Takes a leadership role on program-related committees and teams.
  • May develop fund raising initiatives, including researching and identifying funding sources and writing and submitting grant proposals.
  • Conducts program research and ensures that mandatory operational and statistical reports are fact-based and comply with regulations.
  • Serves as liaison with other groups and organizations participating in the program or seeking knowledge of the program, and may write and give speeches/presentations at conferences, university functions, or before various boards.
  • May supervise staff.
  • Ensures that complete and accurate program records are kept and maintained.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in a field related to specified program areas and four years related program management experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

To learn more, search for job "47591" on Emory University's Career Opportunities »

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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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