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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:

+Chief Executive Officer, The Carter Center

+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 job 44987 on Emory University's Career Opportunities »

+Prospect Research Analyst, Development, Major Gifts

SUMMARY:

The Prospect Research Analyst conducts research and runs a constituent management system in support of fund-raising activities.  The Analyst also compiles a general understanding of donors and prospects and generates metrics reflecting their potential philanthropy. The Analyst supports and participates in prospect management activities and advises on appropriate strategies for cultivation and solicitation of prospects.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Familiarity with Raiser's Edge and SharePoint software a plus.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  •  Conducts research and writes reports in support of fund-raising activities.
  • Generates comprehensive briefing reports on individuals, corporations, and foundations and identifies new prospects for University projects.
  • Serves as a liaison between the Development officers and the Research office. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree and two years prospect research experience. Proficiency with various personal computer software applications and familiarity with on-line data retrieval systems.

To learn more, search job 44108 on Emory University's Career Opportunities »

+Associate Director, Research Projects, 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 Associate Director-Research Projects directly assists the Director, Guinea Worm Eradication Program (GWEP) to monitor the status of all national dracunculiasis eradication programs, and provide technical assistance to interrupt transmission. In coordination with principal investigators (PI) and directly reporting to the Program Director, the Associate Director, Research Projects will provide technical expertise in scientific theory, research and methods of collection and analysis of data sets for a variety of research projects. As requested, the Associate Director also briefs the Vice President for Health Programs and the Senior Director of Program Support regarding the eradication of dracunculiasis and complies with directives as appropriate. The Associate Director will work with the program director to ensure the research agenda aims to (a) interrupt transmission, (b) is achievable, and (c) is implemented in a transparent manner. Due the travel requirement, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience conducting research in low-resource settings is preferred.
  • French fluency is also an advantage.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Reports to a principal investigator of sponsored projects.
  • Exercises considerable latitude and independent judgment in overseeing the day-to-day operation of the research core.
  • Serves as a consultant and provides technical expertise in scientific theory, research and methods of collection and analysis of data sets for a variety of research projects.
  • Using an advanced knowledge of research methodology and techniques, provides leadership in the planning and development of survey instruments, guidelines, and procedures to collect required data.
  • Coordinates various aspects of the study.
  • Routinely develops research protocols.
  • Reviews and edits text for studies.
  • Conducts extensive literature searches and effectively summarizes reported research findings and their applicability to the research.
  • Coordinates research and intervention activities with the team.
  • Provides direction to consultants and team members.
  • Coordinates and conducts special meetings.
  • Develops and conducts presentations, represents Emory at national meetings, and co-authors publications.
  • Collaborates on or authors reports and papers.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Sociology, Psychology or a related discipline and five or more years of research/professional experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. Effective writing, analytic, presentation and organizational skills. Experience managing and executing multiple projects and working with senior health policy makers and executives is preferred. Experience conducting focus groups.

To learn more, search job 43899 on Emory University's Career Opportunities »

+Epidemiologist, 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 Epidemiologist directly assists the Director, Guinea Worm Eradication Program (GWEP) to monitor the status of all national dracunculiasis eradication programs, and provide technical assistance to interrupt transmission. Assist in the development, collection and analysis of operations research relating to eradication strategies, including epidemiological assessment, intervention, redundant surveillance, impact monitoring, and health education material development. As requested, the Epidemiologist also briefs the Vice President for Health Programs and the Senior Director of Program Support regarding the eradication of dracunculiasis and complies with directives as appropriate.

The Epidemiologist will work with the program director to ensure GWEPs implement effective (a) interventions against Guinea worm disease (GWD) transmission, (b) surveillance networks for cases of GWD, (c) communication with communities, (d) personnel skill enhancement and training, (e) resource identification needed for program implementation, (f) and collaboration and communication with other government officials. Due the travel requirement, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A history of working in Africa and/or community-based programs, or in community development in Africa would be preferred.
  • A PhD in Epidemiology or related field and/or a DVM would be preferred.
  • Fluency in French would also be a distinct advantage.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Provides technical and scientific expertise for programs in the areas of communicable disease, chronic disease and environmental epidemiology.
  • Designs, conducts and reports on the epidemiological study of diseases, collects and analyzes data and develops health education materials.
  • Manages and participates in investigations and surveys that have national and international impact.
  • Conducts program research and prepares operational and statistical reports.
  • May write publishable articles and papers.
  • Serves as a liaison to and works with other groups and organizations participating in related programs.
  • May travel internationally to supervise field operations.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A doctoral degree in a field related to area of research or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. International travel required.

To learn more, search job 43897 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 job 43896 on Emory University's Career Opportunities »

+Research Specialist, Senior/Microbiologist, 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 Microbiologist assists the Director, Guinea Worm Eradication Program to process Guinea worm specimens sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This position provides laboratory and analytical support services to support and advance the mission of the Guinea Worm Eradication Program and The Carter Center. Due the travel requirement, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor in Science or similar with 5 -years’ experience, or Graduate (MS, MA) degree in microbiology or a related biological science with 4-years’ experience in molecular parasitology or microbiology is highly desired.   
  • Experience in performance of diagnostic assays, including but not limited to PCR, qPCR, DNA sequencing, ELISA and specific training or experience with NTD diagnosis or NTD test development also preferred.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Independently performs a wide range of highly technical and complex research and laboratory tests and procedures.
  • Devises highly specialized research procedures by applying a knowledge of advanced research techniques and equipment.
  • Provides input to protocol development.
  • Serves as a technical resource for other research personnel.
  • Analyzes and interprets the results of studies.
  • Investigates and recommends alternative approaches to improve the quality of results.
  • Trains research staff in specialized procedures and theoretical concepts for unique tests.
  • Recommends new equipment and supplies needed for specialized procedures.
  • Provides input into the development of departmental goals and objectives.
  • May assist in grant and other funding application preparation.
  • Review literature for related research developments and techniques.
  • Prepares written materials, charts and graphs on specialized techniques and research results for publication or presentation.
  • Oversees quality assurance of research performed by others.
  • Monitors the handling, storage and disposal of hazardous substances.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.
  • Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in a scientific field and four years of research experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. 

To learn more, search job 43895 on Emory University's Career Opportunities »

+Senior Associate Director, Rule of Law Program

THE RULE OF LAW PROGRAM:

The Carter Center's Rule of Law Program, in partnership with governments, civil society, and international and regional bodies, advances good governance and trust to transform lives through enhanced accountability, transparency and inclusive access to information and justice.

SUMMARY:

Serving as the deputy to the Director, the Senior Associate Director supervises the implementation of the Rule of Law Program's country programming portfolio. The Senior Associate Director's primary responsibilities include: all aspects of project management (design, implementation, and evaluation), fundraising, budget and grant management, staff supervision, and liaising with both Carter Center program and department personnel and external stakeholders. The Senior Associate Director supports the Program Director in setting overall strategy and assures that projects align with the program and Carter Center mission. This position requires international travel and HEAT training.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ten years of professional experience, with a minimum of three years of equivalent senior management experience.
  • Proven expertise in the field of rule of law, transparency, democratic development, or good governance is required.
  • Previous international experience is required.
  • Exceptional written and communication skills.
  • Candidates should be detail-oriented, well-organized, and able to independently manage multiple projects and lead teams.
  • Strong knowledge of NGOs and project-based fundraising, prior living/working experience abroad is a plus.
  • High level of proficiency in Spanish is a plus. 

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Assumes a senior role in the planning, development, and implementation of various aspects of a complex global program.
  • Serves as a liaison and key spokesperson to various committees and organizations.
  • Leads policy formulation, strategy development, and management of daily operations.
  • Collaborates with representatives from private, government, and international agencies to design, implement and/or evaluate program-related projects and strategies that effectively address the public needs associated with the program.
  • Conducts research, designs new initiatives, and writes publishable articles and papers.
  • May write grant proposals, and prepare/present associated reports to funding organizations and to clients.
  • May engage in fundraising initiatives on behalf of the program.
  • May oversee the annual budget and other financial aspects of the program.
  • May supervise staff.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master's degree in a field related to the program and seven years of professional experience related to the program and previous supervisory and program/project management experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

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Visit this link or search job number "42214" on Emory University's Career Opportunities »

+Associate Director, Rule of Law Program

RULE OF LAW PROGRAM:

The Carter Center's Rule of Law Program (formerly known as Global Access to Information) works in partnership with governments, civil society, and international and regional bodies to improve governance and transform lives through a meaningful right of access to information and justice.

SUMMARY:

Working under the overall supervision of the director, the associate director will manage one or more projects within the Rule of Law Program, including design and implementation, budgeting, strategic direction, fundraising, and public relations. Tasks include project and grant development, budget planning, field missions, project/initiative promotion, report production, networking and liaising with internal and external partners. Assist the director in defining and evaluating the program’s overall mission and strategy, supervise staff, interns and consultants as assigned by director. HEAT training or a certificate is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-graduate degree and a minimum of seven (7) years related experience in justice and security, law, public policy, human rights, transparency/accountability, and/or good governance.
  • Programming experience of access to justice or rule of law projects is preferred.
  • Applicant should have strong written and communication skills, be detail-oriented, well-organized, and proactive on follow-up.
  • A positive attitude and an excellent sense of humor are essential.
  • Familiarity with NGOs and project-based fundraising, prior international work experience, and proficiency in Spanish is a plus.
  • Ability to travel internationally is required.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Directs the planning, development, and operations of a program.
  • Collaborates with representatives from private, government, and international agencies.
  • Plans, executes, and monitors program budgets, including approval of expenditures; prepares annual financial and program reports to external parties with interests in the program.
  • May engage in fundraising initiatives on behalf of the program.
  • Ensures that the program is in compliance with federal and international laws and regulations.
  • Oversees program communications, including development of communications strategies, development of key program messages, production of print and electronic materials, and reputation management.
  • Represents the program in various national and international fora, and actively engages with representatives from other NGO's for purposes of conducting research and designing new initiatives.
  • May supervise program staff.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in field related to specific program as indicated and six years program related experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

To learn more, search job 43813 on Emory University's Career Opportunities »

+Senior Program Associate/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 job 40347 on Emory University's Career Opportunities »

+Country Representative, Myanmar

SUMMARY:

The Carter Center is seeking a highly-qualified individual to serve as Country Representative for the Carter Center’s office in Yangon, Myanmar. The successful candidate for this position will manage the Carter Center’s peacebuilding, democracy and election projects in Myanmar and any future projects as added. The Country Representative will also be responsible for security, finance, human resources and other administrative and operational functions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, international human rights law, or other development-related field and at least seven years of progressively responsible experience, including five years’ experience managing field office programs and personnel (or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is required.
  • Candidate should possess strong analysis, problem solving, prioritization, and risk-management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, cross-cultural understanding and the ability to lead and motivate a diverse team are crucial.
  • Proven fundraising success and experience working with donors, government officials and international organizations are essential.
  • Advanced financial and human resource management skills are required.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.
  • Significant experience with programs related to elections and election observation, peace building, and/or civil society strengthening.
  • Proven experience managing field offices is required.
  • Highly organized, able to work under pressure of tight deadlines when necessary, and possesses strong writing and communication skills.
  • Knowledge about the political context and electoral environment in Myanmar, as well as about international standards related to democratic elections and civil and political rights.
  • Experience working in Myanmar, the Southeast Asia region or comparable countries in transition is a plus.
  • Willingness to take Hazardous Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) or have a current HEAT certificate.
  • Knowledge of Burmese language or other language of Myanmar is an asset, but not required.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

To learn more, search job 41748 on Emory University's Career Opportunities »

+Senior Country Representative, Democratic Republic of the Congo

SUMMARY:

The Senior Country Representative (SCR) oversees the implementation of the Citizen Observation and Human Rights House programs based in Kinshasa, and the Extractive Industries and Governance program based in Lubumbashi. This position is based in Kinshasa, DRC, with travel to other parts of the DRC. Due the location of this position, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required. As the representative of The Carter Center in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), (s)he maintains collaborative relationships with donors, government officials, and representatives of international organizations. The SCR supervises personnel and manages financial, administrative and logistical operations of the field office, while simultaneously working with headquarters, field staff, consultants and external experts to achieve project goals. (S)he is accountable for ensuring the effective direction and management of the Human Rights and Democracy Programs’ activities in the DRC. The Senior Country Representative, DRC reports to Associate Director, Democracy Program.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both French and English are required.
  • Master’s degree in social sciences, international human rights law, or other development-related field and seven to ten years of progressively responsible experience, including five years’ experience managing field office programs and personnel (or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training).
  • Significant experience with programs related to human rights, natural resource governance, elections and election observation, and/or civil society strengthening.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the DRC or the east Africa region.
  • Experience working in the Great Lakes region is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience managing security issues in conflict and post-conflict contexts.
  • Advanced financial and human resource management skills.
  • Strong analysis, problem solving, prioritization, and risk-management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, cross-cultural understanding and the ability to lead and motivate diverse, multi-disciplinary, geographically remote teams.
  • Demonstrated experience in team building, conflict resolution, ensuring participation, promoting mutual respect and active listening.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Serves as a liaison to an assigned country.
  • Directs strategic planning, development, and implementation of program initiatives.
  • Ensures that the interests of the program are properly represented and managed.
  • Advises the program director in the review and evaluation of program initiatives.
  • Develops program policies and procedures specific to the country of assignment and monitors the project through implementation.
  • Works closely with the host country's governmental agencies, as applicable, as well as non-governmental organizations.
  • 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.
  • Plans, administers and monitors the program budget.
  • Oversees required record-keeping and the preparation of operational, statistical and briefing reports.
  • Develops short and long term program goals.
  • Provides leadership and overall management to locally recruited personnel in the country of assignment.
  • Oversees human resources functions.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

To learn more, search job 40113 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 job  40015 on Emory University's Career Opportunities »

+Senior Associate Director, Development, Major Gifts

SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer for Major Gifts (CDO), the Senior Associate Director, Major Gifts is charged with the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of potential donors to The Carter Center. The Senior Associate Director serves as a member of the Center’s Major Gifts team, comprised of annual, major, and planned gift officers, manages a portfolio, and contributes to the development of plans and strategies to achieve gift income goals in support of the Center’s Health and Peace Programs, and overall operations. The Senior Associate Director may supervise intern staff. As a member of the Major Gifts team, the Senior Associate Director will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors for all major gift efforts, campaigns, and planned giving.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Extensive travel is required with an ability and willingness to travel up to 40% of time.
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four years in fund raising for a non-profit organization, to include direct gift solicitation experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills are essential.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in written and oral forms.
  • Ability to articulate the mission and goals of The Carter Center in a compelling manner.
  • Familiarity with planned giving vehicles.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge database management system a plus.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Develops, coordinates, and implements fund-raising activities which may include direct mail, planned giving, endowment campaign and/or special fund-raising initiatives.
  • Maintains a thorough working knowledge of programs. Develops and implements strategies for marketing new and existing programs.
  • Manages fund-raising initiatives for specific programs, which may be funded by foundations, corporations, governments (foreign and U.S.), organizations or individuals.
  • Assists in preparing budgets, monitoring expenditures and preparing financial reports.
  • Builds relationships with current and prospective donors.
  • Maintains updated information on prospective donors.
  • Oversees the development of communication materials directed at donors.
  • Designs and implements strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of various development strategies, and prepares alternative approaches to meet goals.
  • Plans cultivation and solicitation trips.
  • Prepares briefing materials for trips and ensures comprehensive follow-up after donor visits.
  • May identify foundation support opportunities.
  • May write or assist others in writing grant proposals.
  • Ensures timely submission of proposals/reports.
  • May develop and make presentations; may write and present speeches.
  • Supervises staff, volunteers, and vendors.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree and four years experience in higher education, development, fund raising or equivalent experience in a non-profit institution.

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