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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:

+Program Director, Conflict Resolution Program

SUMMARY:

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

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

SUMMARY:

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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.

+Associate Director, Annual Fund, Development

SUMMARY:

The Associate Director, Annual Fund is charged with the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of individual donors to The Carter Center in keeping with the high ethical standards and principles of the founders and the organization. As a member of the Center's Major Gifts/Ambassadors Circle team, develops and implements strategies for management and cultivation of a portfolio of individual donors making unrestricted gifts of $1,000 - $20,000+ annually. Provides exceptional level of donor-focused service, including timely and appropriate follow-up to receipt of gifts and donor visits. Writes and edits promotional and fundraising materials, both for print and online. Assists in the planning and coordination of special events and fund raising projects. Develops strategies for marketing new and existing programs. Researches donor histories to develop appropriate solicitation strategies. Assists in the planning, administration, and monitoring of the unit's budget. Designs and generates reports on revenue, donor retention, and other metrics as appropriate for strategic planning. The Associate Director may supervise intern and administrative staff. The position reports to the Senior Associate Director, Development, Annual Fund. This position requires travel up to 50% of the time to achieve cultivation, stewardship, and revenue targets. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

-Strong interpersonal and long-term relationship-building skills are essential.
-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in written and oral forms.
-Ability to understand and articulate the mission and goals of The Carter Center and its programs in a compelling manner.
-Excellent follow up and organizational skills.
-Familiarity with mass mailings and event planning preferred.
-High degree of competency with Microsoft Office software and Raiser's Edge constituent management system a plus.
-Active engagement in professional development and best practices for fundraising programs.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

-Implements strategies for identifying, cultivating, and successfully soliciting individuals for mid-level gifts to support a department, school, or unit.
-Solicits gifts in support of the school/unit.
-Coordinates giving initiatives with central Alumni and Constituent Giving office.
-Manages a portfolio of prospects through an active schedule of solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship calls to annual donors and new prospects.
-Builds relationships with current and prospective donors, alumni, and volunteers to support programs and priorities.
-May ensure the processing of gifts.
-Liaises with central advancement offices to monitor status of the qualification, cultivation, and stewardship of prospects to build a pipeline toward major gifts.
-Writes and edits communication materials directed at donors.
-Develops strategies for marketing new and existing programs.
-Maintains information on selected donors and prospects including contact reports in CRM system.
-Communicates in ways that are donor-centric, while furthering the mission of Emory.
-Travels to meet with donors as needed.
-May manage a program/event budget.
-Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A bachelor's degree and three years of experience in higher education, development, fundraising, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

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.

+Grants Compliance Officer, Development

SUMMARY:
The Grants and Compliance Officer (GCO) is primarily responsible for managing adherence to donor rules and regulations from pre-award to contract close-out. The Officer will provide support on grants and cooperative agreements from the United States government, in supporting the Development Officers who manage grant awards. The GCO works in close communication with Program, Finance, Office of International, Communications, and field staff colleagues. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) may be required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

-Advanced knowledge of U.S. Government awards including cooperative agreements and grants.
-Excellent communication skills.
-Interest in/knowledge about global health/developing countries/neglected diseases.
-Ability to interpret, apply, and communicate complex regulations, provisions, policies, and procedures.
-Exposure to FAR/USG contracting a plus, as is exposure to non-U.S. Government bilateral funders, international experience, QuickBooks and/or Microsoft Dynamics GP proficiency.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

-Responsible for managing adherence to donor rules and regulations from pre-award to contract close-out, within an NGO environment.
-Provides professional expertise in primarily United States Government contract administration, supporting organizational leadership who manages the award, and works in close communication with Program, Finance, Program Support, Public Information, and field staff colleagues.
-Contributes to compliance planning during subagreement, proposal/workplan, budget, and amendment development.
-Supports leadership's review of awards and modifications prior to signature to ensure that the most favorable terms are included and that the terms are consistent with the organization's policies and procedures.
-Reviews executed awards to identify all compliance requirements.
-Develops tools and templates for financial and programmatic compliance throughout award period.
-Liaises with the finance department to monitor program activities, and conducts field office site visits to ensure consistency with grant terms and conditions, timelines, budgets, and performance measures.
-Liaises with the field to assist in budget format compliance (with particular focus on the differing internal and donor budget formats), and proper recording of grant expenditures.
-Identifies situations where contractual obligations may not be met and develop and execute a plan to mitigate risks.
-Trains other staff in standardized procedures for efficient award and sub award management and recommend best practices.
-Assists as needed in the coordination, planning, and execution of annual audit by independent public accountants.
-Maintains files, and assists in reviewing financial reports and programmatic narratives.
-Articulates and advocates for the organization's position on matters of regulation and other contractual issues.
-Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

-A Bachelor's degree in a related field and four years of negotiating experience and direct management of contracts and other agreements, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
-Advanced knowledge of U.S. Government grant management regulations and policies.
-Ability to travel internationally. Excellent communication skills and Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, and Microsoft Dynamics GP proficiency.
-Ability to interpret, apply, and communicate complex regulations, provisions, policies, and procedures.

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.

+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, Dracunculiasis Eradication Program to monitor the status of all national dracunculiasis eradication programs, and provide technical assistance to interrupt transmission, as warranted, via interactions with TCC Country Representatives and with the national GWEP coordinator/director. As requested, the Epidemiologist also briefs the Vice President for Health Programs and the Sr. Director, Office of International 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 GWD transmission, (b) surveillance networks for cases of GWD, (c) communication with communities, (e) personnel skill enhancement and training, (f) resource identification needed for program implementation, (g) and collaboration and communication with other government officials. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

-Demonstrated ability to apply epidemiological principles and/or procedures to design program initiatives and/or studies that investigate risk factors for infectious disease and evaluate the effectiveness of program interventions.
-Proficiency in model selection for and statistical analysis of correlated, hierarchical, non-parametric, and/or complex data, utilizing qualitative and quantitative analytic software (e.g., NVivo, MaxQDA, R, SAS, Stata) to perform analyses and generate reports.
-Proficiency in geospatial analysis and the use of ArcGIS or Q-GIS software.
-Skill in preparing documents and maps electronically with accuracy, in creating databases and maintaining and updating data layers.
-Experience in using analytical results to inform evidence-based programmatic and policy recommendations, preparing and submitting manuscripts to peer-reviewed scientific journals, and presenting related findings at international fora.
-Good communication and personnel management skills.
-A history of working in African field and/or community based public health programs, or in community development in Africa, would be a distinct advantage.
-Fluency in French is preferred.

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.

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.

+Epidemiologist, River Blindness, Lymphatic Filariasis, Schistosomiasis and Malaria Program

SUMMARY:

The Epidemiologist provides technical and scientific expertise for monitoring the status of malaria and lymphatic filariasis (LF) elimination in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The Epidemiologist maintains direct communication with and travels to program countries to support activities, meetings, and program oversight. This position is Atlanta-based with international and domestic travel required approximately 25% of the time. The Epidemiologist will report to the Director of the River Blindness, Lymphatic Filariasis, Schistosomiasis and Malaria Programs. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

-A doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DVM) in epidemiology, statistics, medicine or a related public health field.
-At least five years of experience, including working in international settings.
-Strong quantitative skills (Excel) and proficiency in statistical software (Stata, R, or SAS).
-Strong writing and communication skills and competency with Microsoft-suite computer applications (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint).
-Demonstrated record of scientific publication.
-Fluency in French or Spanish.
-Experience in program implementation for malaria, LF or neglected tropical disease (NTD) control/elimination.

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.

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

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.

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

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.

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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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