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Support the Human Rights Program to plan and oversee the annual in-person Human Rights Defenders Forum, as well as to coordinate the online Forum. The Human Rights Defenders Forum is a platform that calls for global solidarity with activists facing increasingly violent retributions for their work to advance human rights, freedom, and peace worldwide.
The Program Associate will assist the design and implementation of Forum, drafting proposals, fundraising, budget management, organizing the annual convening event, and public relations. Liaises with both Carter Center staff and external clients, as required. May conduct applied research, manage program publications, supervise interns, and other project(s) responsibilities as assigned.
FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
- Primary duty is organizing, coordinating, and planning operational facets of a global program and its related activities which include, but are not limited to the following: researching factors that may impact the success of the program, and working with individuals or groups to research and document program requirements in order to provide appropriate input.
- Monitors and reports progress of objectives and goals of the program.
- Develops promotional materials/venues, manages relational databases, and establishes/forecasts budget requirements.
- Develops work plans to accomplish objectives and monitors progress toward their achievement.
- Monitors expenditures and may prepare financial reports; may assist in identifying funding resources and developing fund-raising strategies and initiatives.
- Prepares operational and statistical reports to assist in effective decision-making.
- Conducts training, represents the program at international meetings and conferences, and networks with affiliated groups.
- May write or develop reports, speeches, briefings, newsletters, promotional materials, grants or other written materials related to the program.
- Conducts research and gathers accurate information to develop various publications.
- May plan, administer, or monitor the program's budget or related grants.
- May assist in developing and coordinating program-related conferences, conventions, or meetings.
- May supervise staff.
- Performs related responsibilities as required.
- This is not an administrative support position.
- Bachelor's degree in a field related to the program and two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Post-graduate degree and minimum of four years of program-related experience in human rights in the US, with a specific focus on human rights activists and defenders.
- Experience in planning, organizing, and hosting seminars and conferences both in-person and online.
- Exceptional writing and communication skills, familiarity with NGOs and project-based fundraising, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
- Experience and strong networks in the human rights arena, along with prior experience of working with human rights activists and human rights defenders.
- Language proficiency in languages such as Arabic, French, and Spanish will be seen as a plus.
- Familiarity with data analysis, monitoring and evaluation, and budgeting and budget management is highly preferred.
- Microsoft Office skills are required, including proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
- A high level of personal energy, positive attitude, sense of humor, and ability to work in a team setting are essential.
- This position is Atlanta-based and may involve domestic and/or international travel.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.
NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to The Carter Center on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs. Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines. The Carter Center reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.