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The Carter Center is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization founded in 1982 in Atlanta, GA, by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University. The Center has helped to improve millions of lives in more than 80 countries by waging peace, fighting disease, and building hope. The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. It seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.
The Carter Center collaborates with other organizations, public and private, in carrying out its mission around the world. Current information about the Center’s many programs and activities are available at The Carter Center.
The Associate Director (AD) reports to the Senior Associate Director of the Mental Health Program’s Global Behavioral Health Team. The AD leads on global mental health project design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. Responsibilities include carrying out applied research, implementing and managing projects, contributing to program publications, facilitating expert meetings, developing and executing project budgets, and staff supervision. 20% travel is expected. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required. The AD focuses on the following:
(i) Providing programmatic and administrative leadership. The AD will be responsible for staff, project, and budget management, as well as develop grant proposals and support donor relationship-building to reach sustainability and growth objectives.
(ii) Strengthening key technical areas of interest. This includes driving and supporting project design, implementation and programmatic innovation around early intervention and prevention, maternal mental health, mental health and neglected tropical diseases, mental health and peacebuilding, and other relevant program priorities. In addition, the AD will be have responsibility to support the mental health programs portfolio on violence prevention, human rights and mental health in the U.S. and ensure bridges to and coherency with the U.S.-focused Mental Health Public Policy pillar of work. The AD helps ensure efforts are cross-programmatic, align with strategies for Health and Peace Programs and the Carter Center as a whole, and are in concordance with its mission.
(iii) Supporting the program’s visibility and knowledge production overall and in key thematic areas through organizational reports, peer-reviewed publications, and active engagement and advocacy with high-level partners. The AD will be responsible for facilitating convening and disseminating programmatic experiences and efforts.
FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
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.