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 or 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 DEMOCRACY PROGRAM
The Carter Center works globally to advance democratic elections and governance consistent with universal human rights. Impartial, credible election observers play a key role in shaping perceptions about the quality and legitimacy of electoral processes. The Carter Center has been a pioneer of election observation, monitoring more than 100 elections in Africa, Latin America, and Asia since 1989 and forging many of the techniques now common to the field.
The Program Associate organizes, coordinates and plans operational facets of the Democracy Program’s projects. Works with relevant headquarters, project field staff, consultants and external experts to achieve project goals. Manages relevant budgeting, grant and sub-grants, accounting, and program files. Monitors expenditures and may prepare financial reports. May write or develop project and budget documents, reports, speeches, briefings, newsletters, promotional materials, grants or other written materials related to the program. May assist in identifying funding resources and developing fund-raising strategies and initiatives. Prepares operational reports to assist in effective decision-making. Conducts research and gathers accurate information to develop publications. Represents the program at international meetings and conferences, and networks with affiliated groups. Provides limited administrative support, and assists in handling logistics for meetings, conferences and travel. May supervise employees, interns, work-study students, volunteers. Performs related responsibilities as required. Includes occasional travel.
FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
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.