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  • The Carter Center: Program Associate, Democracy Programs

    Job Number
    19535
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Division
    The Carter Center
    Department
    The Carter Center
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
    Job Category
    Business Operations
  • Description

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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 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.

     

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    • Master's degree in international studies, political science or related field and two years working on issues related to human rights, governance, elections and/or related areas.
    • Exceptional initiative and follow-through skills that deliver measurable results are crucial.
    • Strong collaborative problem solving and analytic skills, a high level of personal energy, positive attitude and ability to work in a team setting are essential.
    • Applicant should be detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills and facility with computers are a must.
    • Prior living or working experience in a developing country is desirable.
    • Project design and management experience with an NGO, international agency or government agency is a plus, as well as relevant election monitoring experience.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in a foreign language, specifically French or Arabic, is desirable.

     

    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. 


    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    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.

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