• The Carter Center: Program Associate, Human Rights Program

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



    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.




    Under the supervision of an Associate Director, the Program Associate organizes, coordinates, and plans operational facets of the Human Rights Program’s Extractive Industries Governance project that focuses on working with Congolese civil society organizations to improve extractive sector governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Program Associate will work with relevant Atlanta and DRC staff, consultants, and external experts to achieve project goals and ensure the effective and efficient management of project operations. With oversight, s/he will manage relevant budgeting, accounting and expenditure tracking, grant and sub-grant awards, and program files. S/he will coordinate the preparation of narrative and financial reports and grant or project proposals. S/he may assist in identifying funding resources and will contribute to the development of project strategies and initiatives along with Atlanta and DRC staff. The Program Associate will ensure close communication and collaboration between Atlanta and DRC staff. With other project staff, the Program Associate may assist in developing and conducting trainings. S/he may represent the program at international meetings and conferences, and network with affiliated groups. This position will work with Program Assistants to provide administrative support to the program, such as gathering and processing invoices; reviewing smart lists and ledgers; printing, distributing, filing, and archiving reports; and handling logistics, agendas, and relevant materials for meetings, conferences, and travel. With oversight and guidance, the Program Associate will supervise graduate students, interns, and volunteers. Includes occasional travel to the region.




    • Advanced French language skills are required.
    • Post-graduate degree and professional experience in natural resource governance, human rights, and/or civil society capacity building.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills and facility with computers a must.
    • Experience with budgeting and financial management preferred.
    • Applicant should be detail-oriented, well-organized, proactive on follow-up, and able to work under pressure and with tight deadlines.
    • Collaborative problem solving and analytic skills, a high level of personal energy, positive attitude and ability to work in a diverse team setting are essential.
    • Project design and management experience with an NGO, international agency or government agency is a plus.
    • Prior experience living or working abroad is desirable.



    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.

    Additional Details

    Min Annual Rate
    USD $40,300.00/Yr.
    Mid Annual Rate
    USD $54,000.00/Yr.


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