• The Carter Center: Senior Associate Director, Guinea Worm Eradication 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.




    Since 1986, The Carter Center has led the international campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease, working closely with ministries of health and local communities, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and many others.

    Guinea worm disease is set to become the second human disease in history, after smallpox, to be eradicated. It will be the first parasitic disease to be eradicated and the first disease to be eradicated without the use of a vaccine or medicine.




    In close collaboration with the Director, the Sr. Associate Director directs the strategic planning, policy formation, and development strategy.  The Sr. Associate Director directs the management of the program, including staff and budget preparation.  Generally, this position serves as deputy director for overall program management, including both Carter Center institutional functions and the Guinea worm field staff.  The Sr. Associate Director is able to make commitments regarding programmatic activities with other organizations and departments.  May conduct applied research, manage program publications, hold expert meetings and other projects.



    • Master’s degree and minimum seven years of professional program related experience in program management, public health, or Guinea worm. Managerial experience including staff supervision and project-based budgeting.
    • Strong writing and communication skills, and familiarity with national governments, NGOs and fundraising is preferred.
    • A candidate would be preferred with a proven ability to work successfully in sub-Saharan Africa, a track record of conducting program administration and field assessments, experience of project management including field teams and excellent communication skills are also needed.



    • Assumes a senior role in the planning, development, and implementation of various aspects of a complex global program.
    • Serves as a liaison and key spokesperson to various committees and organizations.
    • Leads policy formulation, strategy development, and management of daily operations.
    • Collaborates with representatives from private, government, and international agencies to design, implement and/or evaluate program-related projects and strategies that effectively address the public needs associated with the program.
    • Conducts research, designs new initiatives, and writes publishable articles and papers.
    • May write grant proposals, and prepare/present associated reports to funding organizations and to clients.
    • May engage in fundraising initiatives on behalf of the program.
    • May oversee the annual budget and other financial aspects of the program.
    • May supervise staff.
    • Performs related responsibilities as required.



    Master's degree in a field related to the program and seven years of professional experience related to the program and previous supervisory and program/project management experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


    Additional Details

    USD $37.55/Hr.
    USD $52.16/Hr.
    USD $78,100.00/Yr.
    USD $108,500.00/Yr.


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