• The Carter Center: Associate Director, Mental Health Program, Liberia and Global Mental Health Initiatives

    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 leadership of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a long-standing champion for the rights of people with mental illnesses, the Carter Center's Mental Health Program works to promote awareness about mental health issues, inform public policy, achieve equity for mental health care comparable to other health care, and reduce stigma and discrimination against those with mental illnesses.



    The Associate Director reports to the Director of the Mental Health Program. S/he serves as the Program Director’s deputy for Liberia and global mental health program management, including project management functions and relationships with external stakeholders. The incumbent’s responsibilities may include conducting applied research, managing program publications, facilitating expert meetings, and overseeing special global mental health projects outside of Liberia.


    • Graduate degree in public health, mental health discipline or related field.
    • A minimum of five years related international health, education or international development program management experience is required.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in project management, developing and implementing activities, staff supervision, budget preparation and execution, and partnership building.
    • Demonstrated experience working in low or middle-income country.
    • Excellent writing skills including writing for internal and executive staff as well as for the general public and funding proposals.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in monitoring and evaluation of data from project activities and the collection, analysis and reporting of data.
    • Skilled public speaker.
    • Experience starting, overseeing and operating a mental health or health related program in a low or middle-income country a plus. 


    • Directs the planning, development, and operations of a program.
    • Collaborates with representatives from private, government, and international agencies.
    • Plans, executes, and monitors program budgets, including approval of expenditures; prepares annual financial and program reports to external parties with interests in the program.
    • May engage in fundraising initiatives on behalf of the program.
    • Ensures that the program is in compliance with federal and international laws and regulations.
    • Oversees program communications, including development of communications strategies, development of key program messages, production of print and electronic materials, and reputation management.
    • Represents the program in various national and international fora, and actively engages with representatives from other NGO's for purposes of conducting research and designing new initiatives.
    • May supervise program staff. Performs other related duties as required.


    Bachelor's degree in field related to specific program as indicated and six years program related experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

    Additional Details

    Min Rate
    USD $30.96/Hr.
    USD $42.36/Hr.

    Min Annual Rate
    USD $64,400.00/Yr.
    Mid Annual Rate
    USD $88,100.00/Yr.


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