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The Carter Center: Country Representative, Myanmar

Job Number
63041
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
Location : Name
Carter Center
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location
US-GA-Atlanta

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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.” 

 

Description

The Democracy Program works globally to support democratic elections and strengthen participatory democracy, consistent with human rights. The overarching objective is to enhance democratic governance and increase effective political participation for all, especially groups that have been historically disadvantaged or that face political, cultural, or socioeconomic barriers. This includes women, racial and ethnic minorities, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, youth, elderly people, and other marginalized groups. 

 

The Country Representative will manage the Carter Center's office in Yangon, Myanmar. The successful candidate for this position will manage the Carter Center's peacebuilding, democracy and election projects in Myanmar and any future projects as added. The Country Representative will also be responsible for security, finance, human resources and other administrative and operational functions. This position will report to the Associate Director, Democracy Program. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Serves as a representative in the country of assignment.
  • Directs and manages the implementation of program initiatives in the designated country, including development of program policies and procedures.
  • Works closely with the host country's governmental agencies, as applicable, as well as other non-governmental organizations.
  • Responsible for managing the program objectives in the assigned country, and may supervise local staff.
  • Collaborates and develops relationships with representatives of other organizations to achieve program goals.
  • Directs contract negotiations with vendors/consultants in the country of assignment.
  • Researches, writes and presents program-related speeches.
  • Oversees required record-keeping and the preparation of operational, statistical and briefing reports.
  • Provides leadership and overall management to locally recruited personnel in the country of assignment.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelor's degree in a field related to the program area.
  • Five years of related experience.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Master's degree in social sciences, international human rights law, or other development-related field is preferred, but not required.
  • Progressively responsible experience, including five years' experience managing field office programs, administration, financial management and personnel (or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is required.
  • Candidate should possess strong analysis, problem solving, prioritization, and risk management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, cross-cultural understanding and the ability to lead and motivate a diverse team are crucial.
  • Proven fundraising success and experience working with donors, government officials and international organizations are essential.
  • Advanced financial and human resource management skills are required.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.
  • A preferred candidate would also have significant experience with programs related to elections and election observation, peace building, and/or civil society strengthening.
  • Proven experience managing field offices is required.
  • Highly organized, able to work under pressure of tight deadlines when necessary, and possesses strong writing and communication skills.
  • Knowledge about the political context and electoral environment in Myanmar, as well as about international standards related to democratic elections and civil and political rights.
  • Experience working in Myanmar, the Southeast Asia region or comparable countries in transition is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Burmese language or other language of Myanmar is an asset, but not required.

 

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