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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 Deputy Country Representative (DCR) assists the South Sudan Guinea Worm Eradication Program (SSGWEP) and the Trachoma Control Program. The location of this assignment is South Sudan. Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required. The DCR will oversee the Operations department of the program and supervise technical field staff under the direct supervision of the Country Representative (CR) to South Sudan, and will represent the CR/Carter Center before the Ministry of Public Health, including the National Coordinator, SSGWEP and partner organizations in South Sudan. The Director, Dracunculiasis Eradication, and the Vice President for Health Programs are the primary providers of direction and guidance concerning priorities and action steps to be implemented regarding the eradication of dracunculiasis. The Vice President, Overseas Operations is the primary supervisor for administrative, financial and operational guidance for the program. In the absence of the CR, the DCR assumes all roles and responsibilities of the CR.
The Guinea Worm Eradication Program
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 could become the second human disease in history, after smallpox, to be eradicated. It would be the first parasitic disease to be eradicated and the first disease to be eradicated without the use of a vaccine or medicine.
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