The Carter Center: Senior Country Representative, Sudan

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
Location : Name
Carter Center
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location

Discover Your Career at Emory University

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.





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 Senior Country Representative (SCR) is the highest ranking Carter Center person and representative in Sudan, and oversees the administration and operations of its Sudan-based programs, including both Health initiatives (the Trachoma Control Program, the River Blindness Elimination Program, the Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Program, the Public Health Training Initiative) and Peace initiatives (peace-health conflict mitigation projects, CSO capacity building, and election observation projects) as well as any other new projects and programs that might be developed and led by the Carter Center in Sudan. This position is based in Khartoum, Sudan with travel to other parts of Sudan. As the senior representative of The Carter Center in Sudan, (s)he maintains collaborative relationships with government officials, representatives of international organizations, donors, and partner organizations. The SCR supervises personnel and manages financial, administrative, logistical, and operations of the country office, while simultaneously working with Atlanta, field staff, consultants and external experts to achieve programs’ goals. (S)he is accountable for ensuring the effective administration and operations of Carter Center activities in Sudan. The Senior Country Representative, Sudan reports to the Vice President, Overseas Operations. Due to travel requirement, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.



  • Serves as a liaison to an assigned country.
  • Directs strategic planning, development, and implementation of program initiatives.
  • Ensures that the interests of the program are properly represented and managed.
  • Advises the program director in the review and evaluation of program initiatives.
  • Develops program policies and procedures specific to the country of assignment and monitors the project through implementation.
  • Works closely with the host country's governmental agencies, as applicable, as well as non-governmental organizations.
  • 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.
  • Plans, administers and monitors the program budget.
  • Oversees required record-keeping and the preparation of operational, statistical and briefing reports.
  • Develops short and long term program goals.
  • Provides leadership and overall management to locally recruited personnel in the country of assignment.
  • Oversees human resources functions.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


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




  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are required. Master’s degree in a field relevant to operations, health, or other development-related field and seven to ten years of progressively responsible experience, including five years’ experience managing country office programs, administration, operations, and personnel (or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training).
  • Experience with programs related to public health, conflict resolution, elections and election observation, and government or civil society strengthening.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Sudan or the east Africa region.
  • Experience working in the Horn of Africa region is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience managing security issues in conflict and post conflict contexts.
  • Advanced financial and human resource management skills.
  • Strong analysis, including monitoring and evaluation, problem solving, prioritization, and risk-management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, cross-cultural understanding and the ability to lead and motivate diverse, multi-disciplinary, geographically remote teams.
  • Demonstrated experience in team building, conflict resolution, ensuring participation, promoting mutual respect and active listening.
  • Experience working with donors, government officials, international organizations, NGOs and CSOs.
  • Proficiency in MS Office 365 and other technology.
  • Strong organizational skills along with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines.

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

To ensure the safety of our campus community, the COVID-19 vaccine is required. For more information on the University and Hospital policies and potential exemptions, please see our website.

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.


Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed

Connect With Us!