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The Carter Center is recognized as a pioneer and leader in the field of election observation. It has monitored 113 elections in 39 countries, helping to ensure democratic elections that reflect the will of the people. When the Center first started observing elections in the late 1980s, the Cold War was ending and a wave of democratization was spreading globally. In the last 10 years, however, the trend toward greater democracy has plateaued, and citizens in many parts of the globe are now confronting challenges from authoritarian governments and narrowing political space. Beyond elections, the Center seeks to deepen democracy by nurturing full citizen participation in public policy-making and by helping to establish government institutions that bolster the rule of law, fair administration of justice, access to information, and government transparency.
A culture of respect for human rights is crucial to permanent peace. The Center supports the efforts of human rights activists at the grass roots, while also working to advance national and international human rights laws that uphold the dignity and worth of each individual. When democracy backslides or formal diplomacy fails, the Center offers conflict resolution expertise and has furthered avenues for peace in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. Since 1982, The Carter Center has shown that creating a world at peace is a very possible journey, one step at a time.
Under the supervision of an Associate Director, the Program Associate organizes, coordinates and plans operational facets of the Democracy Program's projects, including a civil society capacity strengthening project focused on citizen observation, election reform, and women's electoral participation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Program Associate will work with relevant headquarters and country office staff, consultants and external experts to achieve project goals, including liaising with the country office to provide operational and administrative support. With oversight, she/he will manage relevant budgeting, grant and sub-grants, accounting, and program files; monitors expenditures; and prepares financial reports. This position will draft and coordinate the development of grant reports, and may contribute to speeches, briefings, newsletters, promotional materials, or other written materials related to the program. S/he may assist in identifying funding resources and developing fund-raising strategies and initiatives. She/he may represent the program at international meetings and conferences, and network with affiliated groups. This position will work with Program Assistants to provide administrative support to the program, and may assist with the logistics, agendas, and relevant materials for meetings, conferences, and travel. With oversight and guidance, the Program Associate will supervise graduate students, interns, and volunteers. Due to travel requirement, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.
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