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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 Senior Country Representative (SCR) provides strategic, administrative, and operational oversight of the Carter Center’s programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), including the Citizen Observation and Human Rights House programs based in Kinshasa, and the Extractive Industries Governance program based in Lubumbashi. As the senior representative of The Carter Center in DRC, (s)he maintains collaborative relationships with government officials, representatives of international organizations, donors, and partner organizations. The SCR supervises personnel and manages financial, administrative, and logistical operations of the country office, while simultaneously working with Atlanta, in-country staff, consultants, and external experts to achieve the programs’ goals. (S)he ensures the efficient operation of The Carter Center in the DRC and supports effective and strategic program implementation. The Senior Country Representative, DRC reports to the Vice President, Overseas Operations, with programmatic communication lines to Atlanta-based Associate Directors. This position is based in Kinshasa, with travel to other parts of the DRC. Due to travel requirement, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.
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