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The Carter Center: Senior Associate Director, Rule of Law Program

Job Number
91893
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
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Atlanta
Location : Name
Carter Center

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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:

 

Serving as the deputy to the Director, the Senior Associate Director supervises the implementation of the Rule of Law Program's country programming portfolio. The Senior Associate Director's primary responsibilities include: all aspects of international project management (design, implementation, and evaluation), fundraising, budget and grant management, staff supervision, and liaising with both Carter Center program and department personnel and external stakeholders. The Senior Associate Director supports the Program Director in setting overall strategy and assures that projects align with the program and Carter Center mission. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.

 

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Assumes a senior role in the planning, development, and implementation of various aspects of a complex global program.
  • Serves as a liaison and key spokesperson to various committees and organizations.
  • Leads policy formulation, strategy development, and management of daily operations.
  • Collaborates with representatives from private, government, and international agencies to design, implement and/or evaluate program-related projects and strategies that effectively address the public needs associated with the program.
  • Conducts research, designs new initiatives, and writes publishable articles and papers.
  • May write grant proposals, and prepare/present associated reports to funding organizations and to clients.
  • May engage in fundraising initiatives on behalf of the program.
  • May oversee the annual budget and other financial aspects of the program.
  • May supervise staff.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in a field related to the program and seven years of professional experience related to the program and previous supervisory and program/project management experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Juris doctor degree preferred.
  • Ten years of professional experience, with a minimum of three years of equivalent senior management experience in a donor-funded project in a field environment.
  • Proven expertise as a thought leader in the field of rule of law, institutional strengthening, people-centered justice, or open, democratic governance is required.
  • Previous international experience as a senior manager in a donor-funded grants making project is required.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Candidates should be detail-oriented, well-organized, and able to independently manage multiple projects.
  • Previous experience leading multi-country teams in complex environments using politically aware and adaptive approaches is preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of NGOs and project-based fundraising, experience with multiple bilateral and multilateral donors, prior living/working experience abroad, and a high level of proficiency using tools that enable productive teams in hybrid/online environment is preferred.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

 

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to The Carter Center on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs. Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines. The Carter Center reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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