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The Carter Center: Program Assistant, Special Health Projects/ Health Data Units. Health Program

Job Number
96824
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 and 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.

 

SUMMARY:

Special Health Projects includes the Public Health Training Initiative, which works with the Ministry of Health in Sudan to increase the quality and quantity of health professionals who will focus on improving maternal and child health. The position will assist to transition this Initiative to full country ownership. The Special Health Projects Unit also works with the Office of the Vice President for Health Programs to plan and execute meetings of the International Task Force for Disease Eradication twice a year, Health Programs strategic plan implementation, and other special projects as assigned. The Health Data Unit works closely with the various Health Programs and designated overseas project leads to develop and utilize data systems to organize, store and analyze data with attention to security and confidentiality, and efficiency. The position provides support to all Health Programs staff in the above-listed units and will receive guidance as appropriate. The Program Assistant is responsible for providing the necessary support to Special Health Projects and Health Data Unit, as well as the VP Health office by answering phones; drafting correspondence; handling planning, preparation and logistics of meetings, and special projects; drafting and managing contracts for consultants, subcontractors and field staff; researching information for reports and presentations; preparing and processing travel requests; assisting staff with administrative functions; assisting staff with submission of publications; maintaining office functionality; and handling department procurement. This position will report to the Executive Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Health Programs. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) may be required. This position is based in Atlanta

 

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Provides administrative and logistical support for projects, initiatives, and programs within an NGO environment.
  • Assists assigned managers and team members by maintaining calendars, receiving and composing communications as correspondence, and replies to inquiries.
  • Handles preparations, scheduling, logistics, and other various requirements for domestic and international travel.
  • Drafts contracts, budgets, and donor reports with direction from manager.
  • Processes financial documents including contracts, expense reports, invoices, etc.
  • Writes routine reports and correspondence, and assists with the development of project/program materials.
  • Organizes meetings and events.
  • Works with and maintains data management and filing for projects/program.
  • Serves as an administrator of work product with other programs/departments, i.e. finance, program development, public information, etc.
  • Liaises and communicates with project consultants and field office staff, providing logistical and administrative support, as directed.
  • Conducts research and provides support to one or more staff members in regards to project and programmatic efforts.
  • May supervise work study students and volunteers.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent AND five years of administrative experience, OR a bachelor's degree.
  • Proficiency with various personal computer software applications.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A basic knowledge of Microsoft Azure will be an asset;
  • proficiency in a foreign language especially French will be heavily 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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