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The Carter Center: Senior Program Associate, Human Rights Program

Job Number
97902
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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Description

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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.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

Reporting to the Director or her designate, the Senior Program Associate contributes significantly to the day-to-day implementation of the Carter Center’s efforts to advance women’s rights and gender rights.  The Senior Program Associate will assist in the strategic design of activities; prepare

and participate in programming; dialogue with local and international stakeholders; support operations; coordinate with field-based contractors and Atlanta staff; spearhead the potential development of research projects; conduct field visits; develop grant proposals and budgets; manage grant and project budgets and expenditures; and oversee monitoring and evaluation of activities.  The position is Atlanta-based, with domestic/international travel as required.

 

 

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Designs, implements, coordinates operational facets of a specific program and its related activities.
  • Manages work plans that are designed to accomplish program goals and objectives, and implements changes for improvement and efficiency.
  • Makes decisions on behalf of the program based on critical analyses of operational/statistical reports, financial data and budget forecasts, and outside trends and factors related to the program.
  • May plan, administer or monitor the program's budget, financial management, and/or grants.
  • Takes a leadership role on program-related committees and teams.
  • May develop fund raising initiatives, including researching and identifying funding sources and writing and submitting grant proposals.
  • Conducts program research and ensures that mandatory operational and statistical reports are fact-based and comply with regulations.
  • Serves as liaison with other groups and organizations participating in the program or seeking knowledge of the program, and may write and give speeches/presentations at conferences, university functions, or before various boards.
  • May supervise staff.
  • Ensures that complete and accurate program records are kept and maintained.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in a field related to specified program areas and four years related program management experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must demonstrate a high level of autonomy, professional rigor, and diplomacy, including a willingness to work flexible and at times long hours. 
  • Strong familiarity with NGOs, donor agencies, funding, and programming priorities globally.
  • Ability to work across various fields (human rights, rule of law, conflict resolution, security, human resources, technological innovation) and in a cross-cultural manner are key.  
  • Strong ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, computer skills, and teamwork are a must. 
  • Master’s degree in law, women’s rights, gender studies, history, political science, international relations, peace studies/conflict resolution, regional studies, or another applicable field is preferred. 
  • Field-based experience an asset but not required.

 

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 the employee.

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