Emory University The Carter Center: Associate Director-Programs, Guinea Worm Eradication Program in Atlanta, Georgia


The Associate Director (AD) will assist with the end stage of the GWEPs in Chad and Mali, and possibly other countries as necessary. The AD will be based at headquarters and will assist the national eradication programs 1) maintain the frequency and quality of supervision of regional and district program officers and field staff in areas under active surveillance in efforts to interrupt transmission of GWs, and 2) assess and assist with the monitoring and evaluation of GWEP teams charged with assessing levels of cash reward awareness, including the promptness and quality of the national surveillance system in responding to investigations of rumors of possible cases and the outcomes of those investigations. The Director, Senior Associate Director, Guinea Worm Eradication, and the Vice President for Health Programs are the primary providers of direction and guidance concerning priorities and action steps to be implemented regarding the eradication of Guinea worm. The AD also works in coordination with The Carter Center's Country Representatives (CRs). The position requires 75% international travel.


  • Masters degree in a field related to the program(s) and five years of program related experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

  • A candidate must be proficient in French.

  • A candidate would be preferred with a proven ability to work successfully in sub-Saharan Africa, a track record of conducting program administration and field assessments, experience of project management including field teams and excellent communication skills are also needed.


  • Directs the planning, development, and operations of a program. Collaborates with representatives from private, government, and international agencies.

  • Plans, executes, and monitors program budgets, including approval of expenditures; prepares annual financial and program reports to external parties with interests in the program.

  • May engage in fundraising initiatives on behalf of the program.

  • Ensures that the program is in compliance with federal and international laws and regulations.

  • Oversees program communications, including development of communications strategies, development of key program messages, production of print and electronic materials, and reputation management.

  • Represents the program in various national and international fora, and actively engages with representatives from other NGO's for purposes of conducting research and designing new initiatives.

  • May supervise program staff.

  • Performs other related duties as required.


Bachelor's degree in field related to specific program as indicated and six years program related experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

Additional Details



Min Annual Rate

USD $63,400.00/Yr.

Mid Annual Rate

USD $86,800.00/Yr.

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Job Number 15420

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

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