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Emory Healthcare/Emory University The Carter Center: Program Associate, Human Rights Program in Atlanta, Georgia

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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 ( . 


Under the supervision of an Associate Director, the Program Associate organizes, coordinates, and plans operational facets of the Human Rights Program's Human Rights House project that focuses on working with Congolese civil society organizations to address human rights issues in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Program Associate will work with relevant Atlanta and DRC staff, consultants, and external experts to achieve project goals and ensure the effective and efficient management of project operations. With oversight, s/he will manage relevant budgeting, accounting and expenditure tracking, grant and sub- grant awards, and program files. S/he will coordinate the preparation of narrative and financial reports and grant or project proposals. S/he may assist in identifying funding resources and will contribute to the development of project strategies and initiatives along with Atlanta and DRC staff. The Program Associate will ensure close communication and collaboration between Atlanta and DRC staff. With other project staff, the Program Associate may assist in developing and conducting trainings. S/he may represent the program at international meetings and conferences, and network with affiliated groups. This position will work with Program Assistants to provide administrative support to the program, such as gathering and processing invoices; reviewing smart lists and ledgers; printing, distributing, filing, and archiving reports; and handling logistics, agendas, and relevant materials for meetings, conferences, and travel. The Program Associate will engage with graduate students, interns, and volunteers. Includes occasional travel to the region. Due to travel requirements, participation in Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required. This position is based in Atlanta, GA.


  • Primary duty is organizing, coordinating, and planning operational facets of a global program and its related activities which include, but are not limited to the following: researching factors that may impact the success of the program, and working with individuals or groups to research and document program requirements in order to provide appropriate input.

  • Monitors and reports progress of objectives and goals of the program.

  • Develops promotional materials/venues, manages relational databases, and establishes/forecasts budget requirements.

  • Develops work plans to accomplish objectives and monitors progress toward their achievement.

  • Monitors expenditures and may prepare financial reports; may assist in identifying funding resources and developing fund-raising strategies and initiatives.

  • Prepares operational and statistical reports to assist in effective decision-making.

  • Conducts training, represents the program at international meetings and conferences, and networks with affiliated groups.

  • May write or develop reports, speeches, briefings, newsletters, promotional materials, grants or other written materials related to the program.

  • Conducts research and gathers accurate information to develop various publications.

  • May plan, administer, or monitor the program's budget or related grants.

  • May assist in developing and coordinating program-related conferences, conventions, or meetings.

  • May supervise staff.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

  • This is not an administrative support position.


  • Bachelor's degree in a field related to the program and two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


  • Post-graduate degree and minimum of two years of program related experience in international relations, democratic development, human rights, law, gender and/or good governance.

  • Strong writing and communication skills, familiarity with NGOs and project-based fundraising, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Prior experience in data analysis, monitoring, and evaluation and with budgeting and budget management is highly preferred.

  • Microsoft Excel skills are required.

  • Experience living or working abroad, and French proficiency are a plus.

  • A high level of personal energy, positive attitude, sense of humor and ability to work in a team setting are essential.

  • This position is Atlanta-based and may involve domestic and/or international travel.

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. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. The Carter Center requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption.

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Job Number 112192

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