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Emory Healthcare/Emory University The Carter Center: Program Associate, Special Health 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 atThe Carter Center. (


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, implement the Health Programs strategic plan, and develop and implement Health Systems Strengthening projects, along with other special projects as assigned.

The Program Associate supports the Associate Director for Special Health Projects (SHP) Unit with the planning, implementation, management and monitoring of activities. The position also assists with various duties including program design and planning, program budgeting, grant reporting and management, administrative and technical assistance for field activities, and liaising with Carter Center program staff and external stakeholders. S/he maintains direct communication with and travels to program field offices to support activities, meetings, and program oversight. This position is Atlanta-based and may require some domestic and international travel. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required. The Program Associate reports to the Associate Director of Special Health Projects.


  • 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.


  • Public health-related experience, particularly in an international setting.

  • Experience with program design, monitoring, and evaluation with a non-governmental organization (NGO), international agency, or government agency.

  • Knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative data collection methods.

  • Capable with Office 365, Microsoft SharePoint or other web-based collaborative platforms.

  • Strong ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, attention to detail, work independently and in a team setting are a must.

  • Competence with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint required.

  • Strong quantitative skills (Microsoft Excel) required to manage budgets and track program data.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and must exhibit a cordial demeanor and be capable of day-to-day organization and follow-up.

  • Highly advanced intercultural and interpersonal skills are key to this position's success.

  • Competency in a foreign language and experience living/working in Africa will be a huge asset.

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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Job Number 98033

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