Emory Healthcare/Emory University The Carter Center: Senior Program Associate, Democracy 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 or 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 (https://www.cartercenter.org/) .
The Senior Program Associate will support one or more major projects within the Democracy Program, including the day-to-day planning, design and implementation of multi-faceted initiatives. Backstop international field offices and programmatic activities. Designs training materials and work-plans, overseeing day-to-day project implementation of field-based observation activities and CSO capacity building programs in Africa and the Middle East/North Africa region. Supports budget management, development of proposals, technical and donor reports, fundraising, and public relations. Liaises with both Carter Center staff and external clients, as required. May conduct applied research, manage program publications, supervise staff and interns, and other project(s) responsibilities as assigned. The Senior Program Associate will report to the Associate Director of the Democracy Program. Due to travel requirement, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be 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.
- 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.
Post-graduate degree and minimum of four years of program-related experience in international relations, democratic development, elections, 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.
Demonstrated proficiency in project management, including supervision and relationship building.
Experience in election observation, civil society technical support, survey research or other field-based research methods required.
Prior experience in citizen observation, CSO capacity building, data analysis, monitoring and evaluation, and budgeting and budget management is highly preferred.
Microsoft Excel skills are required.
Experience living or working abroad in Africa or the Middle East/North Africa region, and French or Arabic 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 will require domestic and/or international travel.
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 91020
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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