The Carter Center: Program Associate, Democracy Program
Company: Emory Healthcare/Emory University
Posted on: January 28, 2023
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future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity
and excellence of our academic community.DescriptionThe 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 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 atThe Carter Center
(https://www.cartercenter.org/) .DESCRIPTIONThe Carter Center is
recognized as a pioneer and leader in the field of election
observation. It has monitored 113 elections in 39 countries,
helping to ensure democratic elections that reflect the will of the
people. When the Center first started observing elections in the
late 1980s, the Cold War was ending and a wave of democratization
was spreading globally. In the last 10 years, however, the trend
toward greater democracy has plateaued, and citizens in many parts
of the globe are now confronting challenges from authoritarian
governments and narrowing political space. Beyond elections, the
Center seeks to deepen democracy by nurturing full citizen
participation in public policy-making and by helping to establish
government institutions that bolster the rule of law, fair
administration of justice, access to information, and government
transparency.A culture of respect for human rights is crucial to
permanent peace. The Center supports the efforts of human rights
activists at the grass roots, while also working to advance
national and international human rights laws that uphold the
dignity and worth of each individual. When democracy backslides or
formal diplomacy fails, the Center offers conflict resolution
expertise and has furthered avenues for peace in Africa, the Middle
East, Latin America, and Asia. Since 1982, The Carter Center has
shown that creating a world at peace is a very possible journey,
one step at a time.FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Conducts research and gathers accurate information to develop
- May plan, administer, or monitor the program's budget or
- 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.MINIMUM
- 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.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Master's degree in international studies, political science, or
- Two years working on issues related to gender, human rights,
governance, elections and/or related areas.
- Previous experience with international or citizen election
observation is desirable.
- Strong collaborative problem solving and analytic skills, a
high level of personal energy, positive attitude and ability to
work in a team setting are essential.
- Applicants should be detail-oriented, highly organized, and
able to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
- Exceptional initiative and follow-through skills that deliver
measurable results are crucial.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and very high
facility with computers are a must.
- Advanced French language skills are highly preferred.
- Prior living or working experience in a developing country is
- Project design and management experience with an NGO,
international agency, or government agency is a plus.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 temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to
return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory
reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to
employee.Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive CultureTo ensure
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University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal
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disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in
admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any
factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students,
faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University
programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination.
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Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era
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committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of
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Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.Connect With
Us!Connect with us for general consideration!Job Number 97118Job
Type Regular Full-TimeDivision The Carter CenterDepartment The
Carter CenterThis position may involve the following Health and
Safety issues: Not ApplicableJob Category Business OperationsCampus
Location (For Posting) : City AtlantaLocation : Name Carter
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