The Carter Center: Associate Director of Programs, GWEP

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

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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 .

 

SUMMARY:

  • The Associate Director will assist with the end stage of the Guinea Worm Eradication Programs (GWEPs) in one or more Guinea worm affected countries, currently: Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Mali, South Sudan.  
  • The Associate Director 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 Associate Director also works in coordination with The Carter Center's Country Representatives (CRs).
  • This position will report to the Senior Associate Director, Guinea Worm Eradication Program.
  • Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTIONS:

  • 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Master's 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 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.
  • French language proficiency required.
  • Portuguese proficiency preferred.

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.  All non-exempt employees must reside within the state of Georgia. The Carter Center reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee. 



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