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Associate Director, Programs (NGO), Rule of Law Program


The Carter Center

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Company Description

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. 

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Job Description

The Associate Director will work under the overall supervision of the Senior Associate Director and will manage one or more projects within the Rule of Law Program, including design and implementation, budgeting, strategic direction, fundraising, and public relations.
Tasks include project and grant development, budget planning, field missions, project/initiative promotion, report production, networking and liaising with internal and external partners.
Assist the Director and Senior Associate Director in defining and evaluating the program's overall mission and strategy; supervise staff, interns, and consultants as assigned by Director or Senior Associate Director.
The Associate Director is expected to manage projects in Central America and the Caribbean.
Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.

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Employment Type
  • Full Time
Job Duties
  • 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.
Desired skills
  • Juris Doctorate or other post-graduate degree and a minimum of seven (7) years related experience in access to justice, law, public policy, human rights, anti-corruption, transparency/accountability, and/or good governance.
  • Programming experience in transparency/accountability, anti-corruption, access to justice, and/or rule of law projects is preferred.
  • Proficiency in Spanish is required.
  • Past experience communicating project results, donor reporting, and public outreach, such as social media, is a plus.
  • Applicant should have strong written and communication skills, be detail-oriented, well-organized, and proactive on follow-up.
  • A positive attitude and an excellent sense of humor are essential.
  • Familiarity with working with government and NGOs and experience with bilaterally-funded international projects, and prior international work experience, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean, would be a plus.
  • Ability to travel internationally is required.
Required Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Required 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.
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