Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn in partnership with Emory University, The Carter Center was created to advance peace and health worldwide. The Center, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. The Center seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health. The Center, a not-for-profit organization, has helped to improve life for people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases, and improving mental health care. The Carter Center collaborates with other organizations, public or private, in carrying out its mission around the world. For additional information regarding accomplishments, leadership, governance, and current programs, please visit our website, www.cartercenter.org.
The Carter Center's Global Access to Information (ATI) Program works in partnership with governments, civil society, and international and regional bodies to improve governance and transform lives through a meaningful right of access to information.
Summary: Working under the overall supervision of the director, the associate director will support management of one or more projects within the Global Access to Information Program, including strategic direction, design and implementation, budgeting, fundraising, and public relations. Liaises with both Carter Center staff and external clients. Tasks include supporting project development, grant development, budget planning, leading and/or participating in field missions, project/initiative promotion, report production and networking. Assist the director in defining and evaluating the program’s overall mission and strategy, supervise staff, interns and consultants as assigned by director.
Preferred Qualifications: Post-graduate degree and a minimum of seven (7) years related experience in international relations, political science, public policy, gender programming, human rights, good governance and/or law. Strong written and communication skills. Applicant should be detail-oriented, well-organized, and proactive on follow-up. A positive attitude is essential. Familiarity with NGOs and project-based fundraising and prior living/working experience abroad a plus. High level of proficiency in Spanish is preferred.
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