Program Associate, Sr (NGO), China Program

The Carter Center
  • Location
    Atlanta, Virginia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 24

Position 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Designs and implements projects related to U.S.-China relations, and provides support to all aspects of the China Program. Plans and monitors the program's budget and grants. Drafts grant proposals and donor reports, and prepares briefing materials for senior executives. Develops and liaises with program partners in the U.S. and China under the guidance of the program director. Manages Program websites and coordinates the editing, writing, and updating of web content. Represents China Program at meetings and events. May supervise staff and interns. Performs other duties as assigned by the program director.

Master's degree in political science, international affairs, public policy, economics, communications, or a related field, and a minimum of three years of full-time experience in international affairs, development, or international business; must be bilingual in written and spoken English and Mandarin Chinese; superb writing skills in both languages a must; knowledge of Chinese and American politics, society, and foreign policies; knowledge of U.S.-China relations; knowledge of or experience in other developing countries (Africa in particular) a plus; experience with project design, monitoring and evaluation (DM&E); skills in web, graphic, and publication design preferred, as well as familiarity with social media and online communications tools. This is scheduled to be one year assignment.

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