Senior Associate Director, Global Access to Information Program

The Carter Center
  • Location
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Oct 22

Position 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.

The Carter Center 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 at The Carter Center.


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.


Serving as the deputy to the Director, the Senior Associate Director oversees the implementation of the Global Access to Information Program’s country programming portfolio. The Senior Associate Director’s primary responsibilities include: all aspects of project management (design, implementation, and evaluation), fundraising, budget and grant management, staff supervision, and liaising with both Carter Center program and department personnel and external stakeholders. The Senior Associate Director supports the Program Director in setting overall strategy and assures that projects align with the program mission.



  • Proven expertise in the field of access to information, transparency, democratic development, or good governance is required. 
  • Post-graduate degree and at least ten (10) years related experience in international relations, political science, public policy, gender programming, human rights, good governance, and/or law. 
  • Exceptional written and communication skills. 
  • Candidates should be detail-oriented, well-organized, and able to independently manage multiple projects and lead teams. 
  • A positive attitude and ability to work in a fun, fast-paced environment is essential. 
  • Strong knowledge of NGOs and project-based fundraising and prior living/working experience abroad is a plus. 
  • High level of proficiency in Spanish is preferred.


  • Assumes a senior role in the planning, development, and implementation of various aspects of a complex global program. 
  • Serves as a liaison and key spokesperson to various committees and organizations. 
  • Leads policy formulation, strategy development, and management of daily operations. 
  • Collaborates with representatives from private, government, and international agencies to design, implement and/or evaluate program-related projects and strategies that effectively address the public needs associated with the program. 
  • Conducts research, designs new initiatives, and writes publishable articles and papers. 
  • May write grant proposals, and prepare/present associated reports to funding organizations and to clients. 
  • May engage in fundraising initiatives on behalf of the program. 
  • May oversee the annual budget and other financial aspects of the program. 
  • May supervise staff. 
  • Performs related responsibilities as required. 


Master's degree in a field related to the program and seven years of professional experience related to the program and previous supervisory and program/project management experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

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