Associate Director, Conflict Resolution Program #73542

The Carter Center

About the organization

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.


- 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 the 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 NGOs for purposes of conducting research and designing new initiatives.
- May supervise program staff. Performs other related duties as required.


- Post-graduate degree in conflict resolution, international relations, area studies, international law, or related fields.
- Five years of experience in international conflict resolution, preferably in the Middle East including negotiation, mediation, facilitation, and program design.
- Incumbent should have strong representational and interpersonal skills, be detail-oriented and well organized, and be capable of assertively following and bringing activities to closure.
- A high level of personal energy and a positive attitude are essential.
- Strong writing and communication skills and competence with personal computer applications are musts.
- Familiarity with NGOs and project-based fundraising is advantageous.
- Foreign language skills are preferable, in particular, French and/or Arabic.

- Bachelor's degree in a field related to the specific program as indicated and six years program-related experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

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