The Carter Center: Country Representative, South Sudan, Health Programs #73774

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.”

Duties

- Serves as a representative in the country of assignment.
- Directs and manages the implementation of program initiatives in the designated country, including development of program policies and procedures.
- Works closely with the host country's governmental agencies, as applicable, as well as other non-governmental organizations. Responsible for managing the program objectives in the assigned country, and may supervise local staff.
- Collaborates and develops relationships with representatives of other organizations to achieve program goals.
- Directs contract negotiations with vendors/consultants in the country of assignment.
- Researches, writes and presents program-related speeches.
- Oversees required record-keeping and the preparation of operational, statistical and briefing reports.
- Provides leadership and overall management to locally recruited personnel in the country of assignment.
- Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

- Knowledge of the political, social, and economic context of South Sudan, previous experience working & living in South Sudan or similar location.
- Ability to effectively communicate to culturally diverse groups and staff at all levels internally and externally.
- Experience successfully leading and managing field projects and teams in varying cultural and security contexts.
- Ability to collaborate with the Ministry of Health, key partners and other government agencies is essential.
- Demonstrated capacity to live and work in remote and insecure field locations with basic amenities and few or no other international staff and adhere a strict curfew and movement restrictions.
- Proven experience providing remote management supervision for field teams and partners.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
- International experience in Africa.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

- A bachelor's degree in a field related to the program area. Five years of related experience.

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