The Carter Center

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.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION PROGRAM:

The Carter Center works to build sustainable peace in emerging democracies and to prevent and resolve conflicts.

The Center has conflict resolution efforts underway in:

Israel-Palestine, where we support a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We encourage reconciliation between Palestinian factions and promote comprehensive peace in the region.

Mali, where the Center serves as the Independent Observer of the 2015 Peace Agreement, reporting on the progress of the implementation of agreement.

Preventing Violent Extremism, where we aim to combat and prevent the rise of violent extremism and Islamophobia by working with religious and community leaders in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and the United States.

Sudan, where the Center supported the de facto ceasefire that’s been in place since early 2016 and continues to support the current phase of the peace process.

Syria, where we support a political solution to the catastrophic war by exploring governance and constitutional reform options, and where we have initiated a conflict mapping project that analyzes the unprecedented volume of citizen-generated information about the conflict to better inform peacebuilding efforts.

SUMMARY:

Assists in the administration and support of programs by handling routine program correspondence and inquiries; budgeting and accounting; managing program files and database; handling logistics of meetings, conferences and staff travel; and monitoring budgets and grant information. Some international travel may be required. Due the travel requirement, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required. May assist with the supervision of interns and volunteers.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent preferred in international relations or related field.
  • Previous experience with various personal computer software applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point.
  • Experience with international organizations and federal grant/contract compliance regulations preferred.
  • Foreign language skill, especially French, preferred.
  • Interest in global affairs and ability to work on a number of tasks simultaneously.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Provides administrative and logistical support for projects, initiatives, and programs within an NGO environment.
  • Assists assigned managers and team members by maintaining calendars, receiving and composing communications as correspondence, and replies to inquiries.
  • Handles preparations, scheduling, logistics, and other various requirements for domestic and international travel.
  • Drafts contracts, budgets, and donor reports with direction from manager.
  • Processes financial documents including contracts, expense reports, invoices, etc.
  • Writes routine reports and correspondence, and assists with the development of project/program materials.
  • Organizes meetings and events.
  • Works with and maintains data management and filing for projects/program.
  • Serves as an administrator of work product with other programs/departments, i.e. finance, program development, public information, etc.
  • Liaises and communicates with project consultants and field office staff, providing logistical and administrative support, as directed.
  • Conducts research and provides support to one or more staff members in regards to project and programmatic efforts.
  • May supervise work study students and volunteers.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A high school diploma or equivalent AND five years of administrative experience, OR a bachelor’s degree. Proficiency with various personal computer software applications.

To apply for this job please visit staff-emory.icims.com.