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Program Associate, Senior, Rule of Law Program

The Carter Center

The Carter Center

Operations · Full-time
Atlanta, GA, USA
62,910 – 65,000 USD per year
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024
  • Support one or more major projects within the Rule of Law Program, including design and implementation of multi-faceted initiatives, support for international field offices, budget management, drafting of proposals and donor reports, fundraising, and public relations.
  • Liaises with both Carter Center staff and external clients, as required.
  • May conduct applied research, manage program publications, supervise interns, and other project(s) responsibilities as assigned.
  • The Senior Program Associate will report to the Director of the Rule of Law Program or her designee.
  • Due to the requirements of the position, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required as part of the position and must be completed before any travel commences.


  • 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.


  • Post-graduate degree and minimum of four years of program related experience in international relations, democratic development, human rights, law, gender and/or good governance.
  • Strong writing and communication skills, experience with NGOs and project-based fundraising,  and  ability to  work  in  a  fast-paced  environment.
  • Prior experience in data analysis, monitoring, and evaluation with budgeting.
  • Budget management is highly preferred.
  • Microsoft Excel skills are required.
  • Experience living or working abroad, and foreign language proficiency are a plus.
  • A high level of personal energy, positive attitude, sense of humor and ability to work effectively in a team setting are essential.
  • This position is Atlanta-based and may involve domestic and/or international travel.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to The Carter Center on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs.  Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines.  The Carter Center reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

The Carter Center is an equal opportunity employer.