Associate Director, Rule of Law Program

Associate Director, Rule of Law Program

Associate Director, Rule of Law Program

Associate Director, Rule of Law Program

The Carter Center
February 8, 2023
Atlanta, Georgia
Position type
Experience (minimum)
5-10 Years
Education (minimum)
Travel required?
Base salary (minimum)
Not specified



The Associate Director will work under the overall supervision of the Director, and will manage one or more projects within the Rule of Law Program, including design and implementation, budgeting, strategic direction, fundraising, and public relations. Tasks include project and grant development, budget planning, field missions, project/initiative promotion, report production, networking and liaising with internal and external partners. Assist the director in defining and evaluating the program's overall mission and strategy, supervise staff, interns and consultants as assigned by director. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.


  • 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 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 NGO's for purposes of conducting research and designing new initiatives.
  • May supervise program staff.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


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


  • Post-graduate degree and a minimum of seven (7) years related experience in access to justice, law, public policy, human rights, transparency/accountability, and/or good governance.
  • Programming experience of access to justice or rule of law projects is preferred.
  • Applicant should have strong written and communication skills, be detail- oriented, well-organized, and proactive on follow-up.
  • A positive attitude and an excellent sense of humor are essential.
  • Familiarity with NGOs and project-based fundraising, prior international work experience.

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.

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