Senior Associate Director, Rule of Law Program

The Carter Center
September 5, 2019
Atlanta, Georgia
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
10+ Years
Education (minimum)
Travel Required?
Base Salary
Not specified


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.


The Carter Center's Rule of Law Program, in partnership with governments, civil society, and international and regional bodies, advances good governance and trust to transform lives through enhanced accountability, transparency and inclusive access to information and justice.


Serving as the deputy to the Director, the Senior Associate Director supervises the implementation of the Rule of Law Program's country programming portfolio. The Senior Associate Director's primary responsibilities include: all aspects of project management (design, implementation, and evaluation), fundraising, budget and grant management, staff supervision, and liaising with both Carter Center program and department personnel and external stakeholders. The Senior Associate Director supports the Program Director in setting overall strategy and assures that projects align with the program and Carter Center mission. This position requires international travel and HEAT training.


  • Ten years of professional experience, with a minimum of three years of equivalent senior management experience.
  • Proven expertise in the field of rule of law, transparency, democratic development, or good governance is required.
  • Previous international experience is required.
  • Exceptional written and communication skills.
  • Candidates should be detail-oriented, well-organized, and able to independently manage multiple projects and lead teams.
  • Strong knowledge of NGOs and project-based fundraising, prior living/working experience abroad is a plus.
  • High level of proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

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