Citizen Observation Project Director

Citizen Observation Project Director 

Peace Programs
The Carter Center – Sudan

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 is currently recruiting, contingent on the continued availability of funds, a highly-qualified individual to serve as Citizen Observation Project Director in Sudan, leading implementation of the Youth Citizen Observer Network Project, which supports youth’s ongoing role in Sudan’s democratic transition.
Applicants should have 5-10 years of senior level experience working on citizen observation or related programs. Experience in Sudan or relevant contexts is desirable. The position requires relocation to Khartoum, Sudan in August 2022 through July 2023 with a possibility of extension, pending funding and political developments. It will involve some travel within the country. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience working as part of a core team on election observation missions, in a leadership position of a citizen observation organization or similar CSO network building. Experience in elections and transition monitoring, guiding observer teams and networks, and knowledge of the applicable international human rights principles associated with civic engagement are essential. Leadership skills, cross-cultural understanding, and experience of work with and among youth are essential. Candidates should have the professional capacity to work in English; elementary Arabic or stronger is preferred. Demonstrated ability to provide advice and guidance regarding democratic governance and long-term observation is strongly preferred. Only candidates that meet these qualifications are encouraged to apply. Housing and transportation for foreign nationals is provided; salary is commensurate with experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five to ten years of experience required in implementing election monitoring missions, democracy and governance programs, or peace building / conflict-prevention efforts, ideally in countries transitioning from authoritarian to democratic governance. 
  • Experience in leading field office programmatic activities and managing personnel are also strongly preferred.
  • The successful candidate should be detail-oriented, well organized, and able to work under pressure and tight deadlines when necessary.
  • Experience living/working in Sudan or the MENA region is highly desirable.
  • Experience working with and among diversified youth groups in challenging contexts.
  • Strong writing and communication skills required.
  • A high level of personal energy, positive attitude and ability to work in a team setting are essential. Proficiency in English is required; elementary Arabic language skills preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (political science, law, development studies or similar) or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Masters or advanced degree preferred.

Please complete the form at this link no later than August 31, 2022: Apply Here

Note: Due to the large volume of applicants, the Center is not able to respond to all candidates.  No phone calls or in-person contacts will be entertained.