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 is seeking a highly-qualified individual to serve as Country Representative for the Carter Center’s office in Yangon, Myanmar. The successful candidate for this position will manage the Carter Center’s peacebuilding, democracy and election projects in Myanmar and any future projects as added. The Country Representative will also be responsible for security, finance, human resources and other administrative and operational functions.
A bachelor’s degree in a field related to the program area. Five years of related experience.
• Master’s degree in social sciences, international human rights law, or other development-related field and at least seven years of progressively responsible experience, including five years’ experience managing field office programs and personnel (or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training).
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is required.
• Candidate should possess strong analysis, problem solving, prioritization, and risk-management skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills, cross-cultural understanding and the ability to lead and motivate a diverse team are crucial.
• Proven fundraising success and experience working with donors, government officials and international organizations are essential.
• Advanced financial and human resource management skills are required.
• Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.
• Significant experience with programs related to elections and election observation, peace building, and/or civil society strengthening.
• Proven experience managing field offices is required.
• Highly organized, able to work under pressure of tight deadlines when necessary, and possesses strong writing and communication skills.
• Knowledge about the political context and electoral environment in Myanmar, as well as about international standards related to democratic elections and civil and political rights.
• Experience working in Myanmar, the Southeast Asia region or comparable countries in transition is a plus.
• Willingness to take Hazardous Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) or have a current HEAT certificate.
• Knowledge of Burmese language or other language of Myanmar is an asset, but not required.
To be considered, please apply by clicking here or at https://staff-emory.icims.com/jobs and enter #41748