“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.”
A leader in the eradication and elimination of diseases, the Center fights six preventable diseases – Guinea worm, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, and malaria in Hispaniola – by using health education and simple, low-cost methods. The Center also strives to improve maternal and child health in Sudan and Nigeria and improve access to mental health care globally. These efforts have brought to resource-limited countries better disease surveillance and health care delivery systems. Because communities often are burdened by several diseases, the Center also is pioneering new public health approaches to efficiently and effectively treat multiple diseases at once. In all our work, an emphasis is placed on building partnerships for change among international agencies, governments, nongovernmental organizations, corporations, national ministries of health, and most of all, with people at the grass roots. We help people acquire the tools, knowledge, and resources they need to transform their own lives, building a more peaceful and healthier world for us all.
The Country Representative (CR) serves as The Carter Center (TCC) Country Representative (CR) and technical advisor under the direct supervision of the Vice President, Overseas Operations with appropriate functional guidance from Program Director(s) and the Vice President for Health Programs of The Carter Center. The CR will support Guinea Worm Eradication Program, the Trachoma Control Program, and other programs as needed. Technical guidance is provided by Program Director(s). The CR assists in strategic planning and implementation of TCC-assisted program initiatives in South Sudan and ensures that the interests and resources of TCC are properly represented and managed. The CR assists in implementing TCC program policies and procedures and draft plans of action and budgets specific to South Sudan. The CR is expected to act diligently, courteously, and tactfully in the conduct of TCC official business with their national counterparts and with other national and international officials. The CR works with all parties at the national, regional and local levels, with the United Nations organizations, e.g., World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), bilateral donors, e.g., USAID and FCDO, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and others to advance TCC programs. This position is located in in Juba, South Sudan and is an unaccompanied assignment scheduled for 2 years, with the possibility of an extension. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.
- Knowledge of the political, social, and economic context of South Sudan, previous experience working & living in South Sudan or similar location.
- Ability to effectively communicate to culturally diverse groups and staff at all levels internally and externally.
- Experience successfully leading and managing field projects and teams in varying cultural and security contexts.
- Ability to collaborate with the Ministry of Health, key partners and other government agencies is essential.
- Demonstrated capacity to live and work in remote and insecure field locations with basic amenities and few or no other international staff and adhere a strict curfew and movement restrictions.
- Proven experience providing remote management supervision for field teams and partners.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
- International experience in Africa.
FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
- Serves as a representative in the country of assignment.
- Directs and manages the implementation of program initiatives in the designated country, including development of program policies and procedures.
- Works closely with the host country’s governmental agencies, as applicable, as well as other non-governmental organizations. Responsible for managing the program objectives in the assigned country, and may supervise local staff.
- Collaborates and develops relationships with representatives of other organizations to achieve program goals.
- Directs contract negotiations with vendors/consultants in the country of assignment.
- Researches, writes, and presents program-related speeches.
- Oversees required record-keeping and the preparation of operational, statistical, and briefing reports.
- Provides leadership and overall management to locally recruited personnel in the country of assignment.
- Performs other related duties as required.
A bachelor’s degree in a field related to the program area. Five years of related experience.