Sr Program Assoc, Design, Monitoring & Evaluation, Carter Center (Atlanta, GA)

full-time job
Atlanta, Georgia
Closes: Jun 19, 2018

WebsiteThe Carter Center

The Carter Center: Senior Program Associate, Design, Monitoring and Evaluation #21044
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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 Senior Program Associate, Design, Monitoring and Evaluation will act as an internal consultant to The Carter Center’s Health and Peace Programs on design, monitoring, and evaluation (DM&E) standards and practices. The position will provide guidance to programs in developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans that demonstrate contribution to impact. This position is responsible for ensuring plans meet organizational and field standards as well as donor requirements, and drives projects that support DM&E including development of materials, delivery of training, facilitation of planning processes, and operational research. Is a member and supports the DM&E Coaching Team coordinating activities in consultation with the DM&E Advisor. Works across programs and support units to facilitate learning, identify good practices, and advance efficiency and impact. Responsible for DM&E intranet presence and resources. Coordinates meetings, supervises interns, and performs other responsibilities as assigned. Reports to the DM&E Advisor. May travel (domestic and international) as required and may represent the unit in public. This position is Atlanta-based.

  • Master’s degree in DM&E, international development, nonprofit administration, public policy, or related fields.
  • Eight years of experience in designing, monitoring, and evaluating international programs with an emphasis on programs that expect behavioral or norms change.
  • Detail oriented, well organized, and able to work under pressure and tight deadlines when necessary.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to collect and interpret qualitative and quantitative data, develop and implement data collection systems and other strategies, analyze results using statistical techniques, and conduct mixed-method evaluations.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Competence with computer applications required; prefer intermediate competency with most Office 365 applications, online webcasting platforms, and intranet management tools.
  • A high level of personal energy, positive attitude, and ability to work in a team setting are essential.
  • Fluency in French, a plus.
  • Designs, implements, coordinates operational facets of a specific program and its related activities.
  • Manages work plans that are designed to accomplish program goals and objectives, and implements changes for improvement and efficiency.
  • Makes decisions on behalf of the program based on critical analyses of operational/statistical reports, financial data and budget forecasts, and outside trends and factors related to the program.
  • May plan, administer or monitor the program’s budget, financial management, and/or grants.
  • Takes a leadership role on program-related committees and teams.
  • May develop fund raising initiatives, including researching and identifying funding sources and writing and submitting grant proposals.
  • Conducts program research and ensures that mandatory operational and statistical reports are fact-based and comply with regulations.
  • Serves as liaison with other groups and organizations participating in the program or seeking knowledge of the program, and may write and give speeches/presentations at conferences, university functions, or before various boards.
  • May supervise staff.
  • Ensures that complete and accurate program records are kept and maintained.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


Bachelor’s degree in a field related to specified program areas and four years related program management experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

Additional Details

Min Annual Rate
USD $48,700.00/Yr.
Mid Annual Rate
USD $65,100.00/Yr.

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