Country Rep, Field Office Director, Middle East

The Carter Center
  • Location
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 13

Position 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.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree in a field related to the program area. Five years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

The Field Office Director (FOD) will work with a team to develop, initiate and implement the Center’s humanitarian, democracy and conflict resolution activities. The position requires ongoing liaison with key actors in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and Israel. The FOD will work from the Center’s offices in Jerusalem and Ramallah, with regular travel within Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. She/he will report to the Associate Director of the Carter Center Resolution Program, based in Atlanta, GA.

The minimum requirements for this position are a bachelor's degree in a field related to the program area, and five years of related experience. The preferred candidate would hold a relevant graduate degree, have extensive experience with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Arabic language capacity. Experience implementing programs related to governance, election observation, or conflict mitigation is strongly preferred, as are the diplomatic skills necessary to liaise effectively with senior officials and grassroots activists from a variety of backgrounds.

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