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.
Since 2012, The Carter Center has endeavored to analyze open-source information (such as social media posts and YouTube videos) related to the Syrian conflict in as much detail as possible, with the goal of assisting mediators and conflict responders. Using these publicly available resources, as well as information gleaned from regular consultations with stakeholders, the Center has documented and mapped over 100,000 conflict events in Syria (including clashes, aerial bombardments, artillery shelling, etc.), the changing relations between thousands of armed groups, and front-line changes.
This information allows The Carter Center to provide mediators and conflict responders with up-to-date, detailed analysis of developments throughout Syria. Additionally, the Center maintains updated maps of areas of control throughout Syria, publishes regular conflict updates, and releases periodic in-depth reports on noteworthy conflict developments. All of this information is analyzed and shared directly with mediators and humanitarian organizations through a software tool provided by Palantir Technologies.
The Program Associate organizes, coordinates, and supports many of the operational facets of the Syria Conflict Mapping Project. This position works with relevant staff at headquarters, field staff, consultants and external collaborators to achieve project goals. Incumbent responds to requests for information from media organization and relevant humanitarian and conflict resolution organizations. The Program Associate prepares budgets and reports and takes part in discussions pertaining to the planning and decision making at headquarters on the progress and goals of the project. S/he contributes to and edits reports, briefings, grants, and budgets related to the program. The position provides limited administrative support as needed. May supervise, interns, graduate assistants, and volunteers. This position represents the program at external meetings and conferences as needed. The Program Associate manages the project’s database and incoming sources of data through data cleaning and data management and liaises with partners as needed. Incumbent performs related responsibilities as required. Includes occasional international travel.
FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
Bachelor's degree in a field related to the program and two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
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