Country Representative Recruitment Notice, Tunisia

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 Center is currently recruiting a Country Representative to lead its field office in Tunisia. This high-level expert will help shape and strategize the Center’s programmatic priorities in the country, oversee multiple projects’ operational and technical implementation, and manage field staff, maintaining fiscal due diligence across programs. The Country Representative will regularly analyze legal, political, and electoral developments in Tunisia, and is responsible for conceptualizing and drafting statements and official communications. S/he will represent the Carter Center in Tunisia and will build strategic relationships with key actors in its civic, political, and electoral spheres.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Represent the Carter Center in Tunisia. Develop and maintain productive, strategic relationships with project partners and other key actors in-country, including government officials, international organizations, diplomatic missions, donors, NGO and civil society representatives, media and other relevant institutions and groups;
  • Direct and supervise international and national staff in conjunction with Atlanta-based program management. Oversee daily operations, including recruitment, hiring, and capacity building of local staff members, as well as logistics of project initiatives;
  • Oversee and manage logistical, administrative and security processes for operating a Carter Center office in Tunisia. Ensure that all operations comply with Tunisian laws and regulations, donor obligations and with Carter Center policies;
  • Oversee security planning and tracking in coordination with the Carter Center’s Office of International Support (OIS) and Atlanta-based management;
  • Maintain fiduciary responsibility for all field office project funds, with the assistance of an accountant, in accordance with budget limitations and donor contract regulations;
  • Provide analysis and advice to the Carter Center on important programmatic, operational, and substantive issues;
  • Provide leadership in the design and implementation of Tunisia programs. Take the lead in developing new project proposals in collaboration with Atlanta program staff; and
  • Ensure effective and timely coordination and communication between headquarters and field office staff, as well as between programmatic and administrative teams.


Ideal candidates will possess some or all of the following qualifications:

  • At least ten years of experience working in the field of law, international development, election administration or monitoring, human rights, democracy and governance programs, political analysis, including at least seven years working on donor-funded DRG programming in a similar developing country context;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a field office and/or an election observation mission, conduct legal/electoral assessments and/or provide election technical assistance with a special emphasis on the middle east, and preferably Tunisia;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of international and regional civil and human rights documents, treaties and covenants, election standards documents, and election observation methodologies;
  • Substantial experience in project, human resources, and fiscal management, operation coordination, and security planning in coordination with a headquarters-based project manager and team; and
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English. French and/or Arabic are an asset.

Please upload a cover letter and a CV to Only applications uploaded in the system will be considered. For questions, please e-mail

Deadline for submissions: August 31, 2020 or until filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their application documents as soon as possible; decisions will be made on a rolling basis from the deadline until the position is filled. Due to the large volume of applicants, only those candidates selected for an interview or additional consideration will be notified by the Center. No phone calls or in-person contacts will be entertained.