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The Carter Center, Procurement Coordinator, Overseas Operations

Emory University

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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 and 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 .




In close consultation with the programs and country offices, the Procurement Coordinator liaises with the Programs to procure materials, supplies and services. He/She reports to the Supervisor, Contracts and Procurement. As requested, he/she also briefs the Senior Associate Director, Overseas Operations and may provide additional support to non-procurement related OO projects as needed. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.



  • In consultation with the programs and field offices of The Carter Center, the Coordinator liaises with the Programs to procure materials, supplies, and services.
  • Reports to the Supervisor, Field Financial Operations and Procurement on procurement related topics, and to the Associate Director, Program Support on all other matters.
  • Serves as the primary representative to procure materials, supplies and services for a variety of international programs.
  • Works closely with vendors, program staff, and field staff to secure cost-effective, high quality products and services.
  • Independently investigates, evaluates, and determines the most appropriate method of acquiring goods and/or services, including value estimation, determining delivery requirements, and researching sources of supply.
  • Evaluates and analyzes bids and makes recommendations to the Supervisor, Field Financial Operations and Procurement.
  • Assists in developing strategies to identify new opportunities to provide competitive, cost-effective procurement services to the various programs.
  • Coordinates with the Health Programs’ Program Assistants and Associate Directors to assist with the consultant hiring process, including preparing the final contracts and offers to each consultant.
  • Ensures compliance of consultant contractual terms.
  • Oversees new consultant orientation, including, tracking cash advances, and assisting in briefings, especially for overseas consultations.
  • Assists the Associate Director, Program Support in ensuring all travel document requirements are met, including passport, visas, photographs, travel advance, health insurance documentation, and medical evacuation coverage.
  • Maintains consultant database, and documents all procurement activities.
  • Oversees creation of purchase orders, specifications, sourcing three quotes for purchases greater than $3,000, and communications with vendors.
  • Develops reports and presentations on the status of the consultant process using performance indicators.
  • Oversees data collection and analysis, and generates various summaries for review.
  • May serve as the back-up to the Program Assistant, Program Support.
  • Performs other duties including various special assignments, studies, and archiving that may require investigation, research, and preparation of reports on specific topics.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, communications or a related field, and two years of experience in procurement or office administration, OR an equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, database applications, and cloud-based applications and software.
  • Requires the ability to lift 50 pounds, and to bend, stoop and twist.
  • May require a valid Georgia driver’s license and an insurable driving record. International experience and French language proficiency preferred.
  • Working knowledge of e-procurement software is preferred.


  • Working knowledge of French.
  • Demonstrated experience in e-procurement, contracts, and inventory management systems.
  • International NGO experience.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.


NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to The Carter Center on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs. Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines. The Carter Center reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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