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NIGERIA – DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY
COMMUNITIES IN TRANSITION DIVISION
Creative Associates International (Creative) is a dynamic and fast-growing professional services firm that specializes in international development in the areas of education, democratic transitions and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm has field presence in 20 countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio that includes global contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other clients including the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defence. The firm has earned a solid reputation among its clients and missions worldwide and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.
POSITION START DATE: ANTICIPATED LATE FALL 2012
The Deputy Chief of Party will act as the Chief of Party (COP) and serves as the principal point of contact in Nigeria for procedural and substantive matters in the absence of the COP. S/he provides oversight of program planning, monitoring and evaluation, and quality; grant administration; program staff recruitment, deployment and development; and of the building and maintenance of relations with government officials, USAID personnel, and civil society leaders to ensure SACE program goals are met.
Reporting & Supervision:
The Deputy Chief of Party will report to the Chief of Party.
Assumes responsibility for representing the program to the donor, all partners and all other actors in the absence of the COP
Mentors staff and finds ways to enhance staff development
Maintains close and regular contact with senior program staff and partner organizations to ensure program activities are being implemented effectively and efficiently
Successfully manages the project’s relationship with local governments/ministries and other stakeholders
Ensures that technical, programmatic and administrative activities are carried out according to USAID and Creative’s policies and procedures
Oversees creation and implementation of project monitoring and evaluation activities
Engages in frequent communication with the Home Office so that the Project Director is aware of both progress and potential issues. Solicits assistance and input as needed to ensure that the project’s performance meets or exceeds technical and financial contractual requirements
Other duties as assigned by the COP
REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Law, Political Science, International Development, or a related field
Minimum of 7 years of demonstrated experience in the successful implementation of international development activities, preferably democracy and governance activities under a USG contract – 3 years of which shall have been in senior program management including direct supervision of professional and support staff
Prior experience in policy advocacy, government monitoring and oversight, or in capacity development
Experience in facilitating multi-sectorial collaboration among different technical fields and various type of stakeholders (NGOs, private sector, government, communities, youth groups, and international donors)
In-depth understanding of the role of civil society in development and experience in building capacity for civil society organizations and networks
Prior experience in awarding and managing grants to local organizations to promote democracy and governance goals
Familiarity with USAID policies and procedures
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Creative Associates International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/V/D.
Click link to apply: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=399423E068758220A59A86FCE90E0952.NA10_primary_jvm?org=CREATIVEASSOCIATES&cws=1&rid=68
Or email your cv no later than ten days from this post, to recruitment@CreativeDC.com and list “Nigeria” and the appropriate Job Code in the subject line.
DEADLINE: 27 March, 2013
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