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Deputy Chief Of Party At Creative Associates International

Date Posted: 13/Oct/2013
Deadline: Not Specified
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria


Deputy Chief of Party

Communities in Transition Division



Creative Associates International 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, DC, the firm has a 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 Defense. The firm has earned a solid reputation among its clients and missions worldwide and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike. 


Position Summary

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, universities and civil society leaders to ensure program goals are met.  


Reporting & Supervision

The Deputy Chief of Party reports to the Chief of Party.


Primary Responsibilities

  • 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

  • Minimum of an advanced 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 conflict mitigation and management 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 on conflict mitigation and management programs;
  • 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);
  • Prior experience in awarding and managing grants to local organizations;
  • Familiarity with USAID policies and procedures;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.


Desired Skills & Qualifications

Experience with early warning systems



Creative Associates International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/V/D.




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