Chief of Party at Creative Associates International

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. We are recruiting to fill the position of:Job Title: Chief of PartyRequisition Number: 17-0101Location: AbujaProject BackgroundThe purpose of the AgCompete project is to strengthen agriculture productivity and profitability of smallholder farmers in Nigeria.The project will be composed of three main components: design of the Agriculture Competitiveness Fund for private sector partnerships and funding to catalyze technological innovations; administration of the Agriculture Competitiveness Fund to develop private sector partnerships and provide grants; and technical assistance that directly supports, coordinates, and organizes qualifying recipients to achieve the Missions food security objectives.The project will contribute to the Mission's overall Feed the Future strategy, which looks to improve agriculture competitiveness of smallholder farmers in Nigeria.Position SummaryThe Chief of Party (COP) is the leader of the entire project team, responsible for overall implementation, results, and management.He/she is the team's interlocutor with USAID and is responsible for establishing and maintaining constructive relations with counterparts across Nigeria.The COP is the final implementing team authority on management issues including staff, logistics, financial accounting and security.Expected Outcomes:Ensure the project is operational and meets its contractual objectivesEnsure key project deliverables are timely and approvedPrimary ResponsibilitiesProvide overall management and leadership of technical, administrative, operational, and logistical direction of the project;Serve as primary liaison with USAID on management and technical work;Foster and maintain collaborative relationships with Nigerian government officials, and senior-level national and county-level government officials;Lead coordination with USAID, key stakeholders, and other implementing partners;Manage and supervise the work of project personnel and subcontractors. 

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