Chief of Party at Creative Associates International

Creative Associates International (Creative) is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Creative has been in Nigeria since 2004, and is currently accepting applications from senior and mid-level candidates for long-term positions for an anticipated agriculture value chain and competitiveness development program in Nigeria.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Chief of PartyRequisition Number: 16-0349Location: Northern NigeriaProject Duration: 5 yearsPosition SummaryCreative Associates seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated Good Governance USAID-funded project in Nigeria.The COP will be responsible for the strategic and technical leadership and in-country management of the project.S/he will oversee the long-term expatriate and local staff and short-term experts in achieving project results.The COP ensures compliance with all terms of the project contract and all relevant USAID and USG rules and regulations.The COP will also take the lead in coordinating with USAID, the Government of Nigeria - federal and state-level - and other implementing partners.Reporting & Supervision:This position reports to the Project Director at headquarters in Washington, D.C.Primary ResponsibilitiesManages and is responsible for strategic, technical and financial performance of the project;Provides leadership, and oversight of all administrative matters;Ensures technical, financial, and administrative activities are carried out according to Creative’s policies and procedures and consistent with USAID regulations;Works in partnership with the Project Director, engaging in frequent, routine communication with the Home Office around the project’s progress and potential issues;Develops and implements Results Framework/Logical Framework, and work plans for project activities;Oversees project monitoring and evaluation activities and ensures that project results are met;Supervises development and submission of project deliverables and provides timely and accurate reporting and briefings to USG/Stakeholders on all program areas;Oversees implementation of Creative’s security protocols and provides leadership in handling security-related issues;Responsible for managing the project’s relationships with federal and national level organizations and coordinating relationships with state, and local counterparts, with project State Governance Directors.Oversees implementation of project monitoring and evaluation activities, and ensures that project results and targets are met;Manages project team in a manner that is open and respectful and encourages professional development, and solicits constructive staff input. 

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