Deputy Program Director at Creative Associates International

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-crisis 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. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.  We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Deputy Program DirectorLocation: Abuja, NigeriaJob type: Full-TimeProject SummaryThe Department for International Development (DfID) Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria (PLANE) program’s proposed impact is “more children and young people acquire knowledge and skills that enhance their life chances,” and the proposed outcome is that “state and non-state basic education systems deliver better quality learning for children, including for marginalized groups.”It will tentatively focus on Kaduna, Kano, Borno and Yobe states while providing support to the federal government.Position SummaryThe Deputy Program Director makes operational decisions and manages the various technical components of the program.The Deputy Program Director works closely with the Program Director, other program team members and external stakeholders to ensure the program achieves results.Primary ResponsibilitiesEnsures that program components are results-oriented, ensures high quality deliverables and relevant and timely reporting;Manages the organizational and logistical aspects of the program to ensure it will achieve its the goals, outcomes, and benchmarks;Manages Output Leads to ensure their activities are aligned to the work plan;Ensures synergies and cohesion between the various components and activities;Participates and engages in technical meetings and maintains positive relationships with government officials, partners, and implementing partners; andServes as Creative's respresentative and acting Program Director in the Program Director's absence.Reporting & Supervision:This position reports to the Program Director. 

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