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.
We are currently seeking experienced candidates to fill multiple positions in Nigeria
Chief of Party
The Chief of Party will oversee a civil society strengthening program in Nigeria and will be the technical and administrative supervisor of all project activities.
Minimum of an advanced degree in social sciences, law, political science, development studies, or a related field;
Minimum of 10 years of demonstrated experience in the successful implementation of international development activities, preferably democracy and governance activities under a USG contract “ 5 years of which shall have been in senior program management including direct supervision of professional and support staff;
Demonstrated experience working with civil society development such as NGO development, service delivery improvement, advocacy, conflict mitigation, and local governance strengthening;
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);
Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with different donors, civil society organizations and host country government counterparts;
Prior experience in awarding and managing grants to local organizations to promote democracy and governance goals;
Demonstrated working experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria experience highly desirable
Knowledge of Nigerian culture, politics, and economic contexts;
Familiarity with USAID policies and procedures;
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
Deputy Chief of Party
The DCOP 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.
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 democracy and governance activities under a USG contract “ 3 years of which shall have been in senior program management including direct supervision of professional