Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, governance 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.
Position Summary :
The Chief of Party provides overall technical and administrative leadership and expertise for the Nigeria Education Initiative (NEI activity) and serves as the primary liaison with USAID / Nigeria on management and technical matters.
S / he will be responsible for the overall management implementation of the activity and report directly to the designated USAID Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).
Reporting & Supervision :
The COP will report directly to the project director at headquarters and will supervise project staff.
Primary Responsibilities :
S / he will supervise activity implementation and ensure the activity meets stated goals and reporting requirements.
The COP will take a leadership role in coordination among USAID and key stakeholders, including DFID and the Global Partnership for Education, and other implementing partners.
The COP position requires political savvy, as s / he will interact with numerous Gov’t of Nigeria institutions and senior-
level national and county-level gov’t officials.
The COP will have demonstrated ability to work in complex, politically charged, unstable environments, work across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to impact within agreed timelines.
Required Skills & Qualifications :
Requires a Masters’ degree in education or a directly relevant field from an accredited university.
Demonstrated progressive experience in management and oversight of programs that are of a similar scope, size and complexity to this activity.
Demonstrated experience in the education sector in Sub-Saharan Africa is required, with a focus in project designs, policy dialogue, strategic planning and implementation, education reform and national-
level quality improvement.
Technical experience in early grade reading, education in conflict-affected, or addressing high drop-out rates is highly encouraged.
The candidate must be professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English.