Operations Manager
Creative Associates International
Abuja, Abuja FCT, Nigeria
2d ago
source : Fidanto

Job Description Category Programs Req ID OPERA01982 Posted Date 2020 03 12 Schedule Full Time Location Abuja Nigeria NGA Background 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 15 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 Creative Associates seeks an Operations Manager for an upcoming education project in Nigeria which seeks to improve student access to school and literacy outcomes in a language they use and understand in Grades 1 3 in select areas of Nigeria equitably and sustainably The Operations Manager is responsible for the management of human resources local procurement and information technology of the program in a fluid and complex operational environment Reporting amp Supervision This Operations Manager reports to the Deputy Chief of Party DCOP Primary Responsibilities Ensure streamlined operations systems in line with Creative and donor rules and regulations Provide administrative and logistical support to the portfolio of programs Ensure an in depth awareness of operational issues in the context of Nigeria Streamline and maintain procurement processes to meet grant deliverables and milestones Serve as the primary liaison to all vendors and subcontractors Responsible for day to day management of subcontracts with international vendors Serve as primary liaison for Creative HQ on international subcontractor issues Manage and oversee staff responsible for arranging travel and logistics for staff and project equipment and inventory Provide timely and accurate reports on location of staff and assets and maintain proper hard and soft copy files for each Reports may be requested by HQ or donor Responsible for program compliance with Task Order U S Government rules and regulations and Creative policies and procedures Support DCOP in all operations tasks and duties Manage train and mentor key team members in the areas of administration logistics human resources procurement budgeting and finance and Respond to requests from donor and supervisors as needed Required Skills amp Qualifications At least five 5 years of relevant work experience including experience with a Contractor or international NGO managing an office or program At least four 4 years of experience supervising complex high speed and challenging field operations in developing countries Familiarity with or have experience in education type projects Experience with operations logistics and subcontracts Knowledge of basic operating procedures in high risk environments Experience in Sub Saharan Africa Proficient oral and written communication skills in English and local languages Strong analytical capacity and Previous experience working with USAID desired Local nationals are strongly encouraged to apply Equal Opportunity Employer Protected Veterans Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about discussed or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant However employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information unless the disclosure is a in response to a formal complaint or charge b in furtherance of an investigation proceeding hearing or action including an investigation conducted by the employer or c consistent with the contractor rsquo s legal duty to furnish information 41 CFR 60 1 35 c PI119020416 About the Organization Creative Associates International Creative 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 D C the firm has 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

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