Deputy Chief of Party / Operations
Economic Growth Division
Position Location : Abuja, Nigeria
Position Location : Background :
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.
Project Summary :
The objective of the West Africa Trade and Investment Activity is to improve private sector competitiveness with a focus on increasing the agricultural productivity and profitability of smallholder farmers in Nigeria, and promoting West Africa’s regional and international trade.
and (iii) technical assistance (TA) that directly supports, coordinates, and organizes qualifying recipients (i.e., partners and grantees) to achieve USAID’s trade and food security objectives.
The Trade Hub will contribute to both USAID / Nigeria’s Feed the Future objectives related to increasing the agricultural competitiveness of smallholder farmers in Nigeria as well as USAID / West Africa’s objective to increase broad-
based growth and resilience.
Position Summary :
As the Deputy Chief of Party / Operations, s / he is responsible for the seamless management of all operational aspects of project implementation including finances, office administration, human resources, security, procurement, local subcontractors, and grants in compliance with Creative and USG policies and procedures.
In the absence of the COP, the DCOP / Operations will serve as the COP.
Reporting & Supervision :
Reporting directly to the COP, the Deputy Chief of Party will support the COP in the management of program operations and provide technical leadership and oversight, as needed.
S / he will directly supervise the grants team, procurement team, the office Manager, the IT department, travel / logistics staff, and the HR and administration team.
S / he will additionally serve as primary liaison for international vendors.
Expected Outcomes :
Primary Responsibilities :
Required Skills & Qualifications :
Local and regional candidates strongly encouraged to apply. Position contingent upon donor funding.
Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.