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.
The purpose of the AgCompete project is to strengthen agriculture productivity and profitability of smallholder farmers in Nigeria.
administration of the Agriculture Competitiveness Fund to develop private sector partnerships and provide grants; and technical assistance that directly supports, coordinates, and organizes qualifying recipients to achieve the Missions food security objectives.
The project will contribute to the Mission’s overall Feed the Future strategy, which looks to improve agriculture competitiveness of smallholder farmers in Nigeria.
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.
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's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)