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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.

CHIEF OF PARTY

 
Requisition Number: CHIEF01438
Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY
Creative Associates seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for a USAID funded project, Northern Education Initiative Plus (NEI+), that seeks to improve access and quality of education for school-aged children in Northern Nigeria.
The COP provides overall technical and administrative leadership and expertise for the project?s activity and serves as the primary liaison with the donor and host government on management and technical matters.

Reporting & Supervision:
The COP will report directly to the project director at headquarters and will supervise project staff.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Oversee the overall management and implementation of project activity;
Supervise activity implementation and ensure the activity meets stated goals and reporting requirements;
Actively engage key stakeholders; other education partners including DFID, UNICEF and the Global Partnership for Education and other USAID-funded implementing partners;
Interact with numerous Government of Nigeria institutions and senior-level government officials; and

Manage a diverse team to deliver impact within agreed timelines.

REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
A Masters? degree in Education or a directly relevant field from an accredited university;
At least 15 years of management and supervisory experience working with international development programs;
At least five (5) years of experience in Sub-Saharan Africa;
Experience in project designs, policy dialogue, strategic planning and implementation, education reform and national-level quality improvement;
Demonstrated ability to work in complex, politically charged, unstable environments; and
Professionally proficiency and fluency in written and spoken English.

DESIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience in early grade reading or education in conflict-affected, alternative and rural settings; and
Experience building organizational capacity and/or systems strengthening.

PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP DIRECTOR

Requisition Number: PUBLI01439
Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY
Creative Associates seeks a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Director for the West Africa Trade and Investment Activity, which aims 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.
The Activity comprises of three main components: (i) design of a Competitiveness Fund for private sector partnerships; (ii) administration of the Competitiveness Fund to develop private sector partnerships and provide grants; 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.

Reporting & Supervision:
Reporting directly to the Chief of Party, the Public Private Partnership Director will identify and establish relationships with potential businesses to form partnerships. S/he will maintain liaisons with both public and private partners that have committed support to the project and innovative win-win partnerships.
Expected Outcomes:
Delivers and maintains excellent relationships with critical clients;
Dynamic representation of Creative before private and public-sector clients and critical audiences;
Achieves component deliverables.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops and maintains strong partnerships with private sector organizations, cooperatives, partners, collaborators and financial institutions;
Facilitates relationships between value chain actors including smallholders, traders, financial institutions, buyers, processors and agribusiness;
Organizes and facilitates discussions on agribusiness investment-related policy issues involving representatives of the private and public sector, with a view to reach consensus on improved policies;
Facilitates high level market linkages to add value to specific value chains. This includes cluster creation with value chain actors from the smallholder field to anchor firm level; and
Responds to requests from donor and supervisors as needed.

REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
Maste'rs degree in Business, Economics, Agriculture or other relevant field;
At least ten (10) years of relevant work experience, in private sector development and a strong focus on development of partnerships with leading private sector companies and associations;
Demonstrated experience with private sector relationships in West Africa to advance the program results and objectives;
Previous management experience with similar activities;
Strong communication skills;
Demonstrated capacity to form innovative win-win partnerships; and
Must be fluent in English and French.

TO APPLY
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CHIEF OF PARTY
PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP DIRECTOR

Note
Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
This position is contingent upon donor funding.
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?s legal duty to furnish information.

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