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  • Deputy Chief of Party at Equal Access

  • Posted on: 8 October, 2018 Deadline: 31 October, 2018
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  • Equal Access International (EAI) is an international not for profit organization (501c3) working throughout Asia and Africa. A communication for social change organization that combines the power of media with community mobilization, EA creates customized communications strategies and outreach solutions that address the most critical challenges affecting people in the developing world in the areas of peace and transforming extremism, women’s and girl’s empowerment, governance, civic participation, youth development, human rights and health.

    Deputy Chief of Party



    • EAI is preparing for the USAID/Nigeria Community Initiatives to Promote Peace (CIPP), a five year, $15 million conflict management and mitigation activity that will strengthen inter-faith, inter-ethnic, and other local conflict mitigation networks to support and promote peaceful coexistence, good governance and religious freedoms in targeted communities in six focus states of Northern Nigeria, including building the capacity of state and local governments to assist communities in mitigating violent conflict and preventing violent extremism.
    • CIPP will coordinate with USAID/Nigeria’s relevant health, basic education, and economic growth activities.
    • This project is anticipated to be awarded by February 2019.


    • The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will support the COP in the management and general technical direction of the activity, ensuring an integrated approach to achieving project results. S/he acts as the COP and serves as the principle point of contact in Nigeria for procedural and substantive matters in the absence of the COP. The DCOP will be responsible for all day-to-day technical activities and implementation of the activity.

    Reporting & Supervision:

    • The Deputy Chief of Party will report to the Chief of Party.

    Required Skills & Qualifications

    • Master's Degree in a relevant field such as Social Sciences, Law, Development Studies, etc. or five years of relevant international development experience in lieu of a Master’s degree.
    • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the successful implementation of international development activities, with preference given to conflict mitigation and/or violent extremism prevention programs – at least three (3) years of which must be in senior program management, including direct supervision of professional and support staff.
    • Prior experience in awarding and managing sub-grants to local organizations to promote conflict mitigation, violent extremism prevention, and/or democracy and governance goals.
    • Experience working in the conflict mitigation/preventing violent extremism sector in Africa.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should e-mail a copy of their CV and statement of interest to: with the reference ” in the subject line. Documents will be reviewed by members of EAI based in Washington, DC.


    • Selected candidate’s employment is dependent on USAID issuing award to Equal Access.
    • Nigerian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. EAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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