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  • Director of Adaptive Management and Analysis at Creative Associates International

  • Posted on: 21 November, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • 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 more than 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.

    Director of Adaptive Management and Analysis


    Project Description: 

    The upcoming Nigeria State2State project, funded by USAID, aims to increase the effectiveness, accountability, and transparency of selected state and local governments in Nigeria. The program will operate in Bauchi, Sokoto, and at least one other state in the north of Nigeria, and focus on strengthening public financial management and service delivery systems in key sectors such as education, health, and water, sanitation, and hygiene.

    Position Summary:

    Creative Associates seeks a Director of Adaptive Management and Analysis for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Nigeria. The Director of Adaptive Management and Analysis will oversee a series of assessments which will be conducted in Bauchi, Sokoto, and a third state, synthesize the results of those assessments within a unified framework, and contribute to the development of program implementation and monitoring strategies.

    Reporting and Supervision

    The Director of Adaptive Management and Analysis reports to the Chief of Party.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Coordinate assessments of the governance systems in Sokoto, Bauchi, and a third state, developing parameters for research in coordination with Creative’s management team, overseeing partners and contractors, and synthesizing the results of assessments;
    • Assist in the identification of subject matter experts; and
    • Contribute to program implementation and monitoring and evaluation strategies;

    Required Skills & Qualifications:

    • Minimum Bachelor’s degree – MA or PhD preferred – in political science, monitoring and evaluation, public administration, business administration, public policy, law, or a related field;
    • Minimum eight (8) years of related international development experience in adaptive management, monitoring and evaluation, research and analysis, good governance, or a related field;
    • Expertise in political economy and conflict assessment and mapping, managing complex partnerships and cross-cutting projects, and local, state, and national institutional building;
    • Strong experience with coalition building and collaboration with multiple stakeholders, including civil society, and government;
    • Demonstrated leadership, management, strategic thinking, analysis, and research experience;
    • Able to work effectively and professionally with high-level government officials, civil society organizations (CSOs), donor, project staff, and other beneficiaries;
    • Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated track record of working effectively in a teamwork environment; and
    • Fluency in English.

    Desired Skills & Qualifications

    • Experience working in West Africa and/or Nigeria;
    • Proficiency in Hausa; and
    • Experience engaging women and marginalized groups to ensure their inclusion.

    Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

    Position contingent upon donor funding.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

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