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  • Posted on: 5 July, 2012 Deadline: 19 July, 2012
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  • Creative Associates International 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, DC, the firm has a field presence in 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.
    We are currently seeking experienced candidates to fill multiple positions in Nigeria

    Chief of Party

    The Chief of Party will oversee a civil society strengthening program in Nigeria and will be the technical and administrative supervisor of all project activities.

    Minimum of an advanced degree in social sciences, law, political science, development studies, or a related field;
    Minimum of 10 years of demonstrated experience in the successful implementation of international development activities, preferably democracy and governance activities under a USG contract – 5 years of which shall have been in senior program management including direct supervision of professional and support staff;
    Demonstrated experience working with civil society development such as NGO development, service delivery improvement, advocacy, conflict mitigation, and local governance strengthening;
    Experience in facilitating multi-sectorial collaboration among different technical fields and various type of stakeholders (NGOs, private sector, government, communities, youth groups, and international donors);
    Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with different donors, civil society organizations and host country government counterparts;
    Prior experience in awarding and managing grants to local organizations to promote democracy and governance goals;
    Demonstrated working experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria experience highly desirable
    Knowledge of Nigerian culture, politics, and economic contexts;
    Familiarity with USAID policies and procedures;
    Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

    Deputy Chief of Party

    The DCOP provides oversight of program planning, monitoring and evaluation, and quality; grant administration; program staff recruitment, deployment and development; and of the building and maintenance of relations with government officials, USAID personnel, and civil society leaders to ensure SACE program goals are met.

    Minimum of an advanced degree in social sciences, law, political science, international development, or a related field;
    Minimum of 7 years of demonstrated experience in the successful implementation of international development activities, preferably democracy and governance activities under a USG contract – 3 years of which shall have been in senior program management including direct supervision of professional and support staff;
    Prior experience in policy advocacy, government monitoring and oversight, or in capacity development;
    Experience in facilitating multi-sectorial collaboration among different technical fields and various type of stakeholders (NGOs, private sector, government, communities, youth groups, and international donors);
    In-depth understanding of the role of civil society in development and experience in building capacity for civil society organizations and networks;
    Prior experience in awarding and managing grants to local organizations to promote democracy and governance goals;
    Familiarity with USAID policies and procedures;
    Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

    Monitoring and Evaluation Manager (M&E)

    The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will be responsible for establishing and implementing an effective system to monitor progress, impacts and successes of project activities and performance at all levels. The M&E Manager will also monitor all grant activities and sub-grantees and ensure that the project complies with USAID performance reporting requirements.

    Minimum of a bachelor's degree in social sciences, economics, international development, evaluation research, statistics, or a related field;
    At least 5 years of experience in designing, managing and implementing results-based M&E activities;
    Experience analyzing quantitative and qualitative data;
    Experience working with an international development organization and knowledge of reporting procedures, best practices, guidelines and tools for monitoring and evaluation, especially impact evaluation
    Knowledge of USG and other donor contract, cooperative agreements, and grant regulations. S/he should be resourceful through technology, research skills, and relationship building and, with minimal supervision, be able to manage high volume work flow;
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills and relevant computer software skills with proficiency in Excel and other data management systems.

    Method of Application

    Please submit your CV and cover letter , with position title and country in th esubject line to recruitment@creativedc.com
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