Creative Associates International

Deputy Chief of Party

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Creative Associates International is recruiting for Full time Deputy Chief of Party

Job Description

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 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Tittle: Deputy Chief of Party


Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Project Summary

  • The Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus project (The Initiative) works to improve the quality of and access to education in Northern Nigeria, equitably and sustainably.

Position Summary

  • The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) acts as the Chief of Party (COP) in the absence of the COP.
  • The DCOP will be responsible for the management of the technical activities and implementation of the project and must be a Nigerian.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensures that program components are results-oriented, ensure high-quality deliverables and relevant and timely reporting;
  • Manages the organizational and logistical aspects of the program to ensure it will achieve it’s the goals, outcomes, and benchmarks;
  • Manages sub-awardees to ensure they deliver services on schedule;
  • Ensures synergies and cohesion between the various components and activities; and
  • Participates and engages in technical meetings and maintains positive relationships with government officials, partners, and implementing partners.

Reporting & Supervision: 

  • This position reports to the Chief of Party.
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a relevant field such as Education, Management, Social Sciences, Development Studies, etc. Five years of relevant international development experience in the education sector can be substituted for the Master's degree.
  • At least 7 years of demonstrated experience in the successful implementation of international development activities (this may include the 5 years of relevant international development experience noted as an equivalent for the Master’s degree). 3 years of this must have been in senior program management including direct supervision of professional and support staff.
  • Preference to experience working in the education sector in Africa, particularly in Nigeria.
  • Desired experience includes work in policy advocacy, monitoring and oversight, capacity development in the education sector, and experience in awarding and managing grants to local organizations to promote education-related goals.
  • The candidate must be professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English. It is preferred, but not required, that-the-candidate-be conversant and fluent in written and spoken Hausa.

Application Closing Date

22nd June, 2020.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated Resume / CV to email below with "position title" in the email subject line


  • Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls.
  • Creative Associates International Inc. is an Equal opportunity employer: Disability / Veteran.

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About Creative Associates International
Creative Associates International provides outstanding, on-the-ground development services and forges partnerships to deliver sustainable solutions to global challenges. Its experts focus on building inclusive educational systems, transitioning communities from conflict to peace, developing sustainable economic growth, engaging youth, promoting transparent elections and more. Creative is recognized for its ability to quickly adapt and excel in conflict and post-conflict environments. To del...
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