Creative Associates seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an upcoming USAID-funded export-oriented competitiveness program in Afghanistan focusing on targeted support to enhance market-driven growth of Afghan SMEs. The COP will be responsible for the overall implementation and provides supervisory and administrative oversight to the project. The COP will oversee coordination with key stakeholders (including the GoIRA, NGOs, the private sector, and others). The COP is the leader of the entire project team, responsible for overall implementation, results, financial accounting, management and security for the project. The COP will be responsible for communications with USAID, for publicly representing the project, and for liaising with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and other institutions/stakeholders on issues related to value chain development and private sector productivity.
This position reports to the Program Director in the EG Division at Creative HQ.
The Chief of Party will be responsible for the technical leadership and in-country management of the project. S/he will oversee the long-term expatriate and local staff and short-term experts in achieving project results. S/he will undertake regular assessments of the broader political environment within which the project operates to ensure flexibility and rapid reprioritization of activities when necessary. Other responsibilities include: