Chief Of Party, West Africa

Chief Of Party, West Africa

Creative Associates International

Multiple Locations

reative seeks Chief of Party (COP) candidates to lead anticipated donor-funded opportunities in our Education practice area in Francophone West Africa (Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso). Exact location will be dependent on the project. The COP will be responsible for overall vision and technical leadership and management of the project. S/he will serve as the primary liaison with USAID, government counterparts, and consortium partners on management and technical matters.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the overall management and implementation of project activity;
  • Supervise activity implementation and ensure the activity meets stated goals and reporting requirements;
  • Serve as primary liaison to USAID, implementing partners, and key education stakeholders in country, including government officials, civil society organizations, and other donor-funded implementing partners;
  • Determine annual priorities, develop work plans, and ensure program responds to changing conditions and operating environments, in conjunction with USAID and Creative Headquarters;
  • Produce and oversee production of deliverables related to education;
  • Establish and foster collaborative partnerships with organizations working in education, youth development, and related subjects; oversee the coordination of implementing partners;
  • Supervise, mentor, and manage team diverse program team to deliver impact within agreed timelines.

Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in education, or a directly relevant field;
  • At least 10 years of relevant progressively increasing management experience in the education sector on projects of similar scope and scale;
  • At least 5 years of senior management experience (COP, DCOP, or equivalent) on donor-funded projects in the education sector; experience on USAID-funded programs preferred;
  • Experience working in West Africa is required; experience working in Burkina Faso, Mali, or Niger preferred;
  • Experience managing evidence-based basic education programming; experience in education in emergency settings and community-based and alternative education programming preferred;
  • Experience and commitment to creating equal education opportunities for girls, children with disabilities, and other children at risk of discrimination or marginalization;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of relevant USAID policies and strategies, including USAID’s Education Policy; Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policy; Youth in Development Policy; and Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting Framework;
  • Ability to cultivate effective working relationships with government officials, civil society organizations, education/training institutions, private sector actors, implementing partners, international donors, and other stakeholders;
  • Strong leadership and teamwork skills, especially when working in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams; proven experience in recruiting, developing and managing staff to promote gender equality, diversity, social inclusion and a collaborative work culture;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Professional proficiency in French is required.

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