The Chief of Party (COP) provides overall technical and programmatic management for the project and serves as the primary liaison with USAID/Egypt on management and technical matters.
Provide technical direction, leadership, and oversight of all programmatic and administrative matters;
Serve as Creative’s principal liaison with USAID, partners, host-country government counterparts, representatives from the international community, and local community stakeholders on program communications and technical implementation of activities;
Establish and maintain working relationships with CSOs on program communications and technical implementation activities;
Serve as the lead in developing and designing relevant activities and work plans;
Oversee implementation of project monitoring and evaluation activities, ensuring that project results are met, and activities are adapted where necessary to achieve expected outcomes;
Ensures technical, financial, and administrative activities are carried out according to Creative’s policies and procedures and consistent with donor regulations;
Develops and implements the program annual work plans for project activities;
Supervises the development and submission of project deliverables and provides timely and accurate reporting and briefings to USAID and relevant stakeholders on all program areas;
Other duties as assigned.
Advanced degree in business, agriculture, economics, finance, or related field;
Minimum 12 years of experience designing and implementing economic growth programs in the MENA Region with a focus on export diversification, climate-smart/resilient agriculture, agribusiness development, market systems strengthening, and/or private sector engagement;
Proven understanding of market systems facilitation approaches and knowledge of best practices and existing tools and frameworks for market system analysis;
Minimum three years of experience managing and implementing donor-funded programs, preferably USAID;
Experience building capacity of enterprises to export to high-value markets, preferably in the agricultural sector;
Proven track record liaising with investors, financial institutions, SMEs, government counterparts, donors, and other key project stakeholders;
Demonstrated ability to work in complex, politically charged, unstable environments, work across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines;
Strong management and leadership skills, including the ability to mentor staff;
Flexibility to manage potential changes in program objectives and shifting political contingencies;
Advanced professional proficiency in English required. Proficiency in Arabic is highly desired.