Deputy Chief Of Party – Georgia

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Overview

Background:

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.

Project Description:

Creative Associates International (Creative) is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the anticipated USAID-funded Resilient Communities Activity (RCA) in Georgia. The activity will seek to strengthen resilience capacity of at-risk Georgian communities. Improving their economic conditions and ability to mitigate economic shocks and malign influence. Targeted communities will include those along the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) with Georgia’s occupied regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia and may also include additional communities in other regions that USAID or the Activity deem as being especially at risk. The activity will provide a foundation for inclusive, sustained, and private-sector socioeconomic development, support of market systems linked to regional and national markets, and improved diversified employment opportunities, especially among women and youth.

Project Duration: 5 years

Position Start Date: Anticipated May 2022

Expected Outcomes

Seamless management of all operational aspects of project implementation including finances, office administration, human resources, security, procurement, local subcontractors, and grants (if required) in compliance with Creative and USG policies and procedures. Strong technical contributions to program activities and results.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities

The DCOP will oversee all aspects of project implementation through direct supervision of its project components, as directed by the COP.

The DCOP will provide support to the Chief of Party (COP) in representational programmatic, strategic development and quality control duties; and liaise with USAID and government stakeholders to respond to their informational, data and monitoring requirements. Support the management and supervision of staff. Assist in the formulation of annual work plans, in cooperation with the Chief of Party, other project staff, USAID, and the host government. Develop and deliver reports and written documentation related to technical activities to be reported to USAID, including weekly, quarterly and annual reports, and all relevant project deliverables.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Masters’ degree or higher in business, economics, international development, agriculture, trade, or other relevant field (or, alternately, a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 5 additional years of relevant experience); Minimum ten years implementing complex economic growth assistance projects in developing countries; of which five years was overseas in a management position that involved supervising staff, and of which one year must be working experience in/on fragile or post-conflict states; Previous experience in the private sector, particularly agriculture, agribusiness, export, trade, marketing, or other related sectors highly preferred; Experience effectively integrating gender and youth programming into development programs; Experience working collaboratively with host country governments and the local private sector, and coordinating activities with those of other donors; Experience managing culturally diverse teams and working with counterparts from other cultures; and Excellent oral and written English language communication skills; local language fluency highly desired. Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

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