Creative Associates International

Chief of Party, Central African Republic

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 months ago(1/7/2022 7:34 PM)
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Creative Associates International is a fast-growing, social impact company that specializes in the areas of education, economic growth, democratic transitions, and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Chevy Chase, Maryland, this global development organization has a field presence is more than 25 countries and a strong client portfolio of that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department. Since its founding in 1977 by four enterprising women, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Position Summary:

Creative Associates seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID-funded project, that aims to reduce violence and build more effective, accountable, and democratic governance systems in the CAR. The activity will make progress toward peace and democratic stability in CAR and tailor interventions to respond to local conflict dynamics and build on existing peace processes and local sources of resilience. The COP provides overall technical and administrative leadership and expertise for the project’s activities as well as serves as the primary liaison with USAID and the CAR government on management and technical matters.

Reporting & Supervision:

The COP will report directly to the Project Director at headquarters and will supervise various project staff.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the overall management and implementation of project activity;
  • Supervise activity implementation and ensure the activity meets stated goals and reporting requirements;
  • Actively engage key local governments, civil society, private sector organizations, and federal government stakeholders and other donor-funded implementing partners;
  • Actively identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments;
  • Produce and oversee production of deliverables related to increasing citizen political power, supporting independent media, strengthening rule of law, combatting corruption, creating economic opportunities for at-risk individuals, or supporting local elections;
  • Oversee the coordination of local partners as well as sub-recipients and sub-grantees;
  • Facilitate and support partnerships, collaboration, and collective action between a diverse group of local stakeholders;
  • Mentor and coach staff to support their professional development and application of skills and knowledge to succeed in their roles;
  • Manage a diverse team to deliver impact within agreed timelines.


Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in business administration, economics, international development, social sciences, or a related field;
  • At least 10 years of general experience with at least 5 years in relevant management, supervisory, senior technical role leading programs/projects of similar scope and scale;
  • At least five years of experience in governance programming, including rule of law, combatting violent extremism, civil society development, or local governance accountability, preferably in sub-Saharan West/Central Africa;
  • Thorough understanding of participatory action research, thinking and working politically, adaptive management, and applied political economy analysis;
  • Demonstrated experience in management and oversight of programs that are of a similar scope, size, and complexity to this activity;
  • Experience with adaptive management approaches, collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) and overseeing M&E activities on donor-funded projects;
  • Experience with USAID programming;
  • Fluency in French and English, written and spoken. 


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