Creative seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the current, active USAID-funded Northeast ConNEction activity. The purpose of the two-year program is to strengthen the resilience of communities vulnerable to violent extremist infiltration and conflict. By targeting communities not yet under the control of violent extremist organizations (VEOs), this activity seizes the opportunity to mitigate the grievances that make communities vulnerable to violent extremism, while building social cohesion within and across communities in northeast Nigeria. In addition to helping northeastern Nigerians create a stronger foundation against the violent extremist and conflict threats, the activity is designed to develop local capacity to respond to emerging threats. In order to enable flexible and adaptive management of the activity in a complex environment, the activity includes a focused effort on research and analysis of the threats and coordination around programmatic opportunities and responses.
This position sits in Abuja, but successful candidates must be able to travel frequently to the Northeast, with the potential to be permanently based there.
Reporting and Supervision:
The DCOP reports to the project Chief of Party (COP).
International candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.