Creative Associates International

Chief of Party - USAID Ukraine Healing and Accountability through Human Rights Activity

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(12/4/2023 8:34 AM)
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Creative Associates is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) to lead the anticipated USAID-funded Ukraine: Healing and Accountability through Human Rights activity. The purpose of this new human rights and transitional justice activity is to advance victim-centered approaches to justice for war crimes and gross human rights violations committed during Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine while promoting human rights domestically to further reintegration in newly liberated areas as well as European integration. The COP will be responsible for overall vision and technical leadership and management of the project.



  • Oversee technical implementation and operational management of the activity.
  • Supervise activity implementation and ensure the activity meets stated goals and reporting requirements.
  • Serve as primary liaison to USAID, implementing partners, and key 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.
  • Oversee project operational, financial, and administrative systems and processes, ensuring streamlined and compliant project management.
  • Establish and foster collaborative partnerships with organizations working on human rights, protection mechanisms, documentation of abuses, awareness raising, transitional justice, and related subjects; oversee the coordination of implementing partners.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A Master's degree (or higher) and 8 years work experience in a relevant thematic area, or relevant work experience of 12 years in lieu of an advanced degree;
  • Proven leadership qualities, excellent management skills and significant relevant experience in project management and staff supervision;
  • Demonstrated experience working in an active war zone;
  • Knowledge of Ukraine’s conflict dynamics, political actors, and civil society platforms.
  • Substantial experience working on human rights, social cohesion, transitional justice or other similar thematic areas; 
  • IDP integration, strategic communications, governance, civil society strengthening and engagement.
  • Experience working effectively with local partners and empowering local leadership, preferably in Ukraine and the Europe and Eurasia region.
  • Experience working with private and public sector partners to leverage additional sources of funding to meet program objectives.
  • Demonstrated skills in planning, adaptive management, budgeting, and communication with donors; 
  • Proven ability to adapt to a fluid security and political environment.
  • Understanding of digital and physical protection strategies, and victim-centered and do no harm approaches; experience working on sensitive issues.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing technical advice, guidance, and consultation in human rights, rule of law, and/or transitional justice programming.
  • Proven skill in oral and written communication, including in the preparation and presentation of project impact, learning, and technical assessments.
  • Fluency in English (both spoken and written); professional proficiency in Ukrainian is desirable
  • Ability to maintain a physical presence inside Ukraine for 75% of working days, subject to USAID policies. 


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