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Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 days ago(10/15/2021 1:25 PM)
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.    Position Summary:   Creative is recruiting for an anticipated USAID program in Southern Mexico. The program seeks to increase the sales and market linkages for selected value chains in the Southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas. The Chief of Party (COP) will provide overall technical and administrative leadership and expertise to the project and serves as the primary liaison with the donor on management and technical matters. S/he will also take a leadership role in coordinating with the donor, other implementing partners, local and federal government agencies, closely coordinating with ongoing initiatives that promote environmentally sustainable development in Southern Mexico. The COP will have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments and manage diverse teams to deliver impact. The COP will play a key role in ensuring the project identifies new market opportunities that integrate rural smallholder farmers from Chiapas and Oaxaca into global value chains by brokering linkages to ethical and environmentally friendly buyers.   Reporting and Supervision:   The COP will report the Project Director based in Washington, DC.    Expected Outcomes: - Ensure that do-no-harm principles are incorporated and apply adaptive management practices throughout the life of the project to ensure responsiveness of programming to an evolving context; and  - Ensure close coordination with consortium partners other relevant in-country initiatives, including USG-funded and other donor-funded programs, government initiatives, and those involving other key stakeholders. - Ensure project deliverables and goals are met and in compliance with USAID rules and regulations.  
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2021-2196
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 6 days ago(10/13/2021 9:07 AM)
Background: Creative Associates International (Creative) is a dynamic and fast-growing professional services firm that specializes in international development in the areas of education, democratic transitions, and stabilization in conflict and post-conflict environments. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm currently has field presence in over 20 countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio that includes global contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other clients including the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense. The firm has earned a solid reputation among its clients and missions worldwide and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.   Project Description: Creative Associates International (Creative) is seeking a Sr. Financial Officer for the anticipated USAID-funded Bridge to Middle School Project in Morocco. Based in Rabat, the project will support the Ministry of Education (MOE) in improving students’ ability to master keys skills in the upper primary and middle school grades (junior secondary). The project will: a) improve the ability of teachers to teach critical thinking, literacy, math, and science skills in upper primary grades; b) support the MOE’s ability to provide high quality literacy and instruction in Arabic and English in middle school; and c) support the MOE’s ability to provide high quality science, technology, and math in middle school.   Project Duration:  5 years    Position Start Date: Anticipated March 2022    Position Summary: The Senior Financial Officer wilresponsible for applying accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures.   Reporting & Supervision: This position reports to the Administrative and Finance Directorl be 
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2021-2191
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 6 days ago(10/13/2021 8:54 AM)
CONTEXTE Creative Associates International Inc. est une entreprise de services professionnels dynamique et en pleine croissance spécialisée dans le développement international, notamment dans les domaines de l’éducation et de la stabilisation des environnements post-conflits. Basée à Washington DC, l’entreprise est présente dans 30 pays à travers le monde avec un portefeuille robuste de projets qui inclut des contrats globaux avec l’Agence des États-Unis pour le Développement International (USAID) et d’autres clients dont le Département d’État et le Ministère Américain de la Défense. L’entreprise a acquis une solide réputation auprès de ses clients dans le monde entier et jouit d’une bonne estime de la part de ses concurrents et de ses partenaires.    DESCRIPTION DU PROGRAMME En étroite collaboration avec l’Ambassade des Etats-Unis au Bénin et USAID, le but du Programme Régional d’Appui aux Pays Côtiers (PRAPC) financé par USAID/OTI est d’appuyer les priorités de la politique étrangère des Etats-Unis pour consolider la stabilité et prévenir l’extrémisme violent dans les pays côtiers, y compris le Bénin. Les objectifs initiaux du programme sont: - Mettre en œuvre rapidement et de façon efficace des activités pertinentes et ciblées sur le terrain qui peuvent être amplifiées. - Informer et améliorer la qualité des interventions du Gouvernement Américain en exécutant des activités pilotes et en partageant les rapports de mise en œuvre. - Offrir une capacité de réponse rapide, allant du recrutement des consultants à l’exécution d’activités à impact rapide en cas de survenance de crise ou d’une opportunité. SOMMAIRE DU POSTE Le Chauffeur doit avoir une connaissance pratique des règles et règlements relatifs à la sécurité et à l'efficacité de la conduite. Il doit maîtriser les procédures de base de l'entretien automobile. Avoir une capacitéà interagir efficacement et patiemment avec les autres. Il doit posséder une aptitude à conduire en toute sûreté et en toute légale d'un véhicule à moteur d’une Entreprise. Le chauffeur doit posséder un permis de conduire reconnu au Bénin et forte connaissance du nord du Bénin.   Lieu de travail: Ce poste est baséà Dapaong, Région des Savanes, Togo.   RAPPORTAGE & SUPERVISION Ce poste est placé sous la responsabilité du Spécialiste Logistique et Achats (SLA).
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2021-2190
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 6 days ago(10/13/2021 9:57 AM)
Background: Creative Associates International (Creative) is a dynamic and fast-growing professional services firm that specializes in international development in the areas of education, democratic transitions, and stabilization in conflict and post-conflict environments. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm currently has field presence in over 20 countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio that includes global contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other clients including the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense. The firm has earned a solid reputation among its clients and missions worldwide and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.        Project Description:  Creative Associates International (Creative) is seeking a Distance Learning Coordinator for the anticipated USAID-funded Bridge to Middle School Project (Bridge) in Morocco. Based in Rabat, the project will support the Ministry of Education (MOE) in improving students’ ability to master key skills in the upper primary and middle school grades (junior secondary). The project will: a) improve the ability of teachers to teach critical thinking, literacy, math, and science skills in upper primary grades; b) support the MOE’s ability to provide high quality literacy and instruction in Arabic and English in middle school; and c) support the MOE’s ability to provide high quality science, technology, and math in middle school.       Project Duration:  5 years       Position Start Date: Anticipated March 2022   
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2021-2189
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 week ago(10/9/2021 7:25 AM)
Background: Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, governance and post-crisis 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.     Position Summary: Creative seeks a Project Manager (PM) for the Stabilization & Development practice area in the Communities in Transition Division.  The Project Manager (PM) works under general supervision and performs a variety of complex work assignments within their project area with a project implementation focus.  The Project Manager may assume responsibilities for projects typically of $10-15M in funding, depending upon variables such as the complexity, projected timeline of the projects, and geographic location of the work.  Work involves guiding activities through work plans from concept to closure, working with multiple teams and ensuring coordination and collaboration between HQ and the field.  The Project Manager may oversee junior staff providing project backstopping support for financial, contractual, and programs. The Project Manager travels internationally for field projects and reconnaissance activities and contributes to the successful and compliant implementation of assigned projects.  This position identifies and helps resolve potential project implementation problems.  The Project Manager tracks project financials including budget development and analysis, and drafts programmatic documents and reports; coordinates operational, research, and logistical support to project staff and consultants.  As part of the HQ team, the Project Manager works closely with field teams and contributes to technical aspects of program design and implementation, as well as business development and proposal activities.   Reporting & Supervision: PMs report to a Senior Project Manager or Project Director or Director, Portfolio Management.  PMs supervise junior level project management staff.   NOTE:  Different projects require different levels of project management leadership skills based on their strategic importance, project profile and complexity, specificity, scope, and geographic location.  Creative formally sanctions, and reserves the right to modify, the skill and position level(s) needed for each project.     Expected Outcomes:   Leadership Projects under PM oversight receive support in all facets of project ramp-ups, project implementation and project close-downs.  Projects are managed purposely, cohesively and efficiently. Project objectives are clear strategically, tactically and operationally. Challenges and potential implementation issues are preemptively identified and proactively addressed. PMs keep senior project leadership abreast of significant threats, implementation deficiencies and opportunities.   Project Management Projects under PM oversight meet contractual obligations and fiscal targets in line with client and Creative’s administrative, financial, procurement and operational procedures. Projects are well-planned and human resource deployments, STTA, procurements are timely and effectively supported by HQ. Project staffing, project obligations, and reporting meet anticipated levels and high-quality standards and develop others’ knowledge and learning.    Financial Management Projects under PM oversight meet performance targets and revenue projections.  PMs proactively manage vacancies, non-billables, and foregone revenue. Projects requiring important course corrections or corporate support are elevated to senior management.   Staff Management Junior project staff are tangibly supported technically, managerially and professionally; their professional objectives and personal needs are well understood, as are those of key staff in the field. Performance reviews of are meaningful and constructive and are administered timely. Projects honor all aspects of programmatic and fiscal compliance and lead efforts to enhance HQ and field coordination and communication.   New Business Development PMs play a key role by making contributions to proposal development and business development efforts.  Projects under PM oversight demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit; they are able to seize opportunities in the local marketplace, and to position the company and pave the way for the realization of new business opportunities. Opportunities for new business generation are created and nurtured. The company is visibly represented before stakeholders. Specific new business pursuits are well planned and timely executed. Activity design is conducted with insight and intellectual curiosity.   Learning & Adaptation Projects under PM supervision have a heightened awareness of the value of learning and adaptation.  PMs play a key role in project strategy and program/project implementation from concept to closure. Projects have explicitly defined learning agendas, M&E and Knowledge Management (KM) plans that track progress towards learning, and course corrections that are informed by data. Project interventions and innovations are well documented and catalogued. Learning events (i.e., Knowledge Share) capture salient programmatic aspects with potential for replication or scale up. Salient activities are celebrated and promoted through Creative’s Communications Department.
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2021-2188
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 week ago(10/9/2021 7:54 AM)
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 Summary: The USAID-funded West Africa Trade and Investment Hub Project (hereinafter referred to as the Trade Hub) is a five-year, $140 million trade and investment facilitation activity that seeks to improve private sector competitiveness in West Africa through a market-based approach. By working in partnership with the private sector and fostering co-investments, the project will generate new private-sector capital investment into key sectors to create jobs and increase trade between the U.S. and West Africa, including through increased utilization of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The Activity comprises two main components: - Design and administration of a Co-Investment fund for private sector partnerships and - Technical assistance (TA) that directly supports, coordinates, and engages with qualifying recipients (i.e., partners and grantees) to achieve USAID’s trade and food security objectives. The Trade Hub activity also focuses on co-investment partnerships that will increase agricultural productivity and profitability of smallholder farmers in Nigeria under a Research and Development (R&D) fund towards innovating and modernizing practices across five targeted value chains.   Position Summary: The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for Grants & Administration will be based in Abuja, Nigeria -- office of the Trade Hub. The DCOP for Grants & Administration will be responsible in overseeing the rapid mobilization and post-award management of the $96 million in Trade Hub grant activities implemented throughout the West Africa region. The DCOP for Grants & Administration will also supervise and support the field Operations Director in the smooth running of the head and regional offices and ensuring that office operations are kept consistent with donor, Creative, and project standards.   Reporting & Supervision: The DCOP for Grants & Administration will report to the Chief of Party with dotted-line reporting to the HQ-based Project Director, and HQ Director of Grants and Administration to ensure full involvement of headquarters support and integration of corporate systems in the grants process. The DCOP for Grants & Administration will also supervise and support the field Grants Director, the field Operations Director, and the field operations team consisting of HR, logistics, IT, security, and administrative staff across the region, notably the central office located in Abuja, Nigeria and the three regional offices in Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, and Ghana.   
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2021-2187
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 week ago(10/9/2021 7:50 AM)
Background: Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, governance and post-crisis 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.    Position Summary: Creative Associates seeks a Governance and Community Engagement Coordinator for an anticipated Task Order (TO) BRICC-EDU USAID Syria Education Project under the USAID’s Building Resilient and Inclusive Communities in Conflict (BRICC) IDIQ contract. The TO aims to strengthen Syrian communities and foster stability by expanding access to education and vocational training and increase learning opportunities for out of school children and youth interested in returning to accredited or certified education opportunities that help them to transition to school or work. The Governance and Community Engagement Coordinator is to be based in Amman, Jordan and will be an expert on the complex social, political and economic dynamics of the Kurdish-controlled northeast region of Syria, specifically the Raqqa, Deir Ezzour and Al-Hassakeh provinces. The Governance and Community Engagement Specialist will liaise with government and civil society stakeholders in education policy and governance in northeast region of Syria. Lastly, the Governance and Community Engagement Specialist will provide support to programmatic management and implementation, while also providing technical expertise to project activities. Reporting & Supervision: The Governance and Community Engagement Coordinator will report directly to the DCOP.
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2021-2186
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 week ago(10/9/2021 7:50 AM)
Background: Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, governance and post-crisis 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.    Position Summary: Creative Associates seeks a Curricula & Professional Development Coordinator for an anticipated Task Order (TO) BRICC-EDU USAID Syria Education Project under the USAID’s Building Resilient and Inclusive Communities in Conflict (BRICC) IDIQ contract. The TO aims to strengthen Syrian communities and foster stability by expanding access to education and vocational training and increase learning opportunities for out of school children and youth interested in returning to accredited or certified education opportunities that help them to transition to school or work. The Curricula & Professional Development Coordinator is to be based in Amman, Jordan and will be responsible for providing technical leadership for all teacher education activities, including leading and coordinating the teacher education and systems support activities at all operational and service levels.  The position requires experience with teacher training policy and practice, designing programs for data collection and analysis, and personnel management.  Reporting & Supervision: The Curricula & Professional Development Coordinator will report directly to the DCOP.
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2021-2185
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 week ago(10/9/2021 7:48 AM)
Background: Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, governance and post-crisis 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.    Position Summary: Creative Associates seeks a Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager for an anticipated Task Order (TO) BRICC-EDU USAID Syria Education Project under the USAID’s Building Resilient and Inclusive Communities in Conflict (BRICC) IDIQ contract. The TO aims to strengthen Syrian communities and foster stability by expanding access to education and vocational training and increase learning opportunities for out of school children and youth interested in returning to accredited or certified education opportunities that help them to transition to school or work. The Senior Monitor, Evaluation, Learning (MEL) Manager is to be based in Amman, Jordan and will be responsible for establishing and management of all activities related to tracking the progress of the program results, indicators and targets. This position will ensure that performance monitoring, action research and evaluations meet all program requirements and will track progress of program activities. He/she is responsible for the overall design and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation systems capable of tracking the project’s progress against identified targets and determining its outcomes. In this capacity, the Senior MEL Manager will design data collection procedures, tools, and process as well as oversee data collection efforts.  Reporting & Supervision: The Senior MEL Manager will report directly to the COP and will supervise an MEL Officer.
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2021-2184
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 week ago(10/9/2021 7:47 AM)
Background: Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, governance and post-crisis 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.    Position Summary: Creative Associates seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated Task Order (TO) BRICC-EDU USAID Syria Education Project under the USAID’s Building Resilient and Inclusive Communities in Conflict (BRICC) IDIQ contract. The TO aims to strengthen Syrian communities and foster stability by expanding access to education and vocational training and increase learning opportunities for out of school children and youth interested in returning to accredited or certified education opportunities that help them to transition to school or work. The COP is to be based in Amman, Jordan and will be responsible for overall leadership and in-country management of the TO. The COP will be a creative and flexible leader and will need to be adept at remote management of the activity, taking into consideration the logistical requirements in Syria’s dynamic environment. The COP is responsible for overall programmatic management and implementation, while also providing technical expertise to project activities. Moreover, the COP serves as the primary liaison with the donor to ensure program objectives are achieved in a timely and cost-effective manner. Reporting & Supervision: The COP will report directly to the Project Director at headquarters and will supervise project staff.
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2021-2183
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 week ago(10/9/2021 7:40 AM)
Background: Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, governance and post-crisis 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.    Position Summary: Creative Associates seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated Task Order (TO) BRICC-EDU USAID Syria Education Project under the USAID’s Building Resilient and Inclusive Communities in Conflict (BRICC) IDIQ contract. The TO aims to strengthen Syrian communities and foster stability by expanding access to education and vocational training and increase learning opportunities for out of school children and youth interested in returning to accredited or certified education opportunities that help them to transition to school or work. The DCOP is to be based in Amman, Jordan and acts as the Chief of Party (COP) in the absence of the COP. The DCOP will be responsible for the management of the technical activities and implementation of the project. Reporting & Supervision: The DCOP will report directly to the COP in Amman and will supervise project staff.
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2021-2182
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/6/2021 3:49 PM)
BACKGROUND Creative Associates International Inc. is a dynamic and fast-growing professional services firm that specializes in international development in the areas of education, democratic transitions and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Washington, DC, the firm has a field presence in 30 countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio that includes global contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other clients including the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense. The firm has earned a solid reputation among its clients and missions worldwide and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.  PROGRAM DESCRIPTION In close coordination with  USAID, the Central America Regional Initiative (CARI)  program will contribute to the US government efforts  to address the root causes of irregular migration from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, including increasing community and institutional resilience..  Initial objectives include: - Strengthen systems, social networks, behavior, and perceptions that foster a sense of rootedness and hope for the future in high out migration communities. - Weaken system social networks, behavior and perceptions that support irregular migration as the only alternative to individual and collective advancement. POSITION SUMMARY The Operations Manager plays a key role in supporting the Chief of Party in managing the Contractor’s day-to-day field presence in the areas of operations, including the project's facilities (such as office space, equipment and project vehicles), administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting and financial accounting (which may include cash flow management, timesheet recording and daily monitoring of obligations, budgets, and expenditures). The OM is responsible for ensuring compliance with USAID rules and regulations and coordinating with the Contractor Home Office on all compliance issues, seeking legal and policy guidance on any applicable restrictions, which may include: monitoring grantee worthiness; assuring fair and transparent procurement processes; reviewing financial management; and monitoring activity implementation. REPORTING & SUPERVISION The Operations Manager will report to Country Director/Chief of Party and oversee the procurement, logistics, IT, human resources, and grants functions.
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2021-2180
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/5/2021 8:29 AM)
Background Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-crisis 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.     Position Summary Creative Associates International (Creative) seeks a Communications Manager who will be responsible for managing the Trade and Investment Hub’s full-time communications staff in West Africa, and will work closely with Creative’s Home Office Communications Unit in Washington D.C., to design and implement communications strategies, approaches and outreach materials and activities that effectively promote the Trade Hub program and results to an international and regional audience. The Communications Manager will be based in Acara, Ghana and will report to the Trade Hub’s COP. The Communications Manager will work closely with the Creative home office team, with the responsibility to manage communications activities across all of the Trade Hub’s implementation locations.  
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2021-2177
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/4/2021 10:21 AM)
Background: Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, governance and post-crisis 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.     Position Summary: Creative seeks a Project Manager (PM) for the Communities in Transition Division to support a regional USAID-West Africa funded project focusing on activities with the national Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) centers and with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Togo, Benin, Guinea, Niger and Mali. The Project Manager’s (PM) two primary areas of focus are program implementation and business development. This position oversees day-to-day headquarters management of field projects, including technical design and implementation, grants management, financial forecasting and budget tracking, reporting and monitoring and evaluation, as well as identifying and helping resolve potential issues. As part of the HQ team, the Project Manager works closely to coordinate with field teams and HQ support divisions to ensure a seamless implementation of the projects they manage. Additionally, PMs support business development efforts for potential new programming, including research, information-gathering, program and budget design, and proposal writing. The Project Manager may oversee junior staff providing project backstopping support for financial, contractual, and programs. The Project Manager travels internationally for field projects and business development activities and contributes to the successful and compliant implementation of assigned projects.    Reporting & Supervision:   PMs report to the Project Director.  PMs may supervise junior level project management staff.   NOTE:  Different projects require different levels of project management leadership skills based on their strategic importance, project profile and complexity, specificity, scope, and geographic location.  Creative formally sanctions, and reserves the right to modify, the skill and position level(s) needed for each project.     Expected Outcomes:   Leadership Projects are managed purposely, cohesively and efficiently. Project objectives are clear strategically, tactically and operationally. Challenges and potential implementation issues are preemptively identified and proactively addressed. PMs keep senior project leadership abreast of significant threats, implementation deficiencies and opportunities.   Project Management Projects under PM oversight meet contractual obligations and fiscal targets in line with client and Creative’s administrative, financial, procurement and operational procedures. Projects are well-planned and human resource deployments, STTA, procurements are timely and effectively supported by HQ. Project staffing, project obligations, and reporting meet anticipated levels and high-quality standards and develop others’ knowledge and learning.    Financial Management Projects under PM oversight meet performance targets and revenue projections.  PMs proactively manage vacancies, non-billables, and foregone revenue. Projects requiring important course corrections or corporate support are elevated to senior management.   New Business Development PMs play a key role by making contributions to proposal development and business development efforts.  Projects under PM oversight demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit; they are able to seize opportunities in the local marketplace, and to position the company and pave the way for the realization of new business opportunities. Opportunities for new business generation are created and nurtured. The company is visibly represented before stakeholders. Specific new business pursuits are well planned and timely executed. Activity design is conducted with insight and intellectual curiosity.  
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2021-2176
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/4/2021 10:21 AM)
Background: Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, governance and post-crisis 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.     Position Summary: Creative seeks a Program Associate for the Communities in Transition Division to support a regional USAID-West Africa funded project focusing on activities with the national Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) centers and with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Togo, Benin, Guinea, Niger and Mali. The Program Associate (PA) works under regular supervision and performs a wide variety of responsible assignments within their project area by serving as a member of a Headquarters (HQ)-based team.  The PA provides regular project backstopping support, travels internationally for field projects and reconnaissance activities and helps to ensure the successful and compliant implementation of assigned projects.  The Program Associate serves as the primary financial, contractual, and program backstop for a specific project field team, including on grants management.  This position works with senior project management staff to solve potential problems through professional project management and backstopping skillsets.  The Program Associate provides operational, research and logistical support to project staff and consultants, and contributes to reviewing and drafting of relevant programmatic documents and reports.  As part of the HQ team, the Program Associate works closely with the field team, and, as needed, contributes to technical aspects of program design and implementation.  The Program Associate also assists with business development and proposal activities, as opportunities arise.   Reporting & Supervision: Program Associates report to a Senior Program Associate or Project Manager and may have a dotted line to a Senior Project Manager or Project Manager.      NOTE:  Different projects require different levels of project management skills based on their strategic importance, project profile and complexity, specificity, scope, and geographic location.  Creative formally sanctions, and reserves the right to modify, the skill and position level(s) needed for each project.     Expected Outcomes:   Project Management PAs provide consistent and timely support to project teams during project ramp-ups, implementation and closedowns, contributing to meeting contractual obligations and fiscal targets and ensuring program compliance with client and Creative’s administrative, financial, procurement and operational procedures.  Project staffing, project obligations, and reporting meet anticipated levels and high-quality standards and develop others’ knowledge and learning.  PAs keep senior project leadership abreast of significant threats, project implementation deficiencies and opportunities.   Financial Management PAs help meet project performance targets and revenue projections based on hands-on project and financial management skills, active management of vacancies, non-billables, and foregone revenue. Projects requiring important course corrections or corporate support are elevated to senior management.   Staff Management  (Sr.) and Program Specialists and (Sr.) and Program Assistants are tangibly supported technically and professionally; their professional objectives and personal needs are well understood, as are those of key staff in the field. Contributions to meaningful, constructive and timely performance reviews is key.  Projects honor all aspects of programmatic and fiscal compliance and PAs work diligently to identify opportunities to enhance HQ and field coordination and communication.   New Business Development PAs make contributions to proposal development and business development efforts, as needed.  Creative projects demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit and seize opportunities in the local marketplace and pave the way for the realization of new business opportunities. PAs help Creative’s visibility before stakeholders.   Learning & Adaptation PAs assist in incorporating defined learning agendas as well as M&E and E and Knowledge Management (KM) plans into project strategy and program/project implementation from concept to closure.  Project information, interventions and innovations are synthesized, shared, tracked and managed within KM plans.  Learning events (i.e., Knowledge Share) capture salient programmatic aspects with potential for replication or scale up. Salient activities are celebrated and promoted through Creative’s Communications Department.
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2021-2175
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/5/2021 1:00 PM)
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.      Position Summary:    Creative is recruiting for an anticipated USAID regional program to mobilize private sector-driven solutions to address key development challenges, by building upon existing systems and networks to facilitate new or strengthened alliances and to mobilize Salvadoran and international private sector investment. The program will address key barriers to trade, investment, and access to capital, as well as to facilitate job creation for likely migrants, and support initiatives to prevent crime and violence and gender-based violence. This is regional program with operations in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras with the base of operations in El Salvador.    The Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Advisor will lead public-private partnership initiatives by exploring, implementing and advocating for opportunities to engage the private sector and co-create solutions that address development challenges in the region. S/he provides technical expertise to establish long-lasting alliances and public-private partnership to address challenges and issues such as crime and violence, gender based violence, youth unemployment catalyzing locally led solutions and leveraging private sector resources and talent. S/he will also identify and establish relationships with potential businesses to form partnerships and maintain liaisons with both public and private partners that have committed support to the project and innovative win-win partnerships.    Reporting and Supervision:    The PSE Advisor will report to the Chief of Party (COP) or the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP). The PSE Advisor will supervise a team of PSE experts in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.     Expected Outcomes:    - Develops and maintains excellent relationships with critical clients and private sector partners;  - Dynamic representation of Creative before private and public-sector clients and critical audiences; and  - Achieves component deliverables. 
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2021-2174
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/5/2021 9:57 AM)
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.      Position Summary:    Creative is recruiting for an anticipated USAID regional program to mobilize private sector-driven solutions to address key development challenges, by building upon existing systems and networks to facilitate new or strengthened alliances and to mobilize Salvadoran and international private sector investment. The program will address key barriers to trade, investment, and access to capital, as well as to facilitate job creation for likely migrants, and support initiatives to prevent crime and violence and gender based violence. This is regional program with operations in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras with the base of operations in El Salvador.    The MEL Manger will be responsible for directing, managing, and overseeing all monitoring, evaluation, research and measurement activities, focusing on monitoring activities, tracking of program results, creating systems of evaluation and operationalizing training, and changes, where necessary. In this capacity, the MEL Manager will design data collection procedures, tools, and process as well as oversee data collection efforts. In addition, the MEL Manager will plan or oversee learning activities to disseminate knowledge created through data analysis and research efforts.     Reporting and Supervision:    The MEL Manager will report to the Chief of Party (COP) or the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) and will supervise project MEL staff.     Expected Outcomes:    - Ensure data is accessible, interpreted, and communicated effectively to provide an evidence base for project design and adaptation;  - Contribute to a growing body of knowledge related to project sectors and development challenges;  - Develop and implement systems tot effectively monitor, evaluate and report project performance in accordance with USAID regulations and Creative policies and practices; and  - Achieve component deliverables. 
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2021-2173
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/5/2021 10:18 AM)
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.      Position Summary:    Creative is recruiting for an anticipated USAID regional program to mobilize private sector-driven solutions to address key development challenges, by building upon existing systems and networks to facilitate new or strengthened alliances and to mobilize Salvadoran and international private sector investment. The program will address key barriers to trade, investment, and access to capital, as well as to facilitate job creation for likely migrants, and support initiatives to prevent crime and violence and gender based violence. This is regional program with operations in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras with the base of operations in El Salvador.    The Grants Manager will oversee a grants portfolio of up to $25 million. S/he will oversee the process from development of grant applications to issuance of funds and documenting results. S/he will also provide administrative and technical guidance and support to the Chief of Party (COP) and project staff on the design of grant applications, guidelines, and regulations for the project grants mechanism.     Reporting and Supervision:    The Grants Manager will report to the COP or the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) and will supervise project grants staff.     Expected Outcomes:    - Effective management of grant funds by grantee organizations;  - Development and implementation of systems to properly manage, monitor, and report grant performance in accordance with USAID and Creative policies, practices, and regulations; and  - Achieve component deliverables. 
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2021-2172
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/5/2021 12:49 PM)
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.      Position Summary:  Creative is recruiting for an anticipated USAID regional program to mobilize private sector-driven solutions to address key development challenges, by building upon existing systems and networks to facilitate new or strengthened alliances and to mobilize Salvadoran and international private sector investment. The program will address key barriers to trade, investment, and access to capital, as well as to facilitate job creation for likely migrants, and support initiatives to prevent crime and violence and gender-based violence. This is regional program with operations in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras with the base of operations in El Salvador.  The Chief of Party will (COP) provide overall technical and administrative leadership and expertise to the project and serve as the primary liaison with the donor on management and technical matters. The COP will take a leadership role in coordinating with the donor, other implementing partners, other donors, and any other key stakeholders in the region. The COP will have a demonstrated ability to work in complex environments and manage diverse teams to deliver impact.     Reporting and Supervision:    The COP will report to the Project Director based in Washington, DC.     Expected Outcomes:    - Ensure the project is operational and meets its contractual objectives and anticipated outcomes;  - Ensure key project deliverables are timely and approved;  - Ensure that do-no-harm principles are incorporated and apply adaptive management practices throughout the life of the project to ensure responsiveness of programming to an evolving context; and   - Ensure close coordination with consortium partners other relevant in-country initiatives, including USG-funded and other donor-funded programs, government initiatives in all three countries, and those involving other key stakeholders, particularly collaboration with the private sector.    
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2021-2171
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/4/2021 11:07 AM)
Background: Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, governance and post-crisis 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.     Position Summary: Creative seeks a Project Director (PD) for the Economic Growth Division’s Investment, Trade & Private Sector Development Practice Area. The PD will be responsible for performing complex work within the project area, including the $140M West Africa Trade & Investment Hub, a regional project covering 9 bilateral missions, two regional missions and Prosper Africa, W-GDP and other funding sources.  Project Directors assume responsibilities for management of projects typically of $20M+ in funding, depending upon variables such as the complexity, projected timeline of the projects, and geographic location of the work.  The PD is responsible for technical, financial, compliance and accountability for the performance of assigned projects.  The PD supervises Senior Project Managers, Project Managers and other project management staff to ensure quality programming, and achievement of financial targets and contractual outcomes.  The PD travels internationally to perform many of the functions of the role and also participates in new business initiatives within the assigned portfolio or geography.   Reporting & Supervision: PDs report to a Senior Project Director, Principal Technical Advisor, and may have with a dotted line to Directors, Portfolio Management, as needed.  PDs supervise Senior Project Manager, Project Managers and other project management staff.   NOTE: Different projects require different levels of project management leadership skills based on their strategic importance, project profile and complexity, specificity, scope, and geographic location.  Creative formally sanctions, and reserves the right to modify, the skill and position level(s) needed for each project.     Expected Outcomes:   Leadership Projects under PD oversight receive guidance and management support. Senior Project Managers, Project Managers and other project management staff manage projects purposely, cohesively and efficiently. Project aims are clear on the strategic (outcome level—technical), tactical (output level—managerial and financial) and operational (milestone-level transactions) fronts. Challenges and potential implementation issues are preemptively identified and proactively addressed. The client is being effectively served and is satisfied with Creative’s service and offerings. Senior Management is kept abreast of significant threats, implementation deficiencies and opportunities.   Project Management  Projects under PD oversight perform well–they meet contractual obligations, and fiscal targets. Projects are well-planned so that inputs—such as human resource deployments, STTA, procurements—can be timely and effectively supported by HQ. Project staffing, project obligations, and reporting meet anticipated levels and high-quality standards.    Financial Management Projects under PD oversight meet performance targets and revenue projections.  PDs proactively manage vacancies, non-billables, and foregone revenue. Projects requiring important course corrections or corporate support receive the attention of upper management.   Staff Management Senior Project Managers, Project Managers, and other staff under PD oversight are tangibly supported technically, managerially and professionally; their professional objectives and personal needs are well understood, as are those of key staff in the field. Performance reviews of are meaningful and constructive and are administered timely. Projects honor all aspects of programmatic and fiscal compliance.   New Business Development Projects under PD oversight demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit; they are able to seize opportunities in the local marketplace, and to position the company and pave the way for the realization of new business opportunities. Opportunities for new business generation are created and nurtured. The company is visibly represented before stakeholders. Specific new business pursuits are well planned and timely executed. Activity design is conducted with insight and intellectual curiosity.   Learning & Adaptation Projects under PD supervision have a heightened awareness of the value of learning and adaptation. Projects have explicitly defined learning agendas, M&E and Knowledge Management (KM) plans that track progress towards learning, and course corrections that are informed by data. Project interventions and innovations are well documented and catalogued. Learning events (i.e., Knowledge Share) capture salient programmatic aspects with potential for replication or scale up. Salient activities are celebrated and promoted through Creative’s Communications Department.
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2021-2169

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