Creative Associates International (Creative Associates) is implementing a program called Partnerships for Peace (P4P). The five-year program is partnering with stakeholders at the regional, national, and sub-national level across several West African countries, to develop a shared foundational understanding of counter violent extremism (CVE) in the region. The findings will improve institutional capacity of organizations and governments to implement more effective and coordinated CVE approaches.
To lead and support the implementation of Partnerships for Peace, Creative Associates seeks to engage a highly qualified and motivated team.
Reporting & Supervision:
The Country Representative (CR) will report to the Chief of Party (COP) and will manage a team of three to five staff.
The CR will have principal responsibility for:
- Developing and maintaining relationships with local government contacts and Civil Society organizations as potential partners;
- Conducting local assessments, designing potential activities and overseeing implementation of all ongoing activities in-country;
- Overseeing monitoring and reporting, while working closely with the COP, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, and others; and
- Assisting in developing policies and programs that improve and enhance the collection and analysis of violent extremism data in a local context.
- Expert-level contributions to the Political Transitions team;
- Technical leadership and management of in-country programming;
- Dynamic representation of Creative before clients and critical audiences;
- Supervision and nurturing of local staff.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
- BA/BS degree required, and MA/MS degree desired;
- Minimum of eight (8) years of general work history is required;
- At least five (5) years of relevant experience working on a program with a countering violent extremism component is highly desired;
- At least four (4) years of experience supervising complex, high-speed, and challenging field operations in developing countries;
- Prior experience with a program with a large and high volume small grants component or activity development preferred;
- Ability to develop in-depth understanding of and willingness to comply with all Creative procedures (e.g., Grants Manual, Field Procurement Manual, and Operational Communications, Emergency, Information, and Physical Security Plans);
- Willingness and ability to travel throughout West Africa;
- Good communication and interpersonal skills are required;
- Problem solving, stress management and time management skills are required;
- Prior experience using MS Access and web-based database applications preferred;
- Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus;
- Written and spoken fluency in French and strong proficiency in English are required;
- Ability to translate both orally and in writing from English to French and French to English strongly preferred;
- Fluency in one or more of the local languages used in West Africa is preferred; and
- Ability to work under pressure and efficiently handle multiple tasks.