Creative is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for a U.K. Department for International Development (DFID)-funded project proposal that seeks to address corruption in Nigeria. The Chief of Party (COP) is to be based in Abuja, Nigeria and will have overall management responsibility for the project.
Reporting & Supervision:
This position reports to the Program Director in the CIT Division or his designee.
The Chief of Party will be responsible for the technical leadership and in-country management of the project. S/he will oversee the long-term expatriate and local staff and short-term experts in achieving project results. S/he will undertake regular assessments of the broader political environment within which the project operates to ensure flexibility and rapid reprioritization of activities when necessary.
Other responsibilities include:
- Serve as principal liaison with U.K. Government representatives, Nigerian government counterparts and community stakeholders on program communications and technical implementation activities.
- Provide technical direction and leadership and oversight of all administrative matters.
- Provide technical support to the team in all program areas.
- Develop and implement work plans for project activities.
- Oversee implementation of project monitoring and evaluation activities and ensure that project results are met.
- Supervise development and submission of project deliverables and provide timely and accurate reporting and briefings to U.K. Government/Stakeholders on all program areas.
- Ensure compliance with all terms of the project contract and all relevant DFID and U.K. Government rules and regulations.
- Oversee implementation of Creative’s security protocols and provide leadership in handling security-related issues.
- Manage the program team in a manner that is open and respectful and encourages professional development, and solicits constructive staff input.
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- The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
- At least 10 years’ experience as a chief of party or in a related management role.
- At least 8-10 years of relevant experience working for a DFID Contractor or international NGO; at least 5 of which should be in a supervisory capacity.
- Previous experience working in the region.
- Familiarity and experience working with U.K. Government.
- Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing systems and overseeing program start-up and close-out.
- 3-5 years of experience working with anti-corruption programming, rule of law initiatives, and organizational development with local organizations.
- Experience with activity design, development, implementation and comprehensive monitoring and evaluation.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Strong analytical capacity.
- Proficient oral and written communication skills in English.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a relevant field.
- Experience working with citizen engagement and oversight of political processes, especially as they relate to anti-corruption.
- Experience working with partnership organizations, especially civil society organizations and/or government agencies.
- Experience in producing publishable material on anti-corruption.
- Experience in developing survey tools and working with focus groups.
- Master’s degree from an accredited university in a relevant field.