Uganda - Chief of Party (Stability)
Regional Stability Project
Communities in Transition Division
Creative Associates International 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 20 plus 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.
The Chief of Party will oversee a regional stability project in Uganda which aims to address the causes and consequences of violent conflict. To achieve this objective, the Project will integrate a core set of activities in three components: 1) Peace-building and reconciliation; 2) Economic security and social inclusion; and, 3) Access to justice. The COP will be the senior in-county technical and administrative supervisor of all project activities. S/he will have overall responsibility for coordinating program activities at the highest levels among a diverse group of local stakeholders and beneficiaries. This includes liaising with government officials, USAID personnel, and civil society leaders; as well as supervising partnering organizations and sub-grantees. The COP helps ensure timely project implementation, monitoring of activities, and management of project staff and subsidiaries. The COP has ultimate responsibility for project financial accountability and reporting to USAID and Creative Associates home office.
Reporting & Supervision
The Chief of Party reports to Creative’s HQ Program Director.
Is responsible for overall technical and financial performance of the project;
Manages/leads in-country staff to ensure that the project is achieving all deliverables;
Ensures that technical, financial, and administrative activities are carried out according to USAID and Creative's policies and procedures;
Manages subcontractors to ensure that their performance meets or exceeds technical and financial contractual requirements;
Maintains and nurtures Creative's relationship with USAID by communicating on a weekly basis
Successfully manages the project's relationship with local governments/ministries and other stakeholders;
Oversees creation and implementation of project monitoring and evaluation activities;
Engages in frequent, routine communication with the Home Office so that the Project Director is aware of both progress and potential issues. Solicits assistance and input as needed to ensure that the project's performance meets or exceeds technical and financial contractual requirements.
Required Skills & Qualifications
Minimum of a Master's degree in peace and conflict, political science, international security, or a related field;
Minimum of 10 years of experience working with conflict resolution/regional stability
Demonstrated working experience in Sub-Saharan Africa
Experience in facilitating multi-sectorial collaboration among different technical fields and various type of stakeholders (NGOs, private sector, government, communities, and international donors);
Knowledge of Ugandan culture, politics, and economic contexts;
Familiarity with USAID policies and procedures;
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
To apply for this position, please complete and submit our simple on-line form, where you can upload your résumé and other documents.
Only submit online, and send your résumé and cover letter by e-mail with "Uganda - Chief of Party (Stability) CODE:PRP48656" on the subject line. Please note only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please. Creative is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA).
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