Creative Associates InternationalClosing Date : 2019-05-26
Duty Station : Abuja, Nigeria
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Organization: Creative Associates International
Country: Niger
Closing date: 26 May 2019

Position Summary:

Creative is seeking an Operations Manager for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Niger. The Operations Manager is responsible for the management of human resources, local procurement and information technology of the program in the fluid and complex operational environment of Niger. In the absence of the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)d, the Operations Manager will serve as the DCOP.

Reporting & Supervision:

Reporting directly to the DCOP, the Operations Manager will support the DCOP in the management of program operations and provide technical leadership and oversight, as needed. S/he will directly supervise the Procurement team, the Office Manager, the IT department, travel/logistics staff, and the Human Resources (HR) and administration team. S/he will additionally serve as primary liaison for international vendors.

Expected Outcomes:

Ensures smooth implementation in geographic areas of operation;Ensure that project implementation is compliant with USAID regulations and procedures;Assure fair and transparent procurement processes.

Primary Responsibilities:

Ensures streamlined operations systems in line with Creative and donor rules and regulations;Provides administrative and logistical support to the portfolio of programs;Ensures an in-depth awareness of operational issues in the context of Niger;Streamlines and maintains procurement processes to meet grant deliverables and milestones;Serves as the primary liaison to all vendors and subcontractors;Responsible for day to day management of subcontracts with international vendors;Serves as primary liaison for Creative HQ on international subcontractor issues;Manages and oversees staff responsible for arranging travel and logistics for staff and project equipment and inventory;Provides timely and accurate reports on location of staff and assets and maintains proper hard and soft copy files for each. Reports may be requested by HQ or donor;Responsible for program compliance with Task Order, U.S. Government rules and regulations, and Creative policies and procedures;Supports Chief of Party in all operations tasks and duties;Manages, trains, and mentors key Niger team members in the areas of administration, logistics, HR, procurement, budgeting and finance; andResponds to requests from donor and supervisors as needed.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

Bachelor s degree in relevant field required;At least five (5) years of relevant work experience, including experience with a Contractor or International Non-Governmental Organization managing an office or program;At least four (4) years of experience supervising complex, high-speed, and challenging field operations in developing countries;Familiarity with or experience in community participation type projects as well as those that are political in focus;Experience with operations, logistics and subcontracts in an insecure environment;Knowledge of basic operating procedures in high-risk environments;Experience in conflict, post-conflict, or transitional state environments;Strong analytical capacity;Previous experience working with USAID desired; andSpeaking, writing and reading fluency in French

Local and regional candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.


How to apply:

Please apply on website: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/CRE1010CREAI/JobBoard/b093422a-53ee-4b40-ae33-72edfc017f55/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=c6824154-c354-4225-bcfc-6868865737b5

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