Creative Associates InternationalClosing Date : 2019-06-07
Duty Station : Berlin, Germany
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Organization: Creative Associates International
Country: Germany
Closing date: 07 Jun 2019

Position Summary:

Creative Associates seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for the direct management and implementation of a sensitive project in a conflict environment funded by the Department of State (DOS). The COP will be Creative s senior in-country project representative with responsibility for implementing programs, supervising project staff, and managing relations with partners, both international and local. The COP will take a leadership role in coordinating program activities among a diverse group of stakeholders and beneficiaries. S/he will oversee and ensure timely project implementation, monitoring of activities, and management of project staff. The COP has ultimate responsibility for the Creative project s financial accountability and reporting to DOS and the Creative home office.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Chief of Party will report to the Project Director at Creative headquarters. He/she will oversee the Deputy Chief of Party, Program Manager and Research Manager. This will include close involvement with other technical leads, including the Community Policing Advisor, the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, the field Team Lead and various community policing and related STTAs.

Expected Outcomes:

The program meets all contractual deliverables.The program meets all financial targets and projections.The program successfully implements activities in-line with a State Department-approved workplan.

Primary Responsibilities:

Serve as principal liaison with DOS representatives, government counterparts, and project 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 the U.S. Government and other potential stakeholders on all program areas;Prepare and ensure timely reporting including quarterly reports;Recruit, hire, and manage national staff and consultants as needed to carry out activities;Manage partners to ensure that their performance meets or exceeds technical and financial contractual requirements;Assist in building the capacity of partners;Ensure that technical, financial, and administrative activities comply with DOS and Creative policies and procedures;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; andWork in partnership with the Home Office Project Director and the Country Director.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

Master s degree in international development or related field;Minimum of 10 years of progressively more responsible international, donor-funded development or similar type of work and management experience, including project planning, staff and financial management;Experience working in the security and justice field including but not limited to community security, citizen security, crime prevention, civilian policing, dispute resolution, stabilization;Experience working in a complex conflict environment;Demonstrated ability to rapidly respond to needs of the client and adjust programming based on changing circumstances;Experience with grants or small grants under contract programs and prior work experience in security challenged environments;Experience in mentoring and providing capacity building of program beneficiaries;Demonstrated experience in program management; able to manage diverse teams of mixed nationalities;Experience working on Middle East/North Africa (MENA) programs for DOS, USAID, the UN or other international donors;Experience living and working in the MENA region;Strong communication and negotiation skills, and ability to develop relations with local counterparts, donors, and other stakeholders;Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively;Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and identify priorities;Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure; andExcellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

Arabic language proficiency strongly preferred.
How to apply:

Please apply on our website: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/CRE1010CREAI/JobBoard/b093422a-53ee-4b40-ae33-72edfc017f55/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=99f86241-178a-45fe-a6fc-65d56272f6b7

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