Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than
25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors
and partners alike.
Creative Associates seeks a Chief of Party (DCOP) for an upcoming USAID-funded program in Honduras. The overall goal of the activity is to foster competitive, resilient, and inclusive market systems that provide increased opportunities that incorporate poor,
marginalized Hondurans and recue incentives to migrate.
The DCOP supports the Chief of Party (COP), acts for the COP as needed, and carries out any other tasks assigned by the COP to ensure proper management of the Contract.
Reporting & Supervision:
The DCOP works under the leadership of the COP and supports the COP in appropriate technical and coordination aspects of program.
- Seamless management of all operational aspects of project implementation including finances, office administration, human resources, security, procurement, local subcontractors, and grants (if required) in compliance with Creative and USG policies and procedures.
- Strong technical contributions to program activities and results.
- Creative Associates and project is well represented USAID/Honduras.
The DCOP will oversee all aspects of project implementation through direct supervision of its project components, as directed by the COP.
- The DCOP will provide support to the Chief of Party (COP) in representational programmatic, strategic development and quality control duties; and liaise with USAID and government stakeholders to respond to their informational, data and monitoring requirements.
- Support the management and supervision of staff.
- Assist in the formulation of annual work plans, in cooperation with the Chief of Party, other project staff, USAID, and the GoH.
- Develop and deliver reports and written documentation related to technical activities to be reported to USAID, including weekly, quarterly and annual reports.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
- At least a Masters’ degree in business, economics, international development, agriculture, trade, or other relevant field (or, alternately, a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and five additional years of relevant experience);
- Minimum ten years implementing complex economic growth assistance projects in developing countries; of which five years was overseas in a management position that involved supervising staff, and of which one year must be working experience in/on fragile
or post-conflict states;
- Minimum five-years’ experience in value chain development, agricultural value chains, M4P, Market Systems, private sector development, MSMEs strengthening, trade facilitation, export promotion, agriculture, or related field;
- Preferred working experience in the private sector, particularly trade, finance, or exports;
- Experience effectively integrating gender and youth programming into development programs;
- Experience working collaboratively with host country governments and the local private sector, and coordinating activities with those of other donors;
- Experience managing culturally diverse teams and working with counterparts from other cultures; and
- Excellent oral and written English and Spanish and communication skills.
- Honduran nationals strongly encouraged to apply.
- Willingness to travel within Honduras up to 40% of the time.
Local and regional candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
Position contingent upon donor funding.
Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.