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Creative Associates International Recruitment 2019 | Application Guide and Requirement

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Creative Associates International Recruitment 2019 | Application Guide and Requirement.

Creative Associates International Recruitment 2018 – In this article you will get latest updates on Creative Associates International 2019 recruitment requirements, qualifications, guidelines and other important updates for free.

Creative Associates International Inc. 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.

Creative Associates International Recruitment

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

1. Job Title: Grants Manager

Location: Bauchi, NGA
Job Type: Full-time

Project Description

  • The upcoming Nigeria State2State project, funded by USAID, aims to increase the effectiveness, accountability, and transparency of selected state and local governments in Nigeria.
  • The program will operate in Bauchi, Sokoto, and at least one other state in the north of Nigeria, and focus on strengthening public financial management and service delivery systems in key sectors such as education, health, and water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Position Summary

  • Creative Associates seeks a Grants Manager for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Nigeria. The Grants Manager will serve as the principal point of contact and Manager for Grant Administration.
  • S/he will be responsible to ensure effective and efficient management of grants administration and to ensure flexible, innovative, and rapid-response mechanisms are designed to target key zones within Nigeria.
  • S/he will also ensure that the Grant Management and administration function is always in compliance with Creative and USAID’s policies and procedures; and will work towards capacity building of the recipients as well as the other staff members in the area of grants management.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Grants Manager reports to the Chief of Party. The Grants Manager supervises Grant Officers and Grants Specialists.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight and management of grants staff and grants program;
  • Organize and coordinate organizational staffing structure and workflow of grants staff activities and administration;
  • Responsible for ensuring quality control and the integrity of the data in Creative’s online grants database and ensures that the data in the system is always up-to-date;
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with Creative’s grants policies as detailed in the Field Manual and the projects Grants Manual;
  • Coordinate closely with program staff to ensure timely administration and monitoring of grant agreements;
  • Coordinate with finance, procurement, and program staff to facilitate grantee kick-off meeting, monitoring and closeout of grant activities;
  • Provide guidance and interpretation for program staff as well as grantees of Creative’s grants policies and procedures and USG regulation;
  • Manage the grants and direct implementation pipeline;
  • Ensure that grant master files are always up-to-date and ready for audit;
  • Lead the grants management team to serve as a central point of grant activity coordination and facilitation;
  • Provide support to technical units on grants compliance and the online grants database;
  • Provide training in grants compliance to project staff; and
  • Perform other tasks as needed

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum of five (5) years professional experience (including at least two year of supervisory experience) working in complex and challenging field operational contexts;
  • Bachelors’ degree or professional accounting/financial qualification is required;
  • Experience managing teams;
  • Minimum two (2) years’ financial administration experience essential;
  • Competent in computers and using financial software essential;
  • Understanding of budget and cost control management essential;
  • Excellent written and spoken English essential;
  • USAID program experience desirable;
  • Grants program experience desirable;
  • Ability to work under pressure and efficiently handle multiple tasks; and
  • Ability to work under own initiative or as a part of a team.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online


2. Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Requisition number: MONIT01356
Location: Bauchi

Position Summary

  • Creative Associates seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Nigeria.
  • The M&E Manager will design, develop, and implement a monitoring and evaluation system within assigned area.
  • S/he gathers, analyzes, and processes complex information related to all aspects of program activity implementation.
  • The M&E Manager will carry out his/her work according to an established standard operating procedure for collecting data, monitoring project progress and measuring program inputs/outputs.

Reporting and Supervision:

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager reports to the Chief of Party (COP). S/he will supervise M&E Officers.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinate weekly with M&E team to determine priority tasks. Ensure the M&E team is aware of and up to date on all M&E tasks and reports;
  • Conduct site visits during the project implementation phase for each grant in assigned areas;
  • Share observations from monitoring visits with the COP when findings demonstrate questionable actions;
  • Serve as primary point of contact for Grants Office when developing impact assessments, success stories and weekly reporting;
  • Serve as primary point of contact for Grants Office when additional information is needed to close grants;
  • Undertake comprehensive analysis of projects based on history of site visits; present findings to Chief of Party in a concise and professional manner;
  • Participate in professional training and development activities, as necessary;
  • Represent the program positively and professionally in both internal and external environments; and
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • University degree in international development, social science, economics, or related field is required;
  • Five (5) years’ experience in the management of field monitoring, evaluation design, empirical and statistical analysis, management information systems and/or information management design is required;
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required;
  • Strong analytical skills are required;
  • Prior experience with USAID or U.S. Government funded projects is highly desirable;
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow up on tasks to completion is required;
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus;
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required; and
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the Northern Nigeria is desired.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online


2. Job Title: Finance Manager

Ref Id: FINAN01359
Location: Bauchi, Nigeria
Job Type: Full-Time

Project Description

  • The upcoming Nigeria State2State project, funded by USAID, aims to increase the effectiveness, accountability, and transparency of selected state and local governments in Nigeria.
  • The program will operate in Bauchi, Sokoto, and at least one other state in the north of Nigeria, and focus on strengthening public financial management and service delivery systems in key sectors such as education, health, and water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Position Summary

  • The Finance Manager will be based in Sokoto, Bauchi, or a third state in the north of Nigeria.
  • The Finance Manager will be responsible to:
    • Ensure contractual requirements are met, based on USAID policies and procedures;
    • Develop and implement financial procedures in compliance with Creative and USAID policies and procedures;
    • Oversee procurement actions, activity execution, subcontracts and consulting agreements consistent with USAID and Creative procedures,
    • Provide financial training and guidance to program staff and partners.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Finance Manager reports to the Chief of Party (COP) and supervises one or more Finance Officers.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the project meets all USAID contractual requirements and ensure compliance with USAID policies and regulations;
  • Provide financial oversight, including the maintenance and monitoring of the project budget;
  • Manage financial systems, files, and maintain Creative’s online accounting system;
  • Liaise between Creative Associates’ field and headquarters offices regarding all program financial matters and all internal or external audit requests, as needed;
  • Process check requests and wire transfer requests for payments to vendors in compliance with contract requirements;
  • Review and process invoices and in-field fee payments in accordance with Creative accounting procedures and contract policies;
  • Manage personnel and payroll office staff and procedures;
  • Participate in ongoing analysis, forecasting and review of project expenses;
  • Track the transfer of funds between headquarters and the field office and manage accounting and finance records of in-country expenses, including developing tracking and monitoring all financial project activities, and maintaining current project expense data;
  • Draft quarterly and annual financial reports on financial status of project expenses and budget information and forward to Finance & Contracts for review and approval by the Controller;
  • Prepare monthly field expense reports and report monthly expenses to HQ Offices;
  • Provide COP with project’s current financial status;
  • Provide financial management and systems training for project staff;
  • Travel to field location(s) as necessary and provide oversight to field office financial systems and processes;
  • Provide training and guidance to grantees, local partners, and beneficiaries, as needed;
  • Review and approve the financial close-out of program activities, and verify documentation and information is complete; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Required Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (finance, accounting, business, etc.);
  • Recommended Master’s degree in relevant field;
  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience managing the finances for a project of similar size;
  • Experience with USAID project finances and budgeting (preferred) or similar work for other donors/U.S. Government agencies;
  • Competent in using computers and financial software;
  • Experience managing teams;
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills;
  • Excellent written and spoken English essential;
  • Ability to work under pressure and efficiently handle multiple tasks; and
  • Ability to work under own initiative or as a part of a team.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online

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3. Job Title: State Governance Director

Job ID: 1703001147
Location: Bauchi, Nigeria
Job Type: Full-Time
Project Duration: 5 years

Position Summary

  • Creative Associates seeks a Governance Director – Bauchi State for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Nigeria.
  • The Governance Director serves as the state director of all project programs, provides technical leadership, engages with state and local government leaders for monitoring and responding to opportunities for institutional reform; and manages the State Project Office staff and technical advisors.
  • He/she will serve as a member of the project leadership team, working closely with counterparts in other states and facilitating knowledge transfer between state offices and with Nigerian federal officials.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The State Governance Director – Bauchi reports to the Chief of Party.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist state governments to develop strategic approaches for improving governance of state operations, including improvements in public financial management, improvements in service delivery, generation of internal funding and communication with citizens;
  • Assist state governments in identifying and then providing a broad range of technical assistance and capacity development to achieve strategic governance objectives. Support state governments to facilitate public dialogue on governance and civic engagement between government and non-governmental actors through technical assistance to local civil society organizations;
  • Monitor the progress of state governments in achieving agreed upon reforms and improvements in performance;
  • Support the COP and the DCOP in the development of the project strategic framework and work plans for the program implementation to ensure the achievement of the program goals;
  • Support state governments to facilitate interaction, collaboration, and collective action between diverse stakeholders and leverage stakeholder networks to develop strategies advocating citizen priorities;
  • Support state government efforts to engage women, youth, and excluded groups in public and political dialogue, and electoral campaigns;
  • Monitor and document all implementation activities, document successes, challenges, and lessons learned and share them with through regular program reports; and
  • Deliver presentations on program objectives and achievements to implementing partners, civil society organizations, government officials, donor, and other organizations.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum Master’s Degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Public Financial Management, Public Policy, Law, Economics or a related field;
  • Minimum eight (8) years of related Nigerian development experience in public policy and administration, community development, public financial management,  or political analysis;
  • Experience working in northern Nigeria, particularly in Bauchi state;
  • Knowledge of state government reform efforts in Nigeria;
  • Expertise in political economy and conflict assessment and mapping, managing complex partnerships and cross-cutting projects, and local, state, and national institutional building;
  • Expertise in public service, good governance and/or accountability and oversight;
  • Proven effectiveness in managing high-level government relations;
  • Experience with civil society and government capacity building, and governance accountability;
  • Strong experience with coalition building and collaboration with multiple stakeholders, including civil society, and government;
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, strategic thinking, training, and human resources experience;
  • Able to work effectively and professionally with high-level government officials, civil society organizations (CSOs), donor, project staff, and other beneficiaries;
  • Demonstrated track record of developing, managing and working effectively in a teamwork environment;
  • Experience with providing technical assistance, including organizing and conducting workshop and trainings; and
  • Fluency in Hausa and proficiency in writing, reading and speaking English at a senior professional level.

Desired Skills & Qualifications

  • Experience engaging women and marginalized groups to ensure their inclusion.
  • Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Skills
Required:

  • English

Advanced Education
Required

  • Masters or better.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online


4. Job Title: Director of Adaptive Management and Analysis

Requisition number: DIREC01354
Location: Bauchi

Project Description

  • The upcoming Nigeria State2State project, funded by USAID, aims to increase the effectiveness, accountability, and transparency of selected state and local governments in Nigeria.
  • The program will operate in Bauchi, Sokoto, and at least one other state in the north of Nigeria, and focus on strengthening public financial management and service delivery systems in key sectors such as education, health, and water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Position Summary

  • Creative Associates seeks a Director of Adaptive Management and Analysis for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Nigeria.
  • The Director of Adaptive Management and Analysis will oversee a series of assessments which will be conducted in Bauchi, Sokoto, and a third state, synthesize the results of those assessments within a unified framework, and contribute to the development of program implementation and monitoring strategies.

Reporting and Supervision:

  • The Director of Adaptive Management and Analysis reports to the Chief of Party.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinate assessments of the governance systems in Sokoto, Bauchi, and a third state, developing parameters for research in coordination with Creative’s management team, overseeing partners and contractors, and synthesizing the results of assessments;
  • Assist in the identification of subject matter experts; and
  • Contribute to program implementation and monitoring and evaluation strategies;

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree – MA or PhD preferred – in political science, monitoring and evaluation, public administration, business administration, public policy, law, or a related field;
  • Minimum eight (8) years of related international development experience in adaptive management, monitoring and evaluation, research and analysis, good governance, or a related field;
  • Expertise in political economy and conflict assessment and mapping, managing complex partnerships and cross-cutting projects, and local, state, and national institutional building;
  • Strong experience with coalition building and collaboration with multiple stakeholders, including civil society, and government;
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, strategic thinking, analysis, and research experience;
  • Able to work effectively and professionally with high-level government officials, civil society organizations (CSOs), donor, project staff, and other beneficiaries;
  • Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated track record of working effectively in a teamwork environment; and
  • Fluency in English.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Experience working in West Africa and/or Nigeria;
  • Proficiency in Hausa; and
  • Experience engaging women and marginalized groups to ensure their inclusion.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online


5. Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party

Location: Bauchi
Job Type: Full Time

Project Description

  • The upcoming Nigeria State2State project, funded by USAID, aims to increase the effectiveness, accountability, and transparency of selected state and local governments in Nigeria.
  • The program will operate in Bauchi, Sokoto, and at least one other state in the north of Nigeria, and focus on strengthening public financial management and service delivery systems in key sectors such as education, health, and water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Position Summary

  • Creative Associates seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Nigeria.
  • The DCOP will support the Chief of Party (COP) and provide overall day-to-day management and coordination of project technical and administrative personnel and functions, including ensuring that appropriate technical and financial reporting requirements are met.
  • S/he should have appropriate levels of complementary expertise, professional and work experience to support the COP and coherent and effective program coordination and operations, and possess the relevant management, communication, and interpersonal skills to fulfill this role.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage program operations, including administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, finance and compliance, property, and oversight of grants under contract;
  • Support a broad range of activities related to good governance, public financial management, citizen engagement, government service delivery, and conflict mitigation;
  • Serve as USAID liaison in coordination with COP and during his/her absence;
  • Support the development of the project strategic framework and work plans for the program implementation to ensure the achievement of the program goals;
  • Support the COP in management of the program team in an open and respectful manner; and
  • Support the COP in implementation of project monitoring and evaluation activities.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a relevant field is required; Master’s degree is preferred;
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience working in governance programs, including experience with a Contractor or international NGO with demonstrated supervisory experience;
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge establishing systems and overseeing start-up under limited time constraints as well as program close-out;
  • Experience in the hiring and supervising of host country local personnel and ensuring, when need arises, that they secure necessary training required to meet program needs;
  • Financial management experience, including budgeting; financial management (tracking, reporting, and accounting); and procurement;
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills; and
  • Fluency in U.S. Government policies and procedures for contract management, financial reporting, procurement processes, systems, and grants and contracts management; experience with construction procurements a plus.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Experience working in West Africa and/or Nigeria;
  • Experience working on programs related to good governance, public financial management, government service delivery, citizen engagement, and/or conflict mitigation; and
  • Experience engaging women and marginalized groups to ensure their inclusion

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online

Deadline: 13th December, 2019.

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