Administrative Director

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 27 July 2020
  • District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 26 August 2020
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Job Description


Creative is preparing for the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) upcoming Supporting Democratic Elections, Governance, and Political Processes Globally leader with associates award (LWA) activity. The Supporting Democratic Elections, Governance, and Political Processes Globally LWA will build upon ongoing work by USAID to empower local partners to build resilient government institutions, political parties, and electoral processes in fragile states and developing democracies. The successful candidate for this full-time key personnel position will report to the Technical Director and will lead the consortium management to build consensus among the consortium partners on administrative matters.

Job Description:

The Administrative Director will manage and oversee the day-to-day operations of the proposed consortium and serves as the direct consortium point of contact to USAID/Washington and Missions on all administrative and agreement related matters under the Supporting Democratic Elections, Governance, and Political Processes Globally LWA. The Administrative Director will assist the Technical Director with project administration and reporting. The Administrative Director will be a focal point for associate award issues and/or partner relations.


Primary Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Serves as main point of contact with USAID for all agreement-related matters under the Supporting Democratic Elections, Governance, and Political Processes Globally LWA;
  • Provides input and seeks consensus on issues that relate to overall award management and coordination of the consortium;
  • Manages all agreement-related administration of the Leader Award and any Associate Awards issued to the consortium, from proposal submission to close-out, and maintains records of all agreements, modifications, and other agreement-related communications;
  • Negotiates agreement-related issues on behalf of the consortium and builds consensus among the consortium partners for all submissions and communications to USAID;
  • Works closely with the Technical Director and other Key Personnel to facilitate collaboration, effective coordination, overall integration among the implementing partners, compliance with USAID’s requirements, and adherence to deadlines;
  • Manages Associate Awards, ensuring that all associate partners are in compliance with the terms of the award, meets deadlines, etc;
  • Works with the consortium partners, reviews and refines relevant consortium policies, procedures, and systems;
  • Assists the consortium’s Technical Director in developing the annual workplan and monitoring its implementation, as well as requests for rapid response programs;
  • Ensures that staff within their organization are aware of and trained on all policies and procedures and are implementing them appropriately; and
  • Works with the Technical Director to implement the knowledge management and communications plans, as well as program reporting.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least ten years of project management experience with large and complex awards from governmental actors; Specific experience with Leader with Associate Awards preferred;
  • Specific experience in grants management of USAID awards;
  • Proven history of maintaining positive working relationships with USAID Agreement Officers (AOs) and Agreement Officer Representatives (AORs) at missions worldwide;
  • Understanding of global Democracy Rights and Governance (DRG) issues; experience reporting and evaluating international democracy projects strongly preferred;
  • Strong familiarity with U.S. Government and USAID-specific grant regulations;
  • Excellent communication and team-management skills;
  • Understanding of global DRG issues;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint; and
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree highly preferred.


About the Organization

Creative Associates International (Creative) 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, D.C., the firm has field presence in 20 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.

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