Chief of Party

  • Senior-level, Field assignment
  • Posted on 10 March 2020
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Job Description

Category: Manager
Req ID: CHIEF01979
Posted Date: 2020-03-09
Schedule: Full Time
Location: Cairo, Egypt EGY


Background:

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and 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.

Position Summary:

The Chief of Party will be responsible for overall project management, quality and timeliness of deliverables, external representation, and coordination with USAID COR. S/he will be responsible for establishing an office in Cairo, Egypt, recruiting Core Staff, and managing a network of qualified professionals to serve as short term technical advisors. The Chief of Party will provide strategic vision for managing the Activities and will ensure the quality of work and compliance with contractual obligations and results and will be responsible for the quality and performance of work that is sub-contracted to other partners.

Program Summary:

This activity will focus on interventions aimed at achieving the following results:
  • Modernizing and improving the quality of Egypt’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system in order to develop the technical skills and capabilities demanded by a globally competitive private sector;
  • Improving human resource management at the firm level and ensuring strong private sector engagement with the TVET system to maximize employment opportunities for graduates; and
  • Improving the enabling environment through employment and labor market policy reform to address inefficiencies at local and national levels.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Chief of Party will report to the Project Director based in Washington, DC.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Lead strategic planning and implementation for the project; oversee all technical and operational managerial decisions related to project delivery including monitoring and evaluation systems, technical assistance and community outreach;
  • Serve as technical expert and provide oversight on workforce development training, including collaboration with business and industry in support of labor market needs;
  • Provide technical guidance in relevant program areas as needed;
  • Recruit and supervise long and short-term local, U.S., and Third Country National operations and technical staff;
  • Manage quality oversight of all services and products provided by the program; and
  • Ensure close collaboration with USAID, Government of Egypt counterparts, local associations, technical vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, and the private sector.

Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in international development, Business, Economics, or a related field, required;
  • At least eight (8) years of experience required in workforce training, private sector engagement or labor;
  • At least 10 years of experience required in the design, management and implementation of international development projects;
  • Demonstrated experience in leading teams and managing an office with a diverse staff;
  • Demonstrated experience in building organizational capacity, designing and conducting training.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English required; and
  • An established relationship or previous collaboration experience with the Government of Egypt and private sector preferred.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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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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