Office and Operations Manager

  • Posted on 9 April 2019

Job Description

Position Summary:

The Office and Operations Manager will be responsible for the management of the office space, local procurement, travel, and other program logistics. This position is for a potential program and is dependent upon donor funding.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Office and Operations Manager reports directly to the Branch Director. S/he will liaise regularly with the Co-Team Lead on project matters.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure streamlined operations systems in line with Creative and donor rules and regulations;
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the program;
  • Ensure the program has a safe and comfortable working environment;
  • Ensure an in-depth awareness of operational issues in the context of Turkey;
  • Serve as the primary liaison to vendors and subcontractors;
  • Manage travel and logistics for staff;
  • Manage project equipment and inventory;
  • Support Co-Team Lead in all operations tasks and duties; and
  • Performs other tasks as needed.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • At least five (5) years of relevant work experience, including experience with a Contractor or international NGO managing an office or program;
  • At least three (3) years of experience in complex, high-speed, and challenging field operations in developing countries;
  • Experience with operations, logistics and subcontracts in an insecure environment;
  • Knowledge of basic operating procedures in high-risk environments;
  • Experience in conflict, post-conflict, or transitional state environments;
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills in English and Turkish; and
  • Strong analytical capacity.

About the Organization

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.

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