Regional Program Manager

  • Posted on 13 February 2019

Job Description

Position Summary:

Creative Associates seeks a Regional Program Manager for an anticipated donor-funded project in Libya focused on local governance and civil society. The Regional Program Manager will be responsible for providing targeted technical assistance to a cluster of municipal governments around service delivery, public administration, citizen outreach and engagement, and responsiveness. S/he will be based near the municipalities in his/her cluster.

Reporting & Supervision:

This position reports to the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) and will oversee three Community Coordinators.

Expected Outcomes:

  • The project provides targeted and high-quality training and technical assistance to municipal governments to improve their capacity in service delivery and public administration.
  • The project helps municipal governments improve communications with citizens and develop more responsive and inclusive institutions and governing processes.
  • The project supports municipal governments establish more effective partnerships with civil society, private sector, and other governance stakeholders.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide a broad range of technical assistance and capacity development to municipal government officials;
  • Support interaction, collaboration, and collective action between diverse stakeholders and leverage stakeholder networks to develop strategies advocating citizen priorities;
  • Engage women, youth, and excluded groups in governance systems;
  • Document implementation successes, challenges, and lessons learned and share them with through regular program reports;
  • Deliver technical presentations on program achievements to implementing partners, civil society organizations, government officials, donor, and other organizations; and
  • Oversee Community Coordinators, directing their work in coordination with the Senior Governance Advisor and Public Administration Advisor.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Law, Public Administration, Public Policy, or a relevant field;
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience with governance initiatives with international development programs, preferably with USAID or U.S. Government;
  • Expertise in municipal service delivery, public administration, and/or citizen engagement.
  • Proven effectiveness in managing relations with government;
  • Experience with 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;
  • Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated track record of working effectively in a teamwork environment;
  • Experience with providing technical assistance, including organizing and conducting workshop and trainings;
  • Fluent in Arabic; and
  • Proficiency in English desired.

Local and regional candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

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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