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.
Project Summary :
Creative is pursuing a five-year Pakistan Youth Development Project (PYDP) in Pakistan. The purpose of PYDP to prepare youth for workforce participation (employment or entrepreneurship) by focusing education assistance on skills acquisition and civic engagement, and supporting youth as they emerge from training programs to identify employment opportunities or pursue entrepreneurial ventures to improve livelihoods, reduce the prospect of economic marginalization, serve as role models for other youth, and contribute to Pakistan’s economic growth.
Position Summary :
The Chief of Party (COP) is responsible for overall project implementation, results, quality and timeliness of deliverables, management, and external representation.
S / he provides overall technical and administrative leadership and expertise for the project and serves as the primary liaison with USAID / Pakistan on management and technical matters.
S / he will be responsible for the overall management and implementation of the activity and reports directly to the designated USAID AOR.
S / he will supervise activity implementation and ensure the activity meets stated goals, outcomes, benchmarks, and reporting requirements.
The COP will provide strategic vision for the project, ensure compliance with contractual obligations, and will be responsible for coordination among USAID and key stakeholders.
The COP must have experience working in complex, politically charged, unstable environments, working across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines across a broad geographic area.
Reporting & Supervision :
The Chief of Party will report to a Project Director based in Washington, DC.
Expected Outcomes :
Primary Responsibilities :
Required Skills & Qualifications :
Local and regional candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
Position contingent upon donor funding.
Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
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