Creative Associates International Chief of Party Jobs in Ghana

Creative Associates International Chief of Party Jobs in Ghana


  • Creative Associates International (Creative) is a fast-growing, social impact company that specializes in the areas of education, economic growth, democratic transitions, and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Chevy Chase, Maryland, this global development organization has a field presence is more than 25 countries and a strong client portfolio of that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department. 

  • Since its founding in 1977 by four enterprising women, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

  • Creative seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID-funded project that seeks to strengthen civil society oversight and feedback to performance in public service delivery and to support government and public service providers to be more responsive to citizen demand in delivering quality essential services.

  • The Activity will work closely with national and community-level stakeholders, including Government of Ghana; public service providers in health, education, agriculture, energy, and fishery sectors; civil society; and other key actors. The COP provides overall technical and administrative leadership and expertise for the project’s activities as well as serves as the primary liaison with USAID and the Government of Ghana on management and technical matters.

  • The COP will report directly to the Project Director at headquarters and will supervise various project staff.

    Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the overall management and implementation of project activity;

  • Supervise activity implementation and ensure the activity meets stated goals and reporting requirements;

  • Actively engage key national and local government, public service providers across targeted sectors, and civil society organizations, and other USAID-funded implementing partners;

  • Actively identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments;

  • Produce and oversee production of deliverables related to improved quality of public service delivery, increased responsiveness to citizen demand for public service delivery, and strengthened government
    involvement and accountability.

  • Oversee the coordination of local and international partners, as well as sub-recipients and sub-grantees;

  • Facilitate and support partnerships, collaboration, and collective action between a diverse group of local stakeholders;

  • Mentor and coach staff to support their professional development and application of skills and knowledge to succeed in their roles;

  • Manage a diverse team to deliver impact within agreed timelines.

    Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in business administration, economics, international development, social sciences, or a related field;

  • At least 10 years of experience in areas of governance, social accountability, and/or public administration, with at least 5 years in a managerial or team leader capacity;

  • Proven experience in the governance or public administration sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably in Ghana;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of government and public administration structures in Ghana.

  • Demonstrated experience in management and oversight of USAID programs that are of a similar scope, size, and complexity to this activity;

  • Knowledge and understanding of the USAID Democracy, Rights, and Government strategy, accountability related goals under the Ghana Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), and development goals under Ghana Beyond Aid strategy is desirable;

  • Ability to successfully recruit, train, develop, and manage diverse staff.

  • Experience with adaptive management approaches, collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) and overseeing M&E activities on donor-funded projects;

  • Professionally proficient and fluency in written and spoken English.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Creative Associates International Chief of Party Jobs in Ghana

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