Chief Of Party – USAID Niger Non-formal Education Activity

  • Contract
  • Niamey Niger
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Creative Associates International


Background: Creative Associates International 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.

Position Summary: Creative Associates seeks a Chief of Party (COP) to lead the anticipated USAID-funded Niger Non-Formal Education Activity, which will target out-of-school adolescents and youth, particularly girls and those affected by conflict and crisis, who do not have access to safe, equitable, and contextually relevant learning opportunities needed to strengthen their resilience and contribute to their communities. Specific areas of focus anticipated include strengthening foundational skills in literacy, numeracy, social emotional learning (SEL)/soft skills, building resilience capabilities and assets, and strengthening pathways between non-formal to formal education. The COP will be responsible for overall vision and technical leadership and management of the project.


  • Oversee technical implementation and operational management of the activity.

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

  • Serve as primary liaison to USAID, implementing partners, and key education stakeholders in country, including government officials, civil society organizations, and other donor-funded implementing partners.

  • Determine annual priorities, develop work plans, and ensure program responds to changing conditions and operating environments, in conjunction with USAID and Creative Headquarters.

  • Oversee and ensure technical soundness in overall approach and project activities; ensure that GESI principles and local capacity strengthening are fully integrated into implementation.

  • Oversee project operational, financial, and administrative systems and processes, ensuring streamlined and compliant project management.

  • Establish and foster collaborative partnerships with organizations working in education, youth development, and related subjects; oversee the coordination of implementing partners.

  • Supervise, mentor, and manage team diverse program team to deliver impact within agreed timelines.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Advanced degree in education, or related field.

  • Minimum 10 years of experience designing and implementing education programs of similar scope and scale.

  • Minimum five years of progressively increasing management experience (COP, DCOP, or equivalent) on donor-funded projects in the education sector; USAID experience preferred.

  • Experience and expertise in non-formal education programming; experience in crisis and conflict settings preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of relevant USAID policies and strategies, including USAID’s Education Policy; Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policy; Youth in Development Policy; and Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting-Framework.

  • Experience in and commitment to creating equal education opportunities for girls, children with disabilities, and other children at risk of discrimination or marginalization.

  • Ability to cultivate effective working relationships with government officials, civil society organizations, education/training institutions, private sector actors, implementing partners, international donors, and other stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience working in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.

  • Experience working in Niger and/or the West Africa region highly preferred.

  • Professional fluency in written and spoken French and English, required.


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Deadline: 9 Apr 2023