NGO Job Vacancies at Creative Associates International

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 15 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Creative Associates International has been working in Nigeria for more than a decade to support development programs throughout the country.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Regional Human Resources Recruitment Manager
Job ID: REGIO01408
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Type: Full-Time

Project Summary

  • The objective of the West Africa Trade and Investment Activity is to improve private sector competitiveness with a focus on increasing the agricultural productivity and profitability of smallholder farmers in Nigeria and promoting West Africa’s regional and international trade.

Position Summary

  • Based in Abuja, Nigeria, the Regional Human Resources Recruitment Manager will manage Creative Associate’s Nigerian and progressively regional talent strategy with respect to compensation, hiring, retention, employee development.
  • The position will have a heavy emphasis on recruitment but will also support projects across Africa in all areas of HR.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Regional HR Recruitment Manager will report directly to the Headquarters-based Manager, International HR. This role will collaborate and interact regularly with Chiefs of Party and HQ program teams.

Primary Responsibilities
Regional HR Talent Management & Recruitment:

  • Work in partnership with project HR staff and managers and US hiring managers to attract key talent and acquire a highly talented and diverse workforce;
  • Ensure transparent and legally compliant full-cycle recruitment process is in place for each project and is consistent with Creative hiring guidelines;
  • Establish talent benches for Nigeria and other countries; and
  • Provide regional surge recruitment as necessary.

Regional HR Business Development – Capture:

  • Full-cycle recruiting, including finding/sourcing, evaluating resumes, interviewing candidates (in-person or Skype), doing assessments, vetting, and make staffing recommendations;
  • Ensure a consistent recruiting process including: interview panels; appropriate interviewing questions and maintenance of recruitment documents;
  • Negotiate compensation and allowances; prepare contingent and live offers in coordination with the HQ Manager, International HR;
  • Maintain networks in critical sectors to facilitate effective passive recruitment;
  • Use traditional/non-traditional resources to identify and attract top candidates;
  • Develop advertising programs (internal and external) to gain high visibility with potential candidates; and
  • Consult with hiring managers on recruitment policies, ensuring compliance with RFP requirements, USAID and donor guidelines and Creative processes.

Regional Human Resources Operations & Capacity Building:

  • Identify, train and advise a capable Human Resources Professional in each field office to serve as the leader for Human Resources in the field office;
  • Provide ongoing training and support to field office leaders and staff on HR recruitment;
  • Provide project start-up and close-out support as needed;
  • Ensure quality new hire orientations and on-boarding practices across the region that help integrate new hires successfully into Creative; develop materials that can be adapted for use in local hire orientations;
  • Analyze regional trends and metrics in partnership with the HQ Manager, International HR to develop solutions, programs and policies;
  • Oversee UltiPro data/employment administration processes to ensure data integrity;
  • Mentor and coach local HR staff; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and six (6) years’ related HR experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English and French including the ability to communicate effectively in a multi-cultural environment and diplomatically manage collegial relationships;
  • Experience managing recruitment efforts in Nigeria and multi-country practice, particularly in West Africa;
  • Working knowledge of and experience in international, regional and national HR and recruitment;
  • High degree of professionalism and discretion; culturally astute;
  • Must be detail oriented and highly organized;
  • Must work well under pressure in a fast-paced, dynamic environment;
  • Ability to work independently as well as perform in matrix organization;
  • Must possess strong computer skills: ability to work with Microsoft Office product suite and HR systems (UltiPro a plus);
  • Strong writing and presentation skills with ability to communicate well within and across diverse groups and perspectives; and
  • Must have the ability and willingness to travel (up to 30%) throughout Africa in remote areas.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Operations Director
Job ID: OPERA01417
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Type: Full-TimeProject Summary

  • The objective of the West Africa Trade and Investment Activity is to improve private sector competitiveness with a focus on increasing the agricultural productivity and profitability of smallholder farmers in Nigeria and promoting West Africa’s regional and international trade.

Position Summary

  • The Operations Director will be based in Abuja, Nigeria.
  • The Operations Director will be responsible in overseeing the smooth running of the head office, ensuring that office operations are kept consistent with donor and project standards, and is responsible for the management of human resources, local procurement, and information technology of the program.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Operations Director will report to the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) and supervise an operations team consisting of Human Resources, Procurement, Communications, Logistics, Information Technology, and Administrative staff, as well as drivers and cleaners.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure streamlined operations systems in line with Creative and donor rules and regulations;
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the portfolio of programs;
  • Ensure that all regional offices operational policies, including field operations management guide, inventory and ICT, are in place, compliant with project and donor policies, and implemented effectively;
  • Ensure an in-depth awareness of operational issues in the context of Nigeria;
  • Streamline and maintain procurement processes to meet grant deliverables and milestones;
  • Serve as the primary liaison to all vendors and subcontractors;
  • Responsible for day to day management of subcontracts with international vendors;
  • Serve as primary liaison for Creative HQ on international subcontractor issues;
  • Manage and oversee staff responsible for arranging travel and logistics for staff and project equipment and inventory;
  • Provide timely and accurate reports on location of staff and assets and maintains proper hard and soft copy files for each. Reports may be requested by HQ or donor;
  • Responsible for program compliance with U.S. Government rules and regulations, and Creative policies and procedures;
  • Support DCOP in all operations tasks and duties;
  • Manage, train, and mentor key project country team members in the areas of administration, logistics, human resources, procurement, and IT;
  • Respond to requests from donor and supervisors as needed; and
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • M.S. Degree in Accounting or Financial Management desired; Bachelor’s Degree is required;
  • At least eight (8) years of relevant work experience, including experience with a Contractor or international NGO managing an office or program;
  • At least four (4) years of experience supervising complex, high-speed, and challenging field operations in developing countries;
  • Five (5) years of experience with operations, logistics, and subcontracts;
  • Knowledge of basic operating procedures in high-risk environments;
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Strong analytical capacity; and
  • Previous experience working with USAID desired.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Private Public Sector Alliances Director
Ref Id: 1702001135
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Type: Full-Time

Position Summary

  • The objective of the West Africa Trade and Investment Activity is to improve private sector competitiveness with a focus on increasing the agricultural productivity and profitability of smallholder farmers in Nigeria, and promoting West Africa’s regional and international trade.
  • The Activity comprises of three main components:
    • Design of a Competitiveness Fund for private sector partnerships;
    • Administration of the Competitiveness Fund to develop private sector partnerships and provide grants; and
    • Technical assistance (TA) that directly supports, coordinates, and organizes qualifying recipients (i.e., partners and grantees) to achieve USAID’s trade and food security objectives.
  • The Trade Hub will contribute to both USAID/Nigeria’s Feed the Future objectives related to increasing the agricultural competitiveness of smallholder farmers in Nigeria as well as USAID/West Africa’s objective to increase broad-based growth and resilience.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • Reporting directly to the DCOP, the Director / Private Public Sector Alliances will support the COP and the AgCompete to develop and maintain strong partnerships with the private sector partners, including agroprocessors, cooperatives, etc., financial institutions, and other private sector organizations in relevant market systems.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develops and maintains strong partnerships with private sector organizations, cooperatives, partners, collaborators and financial institutions;
  • Facilitates relationships between value chain actors including smallholders, traders, financial institutions, buyers, processors and agribusiness;
  • Organizes and facilitates discussions on agribusiness investment-related policy issues involving representatives of the private and public sector, with a view to reach consensus on improved policies;
  • Facilitates high level market linkages to add value to specific value chains. This includes cluster creation with value chain actors from the smallholder field to anchor firm level.
  • Responds to requests from donor and supervisors as needed.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Delivers and maintains excellent relationships with critical clients;
  • Dynamic representation of Creative before private and public sector clients and critical audiences;
  • Achieves component deliverables.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • At least a Master’s degree in Business, Economics, Accounting, Finance or other relevant field (or, alternately, a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 5 additional years of relevant experience);
  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience, including experience with a Contractor or international NGO managing an office or program;
  • Prior relevant experience with USAID or USAID-funded projects is required;
  • At least 5 years of experience in senior role facilitating private sector investments in agribusinesses;
  • Experience managing projects and/or an office with culturally diverse teams and working with counterparts from other cultures;
  • Prior experience in Nigeria required;
  • Excellent oral and written English required.

Skills:

  • Required – ENGLISH

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Note

  • Local and regional candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Position contingent upon donor funding.
  • Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.