Operations Manager

Creative Associates International

About the organization

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 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.

Duties

Creative seeks an Operations Manager for an upcoming USAID/OTI-funded project focusing on countering violent extremism in northern Mozambique. The Operations Manager will manage the day-to-day operations and administration, to include project procurements, operational systems, and logistics, and will be expected to travel frequently to Maputo and throughout northern Mozambique.

Qualifications

•At least three (3) years of relevant experience including working on donor-funded projects in a related role and with some demonstrated supervisory experience;
•Experience with a donor, contractor, or international NGO managing an office or program highly desired, but not required;
•Experience working in developing countries is required, preferably in a fragile or transitional state environment;
•Experience with remote management in transition environments highly desired, but not required;
•Experience in Mozambique and/or sub-Saharan Africa highly desired, but not required;
•It is highly desired, but not required that the candidate have experience with grants or small grants under contract programs, and preferably cash grants to local organizations;
•The candidate should be fluent in the Contractor’s and USAID’s policies and procedures in regards to human resources, financial management, financial reporting, and procurement processes, systems, and grants management;
•Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing systems and overseeing program start-up under limited time constraints as well as program close-out;
•Ability and willingness to travel to areas in Northern Mozambique as required by the project; and
•Fluency in written and spoken English required, with Portuguese proficiency highly desired.

Application instructions

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