Team Lead at Creative Associates International


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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Team Lead

Requisition Number: 17-0270
Location: Abuja

Position Summary

  • Creative is seeking a Team Lead for a U.K. Department for International Development (DFID)-funded project proposal that seeks to address corruption in Nigeria.
  • The Team Lead is to be based in Abuja, Nigeria and will have overall management responsibility for the project.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • This position reports to the Program Director in the CIT Division or his designee.

Primary Responsibilities

  • The Team Lead will be responsible for the technical leadership and in-country management of the project.
  • S/he will oversee the long-term expatriate and local staff and short-term experts in achieving project results.
  • S/he will undertake regular assessments of the broader political environment within which the project operates to ensure flexibility and rapid reprioritization of activities when necessary.

Other Responsibilities Include:

  • Serve as principal liaison with U.K. Government representatives, Nigerian government counterparts and community stakeholders on program communications and technical implementation activities.
  • Provide technical direction and leadership and oversight of all administrative matters.
  • Provide technical support to the team in all program areas.
  • Develop and implement work plans for project activities.
  • Oversee implementation of project monitoring and evaluation activities and ensure that project results are met.
  • Supervise development and submission of project deliverables and provide timely and accurate reporting and briefings to U.K. Government/Stakeholders on all program areas.
  • Ensure compliance with all terms of the project contract and all relevant DFID and U.K. Government rules and regulations.
  • Oversee implementation of Creative’s security protocols and provide leadership in handling security-related issues.
  • Manage the program team in a manner that is open and respectful and encourages professional development, and solicits constructive staff input.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • At least 10 years’ experience as a team lead, chief of party or similar in a related management role.
  • At least 8-10 years of relevant experience working for a DFID Contractor or international NGO; at least 5 of which should be in a supervisory capacity.
  • Previous experience working in the region.
  • Familiarity and experience working with U.K. Government.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing systems and overseeing program start-up and close-out.
  • 3-5 years of experience working with anti-corruption programming, rule of law initiatives, and organizational development with local organizations.
  • Experience with activity design, development, implementation and comprehensive monitoring and evaluation.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical capacity.
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a relevant field.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Experience working with citizen engagement and oversight of political processes, especially as they relate to anti-corruption.
  • Experience working with partnership organizations, especially civil society organizations and/or government agencies.
  • Experience in producing publishable material on anti-corruption.
  • Experience in developing survey tools and working with focus groups.
  • Master’s degree from an accredited university in a relevant field.

Application Closing Date
30th September, 2017.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • 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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