Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in democracy and governance, education, economic growth, 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
USAID) 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.
Creative Associates International seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) Programs for the anticipated USAID-funded Local Capacity Development (LCD) activity in Vietnam.
This will be an approximately $20-25M, five-year activity with the overall goal to support the capacity of and engagement between sub-national government, local organizations, and other local stakeholders, leading to more transparent policymaking, effective implementation processes, and better delivery of services to Vietnamese citizens.
The DCOP-Programs will be based in Hanoi, Vietnam and will be responsible for leading and overseeing technical design and implementation and providing administrative support on programmatic areas.
Lead the technical design and implementation of the LCD Activity, including capacity strengthening of local governments and organizations and locally-led issue identification and action.
Work closely with the Chief of Party (COP) to provide expert technical input on project activities, supporting project teams under the key project components
Provide support and guidance to local governments and organizations in planning forums and other platform to allow citizens and stakeholders to have a meaningful voice on local issues, solutions, and delivery of services.
Oversee performance audits of programs and facilitate the sharing of best practices related to local systems and service delivery strengthening.
Ensure program implementation is in accordance with USAID and Creative policies and procedures
Work closely with the COP on the management of overall communication with subcontractors as required.
Collaborate with a range of partners, including but not limited to USAID, international donors, Government of Vietnam (GVN) stakeholders, implementing partners, and inter-agency initiatives.
Act as the Acting COP when needed and perform other tasks as required.
Advanced degree in social / political sciences, public administration, development studies, economics, law and / or governance / decentralization related discipline;
or Bachelor’s degree with the minimum required years of experience in the field of local governance.
Minimum 10 years of progressive experience in public administration, local government support, or governance reforms in Vietnam.
Extensive expertise working with counterparts / stakeholders at various levels of government, civil society, and / or private sector in Vietnam.
Experience designing and implementing large, complex USAID-funded programs and / or other donor programs of similar size and complexity.
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and persuasively both orally and in writing, and deliver presentations, training, and facilitate meetings effectively and cross-culturally.
Experience working in Vietnam or the Southeast Asia region.
Fluency in Vietnamese required; professional proficiency in written and spoken English required.