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.
The Youth Connect activity is one of several activities supporting USAID’s Bridge project, devoted to addressing the development challenges at the nexus of countering violent extremism and resilience. The goal of the activity is to equip vulnerable young women and men in Niger with technical and life skills, networks, and capital for increased strategic economic opportunities. This objective supports the overall Bridge project purpose, which is to address critical unmet needs that are the main drivers of violent extremist recruitment in the Sahel: poor governance, lack of economic opportunity, and perceived exclusion from the benefits and services provided and facilitated by governments in the region.
Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the Disaster Mitigation Response Team Leader will be responsible for managing the emergency response and recovery operations of the Bridge Youth Connect (BYC) Program in Niger and Burkina Faso. S/he will develop and review quarterly action plans in alignment with BYC’s trigger indicators; review situation developments, synthesize information and ensure the coordination of humanitarian assistance delivery operations in the field. The lead will work in close coordination with other humanitarian actors present as well as with administrative and local authorities. He/She will be accountable for planning operations (activities and budgets), strengthening the teams under his/her responsibility, committing expenditures and applying the general quality protocols for emergency and recovery operations (standards, protocols, reports). S/he will represent Creative Associates in regional and local humanitarian coordination forums.
Reporting & Supervision:
The Disaster Mitigation Response Team Leader will report to the Chief of Party.
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