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Jordan Branch Manager

Amman (Jordan)

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.  

Position Summary:
The Jordan Branch Manager will oversee and maintain Creative’s corporate standing in Jordan. He/she will also oversee procurement purchasing, equipment delivery, and payments for a high-volume Department of State-funded activity-based project in an active conflict environment.  The Jordan Branch Manager will ensure that technical, programmatic, and administrative activities are carried out according to host country regulations, local purchasing and exporting laws, and Creative's policies and procedures.


Primary Responsibilities:

Creative Corporate Tasks

  • Build and maintain relations with Jordanian government officials, USAID and State Department personnel, subcontractors, and partners to maintain Creative’s corporate status in Jordan;
  • Advise senior program staff on host country relations;
  • Under HQ direction, serve as the point of contact for USAID and State Department personnel on behalf of Creative HQ;
  • Advise HQ leadership on strategy and new business opportunities in Jordan;
  • Manage local finance staff to ensure payments are processed or submitted to HQ for payment in a timely manner;
  • Coordinate with Creative HR Regional Manager on host government issues.


Project Tasks

  • Coordinate with relevant Jordanian authorities on all cross-border activities in support of senior program leadership
  • Manage local finance staff to ensure payments are processed or submitted to HQ for payment in a timely manner;
  • Oversee and provide input on procurement purchasing and equipment delivery;
  • Provide oversight on licensing and other procurement processes;
  • Coordinate with the Chief of Party (CoP) and Implementation Manager to ensure activities are carried out according to host country regulations;
  • Oversee project operational tasks, such as maintaining project leases and office space.
  • All executed procurements and deliveries comply with host government requirements;
  • Monthly financial reconciliations sent to Creative headquarters on time;
  • Maintenance of Creative’s good standing and regional office in Jordan.


Reporting & Supervision:
The Finance and Procurement officer will report to S&D Practice Area Director for Corporate Tasks, and Chief of Party for Project Tasks


Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent;
  • Familiarity with Jordanian government offices and authorities in Amman;
  • Experience liaising with US Government officials;
  • At least 7 years of work experience in managing an office and supervising people;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and relevant computer software skills required to conduct office business;
  • Experience managing programs or activities in conflict environments;
  • Experience working on US Government funded programs, in particular USAID and State Department;
  • Previous experience working in or with the development field strongly preferred;
  • Fluency in English and Arabic required




Interested candidates who meet the above-mentioned qualification should submit their English CV and a cover letter indicating the position in the subject line of the email. The email must be sent to before end of the day 27th of July, 2018.

Due to the urgency of the position, Creative reserves the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.

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  • Organization: Creative Associates International
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-27

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