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.
Creative understands that technologies play an increasingly important role in amplifying development efforts around the world. The firm has a dedicated team, the Creative Development Lab (the Lab), devoted to digital development: leveraging information and communication technologies (ICT) for use in international development programs, including for monitoring and evaluation, project adaptation, civic engagement, citizen security, community resiliency, governance, workforce development, teaching and learning. The primary Lab technical focus areas include big data & data analysis, geospatial analysis & visualization, and media & behavior change communications. The Lab also has dedicated staff for the programmatic divisions within Creative: Education, Economic Growth and Communities in Transition.
The Education Division (ED) supports local and national efforts to increase student learning achievementacross ages and stages from early childhood and early gradesthrough proven models for increasing literacy, numeracy, attendance and community engagement. The Economic Growth division (EG) programs support countries emerging from crisis or conflict in rebounding from economic shock and moving toward stabilization, with a focus on workforce development, livelihoods, agriculture, value chains and enterprise development.
The Manager, Tech for Education and Economic Growth works directly with Creatives Education and Economic Growth divisions. They will develop ways in which ICT can be integrated into new Creatives education and economic growth projects, support or lead the implementation of technology deployments in existing projects, and develop new concepts and partnerships advancing Creatives technology use in education and economic growth.
The Manager, Technology for Education & Economic Growth, will serve as the liaison between the Lab and the ED and EG divisions. The Manager will shape the Creative Development Labs efforts to strategically use technology and media to improve the impact of Creatives education and economic growth programs, collaborating with technical focus area leads in the Lab.
The Manager may seek out relevant new business opportunities to leverage ICT for education and economic outcomes, such as grants and other funding sources by major donors not directly pursued by other Creative divisions and lead the design of these project proposals in collaboration with Creatives respective divisions.
Altogether, the Manager will be responsible for the following functions, listed in order of general workload:
Reporting & Supervision:
The Manager will report to the Director at the Creative Development Lab. The Manager will work closely with other Lab members such as the Media Lead, Data Lead and GIS Services Manager; and ED and EG division staff such as the divisional Directors of Business Development and Project Directors.
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Note that some travel may be required.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
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