Technical Manager, Electoral Education & Integrity

Creative Associates International
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Dec 27

Position description

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 Technical Manager will provide technical and managerial support to the Electoral Education & Integrity (EEI) practice area, comprised of professionals working on electoral, constitutional, and anti-corruption projects in conflict, post-conflict, or stabilization settings. The Technical Manager will be responsible for project support and business development of programs.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Technical Manager reports to the Director of the Practice Area.

Expected Outcomes: 

  • Technical contributions to the Practice Area; 
  • Technical direction, managerial support and fiscal oversight of assigned projects;
  • Research, technical design and management of proposals; 
  • Dynamic representation of the Practice Area before clients and critical audiences.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Articulates Creative’s programmatic values, principles, and methodological approaches both internally and to external audiences;
  • Identifies and leads the development of relevant technical sub-areas, tools and methods to complement Creative’s existing capacity and experience in EEI;
  • Identifies relevant market trends and opportunities; 
  • Contributes to the design and execution of subject matter components in on-going field projects;
  • Leads selected, high-priority business development efforts, including competitive strategy formulation, proposal development, and partnerships;
  • Represents Creative before expert audiences, clients, and other constituencies of interest.


Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an area relevant to this employment opportunity; 
  • 5 years of prior work experience; 
  • Previous proposal development experience, preferably for U.S. government opportunities;
  • Prior experience in international development, ideally in a donor-funded project setting;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and monitor program and proposal budgets; 
  • Strong writing and editing skills; 
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills. 
  • Solid organizational and administrative skills; 
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and to multi-task under tight deadlines;
  • Strong independent drive; 
  • Creative problem solver; 
  • Ability to work on multiple projects; and, 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft programs (excel, power point, MS project, etc.).

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Previous project backstopping experience, preferably for a USAID funded project;
  • Master’s Degree in an area relevant to EEI; 
  • Previous experience working in a developing country or on a related project; 
  • Knowledge and experience working with US State Department / USAID structure and assistance mechanisms; and,
  • Fluency in French, Arabic, or Spanish.

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