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.
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.
- 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.
- 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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