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Senior Education Specialist
Education for Development (EfD)
Headquarters, Washington, DC
Creative Associates International Incorporated (Creative) is a dynamic and
fast-growing professional services firm that specializes in international
development in the areas of education, democratic transitions, and stabilization
in post-conflict environments. Based in Washington, DC, the firm has a field
presence in more than 20 countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio
that includes global contracts with the U.S. Agency for International
Development (USAID), the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Department of
Defense. The firm enjoys a solid reputation among its clients and is
well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.
Creative combines one
of the strongest education practices in the international development community
with a long history of program delivery in conflict, post-conflict and
stabilization settings. This position requires a senior education specialist
with significant familiarity working in a wide range of conflict situations. The
Senior Associate will assist our team of experienced educational professionals
in building distinct, branded practice areas capable of delivering educational
services across a broad and diverse set of crisis, conflict, post-conflict and
This is a senior
management position encompasses all aspects of project management, market
development, entrepreneurial business capture, professional team leadership, and
effective program delivery in challenging settings.
This position requires
a seasoned education professional with broad experience in donor-sponsored
international education programming and proven expertise in technical areas that
are relevant to instructional systems, educational governance, early grade
student assessment, ICT applications in education, instructional quality
improvements, teacher training and professional development, decentralization,
and community mobilization. The Senior Associate will work collegially with
other educational professionals to deliver state-of-the-art educational support
services across broad and diverse circumstances.
Senior Associate directs or oversees the implementation of projects in the
field, contributes to new business prospecting and development, and participates
in providing leadership and technical depth to ED Division and its practice
The Senior Associate reports to a Practice Area Director and indirectly to the
Vice President and Senior Director of the Education for Development Division.
Analyzes, catalogues, organizes the firm's experience related to ED practice
Distills current and past activities into best practices and
Provides technical guidance to Home Office staff and Chiefs
of Party in the field.
2. As Marketer and
Helps to analyze the
marketplace and identifies new business targets and leads or contributes
significantly to capture preparation.
competitive field and helps to develop fitting alliances and strategic
Plays a leading role
in the business development process as a proposal leader or writer.
Helps to develop
sophisticated market strategies to position the firm as a leading contender
for specific market opportunities.
3. As Manager
Works with Home
Office staff and COPs to ensure projects achieve contract/agreement
technical, contractual, and personnel issues when they arise; serves as a
conduit for negotiation with corporate offices and senior management. Ensures
compliance to the firm's policies and procedures.
Serves as Project
Director on selected projects or as interim project director as needed.
Manages the firm's
senior-level relationship with the client.
Manages the firm's
senior-level relationship with sub-contractor and services providers (in
collaboration with the firm's Office of Contracts)
preparation of quarterly and annual reports to the client.
recruiting of key personnel and consultants.
Over time, provides
technical and programmatic coherence to project design and execution.
3. As a senior
member of the ED Division
division management, planning, and strategic decision-making.
Contributes to the
creation of a technically rigorous and intellectually nurturing environment.
publishes, and engages the field to enhance the public image and
competitiveness of the division.
Required Skills &
degree in education or closely related field;
minimum of 10 years of experience in international development;
minimum of 8 years of experience in international education working on or in
experience with USAID-sponsored programming, preferably in the education sector;
and demonstrated project management experience;
and demonstrated capture management and proposal development experience;
communications skills; and
Desired Skills &
education or closely related field;
knowledge of the developmental education sector;
knowledge of USAID education programming;
Experience in conflict, post conflict and transitional settings;
Experience in the field, preferably as Chief of Party; and
background, research experience, publishing in technical areas concerning
fluency in a pertinent second language.
To apply for this position, please complete and submit our simple
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Only if you are unable to submit online, you may send your résumé and cover
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Senior Associate: Senior Education Specialist CODE:HDQ48606
on the subject line. Please note only finalists will be contacted. No phone
calls please. Creative is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA).
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