Req ID : AFRIC01944
Posted Date : 2020-02-12
Schedule : Full Time
Location : Abuja, Nigeria NGA
Position Summary :
The overall goal of this position with the Creative Development Lab is to lead Creative's presence across the African continent as it relates to digital development priorities and interests by sourcing and supporting African technology innovation relevant for development, identifying partnership opportunities, yielding value from partnerships, designing digital solutions relevant to Creative's development programs, and supporting Creative's business development efforts on the continent.
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. The Creative Development Lab (the Lab) is a team within Creative devoted to digital innovation in development, leveraging information and communication technologies (ICT) for use in programs including for livelihoods, workforce development, agriculture value chain linkages and improvement, civic engagement, citizen security, community resiliency, governance, teaching and learning.
The position will be based in Lagos or Abuja in Nigeria or split between Nigeria and Washington DC in the US. The position will be supervised remotely from Washington DC by the Director of the Creative Development Lab and will collaborate closely with the Lab, Creative's Africa Regional Center, the Africa Business Development Team and the West Africa Trade & Investment Hub project.
Reporting & Supervision :
The Regional Manager will report to Director of the Lab.
Expected Outcomes :
Increased recognition of the Creative and the Lab's work in Africa, and in innovation in development.
Primary Responsibilities :
Manage existing relations with Mobile Network Operators (such as Orange and MTN) and yield value from them for all parties involved; and
Provide thought leadership and contribute to both internal and external marketing with regional USAID missions, Creative projects in the region, and the regional technology community.
Required Skills & Qualifications :
Ability to work well in a team and collaborative team / organizational environment;and
Demonstrated ability to lead initiatives and drive organizational change.
Desired Skills & Qualifications :
Equal Opportunity Employer / Protected Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.
However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)