Program Specialist, Gender and Inclusion

  • Entry-level, Part-time staff position
  • Posted on 16 June 2020
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Job Description

Category: Programs
Req ID: PROGR02075
Posted Date: 2020-06-13
Schedule: Full Time
Location: Washington, DC 20015, United States USA


Background:

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, governance 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:

Creative Associates seeks a Program Specialist for the Office of Gender and Inclusion. The Program Specialist (PS) will work under close supervision performing a variety of work activities that relate to Gender and Inclusion across Creative’s program areas of Education, Economic Growth and Communities in Transition. Work functions will include research and analysis; organizing and cataloging content and documents; finalizing and distributing documents; co-creating gender and social integration tools and templates as well as promoting the uptake of Gender and Inclusion documents and tools within the Creative team. The position may also entail conducting trainings on Gender and Inclusion integration for Creative’s staff. The position will be remote.

Reporting and Supervision:

The Program Specialist will report to the Senior Advisor for Gender and Inclusion (SAGI).

Expected Outcomes:

Gender and Inclusion

The PS provides consistent and timely support to the Senior Advisor for Gender and Inclusion (SAGI). Working closely with the SAGI, the PS will collect data sources and analysis for the timely development of background reports for teams and program divisions. A core part of their job will be to act as a “finisher” polishing drafts produced by the SAGI and overseeing their dissemination. The PS will also keep abreast of new literature, tools and best practices and, through the Gender and Inclusion Hub website as well as other means such as brown bag discussions and personal meetings, keep the SAGI and other relevant teams informed of Gender and Inclusion practices that are relevant to their programming

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Performs literature reviews and desk analysis for blogs, white papers and business development “cheat sheets”;
  • Develops and maintains a catalog on evidence-based practices related to Gender and Inclusion that can be accessed by project or proposal teams on the Inclusion Hub SharePoint site;
  • Reviews, formats and distributes documents prepared by the SAGI;
  • Works with the Monitoring and Evaluation team to ensure that all FGD questions capture necessary information to inform project design;
  • Maintains the Gender Hub SharePoint site;
  • Assists in training and supporting the project level Gender and Inclusion Advisors; and
  • Assists in tracking the impact of the office on proposals and project outcomes.

Minimum Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field and one year of relevant experience, or a Master’s degree and no relevant experience;
  • Strong writing and editing skills;
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills; and
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, MS project, etc. SharePoint).

Desired Skills and Qualifications:
  • One year of work experience involving project backstopping for U.S. or other government funded projects.

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)

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About the Organization

Creative Associates International (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, D.C., the firm has field presence in 20 countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio that includes global contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other clients including the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense. The firm has earned a solid reputation among its clients and missions worldwide and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

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