Client Diversification Specialist

Creative Associates International

About the organization

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and 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.


Client diversification efforts are robust and aligned with Creative’s strategic goals and mission and program divisions feel supported in their new client diversification efforts;
Proposals are of high quality, and the integrity of Creative’s proposal development process is well regarded;
Dynamic representation of the Development Division and Proposal Development Department across other divisions within the company is evident;
Proactive involvement within the international development industry and proposal management profession to stay abreast of latest developments, innovations, and best practices is demonstrated.
Supports the development and implementation of the Company’s client diversification strategy, including research, tracking, and analysis of opportunities;
Conducts all coordination and administrative tasks related to bid pursuits with new clients, including setting up and maintaining files and records; scheduling design and review sessions; and preparing requisite documents, including proposal calendars, outlines, and compliance matrices;
Helps identify partners and finalizes teaming arrangements and subcontracts; collects required documentation, verifies accuracy and completeness, and tracks missing information;
Tracks progress on identifying, recruiting and securing proposed project staff and technical experts;
Drafts, reviews and formats proposal documents, ensuring compliance and quality control; and
Serves as Proposal Manager on selected proposals.


Required Skills & Qualifications

Minimum of two (2) years of work experience in the international development field, including at least one (1) year in a business development capacity;
Experience with non-US Government clientele (e.g., UK DFID, World Bank, Millennium Challenge Accounts) is a definite advantage;
BA or equivalent in international relations, development economics, or a related field;
Demonstrated skills in proposal coordination/management and development;
Experience in writing, editing, reviewing, and/or evaluating technical proposal segments and cost proposals;
Excellent technical skills in written and verbal communications;
Meticulous attention to detail and ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
Competent in using MS software, including Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint; and
Commitment to high performance and values-driven work environment.
Desired Skills and Qualifications

Proficiency in second language (French, Spanish, or Arabic);
Experience with foundation fundraising, public-private partnerships, or corporate ESG; and
Demonstrated expertise in one or more of Creative’s technical areas, including field-based experience.

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