The Creative Development Lab (Lab) is a small intrapreneurial innovation team at Creative, particularly focused on digital development: leveraging information and communication technologies for international development program objectives. Areas of recent work have included building resilience to online disinformation, citizen participation in governance and democratic processes, youth behavior change using digital media, monitoring using satellite imagery and big data, safeguarding women in digital spaces, etc.
The Education Division (ED) supports local and national efforts to increase student learning achievement—across ages and stages from early childhood and early grades—through proven models for increasing literacy, numeracy, attendance and community engagement. In ED programming, the Lab has for instance led the implementation of digital solutions in book distribution such as Track & Trace systems and made local language reading content available to primary school children’s homes via SMS and IVR low-tech technologies. International education is undergoing a transformation with digital solutions to support distance or blended learning, remote training, teacher coaching, assessments, school level data monitoring and reporting, book distribution, community engagement, social and emotional learning, digital and media literacy, accessibility and inclusion, and other facets of international education programming. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this. The EdTech Lead will be responsible to lead the strategic thinking, approach, processes, technologies, systems, partner collaboration and research insights to appropriately help realize the digital transformation of international education programming at Creative.
The EdTech Lead will:
The position will be housed at the Creative Development Lab. The position will also work closely with the Education Division, and other relevant practice areas such as Workforce Development for Positive Youth Development in the Economic Growth division (EG).