The Practice Area Director, Livelihoods and Economic Recovery (LER) position requires significant knowledge of international development, especially economic growth programs implemented in countries embroiled in or emerging from crisis or conflict, or those that are rebounding from economic shocks and moving towards longer-term economic recovery. This recovery will be achieved by facilitating the development of inclusive market systems that engage and benefit a range of actors, especially marginalized groups of the population, such as the poor, women, youth, the disabled, minorities, refugees, and IDPs, among others. The LER Practice Area’s goal is to position Creative to: a) align itself with the new direction of Feed the Future programing in countries facing severe economic distress due to conflict or humanitarian crises ; b) assist countries to avoid further destabilization or enable recovery of countries emerging from conflict and economic shocks; c) support agriculture & livelihoods, enterprise development, entrepreneurship and inclusive market system activities by focusing on basic economic growth interventions, including cross-border trade to increase household incomes and employment.
The LER Practice Area directly supports the Economic Growth Division (EGD) to instill best practices in economic growth and private sector engagement projects. The Practice Area Director will have a key role in external relations for EGD, developing strategies for new business and funding, managing proposals, and assisting with the implementation of projects and activities.
The LER Practice Area Director is within the Economic Growth Division, Livelihoods & Economic Recovery Practice Area, reporting to the Vice President for Economic Growth. This Director interacts with all Divisions, and collaborates with other Practice Areas. The incumbent may supervise both Practice Area project staff, and Division technical staff.