Project Manager, African Drone and Data Academy (ADDA) Malawi

Virginia Tech’s Center for International Research, Education, and Development (CIRED) is seeking a Project Manager to lead a 3-year, UNICEF-funded project in Malawi to establish an African Drone and Data Academy (ADDA) in collaboration with a university national partner and/or consortium of national educational partners.  The ADDA will provide technology education (certificates and master’s) to students in the physics of drone technology as well as communications, mechatronics, GIS, data analytics, autonomy and other areas that are essential for drone operation and growth technology sectors.     

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Chief of Party, Guatemala Sustainable Forest Management and Water Activity

Virginia Tech’s Center for International Research, Education, and Development (CIRED) is seeking a Chief of Party to lead a five-year, USAID-funded project in Guatemala. The project will support mitigation and adaptation to climate change by improving natural resource management, building technical and institutional capacity, and supporting the implementation of legal and policy frameworks.

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Director, Business Development

The Center for International Research, Education, and Development (CIRED) links Virginia Tech to the world, supporting the university’s global mission by developing and managing projects that draw on Virginia Tech’s knowledge and applying it through multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional partnerships to raising standards of living in developing countries. Providing opportunities for faculty, staff, and student involvement in research, teaching, and development results in benefits to the University, to the Commonwealth of Virginia, and to the nation. CIRED provides essential support, strategic approaches, and practical models for international engagement that positions Virginia Tech as a global land-grant university leader.

Reporting to the executive director of the Center for International Research Education and Development (CIRED), the business development director will play an integral role in the business development lifecycle – from initial capture and pre-proposal throughout the proposal and final award. The position works closely with the CIRED executive director, the director of operations and program development, and other team members to develop and deliver high quality and successful responses to funding opportunities. This position will lead and participate in activities geared towards enabling the center to grow and diversify its project portfolio strategically. 

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