Within the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Development Lab, the Center for Digital Development (CDD) addresses gaps in digital access and affordability and advances the use of technology and advanced data analysis in development. DAI’s Digital Frontiers project works closely with the CDD team to roll out and implement USAID’s Agency-wide Digital Strategy, which was released in April 2020.

As part of the Digital Strategy, the Digital Skills Initiative is developing training sessions and resources geared towards USAID staff. These resources will support staff to increase their understanding of–and ability to use–digital tools and skills.

Digital Development training is the cornerstone of the Digital Skills Initiative. These in-person events typically take place over four or five days and provide USAID staff with a holistic overview of digital development. Themes range from the foundations of digital and cross-cutting sectoral topics, to risks, opportunities, and implementation strategies. Due to COVID-19 prevention measures, these training events have recently moved to virtual formats.

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Today, Digital Frontiers releases a request for proposals (RFP) for experienced organizations to work with Digital Frontiers and USAID to adapt the Digital Development training into an iterative and interactive online training for dissemination to USAID staff.

Who Should Apply?

DAI is looking for tech organizations with the following qualifications:

  • Experience adapting existing training content into blended multimedia online trainings.

  • Experience converting a multi-course blended training into multiple individual trainings.

  • Experience hosting blended trainings on their platform.

  • Previous experience working with USAID.

  • A project manager for this activity with experience working with the U.S. Government, preferably USAID.

  • Familiarity with digital development.

  • The ability to co-facilitate to participants based in the U.S. and in countries where USAID works.

  • The ability to work under tight time frames and successfully meet deadlines.

More information on qualifications and how to apply can be found here.

Proposals are due August 4, 2020 at 5pm EST to [email protected]. Questions regarding the RFP are due July 27, 2020 by 5pm EST to [email protected]. If you are interested in receiving updates and further communications regarding this RFP please email [email protected].

Digital Frontiers is a $74.4 million buy-in mechanism available to USAID Bureaus and Missions from 2017-2022. DAI implements the Digital Frontiers project, which works closely with USAID’s Global Development Lab (GDL), the CDD, USAID Missions, the private sector, and international and local development organizations to identify successful and sustainable digital development approaches and scale their impact globally.