Program Management Coordinator

Remote
Full Time
Entry Level
Kaizen, A Tetra Tech Company (Kaizen) seeks candidates for a full-time Program Management Coordinator position. Program Management Coordinators at Kaizen serve a dual role which includes supporting USG-funded projects and contributing to new business (i.e. supporting proposal development efforts).

Kaizen is an international development consulting firm and an incubator for innovative, scalable solutions that address emerging market challenges and opportunities. Our proven solutions catalyze locally driven organizational and institutional performance improvements and establish communities of practice that facilitate peer-to-peer learning and the achievement of shared goals. We aspire to transform the nature and impact of development assistance and work to strengthen organizations and institutions through innovative approaches to organizational development, reform, and change.

A team of creative and dedicated professionals drive the company’s success. Kaizen’s culture is energetic, collegial, and fun; and places strong emphasis on industry-leading performance at all levels. Team members thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment that is flexible and encourages innovation. Team members are awarded for their performance including seeing the direct impact of their work on lives and communities around the world. Kaizen provides the right opportunity for professionals looking to take their next step.

Role and responsibilities:

Support Kaizen in the management of international development projects in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Central America. This includes tracking budgets, compiling invoices and other financial documents, reviewing reports and other work products, supporting staff in the field with travel and human resources assistance. Stand on-call to address unexpected field team needs.

The Program Management Coordinator also supports Kaizen’s New Business Team to prepare for and pursue new contracts. This includes managing calendars, partner inputs, staff inputs, and budgeting. It also includes research, recruiting, and technical writing.

Skills and characteristics:
Strong attention to detail, ability to adhere to deadlines and help others to do so too, natural inclination to develop and improve systems, ability to record and track expenses and budgets, eagerness to learn, strong written and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, eagerness to serve as a team player, ability to work in multiple cultures, highly motivated, self-starting, intellectually curious and flexible, a passion for learning, and deeply committed to social impact. Quantitative backgrounds and proficiency in a foreign language is a plus. 

Experience:
Undergraduate degree and limited experience in international development.
We will also consider applications from graduating students with stellar academic records from top institutions. A wide range of majors are acceptable including physical science, social science, international relations, economics, interdisciplinary programs, engineering, and business administration.

Work environment:
While Kaizen’s home office is located in Arlington, Virginia this position is considered virtual. Although preference will be given to those located in the DMV area. International travel may also be required and include trips to projects in Middle East, Africa, Central America, and other places in which Kaizen manages contracts.  
Note: We may hire multiple candidates from this recruit, and may hire at different levels of seniority, based on candidate experience.

To apply: Please submit a CV through the fields on this page.

Due to a high number of applications, we will only notify candidates who are selected for first-round interview.
 

For candidates applying for positions based in Kaizen's office in Washington, DC, we utilize career.place to mitigate bias in the recruitment process. Upon submitting an application, candidates will receive an email from career.place, prompting them to go through the anonymous screening. In order to be considered for a role, candidates must respond to career.place and proceed with the application. We do not currently use career.place for project positions outside of the United States.

At Kaizen, A Tetra Tech Company, we find strength in our diversity. We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential. We know that we can only do development differently if we are open to and inclusive of new and unique perspectives. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations to apply. Further, we urge parents and non-parents, married and unmarried, those from different or non-traditional educational backgrounds, and persons of all other diverse identities or experiences to apply. Kaizen is an equal opportunity employer.

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