Technical Manager

Remote
Full Time
Mid Level

Kaizen, a Tetra Tech Company, is hiring motivated mid-career professionals who are looking to create social impact in a rewarding work environment and drive the next stage of our organization’s growth. Specifically, we are seeking individuals with a background in organizational development and capacity strengthening, plus an interest in one or more of the following technical areas.  

  • Global Health  

  • Peace, Conflict and Stabilization 

  • Economic Growth  

  • Education 

Role and responsibilities: Support Kaizen in the pursuit, design, and technical management of international development projects around the globe. The two primary and equally important functions of this position include the following: 

Business Development 

  • Develop and manage relationships with potential partners (both potential prime and subcontractors), key personnel, and consultants – both U.S.-based and international  

  • Identify – through both formal (e.g., USAID Forecast) and informal (e.g., professional networks) channels – promising opportunities for Kaizen to pursue 

  • Collaborate with Business Development colleagues to maintain a pipeline of opportunities which Kaizen is pursuing 

  • Lead capture efforts to position and prepare Kaizen for upcoming proposals 

  • Contribute to technical design sessions for Kaizen proposals 

  • Write technical approaches for prime proposals, and provide technical inputs for subcontractor proposals 

  • Support efforts to strengthen Kaizen’s brand and brand recognition with key partners and clients globally, such as representing Kaizen at industry-related activities 

  • Participate in other aspects of the capture and proposal development process, as needed (e.g., proposal management, recruiting, subcontractor identification and selection)  

Technical Support and Oversight 

  • Provide technical guidance and support to a portfolio of projects, working with Chiefs of Party/Team Leaders, Project Managers, and others to ensure excellent delivery and full client satisfaction 

  • Providing technical oversight and quality control on project deliverables, workplans, activities, strategic pivots, staffing decisions, and other client decisions 

  • Support activities through dissemination of tools, materials, papers, etc. 

  • Ensure activities are implemented aligned with company standards and best practices 

  • Write and edit technical reports and documents for submission 

  • Develop strategies and tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components 

  • Contribute to Kaizen’s thought leadership efforts in designated technical area 

Qualifications and Experience: This position requires a strategic thinker who is entrepreneurial, action-oriented, and highly adaptable. The successful candidate will... 

  • actively contribute to innovative, outside-the-box thinking; 

  • be eager to take on a wide array of tasks (as needed) and to take ownership of outcomes, regardless of the challenges that must be overcome to achieve them’ 

  • and, be prepared to work in and form part of a fast-growing organization. 

 
Required: 

  • A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Organization, Public Health, Peace & Stabilization, International Development, Economics, or related field 

  • Minimum of six years of experience as a specialist delivering services in organizational development, global health, peace and stabilization, or related fields 

  • Minimum of three years of experience working directly on USAID-funded initiatives 

  • Demonstrated ability applying organizational development principles and approaches with different types of organizations in multiple sectors 

  • Strong technical design and writing skills, including demonstrated success writing technical approaches to USG-funded contracts 

  • Fluent in both spoken and written English language 

Desired: 

  • Masters degree or higher Business Administration, Organization, Public Health, Peace & Stabilization, International Development, Economics, or related field 

  • Demonstrated proficiency collaborating with and leading diverse, multi-disciplinary teams 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 

  • Management consulting experience 

  • Experience living and working in emerging markets  

  • Fluency in one or more languages other than English 

 

Work Location & Travel: This position will be fully remote. The Kaizen Company’s corporate headquarters office is in Arlington, VA where occasional, optional in-person meetings and events will take place.  International travel may be required of the selected candidate.   All applicants must be based in and able to legally work from the U.S. 

Note: We may hire from this recruit multiple candidates at different levels of seniority. 

About Kaizen: Kaizen is an international consulting firm that works primarily with the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Kaizen specializes in bringing innovative technologies, business models, and incentive structures to the field of international development. You can learn more at www.thekaizencompany.com. 

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