Young Graduates Program

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Entry Level

Program: Young Graduates Program 2024

Position: Junior Program Analyst 

Length of the contract: One year (with a possibility of extension)

Contract type: Full-time apprenticeship




Kaizen, A Tetra Tech Company (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. Kaizen is the prime implementer in Ethiopia and Djibouti of the $48 million USAID Learning Analytics Activity, which combines with the $12 million USAID Learning Adaptation Activity to form the USAID Learning Project.

Ethiopia Learning Analytics Activity Overview

Ethiopia Learning Analytics Activity is designed to bolster the capacity of USAID/Ethiopia to work towards a Mission-wide systematic and intentional approach to learning. The Activity will improve data management and help the Mission to make timely decisions in program design and implementation. The Activity will enable wider collective impact of USAID and other partners – thereby better meeting the Development Objectives outlined in the Mission's Country Development & Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). This is a five-year Activity that ends in April 2028.

Program Overview: 

The Young Graduates Program is a one-year Apprenticeship Program that aims to provide practical hands-on training and mentorship program for new graduates from a cross-section of universities and colleges in Ethiopia who have demonstrated academic excellence in their fields of study and where they can pursue a fast track to professional growth by undertaking a customized program or learning with professional coaching and practical application of skills and knowledge sharing. In advancing the Young Graduates Program, Kaizen aims to cultivate and foster a critical pathway to professional advancement and personal growth for the young leaders of Ethiopia.  

Each candidate will work in one of Kaizen Ethiopia’s Learning Project’s technical components including Data & Analytics Support, Evidence and MEL training, Third Party Monitoring and Evaluation, Organization Transformation, Learning Innovation & Capacity Building and Communications and Knowledge Management.  Each apprentice will also be required to complete 2-3 online training courses and/or certification programs as applicable and will submit a written report on their experiences at the end of the program

Selected candidates are expected to work on program development and technical support in data collection and analysis, copy-editing and report writing, communications, graphic design, administrative and event coordination, and others as needed. Each candidate will be assigned and paired with an experienced mentor and technical supervisor with a customized work plan and performance and skills management track to benefit the greatest knowledge transfer. Candidates will be placed on 3-month rotational assignments, providing a variety of experiences across thematic areas and industries. The Graduate Program also evaluates each candidate’s performance and offers pathways for progression, with potential opportunities for full-time employment or apprenticeship contract renewal based on individual contributions and accomplishments throughout the program. 

Some of the main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Data collection and strategic analysis
  • Data mapping and visualization
  • Database management and record keeping 
  • Communications, report writing and graphic design. 
  • Client management and capacity building 
  • Event planning and logistics management 

 Some of the cross section of technical sectors covered by the learning Project include:

  • Health
  • Economic Growth & Resilience
  • Education & Youth
  • Democracy & Governance
  • Humanitarian Relief
  • Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene
  • Climate Change
  • Organizational Transformation & Capacity Building

Eligibility and Qualifications

The program is designed for individuals in the early stages of their professional career and so applicants must apply within one to two years of obtaining their degree or certificate. The best candidates are self-motivated, ambitious and eager to learn from individuals with intellectual curiosity and a drive for excellence. 


  • Must be recent graduates (1-2 years after graduation) or enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at the time of application; and
  • Must have a minimum 3.5 GPA or be on the Dean’s list.
  • Proficient in English (written and oral) 
  • Adept in computer skills (Microsoft Suites, PPT, Adobe etc.)
  • Strong attention to detail and time management skills.
  • Ability to work well with others (a team player).
  • Willing to learn new skills and accept challenges.
  • Ability to interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs.
  • Have extracurricular activities and/or internship or volunteer experiences as a plus.
  • Recent female graduates are strongly encouraged to apply!

Application Instructions

  • Interested applicants are requested to submit a one-page CV along with their educational credentials by no later than April 30, 2024 to be considered for June 2024 Young Graduates Program.  

Selection Process

  • Review of academic qualifications & experiences
  • Written Assessment
  • Interviews and observations
  • Offer of Apprenticeship (if sucessful)

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