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Research Advisor

Anticipated Start Date: November 18, 2019

Project: New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) Incubator (Partnerships Incubator)

Contract Duration: September 30, 2019 - September 29, 2022


About Kaizen

The Kaizen Company is 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 shift the development model into one that is bottom-up and ongoing. We leverage existing knowledge along with new technologies and innovative business models to support local reform that is sustained through market forces. 


The Kaizen Company is seeking applications for the part-time consulting position of Research Advisor for the three-year USAID-funded New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) Incubator (Partnerships Incubator). 


About the Partnerships Incubator

The Partnerships Incubator seeks to build the capacity of USAID Missions and Operating Units to work with new and underutilized partners (known as Target Partners [TPs], including faith-based organizations, academic institutions, local organizations, etc.) and to build the capacity of these Target Partners to work with USAID. 



The Research Advisor is a part-time consulting position for the Partnerships Incubator and will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the program and design indicators. 

Work location: Washington D.C. and virtually  


  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum) and 8 years of relevant work experience or Master's and 6 years
  • Minimum 4 years consulting/advisory experience
  • Demonstrated experience leading implementation of project tasks
  • Experience in one or more of the key project areas
  • Ability to support the implementation of business operations improvements or project tasks
  • Exceptional research and analysis skills


Qualified applicants should send a resume/CV outlining qualifications and the contact details of three references by November 30, 2019, to the link provided. No phone calls, please. Only finalists will be contacted.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

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