Partnerships Incubator - Project Manager Consultant (El Salvador)
Position: Project Manager Consultant (El Salvador)
Anticipated Start Date: o/a December 15, 2022
Location: El Salvador or Remote (with travel)
Project: USAID’s Partnerships Incubator
Contract Duration: December 15, 2022 – June 30, 2023
Level of Effort: 180 hours (with possibility for increase)
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 position of Project Manager for the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Partnerships Incubator. We encourage candidates who are based in El Salvador to apply, but will consider remote candidates who are willing to travel to El Salvador for implementation of the certification course.
About the Partnerships Incubator
The Partnerships Incubator seeks to support USAID Missions and Operating Units in their work with new, local, and nontraditional partners by building the capacity of potential or current partners to implement USAID awards.
The Consultant will lead a team to develop, deliver, and measure participants’ completion of a comprehensive certification program for local organizations who want to partner with USAID/El Salvador. The course will provide tools that address the minimum knowledge and skills required to apply for funding opportunities with USAID or other donors. The Consultant will work closely with the Incubator to move through the different phases of implementation: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation.
The Project Manager is a part-time consulting position for the Partnerships Incubator. S/he will:
- Oversee a team of consultants and coordinate all activities related to this task and ensure the production and completion of quality deliverables in a professional manner.
- Support the technical content review by USAID staff and the Incubator prior to initiating the cohort.
- Deliver synchronous and asynchronous training content: training materials such as videos, lectures, reading materials, quizzes, assignments, etc.
- Record synchronous and asynchronous participant outputs including scoring and any feedback.
- Design overall program logistics (pre-engagement, engagement -including learning platform management-, and post-engagement).
- Lead implementation of the two phases of the blended program (for forecasting purposes estimated number of participants may range from 15 to 30 organizations with minimum one participant and a maximum of three participants).
- Facilitate a “Completion Ceremony” - a small event at the end of workshop with all participants who completed the program.
- Award completion certificates to the individuals who completed the program (printed and signed).
- Draft an evaluation summary report, including lessons learned, and recommendations for future cohorts.
- Bachelor's degree in education, humanities, international development, communications, or a related field. Master’s degree is a plus.
- Minimum 10 years experience in the adult education/higher education sector.
- Minimum 5 years experience with curriculum development for online learning programs or workshops. Experience with Google classroom is highly preferred.
- International development experience preferred.
- Experience with USAID projects is highly preferred.
- Bilingual Spanish and English capabilities are required.
- Experience in the Latin America region is a plus.
- Detail-oriented, analytically-minded, and multi-tasker.
Qualified applicants should send a resume/CV with a cover letter outlining qualifications by December 6, 2022 via 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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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.