Partnerships Incubator - New Business Development Advisor (El Salvador)

El Salvador or Remote (with travel), El Salvador

Position: New Business Development Advisor (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: 200 hours (with possibility for increase)


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 position of New Business Development Advisor 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 to engage directly with partner organizations. 

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 New Business Development Advisor is a part-time consulting position for the Partnerships Incubator. S/he will:

  • Advise and assist partner organizations on resources, tutorials, and best practices for developing successful proposals for USAID-funded projects.

  • Review partner systems (i.e. processes, allocation of responsibilities, procedures, etc.), for new business development, and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Advise partners how to delegate responsibility within their organizations in order to manage new business development efforts. 
  • Advise partners on their organizational business development strategy.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years’ (minimum) experience.
  • Experience managing USAID-funded proposals for an implementing partner is required. 
  • Spanish language skills are required.
  • Demonstrated track record implementing training/workshops and/or designing training modules.
  • Exceptional project management skills, with the ability to think strategically and plan for tactical execution.
  • Solid communication skills, both verbal and written. 
  • Experience working in a fast-growth company or start-up environment.
  • Professional capability to conduct industry research, identify best practices, and customize solutions to audience needs.
  • NGO and/or USAID or other donor international (field) experience desired.

Qualified applicants should send a resume/CV with a cover letter outlining qualifications by November 30, 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.

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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