Kaizen is a certified small business headquartered in Washington, D.C. with over 12 years of experience implementing USAID projects around the world. From our founding, Kaizen has developed methodologies for organizational capacity development that lead to beneficiary-owned solutions for improved and expanded service delivery in developing countries. These proven methodologies catalyze locally driven organizational and institutional performance improvements, and establish communities of practice that facilitate institutional cooperation, peer-to-peer learning and the achievement of shared goals.
We seek an Institutional Strengthening Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Uganda called the Feed the Future (FTF) Institutional and Systems Strengthening Activity (ISSA). The purpose of ISSA is to improve the performance and structures of Government of Uganda (GOU) ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) and industry apex organizations that are vital to driving inclusive agriculture-led economic growth. The Activity will support selected MDAs and apex industry organizations to improve their internal processes, so they can be more responsive to the needs of their constituents and clients.
The Institutional Strengthening Advisor will be responsible for serving as the technical lead for activities under Objective 1: Support selected MDAs and industry apex organizations to improve their internal processes, making them more responsive to the needs of their constituents. She/he will work with ISSA team members and Kaizen to ensure all capacity development support is streamlined and learning is captured and used to improve performance and innovative approaches. Reporting directly to the Chief of Party, she/he works closely across technical and operations teams to ensure strong linkages and integration of activities, where beneficial, and promotes value for money.
This position will be based in Kampala. The project is expected to be five years in duration. This position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.
Ugandan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Required Skills and Qualifications
Here at The Kaizen 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. The Kaizen Company is an equal opportunity employer.