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Knowledge Management and Learning Specialist

The Kaizen Company (Kaizen) is seeking a part-time consultant to serve as Knowledge Management and Learning Specialist. This is a 6-12 month assignment based at USAID’s Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC supporting an active task order in the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance. The position requires a self-starter with a high level of flexibility, creativity, and commitment to excellence. Candidates should possess solid technical experience in knowledge management, excellent oral and written communication skills, and an interest in working in a challenging environment. 

Kaizen is an incubator for innovative, scalable solutions that address emerging market challenges and opportunities. Kaizen implements projects both abroad and in the United States with partners such as USAID and the U.S. Department of State. Kaizen is an award-winning recognized leader within its field and more broadly. This includes being named USAID’s Small Business of the Year for 2017 and being given a World Changing Ideas Award from Fast Company. As a rapidly growing company, Kaizen earned a place among the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list. 

Illustrative responsibilities and qualifications for the position are listed below:

Responsibilities

  • Manage knowledge management processes and practices for an active USAID office
  • Support the management of internal and external websites
  • Manage processes for disseminating knowledge
  • Develop and manage knowledge sharing and learning events
  • Develop knowledge sharing and learning publications

 

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or higher
  • 6+ years of professional experience in international development, international affairs, political science, or international peacebuilding
  • 2+ years of professional experience in knowledge management and learning, social media tools, and creating visual and graphic content
  • Interest and experience in conflict and peacebuilding
  • Experience working with evaluations and indicators
  • Familiarity with USAID Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) methodologies
  • High-quality written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced office environment with tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well directly interfacing with clients and in a team environment
  • Supervisory experience a plus
  • Ability to balance and prioritize diverse tasks with limited oversight
  • Qualified to achieve and maintain clearances as required for client projects
  • Natural dedication to Kaizen’s Core Values, Vision, and Mission

 

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