Partnerships Incubator - Rwanda Local Market Research Consultant

Mid Level

Rwanda Local Market Research Consultant(s) Job Description

Minimum Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of relevant experience

Substitutions and Equivalents: Master’s degree and 6 years of relevant experience

Anticipated Start Date: November 20, 2023

Location: Rwanda

Project: New Partnerships Initiative Incubator (Partnerships Incubator)

Contract Duration: November 20, 2023 - April 15, 2024

Level of Effort/Hours: Part-time Consultancy (Total number of hours will depend on the periods of performance and scopes of work assigned)

Project Director: Donna Vincent Roa, Ph.D., ABC, CDPM

About Kaizen

Kaizen, A Tetra Tech 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, new technologies, and innovative business models.

The Kaizen Company is seeking applications for the position of Market Research Consultant to support the implementation of a partner landscape assessment in Rwanda.

About the Partnerships Incubator

USAID aims to diversify its partner base by removing barriers to engagement and creating avenues for new and nontraditional partners to work with the Agency. The Partnerships Incubator was set up as a global service hub to address this need by amplifying USAID’s external communications efforts to strengthen and diversify the Agency’s partner base, expanding Agency capacity for partnerships, and supporting partner organizations working with USAID.

The Partnerships Incubator works with USAID headquarters and Missions to identify and engage new and local partners, provide training and capacity-strengthening assistance, and develop tools, resources, and models to advance USAID’s partnership goals. The project also designed, developed, and launched, a free, USAID-funded resource hub designed to connect partners to peers and experts, improve their organizational readiness, and prepare them to receive USAID funding.

Position Summary         

The Consultant(s) will work closely with the Partnerships Incubator and remote and local consultant(s) to deliver a partner landscape assessment. The Consultant(s) will be responsible for performing research to identify local organizations in Rwanda, potentially including the design and implementation of a public outreach campaign, and conducting interviews with a range of local organizations, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), and academic institutions. The Consultant(s) will contribute to the final report and ensure that work products are error-free, consistent, and accurate. 

Main roles and responsibilities include:

  • Work with the remote and local consultant(s) to conduct a public outreach campaign and identify organizations to include in the landscape assessment.
  • Under the guidance of the lead consultant and on an agreed upon timeline, perform interviews with local organizations based on the protocol approved by the client.
  • Send raw interview data and relevant notes to the team lead and other consultant team members on a daily basis, ensuring the accuracy of the content and verifying the accuracy of all referenced information.
  • Assist with the final written analysis, ensuring the accuracy of the content and verification of all referenced information.
  • Meet a tight deadline based on client needs.


  • Bachelor's degree in social sciences, statistics, international development, journalism, communications, humanities, or a related field.
  • Minimum eight years of experience consulting within the international development sector.
  • Based in Rwanda.
  • Experience in evaluation and assessment design methodologies and qualitative data analysis.
  • Experience implementing and conducting USAID assessments and evaluations is preferred.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Kinyarwanda is strongly preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will have served clients or completed projects in Rwanda and worked with Rwandan civil society. 
  • Detail-oriented, analytically-minded, and multi-tasker.
  • USAID experience is a bonus, but not required. 

To Apply

If you are interested in this position and have most or all of the desired qualifications, please submit a resume, a cover letter explaining key qualifications and availability, a desired hourly rate in USD and the names and contact information for three references (professional and/or academic) by November 20, 2023. The Kaizen Company may hire up to two consultants for this opening. Reviews may begin prior to the application deadline.


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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