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. Since our inception, we have provided support to more than 100 government, private-sector, and non-profit organizations in markets worldwide. We have created solutions that achieve outcomes across a broad range of sectors including education, governance, economic growth, environment and water, energy, and global law enforcement.
Scope and Objectives
The Kaizen Company is seeking a Finance and Operations Manager for the USAID-funded Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity ("the Activity") in Jordan. This will be a full-time, position based in Amman, Jordan. The Activity provides a range of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) services relevant to USAID/Jordan’s portfolio of programs which focuses on economic growth, capacity building, democracy and governance, public service delivery, and gender equality and female empowerment. The Activity will contribute to 1) ensuring that USAID’s development programs in Jordan achieve their intended results through an efficient and effective mechanism; and 2) building the institutional capacity of local monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) firms to assume increasing management responsibility of MEL awards.
The Finance and Operations Manager will be responsible for the financial aspects of the project and the day-to-day management of the project field office, and for ensuring the work meets all USAID and U.S. government requirements in funds accountability. Working under the overall direction of the Cheif of Party and in close coordination and collaboration with project technical staff, the Finance and Operations Manager will provide management, administrative, and security leadership to the Activity and will ensure compliance with Kaizen and USAID's policies and procedures. The Finance and Operations Manager will have the primary responsibility of ensuring the timely provision and delivery of all required project financial, administrative, safety and security, compliance, procurement, and subcontract support to the execution of the Activty. They will be expected to identify issues and risks related to Activity finance and operations in a timely manner and suggest appropriate adjustments as required.
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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.