The Kaizen Company (Kaizen) is a dynamic, fast-moving company that implements prime projects for USAID and the State Department. We specialize in strengthening local actors to achieve development and stability outcomes. We are committed to top-quality implementation, and, as a result, we were selected as USAID's Small Business of the Year.
USAID recently named Kaizen as one of the eight award winners of the Building Resilient and Inclusive Communities in Conflict in Syria (BRICC) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract. BRICC is a USAID IDIQ based in Amman, Jordan, that aims to work across numerous sectors in Syria to strengthen Syrian communities and foster stability. The project aims to restore essential services, strengthen inclusive, participatory, and accountable governance; restore livelihoods and revive economies; and expand access to education and vocational training.
Kaizen is seeking candidates to fill the roles below over the five-year span of the BRICC Contract. Applicants will be included in Kaizen’s roster of individuals consultants and will be contacted for specific opportunities. Please note that this is not a guarantee of hire, however, those included will be among the first of whom we would reach out to for assignments under this contract.
Please note that this is not a guarantee of hire, however, those included will be among the first of whom we would reach out to for assignments under this contract should it be awarded to Kaizen. Kaizen is seeking candidates on a rolling basis for the below key management roles:
Chief of Party: Serves as designated person for overall management of the in-country relationship with USAID and providing leadership for field management of the Task Order. Responsible for financial and program management, oversight, reporting progress and quality of performance in meeting the activity undertakings of the program. Under the guidance and overall technical direction of USAID, the COP provides oversight of activities, including supervision of the program field staff, ensuring appropriate activity design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation, and compliance with USAID rules and regulations.
Director of Finance: Provides finance management for the program itself in collaboration with the home office. The Director will lead the activity’s technical approach surrounding the objectives, develops the accountability plan, manages and executes budgets, ensures provision of basic services, and mobilizes financial and human resources in support of locally-determined development priorities.
Director of Operations: Supports the COP in managing day-to-day field operations, including the project's facilities (such as office space, equipment and project vehicles), administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting and financial accounting (which may include cash flow management, timesheet recording and daily monitoring of obligations, budgets, and expenditures). Ensures that program implementation is in accordance with USAID regulations and procedures and the specifications determined in the SOW, which may include: monitoring grantee worthiness; assuring fair and transparent procurement processes; reviewing financial management; and monitoring activity implementation.
Monitoring & Evaluation Expert: The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Expert ensures that the project complies with all requirements for performance monitoring and evaluation and serves as the project’s technical expert in all questions pertaining to evaluation, monitoring and program review.
The expert must apply structured qualitative approaches such as outcome mapping, data management and must rely on context monitoring to understand the influences, conditions and external factors that increase resilience in complex and high-risk environments.
In your submitted application please specify the following in your cover letter (1) previous related experience, (2) Interest in long or short-term assignments (3) field-specific work experience