Senior Program Management Manager

  • Remote
  • Full Time
  • Senior Manager/Supervisor

The Kaizen Company (Kaizen) seeks candidates for a full-time Senior Program Manager position to be based in Washington, DC. Senior Program Managers at Kaizen serve a dual role which includes managing USG-funded projects and contributing to new business (i.e. supporting proposal development efforts). The position requires a self-starter with a high level of flexibility, creativity, and commitment to excellence. Candidates should possess solid project management experience on USAID-funded projects, excellent oral and written communication skills, and an interest in working in a challenging environment that presents many opportunities for recognition and personal growth.

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. Kaizen is led by a diverse group of leaders who have backgrounds leading development and private sector consulting companies. Their collective experience and vision provide a solid foundation for Kaizen’s continued rapid growth.

A team of creative and dedicated professionals drive the company’s success. Kaizen’s culture is energetic, collegial, and fun; and places strong emphasis on industry-leading performance at all levels. Team members thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment that is flexible and encourages innovation. Team members are awarded for their performance including seeing the direct impact of their work on lives and communities around the world. Kaizen provides the right opportunity for professionals looking to take their next step.

Illustrative responsibilities and qualifications for the position are listed below:

Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight and support to 3-5 USG-funded projects
  • Serve as Home Office Program Manager for donor-funded programs including overseeing overall operational backstopping, managing project budgets, working on a regular basis with international field offices to ensure financial and contractual compliance, managing field personnel and subcontracts, and liaising with the client and partners on operational issues 
  • Contribute to and support program technical work, work plans, and M&E plans
  • Support Kaizen’s proposal development efforts, including personnel recruitment, proposal coordination and management, writing sections of the technical proposal, preparing cost submissions including budgets, and liaising with partners
  • Lead and manage startup teams and activities for new projects in the US and abroad
  • Contribute to select Kaizen strategic initiatives and projects including Kaizen’s innovation design and testing activities, improving knowledge management and human resource development, and providing input into strategic decisions

Qualifications​​​​​​​

  • Graduate degree and six years of directly relevant professional experience OR eight years of directly relevant experience, at least 2 of which include leading project management of USAID-funded programs
  • Management experience and right level of professional competencies required
  • Strong experience contributing to proposals for USG-funded initiatives
  • Demonstrated capacity for managing multi-year program budgets, and familiarity with FAR, AIDAR and ability to learn other USG regulations that apply to Kaizen's current and upcoming initiatives 
  • Strong writing skills are necessary
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Supervisory experience a plus
  • Ability to balance and prioritize diverse tasks with limited oversight
  • Natural dedication to Kaizen’s Core Values, Vision, and Mission
  • Fluency in one or more foreign languages is a strong plus

Note: We may hire multiple candidates from this recruit, and may hire at different levels of seniority, based on candidate experience.

For candidates applying for positions based in Kaizen's office in Washington, DC, we utilize career.place to mitigate bias in the recruitment process. Upon submitting an application, candidates will receive an email from career.place, prompting them to go through the anonymous screening. In order to be considered for a role, candidates must respond to career.place and proceed with the application. We do not currently use career.place 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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