Technology and Data Director

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Full Time
Senior Manager/Supervisor

Kaizen, A Tetra Tech Company is an international development consulting firm and 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 establish communities of practice that facilitate peer-to-peer learning and the achievement of shared goals. We aspire to transform the nature and impact of development assistance and work to strengthen organizations and institutions through innovative approaches to organizational development, reform, and change.

We are seeking a Technology and Data Director to lead the data, analytics, and digital solutions efforts of the platform on the Ethiopia Learning Analytics Activity. The purpose of this activity is to bolster the capacity of USAID/Ethiopia to work towards a Mission-wide systematic and intentional approach to learning. The Activity will improve data management and help the Mission to make timely decisions in program design and implementation. The Activity will enable wider collective impact of USAID, and other partners, thereby meeting the Development Objectives outlined in the Mission's Country Development & Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). The Technology and Data Director will be involved in assessment, design, strategy development, and operationalization of prioritized use cases. This position will oversee a Technology, Data, & Analytics Team consisting of three full-time team members (i.e., Solutions Architect, Technology & Transformations Specialist, and Data Analyst), supported by subcontractor with industry-leading capabilities, and reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party.

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Responsibilities and Tasks

Responsibilities and tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage all Technology, Data, & Analytics Team members
  • Develop and maintain close, collaborative working relationships with the Activity’s technology partner, relevant Mission leadership and personnel, and other relevant stakeholders (e.g., USAID implementing partners, other Donors)
  • Ensure the Activity’s data, analytics, and technology resources are aligned with the Mission’s short-term and long-term needs and utilized optimally
  • Design and implement the Activity’s data, analytics, and technology strategies and initiatives
  • Lead the analysis of current data and analytics processes, systems, and capabilities and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Raise awareness and build knowledge of new and emerging technology
  • Oversee and assure quality of all data, analysis, and technology initiatives and deliverables
  • Ensure seamless integration of any new solutions with existing technology platforms
  • Oversee the development and implementation of training and communication plans supporting data, analysis, and technology initiatives
  • Oversee the measurement, analysis, and reporting on product/system utilization and performance
  • Lead the design and implementation of a Mission-wide program to strengthen Data Literacy capacity



  • Required
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, Electrical/Computer Engineering, or a related field
    • Minimum of eight years’ experience managing product and/or project lifecycles
    • Experience managing a team
    • Experience supporting USAID, other donors, and/or host country governments with technology, data, and analytics
    • Expertise and experience in Lean innovation and Agile product development
    • Strong client service skills with a successful track record of promoting collaboration across a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders
    • Excellent written and oral communication, facilitation, presentation, and interpersonal skills
    • Strong skills for planning and execution – driven to produce high quality work on time
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities efficiently and effectively – plus, respond with to changing priorities and circumstances with flexibility and agility
  • Preferred
    • Familiarity with the USAID Development Information Solution (DIS)
    • Prior experience supporting USAID Missions
    • Familiarity with East African operating environments
    • Prior experience working and living in a developing country

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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.


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