Program Management Coordinator
Kaizen is hiring highly motivated early career professionals who are looking to create social impact in a fast-paced and rewarding work environment.
Role and responsibilities: Support Kaizen in the management of international development projects in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Central America. This includes tracking budgets, compiling invoices and other financial documents, reviewing reports and other work products, supporting staff in the field with travel and human resources assistance. Stand on-call to address unexpected field team needs.
The Program Management Coordinator also supports Kaizen’s New Business Team to prepare for and pursue new contracts. This includes managing calendars, partner inputs, staff inputs, and budgeting. It also includes research, recruiting, and technical writing.
Skills and characteristics: Strong attention to detail, ability to adhere to deadlines and help others to do so too, natural inclination to develop and improve systems, ability to record and track expenses and budgets, eagerness to learn, strong written and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, eagerness to serve as a team player, ability to work in multiple cultures, highly motivated, self-starting, intellectually curious and flexible, a passion for learning, and deeply committed to social impact. Quantitative backgrounds and proficiency in foreign languages are preferred.
Experience: Two years with international development implementer and/or a Masters degree preferred.
We will also consider applications from graduating students with stellar academic records from top institutions. A wide range of majors are acceptable including physical science, social science, international relations, economics, interdisciplinary programs, engineering, and business administration.
Work environment: While Kaizen’s home office is located in Arlington, Virginia this position is considered virtual. International travel may also be required and include trips to projects in Middle East, Africa, Central America, and other places in which Kaizen manages contracts.
Note: We may hire multiple candidates from this recruit, and may hire at different levels of seniority, based on candidate experience.
About Kaizen: Kaizen is an international consulting firm that works primarily with the US State Department and US Agency for International Development. Kaizen specializes in bringing innovative technologies, business models, and incentive structures into the field of international development. We have staff based in the US, Jordan, Liberia, Ethiopia, and Pakistan, and a regular presence in over 30 additional countries. You can learn more at www.thekaizencompany.com.
To apply: Please submit a CV through the fields on this page.
Due to a high number of applications, we will only notify candidates who are selected for first-round interview
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.