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Chief of Party

About Kaizen

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 establish communities of practice that facilitate peer-to-peer learning and the achievement of shared goals.

We leverage existing knowledge, technology, new media, and local peer networks to support local reforms. 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 Chief of Party for an upcoming USAID-funded project focused on the Organizational Development of USAID/Uganda. The project seeks to support in building the existing “Mission of Leaders” activity and fortify USAID’s performance in implementing its 2017 to 2021 Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) in an adaptive, iterative manner.

The Chief of Party will provide strategic vision and overall project leadership; ensure the provision of timely, relevant, high quality services from staff and consultants; serve as the primary point of contact with USAID/Uganda on contract implementation and management issues; supervise the work of all personnel; ensure timely information on the progress and status of all activities; and ensure the USAID-compliance and integrity of operations. The Chief of Party will also be responsible for conceptualizing, delivering, and arranging for the delivery of high quality leadership and organizational development interventions; helping to facilitate USAID/Uganda’s internal and external collaboration; and providing and arranging for the provision of organizational development support that will ensure that USAID/Uganda’s direct service providers are operating collaboratively and productively.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Master’s degree in a field such as international development, organizational development, education, public administration, or public policy
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in organizational development, adult learning, or a related field
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a management position, preferably with at least three (3) years of experience managing USG-issued contracts or otherwise demonstrated knowledge of USG Federal Acquisition Requirements

Desired:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience living and working in a developing country, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Two (2) testimonials of organizational development; adult education; coaching and/or counseling; oral and written communication; facilitation; and similar skills
  • Two (2) testimonials of skills in leadership and management skills, particularly skills in adaptive management
  • Three (3) satisfactory past performance references from supervisors, subordinates and/or clients
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
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