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Local Principal Investigator

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 shift the development model into one that is bottom-up and ongoing. We leverage existing knowledge along with new technologies and innovative business models to support local reform that is sustained through market forces. Since our inception in 2004, we have supported over 60 education-focused local organizations such as primary schools, government agencies, vocational training entities, universities, and education non-profit organizations worldwide.

Scope and Objectives

The Kaizen Company is seeking a local Principal Investigator for an upcoming USAID-funded project focused on the Project Appraisal Document (PAD) Evaluation in Morocco. The project seeks to conduct a performance evaluation of USAID/Morocco’s education sector, assessment of several active awards, and how these support the Development Objectives of USAID/Morocco. Anticipated to begin June 2018.


  • Supervise the quality of the evaluation design and execution
  • Conduct qualitative analysis and disseminate findings, lessons learned, and evidence from evaluations
  • Develop data collection and analysis plan
  • Conduct fieldwork, interviews with key stakeholders and data collection
  • Provide technical assistance to Evaluation Team Leader and evaluation team
  • Coordinates and supports the evaluation activities including training of data collectors, data collection methods, implementation and data management
  • Perform data analysis and draft final evaluation report



  • Master’s degree or PhD in sociology, anthropology, education or related field with relevant experience in ethnographic research
  • Minimum 8 years of experience working in development, preferably in education or another social sector; minimum 7 years of experience managing and conducting qualitative and mixed methods evaluations
  • Strong background and training in qualitative and ethnographic research methodologies
  • Experience managing or conducting evaluation of education and early grade reading programs (in the Moroccan context preferred)
  • Experience conducting site visits, key informant interviews, and focus group discussions
  • Experience analyzing data using qualitative analysis software such as N’Vivo
  • Experience in successful dissemination, including but not limited to writing and publishing research reports for scholarly (peer reviewed) and non-scholarly audiences, delivering presentations and providing consultation to a diverse range of stakeholders, and effectively tailoring messages to the audience
  • Fluency in French required, and fluency in Arabic preferred


  • Experience in the education sector in Morocco


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