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Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialist– Uganda

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, and 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.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialist– Uganda

The Kaizen Company seeks an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialist for an upcoming long-term position in Uganda. S/he would participate in the design and implementation of innovation and development models supporting agriculture and nutrition services across Uganda. S/he will support innovation centers in a manner that accelerates Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) strategic objectives, identifies and pilots breakthrough solutions to increase economic opportunities for poor households, to improve nutrition with a focus on women and children, and strengthen community and local governance.

Qualifications:

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialist shall have as many as possible of the following experience and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in public health, business administration, entrepreneurship, health and human services, medicine, or related
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience.
  • Experience in innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategic planning and management of health and/or agriculture systems that serve vulnerable groups
  • Background in incubation: piloting, testing, measuring effectiveness, and scaling new and innovative business models in the development context
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with experience in capacity building across stakeholders in the private and public sector
  • Experience working in the health sector, ideally related to agriculture initiatives
  • Uganda based national required
  • English working fluency required

Preferred Experience:

  • Master’s degree or higher in public health, health and human services, medicine, business administration, or Entrepreneurship
  • Previous experience working with USAID Agriculture and Nutrition initiatives
  • Experience in (ideally impact) investing and/or investment portfolio management
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