The Kaizen Company is seeking candidates for the position of Technical Manager – Organizational Development to be based in the home office in Washington, DC, and to support Kaizen’s projects around the world. The Technical Manager – Organizational Development will be an integral part of Kaizen’s core team and help the company win and implement important projects in the United States and abroad. S/he will report directly to Kaizen’s Technical Director for Organizational Development. This position starts remote but at some point in the future will be an in-office position. If you do not live in the Washington, DC area, are you willing to relocate there in the future. RESPONSIBILITIES TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND OVERSIGHT: - Provide technical instruction, guidance, strategic direction, and advice and support to Kaizen’s portfolio of organizational development related projects, working with Chiefs of Party/Team Leaders, Project Managers, and others to ensure excellent delivery and full client satisfaction - Providing technical oversight and quality control on project deliverables, workplans, activities, strategic pivots, staffing decisions, and other client decisions - Identifying and resolving any implementation or other challenges that may arise during project implementation - Acting as a field-based Chief of Party on an as needed basis
PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT: - Lead capture teams positioning and preparing Kaizen for upcoming proposals - Write technical approaches for relevant prime proposals, and subcontractor inputs for select subcontracting activities - Participate in various other aspects of the capture and proposal development process, including proposal management, oversight, recruiting, corporate capabilities drafting, subcontractor selection and liaison, etc. - Liaising with project management staff to ensure full integration of Kaizen’s technical and administrative support for top-tier field team delivery - Support efforts to train other Kaizen staff on effective organizational development and Kaizen’s distinct approaches to organizational and locally led development
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND STRATEGIC INITIATIVES: - Advise Kaizen’s Program Managers on USG rules, regulations, best practices, and other areas related to effective project implementation; support PM efforts when needed, and potentially lead PM of select subcontracts - Play varying roles on Kaizen strategic initiatives supporting the creation of innovative business models supporting local reform that is sustained through market forces - Support efforts to strengthen Kaizen’s brand and brand recognition with key partners and clients globally - Note that the above is not exhaustive. This position requires an action oriented strategic thinker who is highly adaptable. The successful candidate will be someone who thrives in a relatively small but rapidly growing company. S/he should have a willingness and even eagerness to take on a wide array of tasks as needed, and willingly embrace full ownership of outcomes, regardless of the challenges and constraints that must be overcome to achieve them.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: - A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Development, Human Resources, Change Management, Development Economics or related field - Minimum of seven years of experience as a specialist delivering services in organizational development, management consulting, or related fields - Direct experience working on USAID funded initiatives - Experience living and working in emerging markets in a capacity related to organizational development - Demonstrated ability to apply organizational development principles and approaches in multiple technical fields and in different types of organizations - Demonstrated success writing technical approaches to USG-funded contracts - Fluent in both spoken and written English language
DESIRED: - Masters degree or higher in Business Administration, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Development, Human Resources, change management, Development Economics, or related field - Demonstrated skills in building, mobilizing, and working in multidisciplinary teams - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - Strategic management consulting experience - Professional certifications relevant for organizational development (e.g., Certified Performance Technologist) - Direct experience working on USAID funded initiatives in both the field and the implementer’s home office - Fluency in one or more languages other than English
REQUIREMENTS Authorized to work in the US without sponsorship Minimum of five (5) years of experience as a specialist delivering services in organizational development, management consulting, or related fields Direct experience working on USAID funded initiatives Experience living and working in emerging markets in a capacity related to organizational development Demonstrated ability to apply organizational development principles and approaches in multiple technical fields and in different types of organizations Demonstrated success writing technical approaches to USG-funded contracts Willingness to take diverse, difficult assignments and be fully accountable for achieving the intended results regardless the obstacles This job starts as virtual. Are you willing to work in-office sometime in the future (and if you don't live in the Washington, DC area, are willing to relocate there) Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Development, Human Resources, Change Management, Development Economics or related field English Knowledge in: Proposal Writing Knowledge in: Organizational Development Knowledge in: Program Management EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Requisition #ckit222ew6x4v0hqkgddmejbn