About The Kaizen Company
The Kaizen Company (Kaizen) is an international development consulting firm and 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 aspire to transform the nature and impact of development assistance and work to strengthen organizations and institutions through innovative approaches to organizational development, reform, and change.
USAID Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (“the Activity”) Overview
The USAID Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity is designed to ensure USAID’s activities in Jordan achieve their intended results through monitoring and evaluation, strategic assessments, and USAID’s Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting approach (CLA). The Activity helps USAID create a dynamic learning environment among development actors, focused on innovation, quality, and knowledge sharing. Through the Activity Accelerator, a rapid procurement mechanism, a cohort of Jordanian firms works with the Activity team to successfully deliver activities while simultaneously strengthening their management and compliance systems. The approach provides USAID with high-quality monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) services across its portfolio, builds the capacity of local MEL institutions and ensures programs meaningfully incorporate local participation. The Activity team will ensure program sustainability by building the technical and institutional capacity of one or more local firms that are capable of managing the follow-on MEL Activity in the future.
Responsibilities and Tasks
Kaizen is currently seeking to recruit short-term technical assistance (STTA) mid-level researchers specialized in CLA and MEL. USAID has tasked the Activity with conducting a desk review of open-source data to respond to the learning agenda questions linked to their Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). The primary focus will be to pull relevant data and provide high-level analysis as helps USAID to best understand the context in Jordan and changes from 2019 to present. The CLA/MEL Researchers will report directly to the Senior MEL Specialist and will be supported by the Activity MEL Specialists in terms of providing general guidance and direction. Findings from this assignment will feed into USAID’s Midcourse Stocking event. The support for this assignment is anticipated to be remote and graduate students are welcome to apply. This will be a deliverables-based contract.
Responsibilities and tasks will include, but are not limited to:
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.