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Communities of Practice Coordinator

About Kaizen

The Kaizen Company (Kaizen) 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. 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

Kaizen is facilitating the creation of the Jordan Youth Network to connect youth and youth-serving organizations through an innovative community of practice in Jordan. The Jordan Youth Network will provide a space where youth can interact to share and address common challenges and opportunities, access resources, and mobilize to implement solutions. The Network will be a mix of in-person and virtual engagement, via an online portal, offering different groups and individuals a safe environment to interact across gender and geography. The Network portal will also house asset mapping data collected by youth. The Network will utilize Kaizen’s Professional Communities approach, which is based on communities of practice.

Kaizen is recruiting a Jordanian national to support the creation, launch, and operation of the Jordan Youth Network.

Illustrative tasks:

  • Lead outreach to potential participants
  • Lead training for members, project teams and related organizations
  • Develop partnerships with organizations that can support the Network
  • Develop youth leadership to participate in the operation of the Network
  • Plan and deliver online (webinars, Skype, etc.) and in-person events and opportunities for members to network and to collaborate
  • Provide inputs for the creation of a web portal to support the Network
  • Actively engage Network members to keep them active
  • Other relevant tasks and activities defined by the Chief of Party and the Community of Practice Advisor and/or identified in the project’s USAID-approved workplan

Key Qualifications:

  • Experience building communities of practice
  • Ability to connect and interact with youth
  • Advanced internet usage skills, including social media
  • Excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills
  • Arabic and English fluency, both written and spoken, is required
  • Bachelor’s degree plus 4 years of relevant work experience required; Master’s degree plus 2 years of relevant work experience desirable
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter, and works well with little supervision
  • Efficient, detail-oriented, and well organized

This full-time engagement will begin immediately and continue for approximately 12 months.

If you are interested in this position and have all or most of the desired qualifications, please submit a CV, a cover letter explaining your key qualifications and availability, and the names and contact information for 3 references.

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