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Organizational Development Specialist

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, 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

The Kaizen Company is seeking an Organizational Development Specialist (ODS) for an upcoming USAID-funded project focused on the Organizational Development of USAID/Uganda. The project seeks to support in building the existing “Mission of Leaders” activity and fortify USAID’s performance in implementing its 2017 to 2021 Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) in an adaptive, iterative manner.

The Organizational Development Specialist (ODS) will support USAID/Uganda’s organizational development efforts. This will include but not limited to: Working with the COP and other Contractor team members to design and facilitate thereafter, a participatory process in which the Mission will develop, manage and monitor a strategic plan for organizational development; developing and executing/overseeing the delivery of organizational change management support processes relevant to the achievement of the Mission’s strategic plan and implementing the CDCS; Providing and/or arranging for, individual and group coaching to help Mission staff improve organizational performance which will include strengthening skills required for the new ways of doing business that are emerging as the implementation of the CDCS progresses; designing and facilitating participatory processes in which Mission teams and expanded teams (including IPs and other stakeholders) assess, develop and/or learn about new and/or improved programmatic and operational approaches and processes, etc.; Conducting and/or arranging for the conduct of analyses, surveys, direct stakeholder engagement, and other learning exercises to gauge readiness for organizational changes, acceptance of organizational change, gaps in performance, and so forth; seeking and taking advantage of opportunities to strengthen USAID/Uganda’s in-house and Uganda-in-general’s capacity to undertake organizational development efforts; facilitating the Mission’s knowledge and understanding of cutting edge organizational development research so that staff are making informed choices in deciding on approaches, strategies, etc.

Qualifications

Required:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Organizational Behavior, organizational Development, Human Resources, change management, consulting and HR functional experience
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience as a specialist delivering services in organizational development, adult learning or a related fields
  • Experience living and working in developing country environments, preferably sub-Saharan Africa
  • Satisfactory past performance in organizational development, adult education, coaching and/or staff counseling successes
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English language

Desired:

  • Demonstrated skills in building, mobilizing, and working in multidisciplinary teams
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
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