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Chief of Party

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 a Chief of Party 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 Chief of Party (COP) has principal responsibility for management of all aspects of the Contract. This includes but is not limited to: providing strategic vision and overall leadership; ensuring the provision of timely, relevant, high quality services from both in-Uganda long-term staff and incoming short-term consultants; serving as the primary point of contract with USAID/Uganda on day-to-day basis for contract implementation and management; supervising the work of all personnel assigned to tasks under the Contract; ensuring timely information on the progress and status of all activities under the Contract, including but not limited to the timely delivery of required reports in forms agreed to with USAID/Uganda; and ensuring the USAIDcompliance and integrity of Contract operations. The COP will also have responsibility for conceptualizing, delivering, and arranging for the delivery of high quality leadership and organizational development interventions for USAID/Uganda, its IPs and other stakeholders; helping to facilitate USAID/Uganda’s internal and external collaboration; providing and arranging for the provision of organizational development support that will ensure that USAID/Uganda’s suite of direct service providers (support contractors) are operating collaboratively and productively; and ensuring that Contract operations model (through the Offeror’s philosophies, approaches and behaviors) the iterative, flexible, adaptive management way of doing business that USAID/Uganda seeks to achieve itself and promote among its IPs, counterparts and other stakeholders.

Qualifications

Required:

  • A Master’s degree or higher in organizational development, adult learning or a related field; and five (5) years of experience in a management position

        OR

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in organizational development, adult learning or a related field; and seven (7) years of experience in a management position

        AND

  • Experience living and working in developing country environments, preferably sub-Saharan Africa
  • Demonstrated leadership in the management of similar size international donor-supported programs; with skills in organizational development; adult education, coaching and/or counseling; oral and written communication; facilitation; and management skills, particularly skills in adaptive management
  • At least three (3) past performance references from supervisors, subordinates and/or clients that support required skills
  • Experience managing USG-issued contracts or otherwise demonstrated knowledge of USG Federal Acquisition Requirements
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English language

Desired:

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