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Chief of Team

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

Kaizen is seeking a Chief of Team (COT) for an ongoing Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)-funded project, Mitigating Local Disputes in Liberia (MLDL), focused on building the capacity of local government representatives and citizens to effectively identify, communicate, collaborate, and resolve disputes and security concerns, strengthening the rule of law in four specific counties in rural Liberia, namely Bong, Nimba, Lofa, and Grand Gedeh. The COT will be responsible for the performance of the scope of work and coordinate all MLDL project activities. This position will be based from the MLDL main office in Ganta, Liberia.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Either a JSD degree; or a combination of a JD degree and LLM degree;
  • At least 10 years international experience implementing projects in the following sectors: peacekeeping, peacebuilding, international rule of law and justice sector reform, criminal justice reform, conflict prevention and resolution, protection of human rights, and alternative dispute resolution;
  • Supervisory experience while implementing projects in the sectors listed above;
  • Experience living and working in rural areas of West Africa, preferably in Liberia;
  • Superior negotiation and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to build and maintain key relationships in a culturally diverse environment and negotiate the resolution of conflicting views to enable the implementation of policies and programs;
  • A working knowledge and demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Must be able to communicate in English with accuracy and fluency in order to participate fully and effectively in conversations on a variety of topics in formal and informal settings from both concrete and abstract perspectives;
  • Must be able to discuss their interests and special fields of competence, explain complex matters in detail, and provide lengthy and coherent narrations, all with ease, fluency, and accuracy. If a verification of English competency is requested by INL, candidates must receive a superior level rating from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL);

 

This position is expected to begin on or about January 1, 2018, and will last for a minimum of six (6) months, with the potential to extend for at least one (1) year after.

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