Partnerships Incubator - Financial Management Advisor (El Salvador)

El Salvador or Remote (with travel), El Salvador

Position: Financial Management Advisor (El Salvador)

Anticipated Start Date: o/a February 15, 2023

Location: El Salvador or Remote (with travel)

Project: USAID’s Partnerships Incubator

Contract Duration: February 15 – June 30, 2023

Level of Effort: 200 hours (with possibility for increase)


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 shift the development model into one that is bottom-up and ongoing. We leverage existing knowledge along with new technologies and innovative business models to support local reform that is sustained through market forces. 

The Kaizen Company is seeking applications for the position of Financial Management Advisor for the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Partnerships Incubator. We encourage candidates who are based in El Salvador to apply, but will consider remote candidates who are willing to travel to El Salvador to engage directly with partner organizations. 

About the Partnerships Incubator

The Partnerships Incubator seeks to support USAID Missions and Operating Units in their work with new, local, and nontraditional partners by building the capacity of potential or current partners to implement USAID awards. 


The Financial Management Advisor is a part-time consulting position for the Partnerships Incubator. S/he will:

  • Advise and assist local implementing partners in El Salvador during pre-award phases on resources, tutorials, and best practices for financial planning, management, and reporting in order to meet USAID compliance requirements.

  • Review partner systems (i.e. manuals, processes, allocation of responsibilities, procedures, etc.), determine if those systems are in compliance with USAID standards, and make recommendations for organizations to come into compliance.
  • Advise partners how to structure departments and delegate responsibility within their organizations in order to financially manage awards compliantly. 
  • Assist partner(s) in building capacity of personnel and IT systems in the areas of finance and reporting.
  • Review and assist local partners to develop an indirect cost system / and or apply for a NICRA with USAID.
  • Train partners to prepare for the financial portion of a NUPAS (Non-US Organization Pre-award Survey).
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years’ (minimum) experience.
  • Experience with FAR, CFR, and AIDAR and/or the USAID-implementing partner paradigm is required.
  • Demonstrated experience with new partnership development and delivering financial capacity building support.
  • Spanish language skills are required.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace, specifically Excel, is required.
  • Experience with enterprise finance systems such as Concur, Costpoint, and QuickBooks highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated track record implementing training/workshops and/or designing training modules.
  • Exceptional project management skills, with the ability to think strategically and plan for tactical execution.
  • Solid communication skills, both verbal and written. 
  • Experience working in a fast-growth company or start-up environment.
  • Professional capability to conduct industry research, identify best practices, and customize solutions to audience needs.
  • NGO and/or USAID or other donor international (field) experience desired.

Qualified applicants should send a resume/CV with a cover letter outlining qualifications by January 30, 2023 via the link provided. No phone calls, please. Only finalists will be contacted.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified

For candidates applying for positions based in Kaizen's office in Washington, DC, we utilize to mitigate bias in the recruitment process. Upon submitting an application, candidates will receive an email from, prompting them to go through the anonymous screening. In order to be considered for a role, candidates must respond to and proceed with the application. We do not currently use 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.


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