Organizational Transformation Director

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Full Time
Senior Manager/Supervisor

Kaizen, A Tetra Tech Company is an international development consulting firm and 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 aspire to transform the nature and impact of development assistance and work to strengthen organizations and institutions through innovative approaches to organizational development, reform, and change.

We are seeking an Organizational Transformation Director to lead the delivery and innovation of organizational transformation efforts for the USAID/Ethiopia Learning Analytics Activity. The Organizational Transformation Director will manage the organizational transformation team, collaborate regularly with supporting teams dedicated to evidence and technology, receive support from a network of local service providers as needed, and report to the Chief of Party.

The purpose of this Activity is to bolster the capacity of USAID/Ethiopia to work towards a Mission-wide systematic and intentional approach to learning. The Activity will enable wider collective impact of USAID and other partners – thereby better meeting the Development Objectives outlined in the Mission's Country Development & Cooperation Strategy (CDCS).   

Location: Addis Ababa

Responsibilities and Tasks

Responsibilities and tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage all Organizational Transformation team members.
  • Develop and maintain close collaborative relationships with all Mission Offices, prioritized USAID implementing partners, the Activity’s sub-partners, prioritized Government of Ethiopia entities, and other relevant stakeholders (e.g., other donors).
  • Ensure the Activity’s resources and “menu” of offerings are aligned with the Mission’s short-term and long-term needs and utilized optimally.
  • Lead the design and implement the Activity’s organizational transformation strategies and initiatives – in close consultation with each Mission Office.
  • Raise awareness and build knowledge of new and emerging organizational development approaches and capabilities available to the Mission.
  • Lead organizational development efforts for key USAID/Ethiopia offices.
  • Oversee and assure quality of all organizational transformation initiatives and deliverables.
  • Contribute to the development of three new institutions to expand USAID’s engagement in innovative learning analytics with other partners and to enable the sustainability of those effort – namely a Center for Development Learning & Innovation, a Learning Analytics Community of Practice, and a Learning Analytics Marketplace for Local Service Providers.


  • Required
    • Master’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of seven years’ experience with organizational development or related functions; or a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of ten years’ experience.
    • A minimum of five years’ experience with managing a team of professionals. 
    • A minimum of three years’ experience supporting USAID and/or USAID-funded Activities with a full range of organizational development services and support.
    • Excellent written and oral communication, facilitation, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong skills for planning and execution – driven to produce high quality work on time.
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities efficiently and effectively – plus, respond to changing priorities and circumstances with flexibility and agility.
    • Excellent client management skills. 

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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