Fresh Graduate Paid Internships – Organizational Development Associate / Intern – The Kaizen Company

Organisation: The Kaizen Company
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Organizational
Development Director
About US: 
The Kaizen Company
(Kaizen) 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.
About USAID Organizational Development Activity:
Kaizen through the
USAID Organizational Development Activity (ODA) is currently seeking a University
graduate to join our team as an Organizational Development Associate/intern beginning
January 2019. USAID’s Organizational Development Activity (ODA) is an
initiative intended to support USAID/Uganda in further strengthening the
internal relationships, systems, practices, and organizational culture that
underpin the Mission. The Activity will build upon the gains realized from the
highly consultative process of engagement with its staff and others that
yielded the Company Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). USAID has already
begun the transformation journey towards staff, teams, cross-teams and a
Mission that will realize this strategy. The ODA aims to: increase the efficiency
and ability of the USAID Mission through the provision of streamlined systems;
to strengthen leadership capability through the Mission of Leaders and other
vehicles, as well as application of the Leadership charter and its Guiding
Principles, to implement a holistic performance management that is empowered by
data-driven analysis; to enhance more effective partner engagement capacity and
tools; and to strengthen staff capacity through various professional training
and development options. High-level project activities include: capacity
building; systems strengthening; ongoing measurement; training, coaching, and
mentoring; and meetings and coordination support.
Job Summary:  The purpose of hiring the Organizational
Development Associate/ Intern is to assist the Organizational Development
Director. The Organizational Development Associate/intern may also work more
broadly across the ODA team to support specific activities and events, with
guidance from ODA team members. A stipend to cover living expenses will be paid
out as an incentive. It is expected that the selected Organizational
Development Associate/intern will work full-time (40 hours per week) for twelve
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conducting research on a variety of OD
    topics and presenting summarized information
  • Creating templates and protocols for OD
  • Creating content for learning resources
    to support OD
  • Analyzing data from various sources to
    determine themes and form hypotheses for further analysis
  • Creating initial draft reports to
    present findings
  • Supporting development, delivery, and
    logistics of OD workshops, trainings, and events
  • Providing creative input on ODA
  • Completing additional projects as assigned.
  • Engage with real-world approaches to
    complex international development issues;
  • Learn the basic principles of
    multi-donor project management through hands-on training related to
    Kaizen’s active USAID contract;
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of Kaizen’s
    project through conversations with technical staff and project managers;
  • Build and/or expand creative portfolio
    with real-world deliverables;
  • Experience working in a fast-paced and
    collaborative office environment;
  • Explore opportunities to take on a
    diverse array of tasks.

Organizational Development Activity (ODA) requires an Associate that possesses
extremely strong interpersonal skills that lead to effective relationships
across a wide spectrum of professional experiences as well as cultural
diversity. In addition, the interested Associate should possess the following
qualifications and skills:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in organizational
    management or development, industrial psychology, business administration,
    or other relevant field.
  • Be familiar with learning and
    organizational development, change management, and human resources
    management principles.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking
  • Ability to communicate clearly and
    concisely both oral and written in the English language.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office
    (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Must possess professional demeanor and
    ability to work in a team environment.
 The Ideal Candidate:
  • Is an entrepreneurial self-starter and
    works well without excessive supervision;
  • Has demonstrated work ethic, leadership,
    great attitude and eagerness for self-improvement;
  • Has demonstrated interest in
    international development and the objectives of the Activity;
  • Proficiency with use of a computer and
    basic applications.
Supervision & Reporting:
The Organizational
Development Associate/intern will report directly to the Organizational
Development Director or his/her designee, who holds the primary responsibility
for the unit. Other key working relationships will be with the USAID
Organizational Development Activity (ODA) staff based in Kampala.
Working Conditions:
The Organizational
Development Associate/intern will work with the nine-person Uganda team at the
Embassy Plaza office. The Organizational Development Associate/intern will have
office space available for him/her at this office. The position does not
require travel, physical exertion, or unacceptably hard conditions. When
traveling around Kampala for position-related tasks, the USAID Organizational
Development Activity (ODA) will assist with transport. The Organizational
Development Associate/intern will have access to a laptop with internet access
when working at the office. The team will provide a standard orientation to the
Organizational Development Associate/intern regarding the overall operations,
approaches, and administrative procedures. The team will provide orientation to
the project, through sharing project documents and through orientation
discussions. The Organizational Development Associate/intern will work very
closely with this team and will have opportunity for continuous interaction and
Duration: The internship program will last 12 months starting January
and terminating on December 31st, 2019.

How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested applicants should submit CVs with a statement of
interest to
Deadline: 7th December 2018.
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