[Hiring] Data Analyst/Data Scientist at Kaizen

October 17, 2023

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Job Description

About Kaizen

Kaizen, A Tetra Tech 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, new technologies, and innovative business models.

Kaizen is hiring a highly motivated professional looking to create a social impact in a fast-paced and rewarding work environment. We seek applications for the Data Analyst/Data Scientist position for the USAID-funded Partnerships Incubator. This five-year project started in October 2019 and ends on September 30, 2024.

About the Partnerships Incubator

USAID aims to diversify its partner base by removing barriers to engagement and creating avenues for new and nontraditional partners to work with the Agency. The Partnerships Incubator was set up as a global service hub to address this need by amplifying USAID’s external communications efforts to strengthen and diversify the Agency’s partner base, expanding Agency capacity for partnerships, and supporting partner organizations working with USAID.

The Partnerships Incubator works with USAID headquarters and Missions to identify and engage new and local partners, provide training and capacity-strengthening assistance, and develop tools, resources, and models to advance USAID’s partnership goals.

The project also designed, developed, and launched WorkwithUSAID.org, a free, USAID-funded resource hub designed to connect partners to peers and experts, improve their organizational readiness, and prepare them to receive USAID funding.

Position Overview

The Data Analyst/Data Scientist will play a vital role in the analysis of interactions involving local Feed the Future (FtF) partners with local and international implementing partners, the local or regional USAID Mission, and USAID’s Bureau for Resilience, Environment, and Food Security; and in the creation of a blueprint for an Information Resource Platform (IRP) to track capacity-strengthening engagements with local FtF actors.

The Consultant will be responsible for drawing key insights from data, creating informative decision platforms and visualizations, and developing data collection protocols. Their work will be instrumental in supporting the objective of the Partnerships Incubator to diversify USAID’s partner base. The Data Analyst/Data Scientist will be working in a collaborative, cross-functional team, communicating analysis findings effectively to stakeholders.

The Partnerships Incubator is establishing a pool of consultants who may be assigned to scopes of work (SOWs) immediately or at any time up to September 30, 2024. Consultants may be assigned to any SOW based on Incubator needs and in alignment with a consultant’s skillset, as identified in their resume, cover letter, pre-engagement questionnaire, and during Incubator evaluation.

While the Data Analyst/Data Scientist position is virtual, the Incubator operates globally and consultants may be assigned SOWs in any country or region based on need and skillset. Consultants may also be assigned to individual or team SOWs based on Incubator need.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the team to design and develop a blueprint for an Information Resource Platform (IRP) to track capacity-strengthening engagements. Targeted engagements include those between local FtF actors and local and international implementing partners, the local or regional USAID Mission, and USAID’s Bureau for Resilience, Environment, and Food Security.
  • Inform approaches to data collection and maintenance that align with project goals.
  • Identify and conduct data analyses to draw insights from and inform end-user decision-making.
  • Identify key insights and trends from the data analysis.
  • Advise on the use of data visualization tools to create informative platforms.
  • Provide recommendations based on data-driven insights.
  • Ensure data accuracy and integrity in the analysis.
  • Assist in the development of data collection protocols.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams on data-related projects.
  • Other related duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 15 years of relevant experience, OR Master’s degree and 12 years of relevant experience, OR JD/ABD and 10 years of relevant experience, OR Ph.D. and 8 years of relevant experience.
  • Proven experience in data collection, analysis, visualization, and management dashboards.
  • Ability to extract actionable insights from complex data sets.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to data accuracy.
  • Knowledge of data collection and research methodologies.
  • Adaptability to evolving data analysis technologies and trends.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in multiple cultures, highly motivated, self-starting, intellectually curious, flexible, a passion for learning, and deeply committed to social impact.
  • Knows the importance and relevance of taking initiative and being a problem solver.
  • Strong interest and ability to deliver innovative solutions.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills.
  • Collaborative mindset and ability to work in cross-functional teams.
  • Strong interest and experience in international development.
  • Experience with USAID programs is a plus.
  • Spanish, French, or Arabic language skills are a plus.

Qualified applicants should send a resume/CV with a well-written cover letter (let your writing skills shine – please delight us).

Applicants must submit all requirements to be considered for the position, including a resume, cover letter, and a pre-engagement questionnaire which will only be emailed to shortlisted candidates. The deadline to submit is 11:59 p.m. on October 19, 2023. We intend to hold interviews on a rolling basis.

No phone calls, please. Only finalists will be contacted.

The above statements 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.

Please note: All current employees are contracted through September 2024. The stated term of employment is aligned with the fifth year of our contract.

For candidates applying for positions based in Kaizen’s office in Washington, DC, we utilize career.place to mitigate bias in the recruitment process. Upon submitting an application, candidates will receive an email from career.place, prompting them to go through the anonymous screening.

In order to be considered for a role, candidates must respond to career.place and proceed with the application. We do not currently use career.place 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.